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Old 01-31-2014, 06:37 AM   #57
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I don't know about anybody else, but I use what's basically an advanced version of ScanGauge. While I trust that it gives a pretty accurate readout, that, combined with GPS, and my old rough calculations all add up to my 10+mpg being bang on. I'm no stranger to cars/trucks, and how much MPGs can vary, especially in heavy trucks. We had 2 identical vans, rolling on the same Goodyear tires. One got about 16-17mpg, the other a solid 20mpg. Nothing I did fixed the poor mileage of the other. Despite running perfectly, we replaced literally everything that could possibly effect fuel consumption (injectors, plugs, wires, coil/cap, air filter, ERG valve, o2 sensor, you name it. We even switched to synthetic blend for kicks). The outcome? Sometimes you get lucky, and get one that's easy on fuel

And it's understandable. There's a zillion components, all with variable tolerances, and all of which can be broken in and worn differently. As a rule, you could find of the 2 vehicle (especially older ones), and chances are, their fuel econ wouldn't be the same.

The best recorded MPG I've every achieved (keeping in mind, I have power / MPG adders), was with the wind at our back, and I hit 11.6 US, or 14 MPG imperial. This was obviously verified not only by the computer, but by the extra distance I got out of the 1/4 tank I had left. I keep it at 60, only use cruse on the straight aways, I get a gradual run towards hills, and coast down hill.
Agree. It could also be that my coach is much heavier than yours. It's all fiberglass and nothing inside was built with weight reduction in mind. I need to get the coach weighed.
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How is it that some folk are getting double digits? What's the secret? I don't even think my coach will give me that even with the 5 star tune.
Either calculating with imperial gallons, optimistic math or possession of one of those urban legend high MPG devices that the government won't let the public have.
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Either calculating with imperial gallons, optimistic math or possession of one of those urban legend high MPG devices that the government won't let the public have.

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Have a gas tanker follow you and there will be no worries!!!. They all suck at $4.00 per gallon. And why do we get our oil from the middle east???
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Not much comes from the Middle East anymore but we still defend that oil with carrier groups 24/7. Most comes from North America through fracking. Ten percent is from ethanol corn grown here with NO subsidies. Ethanol is only selling for $1.90/ gallon right now. I wish my RV could use e85.
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Not much comes from the Middle East anymore but we still defend that oil with carrier groups 24/7. Most comes from North America through fracking. Ten percent is from ethanol corn grown here with NO subsidies. Ethanol is only selling for $1.90/ gallon right now. I wish my RV could use e85.
DW's SUV can run on e85. When we first bought it we said, cool cheaper gas. It took a couple of tanks before we realized it was costing more
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Not much comes from the Middle East anymore but we still defend that oil with carrier groups 24/7. Most comes from North America through fracking. Ten percent is from ethanol corn grown here with NO subsidies. Ethanol is only selling for $1.90/ gallon right now. I wish my RV could use e85.

I know this is a little off topic ... but have you noticed there's one word you rarely hear in the news anymore, OPEC. we are now the largest producer of oil and gas. By 2020 we will be the largest producer of oil and we'll be a net exporter. I really feel bad for the sheiks over in the Middle East. I wonder how many goats you have to herd to be able to afford a Lear Jet? :-)
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I know this is a little off topic ... but have you noticed there's one word you rarely hear in the news anymore, OPEC. we are now the largest producer of oil and gas. By 2020 we will be the largest producer of oil and we'll be a net exporter. I really feel bad for the sheiks over in the Middle East. I wonder how many goats you have to herd to be able to afford a Lear Jet? :-)
I lived in Saudi for well over 5 years and the Saudis were and are still getting a rude awakening. It used to be that they could buy a car and when something went wrong with it they would leave it on the side of the road and get a new one. It seems to me that ever since the American contract with Aramco ended things started going downhill. The Saudis never worked and the entire country was run by expats and I mean everything. When the "royal family" weren't making enough money to support their habits and pass down money to their cousins' cousin...well, they decided to put their people to work. I can't remember the exact number, but every business had to have a certain percentage of Saudis as their employees. Let's say you had 100 employees and 25 were Saudis...that meant that the other 75 had to do the work of 100 while the Saudis sat at home collecting a salary. Believe me, you do want them out of the picture. I have many many stories
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Ethanol killed the MPG in my Surburban. Ended up increasing my fuel costs by 25%

My 2005 35' gas coach gets, on average, 8.5mpg and I set the cruise at 62. Wind can easily help, or hinder by up to 2 mpg.
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Here is a calculator for ethanol use. http://data.desmoinesregister.com/fu...calculator.php. E10 does have less energy and should be cheaper that pure gas. In Brazil they sell e25 and 100% alcohol. They all use a formula to decide which one to use depending on price/btu.
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Going by my trip gizmo in my gps....
Aug 13 - 66.094 gal @ $5.296 per $350.20 - Od 39832 m 40512 m 680 mile Ave 8.2
Sept 03 - 76.346 gal @ $5.200 per $397.00 - Od 40512 m 41062 m 550 mile 7.2
Sept 04 - 37.380 gal @ $4.388 per $164.01 - Od 41062 m 41451 m 389 mile 10.4
Sept 09 - 52.690 gal @ $4.802 per $253.00 - Od 41451 m 41832 m 381 mile 7.2
Sept 11 - 43.410 gal @ $4.550 per $197.52 - Od 41832 m 42160 m 329 mile 7.6
Sept 12 - 34.000 gal @ $4.501 per $153.02 - Od 42160 m 42410 m 250 mile 7.4
Sept 12 - 51.296 gal @ $4,880 per $250.31 - Od 42410 m 42823 m 413 mile 8.0
Sept 15 - 42.770 Gal @ $5.144 per $220.00 - Od 42923 m 43130 m 307 mile 7.2
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Let's see...gas mileage?

Ummmmm....don't care

It is what it is, and yeah, it depends on how I drive it, but it's not the most important factor for me, by a long shot.

Could I trade rigs and get better mileage?...sure. And it would cost me 20K to trade. That's a lot of gas.

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Total miles driven divided by total gallons used is the only correct answer
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I've been pushing all this air for a long time and have decided that I can't get less than 9 mpg, so that's always my answer. Saves me the trouble of checking it.
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