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At what speed?
Will find out at the end of the month when we go on a trip.
I can go 80mph with my 6.7 pulling my 25' trailer (only if needing to pass an idiot who doesnt know about cruise control!!!). A friend has the ecoboost and I leave him way behind while he pulls his 25' trailer. Another friend with a 20ft doesnt like to push their Silverado over 65, he say it takes a tremendous hit on his mileage.
So on my 6.7 its 6mpg hit at 70, and 4mpg hit at 65. I expect more so the 19.5 mpg does not seem far fetched.
|So we hitched up a trailer to see just how well the new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tows, and if the Ram 2500’s new five-link rear suspension negatively affected its already impressive abilities. We chose a trailer that weighed in at 7,020 pounds, slightly more than the 6,700-pound capacity of our Ram 1500, but a realistic example of what the average customer might tow. For the Ram 2500, we kept the same trailer load for the sake of comparison. The route chosen took us along urban highways and over, and down, a 5,000-foot pass. Again, both trucks were driven at 5 mph over the posted trailer speed limit (60 mph), and both had Tow Haul mode activated.|
Im not too concerned about this, if you gotta tow you gotta tow, plus we already have one of the more fuel efficient engines here, still a win. But this is an area I can see a hybrid system help out in since electric power is instant and it's powerful, low end electric power would be sweet.
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