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This time, well this time they did a towing test with their long term EcoDiesel, 4000 lbs (trailer plus race car) and associated gear in the bed, for a 500 mile run (both ways, 1000 total) to Willow Springs.

Sounds good right.

SURE, Get through the tediousness and what you'll find is... NOTHING. All that writing and not a lick of rlevant information. Thats right, Edmunds just did a Towing test with their EcoDiesel and included no numbers. No MPG, no cost per mile, no drop off between laden and unladen, NOTHING. Just a comment about how much trouble he had loading the bed...

You guys are right, might as well stop paying attention to those fools...(I'm not even going to include the link, they don't deserve the back link, Just Google 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Towing Trip)
 

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Just to be fair the guy did say he would update the post with more info after he got some sleep and they do updates almost every other day so he might give us this info. Also they do post fuel updates on all the vehicles monthly in the test fleet including this one and for August it was this

During the month of August, we put 2,272 miles on the odometer of our long-term 2014 Ram 1500, which required just over 100 gallons of diesel fuel. Those miles included the tail end of a road trip where the Ram was busy hauling lots of people and gear, as well as plenty of city miles in stop-and-go traffic.

The truck’s combined fuel-economy seems to be leveling out though, as our lifetime mileage remains the same at 22.6 mpg, just shy of its EPA combined rating of 23 mpg.

Here's the full breakdown of the Ram's mileage.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.4
Best Fill MPG: 25.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.6
EPA MPG Rating: 23 Combined (20 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 607.3
Current Odometer: 11,256
 

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Surely some will check it out using all the ideas you guys present. Good.


One aside, I think my Eco. is "stabilizing" in fuel economy. At 10K my feelings, but not kept statistically, are it's dropped a bit in fuel mileage. Early on it seemed easy to get over 25 mpg. Even did a run over 27mpg. Now it just seems to be in the 22 - 24 mpg range.


Probably different driving conditions but it may also be me. Used to stare at that consumption bar and kind of "hyper-drive" the thing. Now I just drive and check it later.


Still good, real good.
 

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So, true reminds me of another industry (scientific cooled CCD cameras) where the manufacturer paid the reviewer under the table for a favorable review without providing any real parametric analysis. We asked review some tough questions which dumbfounded both the manufactuer and reviewer and eventually lead to the disclosure what really occurred. I proclaim, you want real data, get it yourself!!!
 
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When I first drove the ED, I too tried to keep the mileage as high as possible watching the instantaneous MPH graph....turn it off, drive as you do, and mileage surely goes down (at least my driving style which is heavy on the acceleration).


Surely some will check it out using all the ideas you guys present. Good.


One aside, I think my Eco. is "stabilizing" in fuel economy. At 10K my feelings, but not kept statistically, are it's dropped a bit in fuel mileage. Early on it seemed easy to get over 25 mpg. Even did a run over 27mpg. Now it just seems to be in the 22 - 24 mpg range.


Probably different driving conditions but it may also be me. Used to stare at that consumption bar and kind of "hyper-drive" the thing. Now I just drive and check it later.


Still good, real good.
 

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with some vehicles i have read that people seen gas mileage change way beyond the normal mileage range you expect the numbers to stabilize at @10%More so maybe give it some more time?
 

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Now remember, I do get the EPA rated mileage. It just seemed early-on I was getting better than those ratings.


All is fine but that's what the guy who fell off the building said on the way down.
 
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