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New here. Have questions about ecodiesel

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Hey fellas,

I have an '08 RAM 1500 4x4 with the Hemi. It's been a very good truck with very few problems.

I use it for work and may need to replace it for a new business write off.

I also have a 2013 VW Jetta sportwagen TDI. The fuel economy is spectacular at 50 mph on the highway.

I've seen the ads on TV and the truck sounds interesting. A friend who follows auto forums told me that there are reported problems with the how the diesel vapors are recirculated and utilized. I believe it has something to do with problems with the emissions systems. He said there are reports that there are known problems with this engine.

I don't know anything about it. What can you fellas tell me about your experiences with this ecodiesel engine. And how many miles have you put on it?

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. No other issues so far and I use my truck hard with 2 different trailers. Get about 30mpg highway empty, and about 20mpg towing a 3500lb 14ft enclosed utility trailer, and about 15mpg towing a 25ft 5500lb travel trailer. I feel it is a good truck my 2 cents.
I have only towed once, an 18' enclosed trailer. Had 2 dirt bikes, gear, tools, and a generator.
Only averaged 9MPG.
All around I get 24 except towing.
I only had about 2500 miles on it when we went biking.
Still only have about 7k, so am not sure I even have it broke in yet.
The trailer is 3200 empty, so figure around 4500lbs with gear.
My F150 couldn't even carry it, but with the air bags and load leveler the ED1500 sits perfect.
I only use Chevron Diesel, and am not a total lead foot, but haven't been able to get better than 26 open road empty.
I'm sure the Seattle Area doesn't help, lots of hills.
I did have to drive over one of the mountain passes with the trailer, but still thought it'd do better than 9.
Nonetheless, I love every minute in the truck, glad I took all the options, love getting spoiled.
Did you do all your towing on flat?
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