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  1. #61
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    Zabooda good looking truck man, I hear ya on the prepared to pull a fishing boat around when your dont with the V drive. Thats my plan, get back to fishing when i cant get back behind the boat LOL.
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  3. #63
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    Nice truck and nice lake.
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  4. #64
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    I did a little experiment tonight to see the relationship between speed and fuel mileage on my way to work. During my drive I encounter speed limits ranging from 55-75 mph so I would reset the fuel mileage calculator on my truck each change to get an average economy for each speed. Truck is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD Hemi

    55 mph - 22.8 mpg
    60 mph - 21.7 mpg
    65 mph - 20.3 mpg
    70 mph - 19.6 mpg
    75 mph - 17.3 mpg

    Clear drop off as speed increases, especially from 70 to 75


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  5. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I did a little experiment tonight to see the relationship between speed and fuel mileage on my way to work. During my drive I encounter speed limits ranging from 55-75 mph so I would reset the fuel mileage calculator on my truck each change to get an average economy for each speed. Truck is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD Hemi

    55 mph - 22.8 mpg
    60 mph - 21.7 mpg
    65 mph - 20.3 mpg
    70 mph - 19.6 mpg
    75 mph - 17.3 mpg

    Clear drop off as speed increases, especially from 70 to 75


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    Yes sir, mainly due to wind resistence on the truck. Also most vechicles are tunes to recieve there best milage at 55mph. Once you cross over that and engine RPM increases you start losing milage because now the engine is working past its prime tuned RPM vs trans gear = speed. The very same is true in your boat and any other vechicle you drive.

    Now if only your truck got that good of milage all the time LOL.
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    but what about the difference from 55 to 75, that's a lot of mpg saved at 55
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  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    but what about the difference from 55 to 75, that's a lot of mpg saved at 55
    Not sure i understand what your asking here.

    The actual average MPG difference from 55 - 75 is only going to be 2-3mpg difference. Daves is so much harger because hes doing a small distance, at each speed. Many factors can change this including small uphill that you might not even notice but yet the truck notices it.

    The only true way to get an average MPG is go several hundred miles at each speed over the same length of road in the same conditions. This is one of the reasons manufactures will say a vechicle gets X city and X highway and even those numbers are pretty conservative.

    In my truck when it does the average MPG its over the last 500 miles since you reset the MPG.

    I can be going down I5 towards Woodburn at 65 and average 19 MPG and then turn around and drive the exact same stretch and get 23MPG because even though it looks level to your eye you are actually going up hill to Woodburn.

    You also have to factor in Wind. If you have a headwind the truck might be going 70 but a 10mph headwind makes the truck feel as though its going 80 and vis versus if you have a tail wind.
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    If we were all worried about fuel mileage we wouldn't even have boats!!!! And we would all have to go camping like this......



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    Why do I have a hard time believing that any Dodge truck could get 23 mpg, at any speed, over a sustained period? I guess since I got burned by purchasing one once, I am jaded.
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    mike, it was just a observation of the savings if we all stayed at 55mph vrs 75 mph
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