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Old 10-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #731 (permalink)
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What really sucks is I've seen that truck FOUR times now. In 3 different time zones no less. He must just always be moving.

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Old 10-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #732 (permalink)
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You all may or may not realize that the truck in question is a Toyota Motorhome.

It was already pretty much that shape anyway, and they're noted for exceptional fuel economy for a small motorhome rig, myself having gotten 20-23MPG (tank to tank) from one.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:06 AM   #733 (permalink)
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You all may or may not realize that the truck in question is a Toyota Motorhome.

It was already pretty much that shape anyway, and they're noted for exceptional fuel economy for a small motorhome rig, myself having gotten 20-23MPG (tank to tank) from one.
If they could build a motorhome that gets 23MPG, why couldn't they build a big SUV that gets 23MPG?
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:55 AM   #734 (permalink)
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Christ, you're right about a Toyota Motorhome being efficient for its size, but this truck is modded to get attention. The "Whom ye shall fear" sign over the cab hinders airflow to the side. Not to mention the flags... But there are more important things in life than saving dino-juice.

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If they could build a motorhome that gets 23MPG, why couldn't they build a big SUV that gets 23MPG?
Because gas was too cheap.
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e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

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Old 10-21-2010, 02:25 PM   #736 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...
... a relative/friend asks:
"Can't you just get in the car and drive, without always thinking about how much fuel you're using or looking at all those gauges?"

And you answer:
"I did once, but that just killed my fuel economy!"
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When you have to follow a family member who likes to drive 10 over, speed up fast, stop fast (drives like a redneck). After 45 min you have watched the gauges and miles and give him the bill for the extra gas costs
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....funny thing is, when my brother wanted to drive a 70 mph stretch at 80 so we could get home sooner, I got the best MPG tank I've had yet....

Should I have given him the money for the gas saved?
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:04 PM   #740 (permalink)
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No. He should pay the speeding ticket though.

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