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Unread 03-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #16
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I pull it with a 2005 Dodge 3500 2wd. Are you talking about Rainbow basin, off of Fossil bed rd, by Calico? That's a nice campground back there. Been meaning to camp there just haven't done it yet. I plan on camping at Glass Creek this year also. Last year my brother and I stopped and checked the area out a little bit. The camp ground there is run down but I'd like to do some exploring around there.

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Unread 03-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #17
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My truck is identical to yours, if you have srw.
Here is mine.

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Unread 03-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #18
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My truck is identical to yours, if you have srw.
Here is mine.
Yeah, same truck, the only difference is mine is a DRW
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Unread 03-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #19
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Nice looking set up you have there.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #20
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Thanks!
Wifeypoo got me into horses before we were married, and now I am really hooked. UNfortunately,
since I was forced to retire a couple years ago by physical limits, I have had to sell my 92 YJ, and my 97 Ram 4X4,
so I'm down to my 2wd Cherokee, and my big truck.

Still manage to go to the El Paso's, and out to the basin to explore in the Cherokee.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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What kind of mileage do you get pulling that trailer loaded down with horses? You have the 5.9 right?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #22
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With 20,000 lbs, I get between 12-14 mpg. Yeah, 5.9, and NO DPF!
I love the power of these diesels, and the Cummins is top of the heap in my opinion.

Now, going down the hwy, at 62mph, I can get up to 24mpg, and remember this is almost 9000 lbs! With 2 people, and all the crap we travel with like 3 dogs, and at least 5 suitcases and makeup stuff! )
I do run n the slow lane most of the time, as since retiring, I have no place to be in a hurry. ( Yeah, not in any hurry to croak either, so the devil is going to have to slow down to find me!)
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #23
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With 20,000 lbs, I get between 12-14 mpg. Yeah, 5.9, and NO DPF!
I love the power of these diesels, and the Cummins is top of the heap in my opinion.

Now, going down the hwy, at 62mph, I can get up to 24mpg, and remember this is almost 9000 lbs! With 2 people, and all the crap we travel with like 3 dogs, and at least 5 suitcases and makeup stuff! )
I do run n the slow lane most of the time, as since retiring, I have no place to be in a hurry. ( Yeah, not in any hurry to croak either, so the devil is going to have to slow down to find me!)
Lol. Yep awesome trucks. If I'm running 55/60 I can get as much as 29 mpg. 4.10's.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #24
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Hotshot;

Do you hand calcilate, or use the overhead for mileage?
I found my overhead was off by at least 4 mpg, so I usually hand calc.
My Cherokee gets about the same mileage, and it is only 4.0, and a gasser.
So with the cost of Diesel in the past being MORE than Gas, I have driving the Cherokee more often.
Now, the fuel costs are about the same per gallon wise at about $4.09, so I get to drive my truck more!!!
Some pleasure comes out of the cost of Gas I guess!
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Unread 03-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #25
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Hand calculated. I know what your saying, the overhead gets it's info from the computer and thats calculting every stop, start, ,overpass, etc. That 29 mpg is on flat ground, no wind, no load, OD on letting the cruise do it's thing.
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