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Old 02-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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Here's what the government says about driving efficiently.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #16
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I am with you Baraff........cant wait for the winds to change direction
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:16 AM   #17
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"Drive like you don't have brakes." This was my dad's secret as he won his company's fuel mileage award every year as a long haul truck driver.
Yeah, I have heard that before. It's actually very hard to do and takes alot of skill.

This might be too extreme but how about:

- Shift it into neutral and take the load off the engine on long down hill grades.

A friend of mine speculated that doing this might reduce gas. Hmmmmmmm, too unsafe and risky?? hmmmmmm??? Okay, that's stupid isn't it??
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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Dont worry algee fuel is just around the corner.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #19
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Some really great tips, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #20
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In my rig on the flats doing 60 mph I get 12 mpg. 65 I get 10.5 70 I get 9 big difference in mpg. 35 years ago I drove swinging beef from Co. to NY. We would all wait for a tail wind to leave. Might be 6 hr or more but no wind or a tail wind we made it in the same time as if we left in a headwind and used a lot less fuel.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #21
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The wind thing is huge. There was a Mythbusters episode where they were testing whether tailgaiting a big rig would save fuel, and the results were astonishing (to me anyway). It was something like 95% increase in MPG if you followed at 1 foot. (which they actually did to test it). I won't be tailgaiting any big rigs to save gas, but I imagine one could get significant MPG improvements by driving with a tailwind.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #22
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Hope the price of oil stays over $100. Remember 2008 when everyone whined about high fuel prices? They got their wish and prices came down - and the economy absolutely tanked, real estate values plummeted, and unemployment skyrocketed. Added 2 years to my working career instead of retiring at 65 and hitting the road. Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
There's no way lower fuel costs caused the ecomic problems. It was the higher fuel costs in the spring and summer of 2008 that pushed us over the edge. When fuel prices go up, ALL prices go up. Everything in the store got there on a truck. Higher fuel prices mean higher shipping costs which lead to higher retail prices. With the economy already leaning "south" the higher prices of everything pushed us over the edge.
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My wife frequently tries the 1 foot tailgating, but I have not noticed any fuel savings.
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How about fueling to half full at about 6 lbs per gallon times say 50 gallons. Why pay to haul fuel we usually have to stop to get the kinks out of the old bones anyway.
Oooh did I say that
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If you are my age you really won't care how much gas get to be you will just keep on keeping on.
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"Drive like you don't have brakes." This was my dad's secret as he won his company's fuel mileage award every year as a long haul truck driver.
"Drive like you don't have brakes." I never thought of it that way but thats how I've been driving and it really makes a difference in my MPG. My wife tells me I'm going to get a ticket some day because I tend to roll through stop signs. If I get stopped, I tell the cop that "I'm driving like I don't have brakes to save fuel."
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I sold my travel trailer. My mileage instantly went from 8 mpg to 32 mpg.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #28
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My wife frequently tries the 1 foot tailgating, but I have not noticed any fuel savings.
Well, it's not a myth. They drive in the draft of the car in front of them in auto racing all the time so they don't have to pit as often.

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How about fueling to half full at about 6 lbs per gallon times say 50 gallons. Why pay to haul fuel we usually have to stop to get the kinks out of the old bones anyway.
Oooh did I say that
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