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RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

Ok, my beautiful new EcoDiesel Ram arrived January 28. But, get this, it was put on the carrier without the manufacturer's statement of origin paperwork or any other paperwork either! My truck was given to a carrier in Michigan with nothing but the keyfob. Oh, and as an added bonus the dealer was being sold and couldn't transact anything for days after it arrived. But, while I couldn't take legal possession of the truck for nearly a week, we did manage to take for "test drives" and put 700 miles on it in four days. It was the most bizarre automotive purchase of my 59 years. Ordered in mid November, COVID delays, then dealer screwed up the initial order and had to reorder. He got an extra red ecodiesel as a result. He sold the other a few days after it arrived. Then this: on January 28 FCA tells me its built, and I'll get on about Feb 15. Within an hour, my dealer calls and says: "Doug your truck's here, but I can't give it to you yet." Say WHAT???!!! Anyway we are in Texas now. 4,200 miles on the odometer. When towing at 65-70 MPG varies between 11 and 13, far better than the Frontier. Far more power and far steadier riding. When under hard acceleration its far, far quieter than the Frontier, and quieter than the 5.7 Hemi I had 8 years ago in the Durango (which I loved BTW). When towing the truck goes 350 miles when it reads 1/4 full, and that's as far as I've gone on a tank while towing. When not towing we are getting 25-30 MPG. We took a ride out yesterday along the Texas coast without towing. We went 200 miles at speeds of 60 to 80 MPH. The dash computer was telling me we got 31 mpg. Not believing it, I filled it up: it took 6 gallons. Quiet massive pulling power, MPG that's amazing and a nice toy: reverse steering system for backing up a trailer. We've also been on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore. Oh, on sand with the tires at only 20 psi, the mpg computer reads only 15 mpg. I've never calculated MPG while driving on sand, so I've no idea if this good or bad. So far we love it.
DougA 03/04/21 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
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