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Old 07-20-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
gitrdun
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New boy on the block

I am now the new owner of a 2006 2980RL. My wife and me graduated from a 280FW Springdale, and what a difference to tow, and ammenities.
2005HD 4x4 Duramax w Allison
4" turbo back exhaust
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14.0 mpg pulling the big boy


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Old 07-20-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Never heard of anyone getting that kind of mileage.....very nice
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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Welcome gitrdun to the MOC family.

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quote:Never heard of anyone getting that kind of mileage.....very nice
Must be the Duramax/Allison as I get 12 to 13 and it just seems to get better the longer I have it. Haven't checked in ahile so I could be over 13.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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14 is about right. S/B in lower - mid 20's without the unit. Enjoy the forum. Lots of good info. Safe travels.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. Very nice rig you have. Congratulations!! Happy RVing....
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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Welcome Gitrdun to our group. Lots of good infomation available here.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:37 AM   #7
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Welcome Gitrdun to the forum. Enjoy your new Monty. We look forward to your future posts.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:48 AM   #8
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I'm getting 11.5-12.8 with my Ford towing 14,360 lbs (22,920 truck and FW). I've found the extra couple of thousand pounds makes a considerable difference in mileage. Our 2880RL was 11,500 lbs. If I reset the trip computer while we are at cruise speed and just let it sit there for ten miles or so with no significant hills or wind it will show close to 15 mpg. But I don't quote those numbers because they don't include real world stops, starts, wind, hills, etc. I assume everyone else is using the real trip numbers, too.
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:04 AM   #9
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Welcome gitrdun and congratulations on you new Montana.
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:25 AM   #10
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Welcome to the Montana lifestyle. The forum is a good place to get questions answered and exchange information. Glad you joined us.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:30 AM   #11
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Welcome to MOC! I am certain you will enjoy being a part of the forum.

ChadBrooks,
We get 14 mpg towing our 327RKS at 70 mph. We tow with a 2005 Dodge 2500 HD CTD (610). Around town and going down the road we get between 20 and 26 mpg (about 22 mpg at 75 mph solo). It's not just the Duamax/Allison setups getting the good fuel mileage. And, people tell me it will only get better.

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Old 07-28-2005, 03:32 PM   #12
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Welcome aboard And congrads on the new rig, I am sure it will serve you well for many years.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:05 AM   #13
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Old 07-29-2005, 07:50 AM   #14
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welcome and congrats!
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