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RE: Fuel mileage?

I agree, 10 mpg is bad but I think it's because it's been on the car lot and only had test drives and idled a lot which will lower mileage but not sure how long it takes to calculate again
okiejoe 01/10/17 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
Fuel mileage?

just purchased a new to me Chevrolet Duramax 6.6 with the Allison automatic, just driving it around town yesterday running some errands it shows average fuel mileage at 10.6, what do you think. I think it's still breaking in. It's a 2013 with 55900 on it I previously had a dodge cummins that got about 12 mpg up until about 75k then it began to go up to 19 around town and 12 to 13 pulling my 5er. Never had a Duramax before.
okiejoe 01/10/17 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Some thoughts

Yea I've thought about seeing if there is a block to remove between rear axle and spring and bed depth is the same as previous truck, yes I did air hitch to gain some space but mostly for cushion, yes I ask know I can get risers from trailer saver and I also have a little adjustment left on the hitch. The problem with my trailer is it has the MoRyde IS Suspension System, no axles to flip but I could take it back to MoRyde and have them put a bigger spacer in it to get it to hieght.
okiejoe 01/09/17 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Some thoughts

No that's with no trailer on it, stock hieght. My previous truck a Dodhe Ram 3500 RWD was at 55 inches, I think I can make some adjustments to either the hitch pin or the 5th wheel hitch itself.
okiejoe 01/08/17 11:06pm Tow Vehicles
Some thoughts

Just replaced my tow vehicle with a new to me 2013 Duramax RWD 3500, I had a 2006 Dodge Ram with the 5.9 Cummins, Well, the dodge bedrail sat at 55 inches tall the Duramax sits at 57 inches so what do you think? It's 2 inches higher but when I hooked up with the dodge and raised the legs on my 5er it sagged to the helper spring (barely) then I would have to run the air bags I had on it to level the trailer and truck for towing then I also have a trailersaver airride hitch that I air up to raise the trailer nose another inch or so. So my question is what do you think, do you think the 2 inches higher on my new to me truck will make much difference? Before I had about 5 inches between bedrail and trailer. Oh the reason I haven't hooked it up a tried it yet is I had back surgery and my hitch is in the other truck which I get the hitch tomorrow but just wondering, I think it will be fine when I put the weight of the trailer onto the truck.
okiejoe 01/08/17 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hey 20 info

Thanks, I'll look at 26 again but it comes out closer to Portland which is a little above where we are head d and would have to go back south on I 5 but I'll consider it.
okiejoe 09/21/16 09:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Mor Ryde Pin Box Question

I've had 2 MoRyde pin boxes and loved them both. Might raise 1 inch but you might be able to lower your 5th wheel hitch in truck.
okiejoe 09/20/16 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
Hey 20 info

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okiejoe 09/20/16 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
Hey 20 info

Hey, not taking my 5er this time but will be headed toSalem Oregon and want to travel across Oregon from I 84 from Onterio Oregon to Salem. Info like is it a good road, things to see, any thoughts. 5th wheel staying home because of back problems and having surgey in November but driving our car to see our kids before I'm laid up for at least 3 months which will put us into winter. We're starting in OKC. Thanks
okiejoe 09/20/16 02:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: RAM 3500 Diesel Owners - Still Like Your Truck?

Yep, love my 2006 5.9 cummins, passed many Duramax's in the mountains and my Dodge is completely stock. I also average 13 mpg towing our 34 ft 5er.
okiejoe 07/14/16 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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