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Old 11-12-2010, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Barnyard View Post
My hand calcs are at 16.7 MPG and still climbing (I seem to gain one or two tenths every tank). I've found the sweet spot for my truck is between 65 and 70 MPH with a very light foot. I drive 'way ahead' up the road. This includes gradually speeding up to take a run at an upcoming hill and and coasting whenever possible. My commute is about 50 miles per day 1/2 highway 2 35-65 MPH and 1/2 stop & go city.
Yep, I'm right where you are. I also found that my MPG dropped about 1 MPG recently and that was due largely to colder weather - upped the PSI in my tires a little (I run them 38 hot) and now I'm right back to an overall average of around 16, with highway and in-town driving.

Best I've ever gotten was on a run home from Lake George back to Northern NJ - hit 21 and then as soon as I got back into town, dropped down to around 16.

Can't really complain - I'm satisfied with it so far.
Rich -
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