Test drove an '18 Tradesman CTD...

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  1. Booner21

    Booner21 Senior Member

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    The Cummins was an 8k difference at the dealer I shopped couldn't justify the difference for my use if they were closer would probably have 1.

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    I know this is a whole different animal but my son used a company owned 2017 Duramax a few weeks ago to tow his 2018 Grand Design Imagine 2670MK (about 8000lbs wet). He drove the truck about 200 miles home and got 20 MPG and headed back with the camper he only got 9 MPG.

    I just bought a 2018 2500 6.4 Hemi with 4.10's (Off-Road package). I only filled it up once but it was 11.8 MPG hand calculated. My dash reads about 12.1 currently so it seems to be pretty close. My 2013 1500 EVIC readout was always very close to my actual.
     
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    The 2500's have coils in the back right? I bet they don't ride that much worse than a new F150 or GM 1500 1/2 ton. We have an F350 crew cab long bed SRW truck at work and honestly it rides better to me than the new Silverado 1500 crew cab that we have. Not as stiff.
     
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    My OEM 2015 F-150 rode nice, put some true truck tires on it and it rode like shit, swapped out shocks and it still rode like shit, got rid of it and got a ram 2500 and it rides better and yes ram 2500 have coils
     
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    My 2016 2500 CTD got about 20 miles per gallon on the road 16 to 17 in town, but pulling my 10,900 pound travel trailer I would get an average of 10 mpg on the road.I have not pulled my trailer yet with my 2018 2500 with a 6.4 hemi.
     
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    You probably gonna be around 8-9 mpg. Thats what I get with mine.
     
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    w6pea U.S.Marine Corps Veteran Supporting Member Military

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    I have a 2016 2500 Laramie 4x2 CC/LB IL-6 6.7L CTD. As you can see from my avatar I put a camper shell on it around town and mostly on city streets I get about and from my Fuelly app I get about 14.4 mpg. I love it when I was looking for a truck I wanted a Power Wagon, but being as I couldn't get Cummins Diesel in it and couldn't get an 8ft bed. I got my Laramie for a little less than $50k where they wanted $59k out the door for the PW. I don't need 4x4 any way. If I lived in AZ or NM or NV I might need 4 wheel drive. Our Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is 4 wheel drive, 3.6L V-6 Pentastar engine we average around 15.4 mpg around town. Due to both my wife have health problems and my health not cooperating we haven't driven the JGC much and it has less than 2k on the clock and my Ram has less than 9k on the clock.
     
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    My 2500 rides like shit. Michelins helped some but still stiff ride. They weren't made for running around empty but put a load on it and it rides like a Cadillac.
     
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    My new 2500 rides pretty rough compared to my 2013 1500 but I expected that. On normal roads its fine but in the alleys with little potholes and bumps it bounces pretty good. Haven't had it loaded down yet but will be towing my 9000 lb boat this weekend with it. Only about a 15-20 mile trip to the marina though.
     
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    w6pea U.S.Marine Corps Veteran Supporting Member Military

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    Sounds like my 2016 2500 Ram 4x2 Laramie
     

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