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Old 07-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Gas Mileage with 2500 Dodge Ram

Hi Everyone !

I am a NEWBE in the RV world.

I have a 2004, 2500 Dodge Ram, with the 5.7 Hemi. I am pulling a 35 foot 5th wheel that weighs 10,500. Do any of You have anything.... close to that ?
I am wondering what kind of Mileage I am going to get. I know........., It will be very low.

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Old 07-01-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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I pulled a 7000 lb travel trailer with a 2003 2500 hemi and got around 8 mpg. Made one trip across mountains in VA and immediately traded for a 2500 diesel when I got home. I should add that I now pull a 12500 5th wheel and average 13 mpg.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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My brothers 2014 ram 2500 with a 5.7 only got 11 mpg towing nothing. Pulling his 6500lb TT he got about 8 mpg. He traded it in on a 2015 F150 with a 5.0 and gets 18 empty and 13 towing.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
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I would bet 6-7 HAND CALC over several tanks!
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:40 AM   #5
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I have. A 2012 ford deisel 6.7 and get about 10 to 11 miles per gallon at 65 to 70 mph. The trailer is a 41 foot fithwheel about 14,000 lbs.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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I have a 2014 ram 2500 and tow a 10k lb 30ft TT. Avg was about 9mpg over 3000 miles. That's mountains, highways and backroads.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #7
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I have a RAM 3500 and get 10mpg, sometimes 12mpg, combined weight 22,000 lbs. but, I drive very, very slowly: 55mph US, 90 Km/h Canada. You will lose mpg quickly at top highway speeds.


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Old 07-03-2015, 11:46 PM   #8
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I have a Ram 3500 DRW and I get approx 17-18 mpg as a daily driver in town, pulling at 25,400 lbs I am getting about 11 mpg. Wonderful truck.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:04 AM   #9
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We have a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500hd 6.0l gas 3.73 rear end pull a Jayco 26rks and average 8-10mpg depending on roads, speed and wind.... I"d say flat roads, under 76 and minimal wind I"d avg 10mpg...
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:26 AM   #10
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I wouldn't want to tow a 10,000 load very far with a gas engine. They just don't have the diesel torque. But if you're just pulling locally, it may be okay.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:45 AM   #11
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I have a gas 6.2 hemi on a 2014 ram 2500 and tow a 10k TT (30ft ) over thousands of miles without issue. That's through mountains of vermont, NY, New Hampshire, and a number of other states. I would prefer a diesel engine but for an additional 6 or 7k to the price of the ram I couldn't justify it. If I had a fiver I would spend the bucks for a diesel but this has worked great so far. A few more years and we will move up to a diesel dually and a fiver..just not right now.
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I made a mistake on my earlier post and didn't catch it.. I meant to say if If I keep the speeds under 65 ..

My original post said"We have a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500hd 6.0l gas 3.73 rear end pull a Jayco 26rks and average 8-10mpg depending on roads, speed and wind.... I"d say flat roads, under 76 and minimal wind I"d avg 10mpg...
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