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Old 12-12-2014, 04:30 PM   #29
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My 2012 Cummins is deleted, which helped the mpg about 25%.
Unloaded I get about 18/24. Towing our TT I get about 14/16.
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For whatever reason, I see quite a few snowbirds and fulltimers with one following along in a small car. My guess is the big dually is kind of a drag for sight-seeing or the couple just need separation.

Anyway, my 3500 SRW Ram gets 9 to 12 towing. I don't drive it enough around town enough to check the mileage.
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For whatever reason, I see quite a few snowbirds and fulltimers with one following along in a small car. My guess is the big dually is kind of a drag for sight-seeing or the couple just need separation.

Anyway, my 3500 SRW Ram gets 9 to 12 towing. I don't drive it enough around town enough to check the mileage.
We have fllutimed for 3 years with a 2011 RAM Dually and never felt the need to have a separate car.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:22 PM   #32
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We have fllutimed for 3 years with a 2011 RAM Dually and never felt the need to have a separate car.
The main drawback with a long bed or dually is that there are times you get wet walking from the back 40 of a parking lot or top floor of a parking building - if you can even fit, that is. I drive my LB where ever - and occasionally it does get hairy. (It's fun parallel parking too, but .......)
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The main drawback with a long bed or dually is that there are times you get wet walking from the back 40 of a parking lot or top floor of a parking building - if you can even fit, that is. I drive my LB where ever - and occasionally it does get hairy. (It's fun parallel parking too, but .......)
I agree it sometimes can be a challenge. But riding in a tank that rides and feels like a Caddy outweighs any inconvenience!

No small cars for us.
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I want to be the biggest, heaviest thing in the intersection. Let the other guy use his crumple zones. This will be the biggest truck I ever own. 2500 CCSB.
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My daily commute is in a 3500HD. I have always found a parking spot and love driving this beast!
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My daily commute is in a 3500HD. I have always found a parking spot and love driving this beast!

Nice rig!

I want to have my wife and myself walk away from any accident. No ECO crap for us!
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Nice rig!

I want to have my wife and myself walk away from any accident. No ECO crap for us!
X2. The little mini cars and such are fine for some but not for me. I want some meat around me while I'm cruising down the road.

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Nice rig!

I want to have my wife and myself walk away from any accident. No ECO crap for us!
Thanks!

Oh and I forgot to mention the numbers. Keep in mind this is a 2015 so they are really good on diesel:

Hwy: 19mpg
City: 15mpg
Tow: 12 mpg (I haven't really pulled enough yet though to get an accurate average)
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I will never wear out my diesel in my lifetime. My son is waiting for it. I told him it's going to be a long wait.
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No need to spend money on deletes if you drive the Ram with the Cummins in it the way its supposed to be ran. Load it up and pull. I've got 14K on mine now, and have been towing heavy over 15,000 lbs since the day I bought it. Not 1 problem. I read about people getting codes, but those are the people that dont tow, or just use it for a daily driver around town. I use my pickup (diesel that is) the way it should be used. Its a great pickup, and wirhout a doubt the best one I've ever had.
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No need to spend money on deletes if you drive the Ram with the Cummins in it the way its supposed to be ran. Load it up and pull. I've got 14K on mine now, and have been towing heavy over 15,000 lbs since the day I bought it. Not 1 problem. I read about people getting codes, but those are the people that dont tow, or just use it for a daily driver around town. I use my pickup (diesel that is) the way it should be used. Its a great pickup, and wirhout a doubt the best one I've ever had.
That is true today since Cummins went to DEF but the older models built in 07.5 and early 08 had a lot of issues even has a full time puller. I know mine was built in Sept 07 and sold in Nov 07 to me. My DPF and converter are locked away so they will be good as new when I sell the truck.

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Get the truck that tows what you need it to tow and stop worrying about mileage. Towing safety is the top priority, not fuel costs.
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