Yuo got the Dodge Ram to 700 on ONE TANK of gas? How big is the tank on that thing??JyRO said:I joined the 700 mile club, in my Dodge Ram! And it only took me 34.039 gallons.
I went 700.5 miles on 34.039 gallons. That's 20.58 miles per gallon. Yeah, I know, that's bad.
Its a 5.9L inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel. The truck weighs 7,130 lbs. all by itself but only a full tank of fuel.
A comparably powered gasser (Dodge V-10, Ford V-10, Chevy V-8 8.1L, skinny can confirm this) would be about 14 or 15 mpg under the same conditions. So I'm happy! My truck dyno'd at 310 h.p. and 660 lb.ft. at the tires!
Today I'm joining the 600 mile club in my 2004 Corolla LE. I had a trip to make to my parents' house and I took back roads and ran 55 mph there and back. It actually didn't seem slow (just relaxed) except on a few stretches of 65 mph zoned 4-lane (I did 55 mph there too). Then an extra couple days to and from work at no more than 50 mph on back roads.
So it's taken a lot of effort, but my fuel mileage is going to be somewhere about 43 mpg. Not too shabby!
I've still got to get the Ody into the 500 mile club.
I might be driving down to LA and LV too next week - if I can finish my work on time. Mother-in-law is in town and she wants to go try her luck.4x4rock said:I'll try it next week. A trip to Vegas is in the plan.