hard on fuel

Page 3 of 3  
I don't have the Hemi or the Cummins.. so maybe I can be more objective...
We tow a 28' trailer (6,000#) with a 99 ram.. 5.9 gas/auto/3.55... it's "ok",
but not that good... We took a trip in a 2003 ram 3500 with the Hemi, pulling a 7,000# trailer and weren't very impressed.. not that much different form our truck but a little better on grades..
We've been on 2 trips each riding in a 2001 ford 250 and 2002 ram 2500, both with deisel/auto/4 door, both pulling 5th wheel trailers over 12,000# and we were VERY impressed... Yeah, they were more expensive trucks than ours, but they both averaged about 12 or 13 MPG towing, as opposed to our 8 MPG, and they shortened the trip because they cruised up grades that we struggled up in our truck, and made merging on to the freeway a breeze instead of an ordeal... And, those diesels will be humming along for years after our gasser is recycled into a honda.. YMMV

mac
Please remove splinters before emailing
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
--WebTV-Mail-18721-5440 Content-Type: Text/Plain; Charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit
diesels are stinking junk sounding things. only farmers drive deisels. they soundlike they are ready to fall apart when you start them up.
--WebTV-Mail-18721-5440 Content-Description: signature Content-Disposition: Inline Content-Type: Text/HTML; Charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit
<html> <body bgcolor="black"text="white"> <p align="center"> <embed img src="
http://www.angelfire.com/rock/cooper/skyline.gif "> </body> </html>
--WebTV-Mail-18721-5440--
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 02:04:56 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Hemi Dude) wrote:

welcome to the 80's...
mac
Please remove splinters before emailing
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I read the subject and thought this post was about some new viagra substitute.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Arrrrggggg..... That was good! <VBG>
Roy
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

it might be about the new liquid Viagra, Miles... now, you can pour yourself a stiff one...
mac
Please remove splinters before emailing
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
<DIV>I have a 2003 1500 quad cab with the 5.7 lite hemi. It has been the<BR>worst truck I have ever had on fuel. I get if I'm lucky about 12 miles<BR>per gallon, I wont buy another dodge after this one. The Hemi is a joke,<BR>I mean i can see using alot of gas if it hadpower but i dont see any<BR>diffrence between the hemi or the standard v8 <BR></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT></BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>It still amaze's me&nbsp;that people buy a truck that has the aero of a brick, then to top it off they add a so called hi-performance engine. Then they bitch about poor mileage!! I just don't get it. This guy apparantly has determined that his hemi is lacking in performance. Could it be that he is driveing with his foot to the floor to make it go fast? </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hmmm... foot to the floor and poor mileage do ya think there may be a connection? Nah, silly me, no way that type of driveing and shitty mileage could be related. WTF was I thinking of??</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Roy</FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <P> <HR>
<P></P> <P align=center><EMBED src=
http://www.angelfire.com/rock/cooper/myerofpuppets.gif type=image/gif img> </P></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
------=
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I have a 2003 1500 quad cab with the 5.7 lite hemi. It has been the worst truck I have ever had on fuel. I get if I'm lucky about 12 miles per gallon, I wont buy another dodge after this one. The Hemi is a joke, I mean i can see using alot of gas if it hadpower but i dont see any diffrence between the hemi or the standard v8
It still amaze's me that people buy a truck that has the aero of a brick, then to top it off they add a so called hi-performance engine. Then they bitch about poor mileage!! I just don't get it. This guy apparantly has determined that his hemi is lacking in performance. Could it be that he is driveing with his foot to the floor to make it go fast? Hmmm... foot to the floor and poor mileage do ya think there may be a connection? Nah, silly me, no way that type of driveing and shitty mileage could be related. WTF was I thinking of??
Roy
Its a truck, Drive it like a truck, fill it like a truck, use it like a truck, them park it when you dont need it. I do less then 3000 miles a year in my truck. My motorcycle does 1,300 miles a month. My Dak gets about 11-12 MPG, no matter what I do. I accept this because its a truck with a V8, and I like to USE that V8 when ever I can. A tank will last me about a month and a half.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Remove The SPOOGE To Reply

Drive it like you sole it. My 98 Ram 318 4x4 gets on the average 15 mpg I feel luck at that and has 150k on it. big power = poor MPG a fact of live. I damn near bought a 2500 with the V-10 that would of really sucked.
--
Coasty
SEMPAR PARATUS
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 19:32:49 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Hemi Dude) wrote:

hmm... maybe you were looking for an economy car??
Our 99 ram 1500 has the 5.9 L gas engine and 3.55 gears... It gets 14 - 15 miles on a trip if you aren't having any fun..
around town, it's probably 9 - 10 mpg... ASAIK, the "hemi" (this ain't your father's hemi) is a towing engine with lots of torque at higher RPM, but it damn sure isn't a dragster engine.. YMMV
mac
Please remove splinters before emailing
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

    Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.