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Old 05-01-2006, 01:41 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by Les Staley
found a welding shop that put a receiver hitch on the back frame of the Airstream.. trained it home to Wyoming.. pulled great..just watch your swings.
Wait a minute... you pulled the airstream trailer with your truck and then hooked a boat to the back of that??? Uhh...

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Old 05-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #58
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Interstate at 60----------------- 16 mpg
Arkansas hills -------------------12.4 mpg
With a40mph Texas headwind----10.3 mpg
Solo at 68 ----------------------19.8 mpg


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Old 05-01-2006, 03:08 PM   #59
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I just had a first. We came home from the Region 3 rally with the wind on our nose the entire way. It was a 20-30 mph wind all day long. At 62 mph my fuel mileage went down at least 10%.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:34 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by Coastalview
With our 97 Ford powerstroke crewcab 4WD shortbed 4spd. auto,4:10 gearing and being 7,200 lbs, pulling our 78 29' Ambassador of 6,200 lbs loaded, we average:
12 mpg at 70 mph.
14 mpg at 65 mph.
15 mpg at 60 mph.
Our powerstroke has some nice modifications for additional torque, but mpg figures have remained the same.Jeff
Did some tire inflation changes, and was able to get 16 mpg. at 60 mph. to and from our last Nor-Cal Rally.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:06 PM   #61
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I think I posted this before ... somewhere ...

I've been keeping records since day one ... towing & non-towing ... back in September I had to make an emergency run from Brigham City, Utah to Ventura, CA ... never unhitched ... so these numbers are pure towing down I-15:

Brigham City to Nephi, UT - 12.443 MPG
Nephi to Cedar City, UT - 12.060 MPG
Cedar City, UT to Las Vegas, NV - 13.671 MPG
Las Vegas, NV to Barstow, CA - 11.855 MPG

Trip Totals: 652.8 Miles ... 52.383 gallons ... 12.462 MPG

Average speed was about 65 MPH or a bit lower. My Airstream usually weighs in at 9,600 pounds.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:31 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Coastalview
I'm wouldn't bet that the latest generation of Ford's powerstroke is the most fuel efficient. I have family and friends with the latest generation of the Dodge Cummins, and their mpg figures are equal to, or slightly better that what has been posted here, and their pulling SOB and fifth wheels. Besides, purchasing a new diesel equipt pickup in todays fuel cost market(don't expect diesel fuel cost to ever be cheaper than gas ever again), plan on driving it for a life time, to make the the cost of ownership worth it.Jeff
In my community (Metro-Atlanta) Gas-2.85, desiel-2.81.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:34 PM   #63
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Ankornuta: Yep.. thought every cop between Las Vegas and Pinedale Wyoming would stop me, but passed several with nothing to do, and they let me pass. I think the length limit is something like 70 feet here in these western states.. wouldn't try it back east.. check your local laws. I'm CDL carrying fully endorsed (hazmat, doubles, triples, tanks).. gotta plan ahead and fuel at truck stops.. no backing up.. HTH Les

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