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Old 03-20-2019, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from SD MN IA Tri-State Area

Hey Guys,

I'm not a new member here but have recently had a change in employment which has required me to travel about 120 miles per day vs about 10, so my interest in fuel economy has been reinvigorated. I have a mech. engineering background and had worked as a sub for contract delivery using my Chevy astro van when I was in school 10 years ago, but have basically been a lurker here ever since delivery job went away. Currently driving a 2004 Chevy Impala and pushing toward sustainably hitting the EPA highway rating (28mpg) and working through some maintenance checks, cleaning, ect. My mpg trend has been positive. I had been (and still do) use the fuelly app for tracking mileage and maintenance so I was able to get the history from 2+ years loaded to get a baseline charted here. Looking forward to warmer weather / less challenging drives. The weather the last couple months has lead to some challenging driving.

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Old 03-20-2019, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

The weather the last couple months has lead to some challenging driving.
As a member from ND I can say: No stinkin kidding.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Been horrible winter here in Vermont too. I am so glad to have it break finally!
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's snowing right now.
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Old 03-30-2019, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was up in the Midwest for both of the major polar air masses this winter. -15*F in Ohio, for instance.

I gave up trying for any kind of fuel economy. At that temperature, I have to idle the truck all night.

Anyhow, welcome and here's to your continued improvement!
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As a native Minnesotan living in Tennessee, I'm a little envious of you guys right now. It might hit 80 degrees this weekend.

This gives me some concerns for what it might do when summer comes. And frankly, I miss snow.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This winter is soooooooo loooooooooong. Yes, I said is. Snow is knee-deep in my yard, steps and sidewalk are icy, I can see my breath in my house...

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