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I think if I was in the market I would still go with a prospector.



Seems like I have seen the recruit some where else. Is the 20 inch not an AEV design?
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Maybe on long flat stretches of freeway at 65mph, but there is no way you're getting 17MPG in city driving or mixed city/freeway.



My stock 2017 2500 barely gets 12 in the city and IF I'm lucky 20 on the freeway only after I've left the hills of CA and hit the flats of AZ.


That's surprising. I have a 3500 and get 15-17 in Atlanta city driving and 21 when I go on a 4hr drive to the in laws in Tallahassee.

I got 20 when I drove to Asheville for Expo east


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That's surprising. I have a 3500 and get 15-17 in Atlanta city driving and 21 when I go on a 4hr drive to the in laws in Tallahassee.

I got 20 when I drove to Asheville for Expo east


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Whenever I see guys claiming extremely poor fuel mileage, I always wonder if they realize just how much control they have over fuel consumption with their driving technique.
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Whenever I see guys claiming extremely poor fuel mileage, I always wonder if they realize just how much control they have over fuel consumption with their driving technique.


Agreed.

Now granted I have a Limited and my dash has the ability to show me my instant gas mileage. I rarely view the other features and use the MPG gauge to maximize my fuel efficiency. I will say that if it were not for this feature I would easily be in the 14/17 range for city and highway respectively.

Even the most slight throttle movement makes a huge difference. What I have also found is that if I drop the truck into 5th gear on road trips my MPG will increase 1 or 2 mpgs. It puts my truck right at 2000 rpms at 70-75 mph.

I'd bet if I were in south Florida where it's flat I could get close to 23 or 24 mpg.


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Made me think of this video that was posted here a while back. Economy driving. Haha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xamO_u21phY

And a second from Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExArsXTmCJk
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Actually I have to agree with the millage claims. I just did a 6000 mile round trip in a 3500 Cummins AEV RAM with 37 inch tires and 3.73 gears and manual transmission. Best tank was 18.4 mpg and the worst was 15.4 mpg. Even with a mix of highway and wheeling in Moab I still got mid 12 mpg.
(and that was with the bed packed full)

I was very surprised to see these numbers. But it is awesome for such a big truck!

So it is very well possible to get 20 plus out of the recruit. It is way lighter than the Prospector with the Diesel!
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