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Old 10-08-2015, 06:16 AM   #11
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I wanted to let everyone know that we ended up trading our Sunset Trail Reserve SF32RL in on a much bigger and heavier 5er but as for the difference in pull vehicles....no comparison. Pulling the 32RL with our old RAM 1500 5.7L hemi compared to pulling this much heavier unit with the 6.7L Cummins is night and day. The Cummins makes like there isn't even a camper back there.
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We've now pulled the 13k lbs unit behind the new 2500 RAM and averaged about 12mpg on the highway. We live in South Alabama and traveled I-10 West to Louisiana, so nothing really for hills. The truck pulled this camper like nothing! No sway, no slow, progressive acceleration, no massive RPM jump from shifting into a lower gear! Smooth, steady and comfortable.
I know not everyone can afford to buy up to a diesel but I will say...If you can, do it! The difference is amazing.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:12 AM   #12
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Yup, I just got back from taking our Elevation 3912 from Atlanta to Crested Butte Colorado and back. I averaged 9.1 mpg over the entire 3,000 miles.

My 2013 2500 handled it all very well, always had enough power up the steep inclines and more impressively the exhaust brake kept it all in check on the very steep declines.

Can't say enough good things about the newer RAM 2500s with the Cummins motors.


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