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Old 10-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #57
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Returning from the bison roundup last week, we filled up south of Rapid City and made it to Blue Mounds SP in Luvern Minn. 390 miles with 20.5 gallons of regular fuel, nearly 20 mpg! This was all downhill, with the wind. Another tank got us home. The trip to Custer SP, uphill and into a really gusty wind we got about 13 mpg.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #58
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Well... We are now 2,000+ miles into our trip and are averaging 10.0 MPG with the 2010 Tundra CrewMax 5.7L 4x4 when we arrived at the Jackson Rancheria rally. I know we would be getting better MPG if my foot wasn't so heavy (it's hard to drive 55).
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #59
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One advantage of the "instant" gas mileage readout is you see the reduction in fuel economy when you downshift.

You have got to drive gently to get good fuel economy with the 5.7L Tundra. I have a light load (4,300 lbs) and 2wd. I usually get 13-14 mpg towing and I drive at 60-65 mph. I just returned from an 800 mile trip solo- I really babied it to get to my destination (200 miles all flat terain). I got an honest 22.0 mpg. Then 400 miles of urban driving and the 200 mile return trip home, I got an overall trip average of 18.9 mpg. EPA highway rating is 18 mpg. I have no complaints (except the electonic LSD sucks).

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:20 AM   #60
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electonic LSD sucks.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #61
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2010 Jeep Commander 5.7L Hemi, averages 16.9 mpg. Best ever was 17.4.

Towing our 2008 Safari Sport 22' for 500 miles averaged 12.3 mpg.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #62
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We're currently on our first trip to the Northeast, visiting Niagra falls, Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston, Cape Cod, and now down to Gettysburg.

Seems we have to drive slower up here, and our mileage has gone up to an average towing of 13.5. Best we have ever done.

Man, the roads up here really suck!
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #63
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Be careful don't get too close, enjoy the falz.

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #64
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9-10 mpg is about it for us. Our 2008 2500 Suburban is 2WD with a 4.10 rear end.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #65
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9-10 mpg is about it for us. Our 2008 2500 Suburban is 2WD with a 4.10 rear end.

Wow...I feel much better now.

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Old 11-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #66
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19ft 2009 international Bambi towed with 2010 VW Touareg VR6 (gas). Maiden voyage driving it home from Colonial Airstream @ 65mph: 12.2mpg. Get 20mpg without trailer. Towed great!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #67
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I just returned to Arizona with my 23' International that I bought in Oregon. It was 1260 miles, and I had to cross three mountain ranges. According to the computer, I got an average of 14 mpg towing with my Mercedes ML320 CDI. I had the cruise control set to 60 mph on the first day, and 65 on the second. I usually get around 25 mpg when not towing.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:57 AM   #68
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10.5 MPH returning to Austin from Mission, TX at 55 to 60 MPH with 35 MPH head wind. I am glad I was not towing a big 5th wheel or other square box SOB. Strong head winds do make a big difference since I normally get 12 to 13 MPG at 60 to 65 MPH.

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Old 12-01-2011, 08:58 AM   #69
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Correction 10.5 MPG, not 10.5 MPH

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:12 AM   #70
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Ethanol Content of the gas will effect miliage. When I came back from FL last week. I got better miliage and I was driving faster. I noticed the two times I filled up in FL that I did not smell ethanol in the gas. Another factor is that they are probably still on summer fuel blends in FL so you get more bang for your buck. Winter fuel blends have more volitiles that are not as BTU rich as pure gas. For some reason Ethanol lowers gas miliage more than the slight loss of BTU content you get with 10% Ethanol. Most folks get about 10% less gas miliage on E10. It probably has to do with cooler flame temperatures. So in the end the 10% Ethanol is like an inert substance. So it is like you are only getting 9/10 of a gallon when you burn the stuff. Ethanol has other evils I won't go into.

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