Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: South NM
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On the EVIC or dash MPG reading, itís averaged over everything from the last time it was reset. So, if it was reset 34,000 miles ago, it will be way off on what it shows. Fill tank, rest the MPG, and youíll note closer to actual numbers. It wonít be exact, but close. Iíve hand calculated my MPG for over 2years now. Unless I reset the MPG on the dash, it tends to be ~2MPG off.
I too have a long drive I do weekly, when heading to my weekend home. 80 plus miles, at 70MPH, one border check point stop. If I fill before leaving, my fuel gauge Barely moves down. If Iím gentle, or use cruse I get about 22 MPG.
When on long drives ( 200, 400, 1200miles or more ), I can achieve 23 to 24 MPG. I mostly use cruise, but Iíll drive by foot often. One of my tricks is to get to speed quickly. I Accelerate rapidly to speed, then cruse. I coast when going down hills as I can. Donít use exhaust brake on ď fullĒ, as it eats any energy you used to gain speed. ( full EB, is when EB engages as you lift off throttle. This will hurt your overall MPG, as the energy you just used to gain speed is now being eaten by the EB). I try to limit use of any braking, by staying back from vehicles in front. When I need to exit or come to a stop, Iíll coast for awhile, instead of powering my way to the stop.
I avg 14 to 15mpg when in town driving. Every once in awhile Iíll get a bug and want to try getting awesome MPG. Iíll drive like a grandma, set my pedal commander to ECO -4, drive under 65, and the usual stuff. But, most of the time Iíll just drive normally.
In the end, I didnít buy this truck for mileage. Not saying Iíd be happy at 12mpg, but I also not expecting 20 MPG or better.
2014 RAM HD. Cummins 6.7 364.5SXE Turbo. EZLynk Tuned. Straight piped. Air-Ride.