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Doing some abstract calculations it looks like you might be doing somewhere in the region of 17-18 mpg
It's great to hear about your trip thank you
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Sounds like alot of fun to me GT. I have traveled alot of this country in my youth on the back of my old Shovelhead Harleys. I miss those days, but have done and seen alot of things people don't get to experience except on a motorcycle. Wife and I have traveled all over the US and really enjoyed it before we came back to Maine to raise the Grandson. We have talked about trailering up again after we find a sizeable property next year to settle into. If we go the working farm route that we have discussed then it will mean shorter trips and having someone look after the place while we are away. If we go the Family Compound rotue we are considering then it won't be hard to do at all. Wife has a sister that has never settled down, she has had a hard go of it for the last several years and we have had her girls more often than not over their young lives. She is a great worker and loves to garden and take care of animals so it would be a good fit.
I envy you your trip friend, and look forward to your wrap up photos and posts. Keep your rubber down and enjoy the ride. Be safe out there. Reps for the extensive info your posting.
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That is correct about Randy. I haven't heard from him in a very long time, but his profile still shows Johnson City.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:33 PM
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Another day of driving is behind me
another 500 plus miles
i am now in Forest City Arkansas
tomorrow will be a very short day, i am only going to go to Texarkana Arkansas, it is on the Texas/ Arkansas border
Hopefully i will have the time to add up my mileage & gallons of gas w/ cost per gallon

Friday will be another short day, i'll be driving to Fort Worth Texas
Saturday is RAMFEST
Sunday & Monday i will spend driving back to San Diego

I did see my EVIC computed MPG while driving across the Tennessee hills, it was at 18.9 when i checked
i have not seen more than 17.4 before this out in the desert & at sea level
possibly the elevation has something to do with the difference ??
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my darn NAV system has been acting up a bit again
its not to bad on the highways where there are signs to use as a cross reference
In a smaller city, it tells me to turn when i am 1/2 through an intersection, then it will say, 'make a U turn if possible'
then it will say, turn right at the next intersection, again it is wrong, there is no right turn possible, then it say, turn left, again & again & it is usually wrong, sending me down cow paths that lead no where

I think that i mentioned before, a rock chipped my windshield
2 days ago, either a person, place, or thing caustic came in contact with the front of my Ram, looks like i need a paint job

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What your experiencing with your NAV system is what I consider to be 'Normal' with NAV systems in general. I have Garmin, Tom-Tom, Magellan and what ever that thing in is my Ram. IMO, they are a great toy to show to other people so they can say things like "Ohwww, Ahhhhh". I refuse to use any of them for actual navigation, more of a comic relief of what is taking place.

As for the talking b*t*h......she has been muted!


So Tom..... Aside from you NAV doing stupid stuff and the paint disintegrating off your truck, how are you enjoying your holiday??? LOL
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:58 AM
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Well after yesterdays Texas RAMFEST 2012
it rained like it would never stop
Then i left Ft. Worth this morning, stopped to eat some breakfast, tasted great but gave me a upset stomach
Happy Birthday to me

Tonight i am in El Paso Texas
600 mile drive from Fort Worth area

just a bit more than 700 miles to get home
i have driven it in a day, but i will likely take 2 days to get home
it will be nice to sleep in my bed again
I have had a great time in the last month

Check out ArmyOfOnes post, some pix have been posted of yesterdays event
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Here are some of yesterdays Ramfest 2012
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=119651

as i mentioned, the original post has some & the Sunray Tint shop took some from their roof, they they are going to email
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Happy Birthday !?!

I didn't see your name show up on the birthday list! Was it to...yes....Sunday (19th)?
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I don't know who told them when it was, maybe BlueJet ??
I told the guys yesterday, but i don't know who else may have heard

This is at the top of my posts as a notice
GTyankee, we want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a great day!

yes it was today, the 19th of August

there is no updated 2012 calendar, just the 2011 August
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