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What kind of gas mileage should we expect from
the Dodge 3500 Dually manual trans., with and
without trailer? Weight of 31' trailer loaded aprrox. 14,500.


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3500 Dually and Gas Mileage.

an Oxymoron. Be lucky if you hit 10mpg.

We just traded in our Nissan car for a Ford Explorer sport-trac so we could pull our 19' 3250lb Coleman pop-up, without borrowing the inlaw's Crown Vic. We only get 15-17mpg without the trailer. And that's in Canada where our gallon is larger than the U.S gallon. I don't want to even look when we begin to tow. I did some research before we purchased and it seems common knowledge that the Dodge brand is 1-2 mpg worse. No bias here, I love the Durango and full size Dodge trucks. Would have bought one until we saw the Sport-trac.

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Labnut,
Based on my 3/4 ton with 4.11 rear, you should get in the high teens empty and 11 to 13 towing.
I get 19 empty and 12.5 to 13 with my trailer.

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I have a 2001 3500 QC HO Diesel 6speed 4x4 with 4:10 RE. I pull a 40' Newmar triple axle. Last weekend we traveled from Kansas City to Junciton City on I70 and averaged 15MPG at 65mph. Never had to shift out of 6th gear. Truck is totally stock.
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*This Message was edited on 07-May-02 09:30 PM by iweighless*


*This Message was edited on 07-May-02 09:31 PM by iweighless*


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We are driving our second dually. The last got 400,000 miles on it. Neither of them would make the most economical vehicle list.

Not being critcal, but if gas mileage is a consideration you do not need a dually or such type truck.

It does hurt to have to pay $1.35 a gallon for fuel but we just do it and continue to drive and tow whatever we need to pull. I filled up yesterday and it cost $57. I will fill it up today at a cost of about the same.

Just write it off as the cost of enjoying life and having what you want in life. Too many scrimp and save all their life and then die without enjoying what they worked so hard to get.

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I was wondering the same thing as I just bought one that is very similar to iweighless' truck. Glad to hear that the mileage doesn't suffer too bad from the 4X4 and the 4.10 gears.

Dodge diesels actually tend to get better mileage than Ford diesels.



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Is it a V10 or a diesel?


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That means to reprogram the computer in your vehicle. Do you have a diesel or gas engine? You never said so I don't think anyone can really answer your original question without that info

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we have a 99 dodge cummins dually with auto tranny and 3.54 rear end...we got over 19 mpg for the first 12000 miles empty and 15.6 loaded with 37 ft fiver weighing close to 13000# loaded...after the wonderful dodge dealer "flashed" our ecm we lost all that good stuff...went to 14 empty and 10 loaded...finally had a few mods done to the engine and we just returned from a trip into the ozarks and other "hills" in missouri and arkansas...traveled over 1200 miles...pulling the fiver we averaged 12.4 at the posted limit from 60 to 75 mph...have to consider that pretty good...anything over that would be a real blessing...the darn dodge has too small a fuel tank...lol

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What does it mean to 'flash' your ecm?

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