You know I kidding, glad your new truck is putting a smile on your face. That mileage is what I've been reading also although at 65 MPH.
Mine really drops off at 70+ MPH but I only have the 4 speed.
I actually did hook up to the boat Sunday with 1400 miles on the odo. and pulled it to the bay. It averaged ~14mpg and it's towing capability compared to the 6.0 is really impressive.
The rpm driving 70mph is ~1600 - 1700 rpm so I'm sure the 6 speed is helping with the fuel economy as well.
I've always said when comparing my Dad's 05 Duramax to my 05 PSD pulling very similiar trailer's his Duramax performed better in terms of power and fuel economy, but I'm confident this '12 PSD is much stronger and may have a slight edge on fuel economy.
I spoke to someone at Dodge and was told that the new deisels in an effort to comply with EPA standards are only getting around 15 mpg hwy. I'm guessing the same must be true of Ford and Chevy. Has anyone with a 2012 experienced this dramatic loss in mpg?
My last deisel, a 2010 Dodge reg cab, 2wh dr, got 19 hwy and 14-15 city.
My truck gets 15 on the hwy empty but I've got the worst type possible for getting milage since I have a loaded up 4*4, dually, crewcab longbed with the 4.10 gears.
If you got a 2012 Reg Cab 2wheel drive I'd expect it to get closer to your current 19hwy rating. Specially if you got the more HWY friendly gears.
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4*4 Black dually Laramie 4.10 gears
2011 Arctic Fox 1150 Drybath
2009 Polaris RZR w/fun parts
2011 Polaris Sportsman 550 XP EPS w/stuff
2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 w/stuff
1977 K5 Blazer 1 ton modified
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid (her car)
Your 2010 is the same as the 11 and 12's as far as emissions so your mileage will be the same as your 10.
2011.5 they went to 350hp/800tq.
As far as mileage Ford and GM get Apples to Apples HONEST HAND CALCULATED MILEAGE less than 1 mpg better than Cummins.
My truck see sig straight highway 17mpg.
2013 Cummins will be using DEF.
With the little difference in mileage stick with the most durable proven engine CUMMINS with a 350,000 mile rated engine, 100,000 more than Ford and GM FACT.
Apples to apples the RAM CUMMINS wil cost thousands less than Ford or GM.
Take a Longhorn for a spin, I did and bought it! Awesome truck.
Keep drinking that kool-aid.
Is that all you can say? Tell me what I said is wrong??????
Cummins, personally I enjoy reading your posts and think you definitely contribute to the forum. And factually you aren't wrong; AFAIK you are correct that Cummins is rated for 350k, more than the competitors, and costs less as well.
My only criticism is that sometimes you take the "fan" thing a bit to the extreme. It's great that you have had awesome luck with your Dodges and particularly love your new one, but you have to allow that some people are just simply going to prefer another brand, for various reasons.
You can love your truck, truly feel it is the best choice out there, without bringing any negativity to the table towards other brands or trying to convince anyone else their choice is wrong.
Just my .02
I thank you for your comments!
I think what I said is factual up to suggesting someone take a Longhorn for a drive. It was a suggestion that if someone is interested in a new truck at least check one out.
I believe the Cummins engine in my 98 is an example of why I bought another Cummins.
If someone wants to buy another brand it is no skin off my nose.
I just think it is amazing when people keep buying the same brand over and over when they have had bad experiences each time.
I took a Long Horn for a test drive... The one thing that stuck out after walking away was the quality of the leather seats was second to none.
I drove with my parents to pick up the 2012 Longhorn they factory ordered. I looked at their truck and was really impressed. The sales guy took us out to look at Laramies with leather, I guess I should have not looked at my parents because the Laramie leather and interior was no comparison to the Longhorn. So we ended up with a truck like my parents.
Wow, I gots to get me some of this stuff that some are drinking in here. I drove a 2012 Longhorn for an entire weekend a couple of weeks ago...loaded out, had everything in it that my 2010 Laramie had in it, 'cept it was an HO Cummins....Only difference I saw in the leather from my 2010 to the 2012 was fancier stitching, Didn't really appeal to the wife and I...guess if were a Cowboy it might have meant more, but as far as being better quality leather, I didn't see it or feel it.....So comparing to the Laramie, I don't get it , nor did I see it or feel any difference..
OTHER THAN THAT: I think the Dodge trucks look better inside and out than the Chevy and the Ford....and my last umteen trucks have been Chevy's....won't go wrong with them for sure...but I really like the Dodge, the Cummins the EB and the towing experience.
Looking at the 2013's, but it'll be a bit before one see's the 2013 3500 CC/Dually's..
OK, I'm done, I just disaagreed that the Leather in a Longhorn is "all that"...to me, no better than what's in my Laramie...cept a little fancier stitching that did nothing for me or the DW
....guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I won't embellish to make a point....
Jim & Kathy
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