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Old 07-18-2012, 05:42 PM   #141
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #142
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I think my rig is possessed. Driving up and down mountains in North Carolina I got 8.73 MPG driving down I 95 in Florida I got 7.8 MPG... I don't exceed 65MPH
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #145
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For fuel, the plane is far cheaper (amount used/time to get there); when you consider the cost of maintenance the plane is far more expensive. But then again, a MH is already on the ground ..... engine stops you just pull over to the side of the road.
Takes offs are optional, landings are not.
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I think my rig is possessed. Driving up and down mountains in North Carolina I got 8.73 MPG driving down I 95 in Florida I got 7.8 MPG... I don't exceed 65MPH
It's too easy to fall into that "gas, is gas, is gas...." trap, if you ever saw the variance in ethanol, quality, BTU's per gallon, octane levels, etc., in gas around the country you'd be shocked.

A 10% variance isn't much when you factor in all the variables.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #147
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It's too easy to fall into that "gas, is gas, is gas...." trap, if you ever saw the variance in ethanol, quality, BTU's per gallon, octane levels, etc., in gas around the country you'd be shocked.

A 10% variance isn't much when you factor in all the variables.
Wisconsin to Little Rock, started at 22mpg, went to 24mpg, maxed at 27mph... better gas in the south it seems
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #148
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There is a lot that can change your gas mileage. What most people don't is that gas is all basically the same, the difference is the additives. I have been in the petroleum industry for 28 year and it blows peoples minds when they find out that no matter where they stop for gas, with the exception of Amoco it all come from the same refinery. The difference is that the additives that that are put in at the loading rack. That being said I have a 2012 Mazda. I recently took a trip from Mobile Alabama to Houston Texas on business. I fill up with Chevron gas and got 35 mpg when I filled up with shell if dropped to 32 mpg, my third fill up was with Chevron again and in Houston traffic I was getting 35 mpg again.

I know I don't get anywhere near 35 in my rig, more like 8 to 9 mpg but we have tested fuel and additives from all oil companies and I like the Chevron additives. Also you can go to your local parts supply and get some sea foam. It will clean you carbs and injectors and absorb the water and part of the ethanol in your gas.

Other than that keep your oil and air filter changed and keep close tabs on your coolant and tire pressure, the harder you engine has to work the more gas you will burn.
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There is a lot that can change your gas mileage. What most people don't is that gas is all basically the same, the difference is the additives. I have been in the petroleum industry for 28 year and it blows peoples minds when they find out that no matter where they stop for gas, with the exception of Amoco it all come from the same refinery. The difference is that the additives that that are put in at the loading rack. That being said I have a 2012 Mazda. I recently took a trip from Mobile Alabama to Houston Texas on business. I fill up with Chevron gas and got 35 mpg when I filled up with shell if dropped to 32 mpg, my third fill up was with Chevron again and in Houston traffic I was getting 35 mpg again.

I know I don't get anywhere near 35 in my rig, more like 8 to 9 mpg but we have tested fuel and additives from all oil companies and I like the Chevron additives. Also you can go to your local parts supply and get some sea foam. It will clean you carbs and injectors and absorb the water and part of the ethanol in your gas.

Other than that keep your oil and air filter changed and keep close tabs on your coolant and tire pressure, the harder you engine has to work the more gas you will burn.
Yep.. 10,000 gals go in the pipeline and 10 mins later they pull 10,000 gals out that someone else put in. Additives make the difference, such as Ethanol or MTBE (ugh..)
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We have a 99 Born Free 23.5 with a 99 Ford V-10. We avoid interstates and keep the speed at 60-62. This gives us 9.5-10.5 depending on terrain and winds. We do not pull a toad.
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We just completed a 6,526 mile trip while towing a 3,000 lb. 2002 Mercury Cougar behind our E-450, 6.8L V-10. The route included PA (from Home in NEPA), OH, IN, NE, CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, KY, WV, VA, MD & then back to home. There was a lot of mountains, wind and HOT weather (AC ran almost continually).
Average MPG was a little over 9. Did not exceed 65 MPH but stayed mostly on State and US Highways (those long 7 to 12% grades through Logan Canyon to Bear Lake are killer - got between 7 and 8 MPG on those).
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Fleetwood 28f gasser on a F53 Triton v-10. At 60-65 we get 8 mpg. Pretty much flat landers so far and we don't have a toad.
Keep those tires properly inflated!
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