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post #161 of 164 (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 05:11:PM
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8.9 in a diesel - my personal worst:)

Just got back from a trip to Glacier Park, Montana, pulling a Keystone Hideout 175lhs, which is about 3800lbs loaded, plus about 1000lbs of passengers and ice chests in the van. This screen shot is the drive from Ritzville, WA to Grass Valley, OR, most of which had a 35-40mph headwind. Van wouldn't go faster than 61 with the AC on (it was 93-99most of that leg, though it had started to cool off when I took the pic). Locked it in 5th and kept it floored most of the drive, though any uphill at all required the AC get turned off, and usually a shift down to 4th. Never gotten this poor of mileage in a diesel. Averaged 12.7mpg with 300lbs more on the way to Montana. I think my next trailer will be 7ft wide instead of 8ft...

I could not hand calculate mileage, though my experience has been quite good with the computer's estimate. Had to bum diesel off the mayor of Grass Valley as I had 2 gallons left and the nearest open station was over 30 miles away and I'm not sure exactly how much he gave me. Turns out Grass Valley's only non-commercial gas station is closed as the owner is in jail. Bummer for both of us.
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so far on a 600 mile trip I was getting 22MPH . Mixed use was 20
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Black high roof extended 350 with duals and 3.2 w/ 3:73. Drove empty from El Paso TX to Portland Oregon and got 25.6 MPG. But, drove 55 MPH using cruise control. Loved seeing 670 miles ToE on the gauge after fill up. Sorry if you got stuck behind me! I tried driving 75-80 MPH but would drop to 18 MPG.
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I have had mine for a year now. I have a 3.2l, MR, 148", 3.31 LSD, 12 pass. Mixed between towing (6x12 enclosed, snowmobile trailer 7.5' wide, 18' flatbed) and not towing, with passengers or without, with heavy loads in the back and without, city and highway, warm weather and cold weather (Ontario)

Average 19.93 mpg (or 11.8 L/100km).
Worst 14.85 mpg (when towing snowmobile trailer empty and could pull it around by hand... wind drag is a killer)
Best 24.89 mpg

Most highway trips fairly loaded with kids and gear I average around 21-22 mpg.

I have used fuelly to record mileage, and always do a quick comparison of the trip computer (reset it every fuel up). Most of the time it is very close to actual (+- 3%)

Overall I am pleased with the mileage, and for the past year diesel has been about 15% cheaper than gas so it's really been a win-win.
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