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I just took a 90mi round trip to Riverside, CA and averaged 33.4MPG. Since there was some traffic I set cruise at 62 there and kept in with the trucks on the Fwy. On the way home all I could manage was 57mph but stayed in the right lane and kept and even pace with traffic. Almost 2kmi on the Eco now and ave 23.6MPG combined.
No issues other than wiping the smile off my face
I have loaded the phone into my truck and the Sat Radio is awesome. My teen sons don't even notice we're only doing 65 as they just blast the Metal as we cruise along!
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Thanks for the report., It's great to read these.
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I have found with mine (3.55 gears, crew, 6'4" bed, 4x4) if I run 57-61 mph it will hover in the 33 - 34 mpg range per instant evic with no wind. Once I hit interstate speeds (69-74 mph) I drop. Per evic a 220 mile trip last week showed 28.8 mpg with perfect weather conditions running 72 mph. Actual hand figured was 28.152 mpg. Overall my average over the 3800 miles is 23.331 mpg (hand figured). I have noticed side or head wind are the ecos enemy. I understand that's common but it's more noticeable when your truck normally grabs upper 20s lower 30s and the wind takes you to 22. Wind hurt my last gasser , but it went from 18-19 mpg to maybe 15 mpg.

I have a legal pad I keep in the center console and log date, gallons, price, miles driven, and the math to go with all. Evic is nice but I have found discrepancy every time (sometimes a gallon off sometimes within a tenth). Probably overkill but I like to have everything documented. The documentation could also give e me an idea if a problem is developing.

Overall, gotta love the truck! I get a kick out of the looks I get when I pull up to the diesel pump in a 1/2 ton. Lotta people ask!
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How many miles do you have on your truck now? I think that might be making a difference in what your MPG rating is like currently.
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10,000 km (yep I'm Canadian) on my Laramie and I can average 10L/100km or 23.5 mpg mostly backroads not much city. It gets a little better if I really baby it.
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my average since I bought the truck is up or down of 10L/100, but not sure how far back the evic stores the data for the calc. My hand calc over the 9 fillups is 26.5 Cdn mi/gal. Yesterday I took it to our offsite my avg was 8.0L/.100, but that is at 80km/ hour over a 100km trip. I mostly drive city 60% and the other hwy but pulling a trailer, so I'm happy with that.


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I only have 1499 miles on my Outdoorsman and is running 25,5 combined city and highway. This is my 4th Ram prior were all Cummins powered , a 91 3/4 95 3/4 and a 03 I ton.Sold the last one 4 years ago and have been driving a F150, nice truck but poor milage. Started reading about this ECO diesel and finally decided it was time to go back to the Ram Picked it up the 30th of October, Great truck and plan too put lots of miles on it this summer traveling with the travel trailer.
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10,000 km (yep I'm Canadian) on my Laramie and I can average 10L/100km or 23.5 mpg mostly backroads not much city. It gets a little better if I really baby it.
How many km's do you get per fill up would you say?
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Also note what your driving style is like along with any other factors that would change your mileage whether that be good or bad.



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I consistantly get well over 900km per tank and have never put in more than 84L. Buddy has older F150 and the best he has ever got all hwy, downhill is just over 700Km on fumes. His tank is same as ours 98L I believe.


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