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Old 07-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Big Dave
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Location: Steppes of Central Indiana
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The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

Impala Phase Zero - '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
90 day: 21.03 mpg (US)
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Road trip over!

2,475 miles, mostly Interstate driving the limit (65 in Illinois; 70 in Indiana, Missouri, and Arkansas; 75 in Texas and Oklahoma) in 95+ degree weather with the A/C blasting every inch of the way.

The result was disappointing: 25.3 MPG.

I think the problem is the flat tonneau. I used to get nearly 28 with my homemade aeroshell monstrosity. (See avatar) But I couldn't see out the old black monstrosity.

I did cobble up some small mirrors that let me run with my big trailer-towing mirrors folded in. Pix coming soon as I can remember how to make my cheap camera co-operate with the computer.

I need a compromise I can see out of and still clean up the bed area.
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam
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