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Old 07-18-2019, 08:33 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
I just purchased my first gas RAM truck about 30 days ago after owning 3 different diesel 1 tons. I have 2019 3/4 ton Longhorn 6.4 gas with 3.73 8 speed transmission and on my first tow of 500 miles towing my Classic 33FB I got between 11 and 12 miles per gallon. On a 5% grade, it did drop from 64 MPH to about 55 MPH and RPMs around 4500 but I was pleasantly surprised the noise level was more than acceptable and easy to carry on a conversation at a normal level. Ram has done a great job cutting the noise level in the cab. On our trip down to pick up our AS the Ram followed our Class A going 64 miles per hour for 500 miles and got between 19.5 and 20.5 MPG but at 75, it falls to around 16 to 17 MPG.

After owning diesel 1 tons I do miss the sear power of the diesel and what I probably miss most is using the big truck lanes to refuel and not having to deal with the gas pumps. This is my opinion only! My gas 3/4 ton feels light in the front and not as positive steering but doesn't feel unsafe just different. I. believe a 900 pounds worth of diesel engine under the hood just makes for a more positive feeling when towing a trailer with a 1400+ tongue weight. That could be my WD but I think I have dialed in about as good as I'm going to get it. Trucks passing on two-lane or on the highway there are zero movements but I haven't been in any winds over about 10. MPH.
Congratulations and thanks for the honest update! I was wondering how the new changes RAM has made would work with the Hemi 6.4 vs the Cummins....interesting your not doing that bad on mpg with your 30. Your discovery of your MPG at 60-65mph vs 70+ is not that bad either.

I am happy with my 6.7F250 for hauling my 28' around. I just did a 2k mile round trip from my place in Lincoln MT thru Highway 12 to WA to visit Olympic NP and that beautiful highway has 40-45 mph most of the way, till you hit 5. I averaged 15.0 and it dropped to 14.6 over the entire 2k mile trip...I hit the main highway coming home but kept it at 65-68mph most of the way. I get 17-18mpg around town when not towing up here, but never get above 70. In Austin, I drive a bit faster when not towing and average 16.5mpg. Biggest advantage to me is the exhaust brake and power when towing...and that is a big difference I appreciate especially when driving in the mountains or coming down 6-8% grades at highway speeds.

I am still hoping to get to drive the new Cummins Ram when they get one in with 4x4 all gussied up!
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