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Old 02-05-2015, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We got the trailer lights and license plate bracket wired up yesterday. I spent some time this morning securing connections and providing for strain relief, then we went for a ride to buy a new bulb for the plate light.

We had a 4 mph wind out of the south south east, the baro was at 26.1 in Hg, and the temps were around 68 F. We averaged runs on I-25 going south and north to cancel out the wind and grade.

We averaged 24.05 mpg at 65 mph and then we averaged 20.2 mpg at 75 mph. I tried doing 80 mph on the down wind leg for a few minutes and we pulled a 20 mph which makes sense as we were doing 76 mph corrected.

Interestingly enough we pulled 39 mpg on Ft Selden Rd traveling west at 45 mph. I would need to average this figure also which I have not done but it is a fun number for a F-150 truck with 36 sq ft of frontal area.

We expect to be seeing higher numbers if we can get some belly pan work done. Home Depot quoted me $225 for 10 sheets of black chloroplast but the white is only $110. looks like white it will have to be.


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Do you plan to have ( stealth ) gap fillers for the wheel wells ?
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90 day: 19.8 mpg (US)

Ford Stealth G-4 - '14 Ford F-150 4X4 Super Crew XLT
90 day: 18.09 mpg (US)

XLT Towing Keystone 5th wheel trailer - '14 Ford Keystone 5th Wheel XLT
90 day: 8.04 mpg (US)

Trip 2015 C Max Energi - '15 Ford C Max Energi SWP
90 day: 38.2 mpg (US)

Local 120 volt 2015 C-Max Energi - '15 Ford C-Max Energy SEL
90 day: 55.65 mpg (US)

Local 240 volt 2015 C-Max Energi - '15 Ford C Max Energi SLE
90 day: 57.63 mpg (US)

Energi IC only - '15 Ford C Max Energi Leather
90 day: 31.52 mpg (US)

Energi EV Only - '15 Ford C Max Energi Leather
90 day: 113.99 mpg (US)

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90 day: 47.92 mpg (US)

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Eventually, I am working my way forward. Rear wheel liners, belly pan work, then wheel covers.

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