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EXR
06-03-2011, 08:36 PM
I'm curious what crews with dodge truck and landscape trailer are getting for avg city pulling mpg's. Mon-Fri in town site to site travel.

dieseltech
06-03-2011, 09:14 PM
I got around 18 but that was with a modified truck in the city. Highway was close to 23. 24 mpg
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THEGOLDPRO
06-03-2011, 09:28 PM
gas or diesel?

topsites
06-03-2011, 09:35 PM
My 95 SLT Laramie King Cab 5.9L Gas gets 10 mpg trailered.

EXR
06-04-2011, 07:44 AM
5.9 diesel

DoetschOutdoor
06-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Average work week I usually see 12-13mpg with my 06 dodge, 17 foot enclosed trailer, 3 mowers, etc. all adding up to about 6000#. Was up around 17mpg last weekend pulling a very light boat and camping gear for 200 miles but quickly plunged to 12.5 after working 200 miles this week.

cuttenup
06-04-2011, 05:39 PM
2002 5.9L Cummins! 18 MPG pulling my 16ft trailer loaded down!

Casey'sLM
06-06-2011, 11:41 AM
1994 5.9 Cummins 19 MPG. Not to sure about pulling a trailer probably 17-18

groundskeeperllc
06-07-2011, 07:26 AM
I have a 05' 3500 single wheel 5.9 and i pull a 20' gooseneck with lots of stuff on it and i get around 16-18 around town and I without trailer on highway doing 75mph i can get between 32-35mpg depending on wind direction. I havent had mine tuned yet, but I have a K&N air filter and I run Mystery Marvil Oil in my fuel.

DoetschOutdoor
06-07-2011, 02:51 PM
I have a 05' 3500 single wheel 5.9 and i pull a 20' gooseneck with lots of stuff on it and i get around 16-18 around town and I without trailer on highway doing 75mph i can get between 32-35mpg depending on wind direction. I havent had mine tuned yet, but I have a K&N air filter and I run Mystery Marvil Oil in my fuel.


Hahaahahaha, Im guessing you meant 22 - 25mpg bc. there is no 1 ton truck that gets 35 mpg, not even remotely close.

Poontamer
06-07-2011, 05:28 PM
I have a 05' 3500 single wheel 5.9 and i pull a 20' gooseneck with lots of stuff on it and i get around 16-18 around town and I without trailer on highway doing 75mph i can get between 32-35mpg depending on wind direction. I havent had mine tuned yet, but I have a K&N air filter and I run Mystery Marvil Oil in my fuel.

25mpg is also high doubtful with just a drop in filter and using mystery oil! I know for a fact to because I read Diesel Power too and the best of mpg was a Duramax LBZ and those 10 contestant trucks were built for MPG on that specific test! Some would even tape cardboard around there rims and tape up their grill for better aerodynamics.Ps the Dura got 24mpg
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Poontamer
06-07-2011, 05:30 PM
25mpg is also high doubtful with just a drop in filter and using mystery oil! I know for a fact to because I read Diesel Power too and the best of mpg was a Duramax LBZ and those 10 contestant trucks were built for MPG on that specific test! Some would even tape cardboard around there rims and tape up their grill for better aerodynamics.Ps the Dura got 24mpg
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So theres noway your getting 35mpg for a stock Cummins. I rather be Cummin than Strokin
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TimTim2008
06-07-2011, 05:54 PM
4.7lt ram1500, aprox 15mpg

Poontamer
06-07-2011, 06:04 PM
4.7lt ram1500, aprox 15mpg

Shoulda went Hemi
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DoetschOutdoor
06-08-2011, 03:41 PM
And that 4.7 aint getting 15mpg pulling any kind of a load.

calebmoss
06-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Check out cummins forum

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/

Poontamer
06-11-2011, 09:13 PM
For what
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South Florida Lawns
06-23-2011, 11:01 PM
When you guys are throwing up these numbers, are they hand calc or the overhead console? I do the math and get 17mpg towing in the city with my 05 2wd cummins. The overhead thing runs about 3mpg higher.

I need to take a trip and see what kind of highway millage I get. My truck is stock but has cat delete and a performance muffler.

Kelly's Landscaping
06-23-2011, 11:39 PM
My new ram has the 6.7 I get 9-10 mpg towing about 6000 pounds plus 2-3000 more in grass. Now empty on the other hand the ram 4500 is getting as good as 16 mpg and for a truck that weighs 9300 pounds empty that's not that bad.