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Old 05-07-2017, 09:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 11

Eckie - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 41.94 mpg (US)

95 Dakota - 3.9 v6 automatic - '95 Dodge Dakota SLT extended cab
90 day: 21.07 mpg (US)
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Well guys, I made it to colorado Thanks again to everyone for the help and advice!

Summary: I suck at fiberglassing lol. I got 2 coats when building the truck but that was all I had time to do. The hinged lid works flawlessly so I was able to load everything into the truck with the topper in place.

Fuel Log:
I traveled a total of 1478 miles.
Starting elevation was 500 ft and final elevation is 5600 ft.
Estimated weight including furniture, 3 bicycles, and an extra passenger is roughly 800lbs.
Average speed from Ohio through Missouri was 70-75mph.
Average speed through Kansas and Colorado was 80-82mph.
From Dayton, OH to Columbia, MA I had to fight an awful storm that caused tons of flooding.
Since the sender unit was out and my credit card required pre-paying, I wasn't able to get all the individual numbers.

The final fuel consumption was 71gallons resulting in nearly 21mpg average in an automatic truck. As a bonus, even though my aero topper was hinged and I dealt with rain for almost 10hrs straight. ALL of my stuff stayed perfectly dry! I couldn't be happier with the end results. Thanks again to everyone for the input!

I'll upload photos within the hour anyone interested.
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