2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Heads West

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Shopped for one of these trucks Saturday with father in law.

    OKC dealer getting 1 at a time, Just had a crew cab with 6 ft bed.

    Very nice truck.

    Nearby Ford dealer had 3 crew cab 2013 ecoboost trucks, not to mention the 2014's.

    Both dealers had a lot of $$ on the hood in discounts.
     
  2. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    We had that Mercedes in the early-mid 90s...well before commercially available GPS. It would have been a huge help!
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi JCP123:

    That would indeed have been hugely helpful!

    Wayne
     
  4. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    In Ontario most gas station have diesel , and all new station has at least one pump
     
  5. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Did you ever get a resolution to the frequent regens problem?
     
  6. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    WayneSave me hunting thru the threads
    What was your trip mpg??
    Let me guess 37mpg?? The Mountains should have hurt it and my suspicion is W>E is better prevailing winds wise.
    Thanks
    Charlie
    PS I still favor the 3.6 gas motor-bet you can get one for $25000+TTL-maybe even a double cab.
    But I am cheap of course-and don't need to 9000 lb tow capacity.
    I am about 90% serious about "one day" securing an entire 3.0TD drivetrain/engine bay(salvage)-stuffing it in the suburban-bet it would boost it from 21mpg trips to 27 mpg trips
    Just how bulky is the under hood "stuff" on it??
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Nathan:

    It just regens a lot under light load.

    Charlie, 40.8 mpg from Chicago to San Diego. Under the hood showed a lot of room.

    Wayne
     
  8. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Love my car when it regens-VW has it programmed to run a very aggressive boost curve, and it urges you to downshift to keep revs up. Had it up to 80+ a few times yesterday to help burn the soot off. (And yet still had over 50 MPG showing at end of day.)
     
  9. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    Did you never make on a scale to see your weight ?
    My truck is usually at 6,600 lbs , spec weight is 5,267 lbs.
    My cap is higher then the cab and there a ladder on top
    My avg probably 16.3 mpg
    I haveseen at 50 mph 26 mph , but road was flat , I live in a hilly area
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Airbalancer:

    Never found one that was open when we drove by. :(

    Wayne
     
  11. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    40.8 mpg-wow!
    Years ago the Honda Accord TD got just what 59mpg(vs the Prius)?? Huge bulky truck using only 20 or so more gallons of fuel to get 2500 miles or so??
     
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Charlie:

    Yup. :)

    The Civic TD was being run a little harder however.

    Wayne
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A new no nonsense advert regarding the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel...

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/fwhv_IK01rk?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  14. slcMPG

    slcMPG Member

  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi SlcMPG:

    Now that is cool!!! :)

    Wayne
     
  16. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge Member

    Great test Wayne.

    In future tests would you consider a short separate FE test towing a trailer?

    Maybe a Uhaul trailer could be used (consistent trailer, available countrywide). Just a thought, the results could be interesting.
     
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi BlueRidge:

    Would love too! Unfortunately the cost of the trailer rental would be prohibitive. These type of road tests costs thousands of $s and CleanMPG does not make enough to cover even two or three per year so they are not only bare bones drives, they are far and few between. :(

    Wayne
     
  18. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge Member

    Sorry to hear that Wayne, for all the publicity they get from your high gas mileage demonstrations on long trips, they should cover some of your expenses.
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi BlueRidge:

    Thanks for both the note and recognition.

    Wayne
     
  20. aczlan

    aczlan New Member

    I am curious what your time was to drive the 2313.7 miles. Looking at the tripmeter timer for each fillup, it appears that it was about 46 hours and 50 minutes for an average speed of 49.40MPH. Is that correct?

    Aaron Z
     

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