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Old 07-20-2011, 01:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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NIce numbers! And, it's only "work" until it's second nature.

Trip planning plays a big part in better numbers (departure/arrival times, routing, scheduled stops; zero unscheduled), etc.

I'd weigh it next time. Start with an "empty" weight (driver plus full fuel) on a three axle certified scale [CAT Scale], and then as loaded for the trip. Adjust tire pressures to load.

Also, altitude, temps, humidity, barometric, etc.

It's all about prediction, IMO.

P.S. As a big truck driver: I want to be able to see you in my rearview, preferably from the drivers side. That means fall back far enough to be able to see that mirror yourself.

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Old 07-20-2011, 02:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A small/mid SUV hybrid can have a tough time getting to 30 (I'm at the mercy of the traffic)--kudos for doing it with gas only!

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