Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: South NM
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So, I drive alot. Yea, I "COULD" get a smaller truck and save a few bucks, but I like the luxury of this RAM. ( I've modified the inside, as I do with most the trucks I live in for 8 to 12 hr a day).
My driving is about 60 / 40 highway to in-town type driving. I have a few homes I live in, between cities. I keep my Wife up north in a small town about 120 miles from the city where I mostly work. So, I drive there once a week. ( actually getting ready to leave now. I like the long drive, as it allows me to clear my mind of the crazy stuff I see during the week. I leave my stress behind, and it sheds off as I drive to my true home)
On the highway, I've gotten a solid and reliable ~22MPG. I have to keep it at or under 65, I normally use cruise control. However, if its hilly, I'll control the throttle. I can gain some speed as approaching a hill, and coast going down. I limit the use of EB, as it steals any energy used in the forward momentum.
City driving, I try to use freeway / highways as often as I can. For one, it is usually non stop and gives me the ability to reroute as needed. When actually driving on the streets, try to coast to upcoming stops. For example, if there is a STOP sign ahead, I'll coast a few yards to the stop.
I've found it best to accelerate rapidly to speed, instead of taking 5 miles to speed up to 60MPH.
I think my overall AVG is ~16MPG. But, like I said, I can cruise on the highway and see ~22MPG. Or ~18MPG if going over 70MPH.
When towing, if I lock out 6th, and hover RPM around 2000, I get good MPG. ~10MPG when pulling my very heavy trailer.
You may want to look at Pedal Commander. It has an "Eco" setting that will improve your MPG.
2014 RAM HD. Cummins 6.7 364.5SXE Turbo. EZLynk Tuned. Straight piped. Air-Ride.