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Old 02-16-2009, 08:46 AM
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Well, I just got back last night from an 18 hour road trip to my mother's house in Southern Il. All but about 2 hours of it were on 2 lane roads. Gotta say the truck performed flawlessly with one exception.
Keep it under 60 and mileage is about 17. (18 according to the guage, but that must be like the old Jeep Wagoneer fuel guages and for entertainment purposes only). Dropped to between 14 and 15 on the interstate running 70 mph. That is the only part of the trip I didn't like. It was a very nice and comfortable drive all things told.
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Glad to know that the truck performed well and your trip was comfortable Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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The good thing is that you had a nice ride and that fuel prices aren't as bad as they used to be last summer.
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Well, I just got back last night from an 18 hour road trip to my mother's house in Southern Il. All but about 2 hours of it were on 2 lane roads. Gotta say the truck performed flawlessly with one exception.
Keep it under 60 and mileage is about 17. (18 according to the guage, but that must be like the old Jeep Wagoneer fuel guages and for entertainment purposes only). Dropped to between 14 and 15 on the interstate running 70 mph. That is the only part of the trip I didn't like. It was a very nice and comfortable drive all things told.

What engine do you have????? 4X4 or 2wd? Quad or Regular? Short Bed or Long? What size tires do you have (Stock 20's, 17's) or aftermarket?????
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My truck will read 19.2 MPG on the overhead if running between 60 and 65 mph. Hand Calc is always 1mpg less. So 18.2 MPG is not bad for me. I get even better at 45 to 55 on flat ground. Hilly areas are around 15-16 mpg. Truck info is in SIG... Fill yours out! AND WELCOME
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Worst part of the trip was everytime I filled up, 5 miles down the road, the price of gas was 10 less
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Worst part of the trip was everytime I filled up, 5 miles down the road, the price of gas was 10 less
That always happens I get apx 19 to 22 going 70 on the Highway 5.7
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Great review on your truck! Glad you are enjoying it!
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