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Walaby

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Posted: 09/13/20 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With my 2017 CTD pulling 14K at 63-65 I get 10.5-11

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Got a 17 2500. Love it, wish I could have found the Megacab, but still room in the backseat for the kids. I also wish I could've gotten the Aisin, but still have had no major problems. I average about 10 mpg pulling a 10k TT, but I'm also running slightly larger than stock tires.


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spud1957 wrote:

Thanks all. Curious about fuel mileage pulling 10k at 65mph. 10-12 mpg US?


Forgot to add it's SRW.

My 2500 tows a 9500 lbs travel trailer, usually in the 68 mph range. Relatively flat (like I95 to Florida) will get me 12 to 12.5 round trip (2000 miles). Western PA hills will get me closer to 11.


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spud1957 wrote:

Thanks all. Curious about fuel mileage pulling 10k at 65mph. 10-12 mpg US?


Forgot to add it's SRW.


We get close to that with our 2016 3500 DRW pulling about 13,000# at 65 mph.

does this truck have the options you are looking for?


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rhagfo wrote:

spud1957 wrote:

Thanks all. Curious about fuel mileage pulling 10k at 65mph. 10-12 mpg US?


Forgot to add it's SRW.


We get close to that with our 2016 3500 DRW pulling about 13,000# at 65 mph.

does this truck have the options you are looking for?


Yes. It has the 5th wheel prep which is nice to have also. I'm on the fence when to buy. Mine will be sold this week based on the interest. Five waiting to come see it.

The reason used trucks are getting big prices right now is the reason I should wait till the spring. Supply and demand.

Truck will be sitting all winter so I'm thinking I should be in no hurry to get a replacement.

Decisions!!!

* This post was edited 09/14/20 09:41am by spud1957 *

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No rear seat venting on them.

2017 would be a good year and YES the AISIN is Bad AZZ.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

No rear seat venting on them.

He was asking about vents for the rear passengers, not vented seats in the rear. They will have heat and AC ducting for the passengers, but not heated/cooled/vented seats.

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spud1957 wrote:

As the title says, looking for comments from the Ram owners. Has the HO with Aisin. Mega cab with Laramie trim. 55,000 miles. Any thoughts, comments? Does it have heat/AC vents under the front seats for the rear passengers? Weird question but important one for us.

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My 2014 Laramie has two vents in the back side of the center console for heating ,and air conditioning blowing on the passengers. Plus the seats are heated. But no cooled seats like in the front . Mine is also the Megacab , wouldn't be without, thats where the fly rods go, behind the back seat . I usually leave at least three strung up, and ready to go back there [emoticon]

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spoon059 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

No rear seat venting on them.

He was asking about vents for the rear passengers, not vented seats in the rear. They will have heat and AC ducting for the passengers, but not heated/cooled/vented seats.



Mine has heated ,but not cooled rear seats .

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we have this exact truck. love it. just terrific.

we tow our trailer and get 11.5 mpg at about 63-65 mph.

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