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Old 05-21-2018, 07:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
slowmover
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The 1/2T 6.2L could already get 25-mpg at 60-mph while solo. That’s with a tonneau cover from a report I trust.

More than that seems pointless. It’s a truck, and meant for work. Given that number is pretty well the same as my “pre-emissions” 2004 Cummins, means there’s sure not any reason to buy diesel.

Gasoline was always easier to live with. And I can’t see a reason for the I4 ( I agree about engine stress vs longevity).

An Aerolid is what’s needed.

Tows a 12k trailer AND can do outstanding while solo.

.But note how the sales pitch is to “personalities”. We live in a world of children. The adult models were discontinued

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2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
1990 35' Silver Streak TT 7,900-lb.
11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
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