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Old 01-08-2017, 09:05 PM   #51 (permalink)
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30lb propane tanks are cited as 25/hrs each for furnace. Barely a weekend trip. Or, why 40's are preferable. (My aluminum Worthingtons are 72# ea when filled).

11-mpg and a heavy foot is impressive given what an oil burning 454 Chevy would have done. Maybe 4-6/mpg.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:18 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I am finishing up the tire install this morning, I have the air at 60 PSI in these 285/75r17LT.
They had 8" of fresh snow at the destination and 3~4" predicted for every day I will be there. The hubs will probably get locked in
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:38 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Missed it by that much !
(Maxwell Smart voice).
Pressures were set to the door sticker @45 and 60.
Full coroplast front on coolers.
Tank filled.
ABS reprogrammed for taller tires.
Smarty tuning selected for test.



Stuck on top of Snoqualmie pass behind unknown number of wrecks.

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Old 01-10-2017, 12:53 AM   #54 (permalink)
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SAT for two hours. Probably a total of 30 minutes idle time. Temperature ranges from the low 30s to 11. Half hour of 10 mph crawl. 30 miles in 4wd @ 40 or so on various kinds of ice. Still managed 21.26 mpg!
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:51 PM   #55 (permalink)
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So there's a bit of snow over here. My sister, who normally does better, pulled into an on street parking space that was filled with 10" of concrete-like plowed in snow. It was completely bottomed out. We attempted to push it back out by hand. LOL!
I had brought a cable and I pulled her out with the Dodge. Those big tires are great for this kind of snow.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:48 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Before I came over I holesawed some stock hub caps to accommodate the locking hubs.
This is out in front of my sister's place. Note the full radiator block. There is about 4" across the bottom that remains open, and the cooling fan never ran. Outside temps ran from 30's down to 11.
Even with the intercooler almost completely covered, the intake temperature ran about 65.
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Stock steel wheels and tires were 87 pounds each on the bathroom scales, and the 33.7" Nittos shown here weighed in at 99 pounds.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:52 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Was the 21 plus pulling the trailer? Impressive if so. Those common rail dodges are great trucks.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:57 AM   #58 (permalink)
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LOL no. I think gets between 12 in the mountains and 14 on flatland with the trailer. Double the frontal area, 8 x wetted area, roof of many disturbances.
If somebody tells you 21 mpg with a traditional 5th wheel, the proper response is to spray the current beverage out your nose.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:18 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I've had a tank as high as 14mpg going 75 with my 8k lbs travel trailer. 98 dodge 24v 5sd. Most tanks at 75 were in the 10 to 12 mpg with the cruise set to 75. I want to try it at 60 to see if I can get better than 15mpg. Kinda hard for me to drive that slow. Feel like I'm going to be run over by a semi. My truck empty can also top 20, but it rarely does bc of my fat right foot.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:38 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Not much you can do at 75. In the 3 closest states trucks have a 60 mph limit, as do travel trailers.

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