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Old 04-06-2015, 07:29 PM   #11
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:10 AM   #12
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Hi Steve &Ellen,
From west Texas, I'm taking the shortest route to Chilliwack - Via New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington. Halfway through this trip and here is the MPG I'm getting with the ecodiesel with 3 people and full load on the bed:
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:12 AM   #13
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No tow yet. I can't wait to see the ecodiesel with the 5.0TA
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:54 PM   #14
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Impressive! Thanks for the update.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:05 PM   #15
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Hi Steve &Ellen,
From west Texas, I'm taking the shortest route to Chilliwack - Via New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington. Halfway through this trip and here is the MPG I'm getting with the ecodiesel with 3 people and full load on the bed:
That's excellent. I suspect you will get around 20 to 21 with the 5.0TA. I think your route is the same as ours was going up: Roswell, Clines Corners, Albuquerque, Cuba, Aztec, Farmington, Shiprock, Cortez, Monticello, Moab, Price, Provo, SLC, on to Boise, eastern Oregon then Yakima and Seattle, Bellingham to Sumas then Chilliwack.

Our route back to Texas (so far) has been a "little" different.
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Robert, same route. The 80mph speed limit in Idaho cut the mpg down to 26.1
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Robert, same route. The 80mph speed limit in Idaho cut the mpg down to 26.1

Interesting. We did 75 in the 80 zones on the way up as opposed to our regular 65 and it knocked our mileage down by 3/4 of a mile per gallon.
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I have a Ram Ecodiesel 4X4 and am getting about 19-20 MPG towing my 19. Torque is great (420 foot lbs at 2000 RPM) in the hills, which I see quite a bit in California. Been very happy with my Ram so far.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:13 AM   #19
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That is good to hear, I vacillated between the hemi and the ecodiesel. My 2009 would get 12 mpg, towing or not. But over the long term I'm still not sure about the smaller 3.0 durability and $1 premium on fuel cost. I had a 4 cyl diesel Jeep Liberty and after 80K miles major repairs were starting. LSS, I went again with the hemi, but it now has a 8 speed and I got the 3.21 rear end. I'm averaging 18 around town and 14-15 towing, which is a lot better than the old one. Both models are great to drive and look smart.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #20
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Aloha Phil,
I was wondering how everything went on you return trip from Chilliwack. We leave with our new ecodiesel in about a month. Can't wait to see how everything works out with our 50 after all this time and planning.
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