Any ideas on whether these are any good as a general use vehicle with
occasional heavy duty towing? I know there's fueel economy issues - the one
I'm looking at is a 5.9 Cummins TD manual. Any hints, tips etc on what to
On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 23:37:29 GMT, "Matthew Millichap"
Well, we're just a little bit biased in this Dodge truck newsgroup,
but . . .
I use my '98 3500 CTD Auto as a daily driver and get about 16 mpg.
I'll be pulling a 15,000 lb fiver on a 2000 mile vacation trip next
week and expect to get around 13 mpg.
Given those weights and that kind of MPG, I would say there are much
in the way of fuel economy issues - it could be a V-10 getting around
'98 3500 QC 4x2 Cummins ISB, Auto, 3.54:1,
Driftwood with Leather and all the heavy duty options.
'89 Nu-Wa Champagne Edition, 34 foot Fifth Wheel.
i use my 2005 2500 6 speed lwb truck as a daily driver and love it. im
getting 19 mpg empty and around 15 towing, the only long trip tows ive done
so far was into kentuky hauling a 99 durango on my equipment trailer (got
16) and then 2 weeks later helping my sister inlaw move from TN i hauled a
truck full of her "stuff" and her 95 buick roadmaster on the same trailer
(got 15). i also use the truck to move my farm tractor for bush work but
thats local and havent noted any decrease in around town mpg numbers over
the weeks when i dont move the equipment.
now ive had the 8.0L v10 and as gas motors go, it cant be beat for a truck
motor. but bear in mind i was getting 10mpg empty and 6 towing with it.
with that said..........
There is NO comparasion between the Cummins and a gasser. NONE!
everything i own is a oil burner =)
thats my 2 cents
2003 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Cummins 5.9 here - gets about 19mpg. For the
five week days, I commute about 35 minutes on highway. Otherwise, almost
all back roads. I tow maybe once a month, approximately.
Matthew Millichap wrote:
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