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Old 12-16-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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Need Dodge diesel info.

Hi, I need some info. on a 2005 Quad Cab 3500 2WD single wheel shortbed truck. What is the fuel tank capacity of the short bed ? Is there a way to tell what the axle ratio is ? Also are there any negatives to a truck like this ?I will be towing a 34ft trailer. What would the fuel mileage be on the average for a truck like this ? I am not familiar with the Dodge`s so any info would be appreciated. Thanks Davis
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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Gas or Diesel engine?
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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I pull my 34' with an old '96 Dodge diesel that turns out 14 to 16 mpg with an occasional spike at both the high and low sides. I have a friend who tows a really big fifth wheel with his '05 short-bed 4X4. He is well satisfied (I think he told me once he's getting in the 13s). You might benefit from reading the third generation forums at Turbo Diesel Register. Non members can read most of the stuff but can't ask questions. I'd be happy to ask a question for you if you decide you'd like to hear from them.

On my truck there is a spec sheet pasted on the underneath side of the hood. It lists the differential gear ratio. You can probably find the tank capacity on the Dodge factory site. I doubt the new ones are any different from the '05. My guess is about 28 gallons. The long beds have a 36 gallon tank.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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Gas or Diesel engine?


Diesel.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #5
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my '06 gets 16 to 18 towing at any speed i want. 32 gallons at $3+ per gallon adds up to a unemployment check per week....
I know about this...
22 on the highway at 75mph
Get used to changing the fuel filter real often on discount fuel, it can be done in the Walmart parking lot...
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34 gallon fuel tank, pulls great! 17 mpg with the Bambi all day long.
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13-15 pulling 7,400# '34 Silver Streak. 22 mpg + solo
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:51 AM   #8
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We have a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD 4x4 Cummins Diesel (with off-road tires)and towing our 1998 34 footer we get 11 MPG on the highway. We've done no aftermarket modifications. There's under 35000 kms on the truck and we hear mileage gets better after the engine is "broken in"...

You can find the axle ratio on Buy New & Used Cars, Research Prices, Sell My Car, Find Auto Dealers. In particular, go to the Research area and navigate to the Standard Equip & Specs section and it'll be in a Powertrain group.

160.5 inch WB or 140.5 inch WB, axel ratio is the same:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/newr...ote=1&p=492014
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Don't just sinch up the weight distribution bars and figure it is ok.

On diesels the front axle is already 1300# heavier than the rear axle.

Mine was happy with the WD bars just a bit more than hand tight.
If you clamp the standard #1000 bars down tight, it will ride ruff.
See if you can find either #300 or #500 bars,
your truck/trailer will be much happier.

And get to a scale, weigh all 5 axles, with and without weight distribution bars hooked. It might suprise you.

I got 13-14 mpg towing at normal speed, 11.5-12.5 above 75 mph.
16-18 empty.
I thought all the '05 were 3.73 gears?
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:29 AM   #10
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Standard Equipment and Specs

sorry i didn't give you the right link above (how do i edit my post?)

Druupy is right - 3.73
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies. That will help in looking at these trucks that are for sale in my area.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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I know that in '04, you could only get a dually with a 4.11 They may have changed that for '05. I see that the web link says a 3.73 is standard and the 4.11 is optional. A good move I think if that's the case. I like the 3.73. I have that in mine, but I got a single rear wheel.

Most Dodge's have all that information on a little info plauqe inside the glove box.

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