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20 mpg is the best i have seen. i usually run 18 mpg combination highway and city. Highway 70+ and ...


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Old 08-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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20 mpg is the best i have seen. i usually run 18 mpg combination highway and city. Highway 70+ and 60% of tank the balance around town and to and from work.


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Originally Posted by 0212353 View Post
Does it count if its my minivan that catches you?
Oh I got that whipped too...

Ok... Let convert to Mile Per Gallon Per Ton. (MPGPT)

I weight out at 7,300# empty and get roughly 21-22 MPG right now. So I'm 3.65 tons and multiply 3.65 by 22 MPG and you get 80.3 MPGPT. But now loaded up with travel trailer and everything I'm crossing the scales at 15,020# GCW. That's 7.51 tons and I get about 11-13 MPG. So multiply again 97.6 MPGPT.

I don't think your Minivan will catch me on the MPGPT.

Basically what this shows is how much work your getting for your MPG... Like saying a 80,000# semi gets 5-6 MPG sound bad don't it but if you convert to MPGPT it will blow mine away...

40 x 6 = 240 MPGPT...

Like saying my ATV gets 30 MPG sounds awesome right... But my ATV has a max weight of about 1,500 pounds loaded.

.75 x 30 = 22 MPGPT...

Make you think...


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If I slow down to 55mph, I would beat you by a long shot!!


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I didnt buy this truck for MPG'S ... BUT it is a plus for me that I get 21

and if anyone wants better MPG's look here

http://www.ramforum.com/f21/quadzill...47/#post165140
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I didnt buy this truck for MPG'S ... BUT it is a plus for me that I get 21

and if anyone wants better MPG's look here

http://www.ramforum.com/f21/quadzill...47/#post165140
Well the module is nice but... It won't do you any good if you don't understand how to drive efficiently. Like me I can bury my truck down below 16-17 MPG just driving with a heavy foot. Driving style is the #1 cause of poor MPG's. So if you got poor driving habits no matter what you add it still going to be poor...


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^^2nd that but its fun
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Wish I could match that. Maybe one day.

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Wish I could match that. Maybe one day.

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Sorry to say it won't happen with a gasoline engine...

There is a simple fact that diesel fuel has more BTU's than gasoline so gallon for gallon diesel can produce more work.



Normal diesel fuel is right around 133,000 BTU / Gallon

Standard unleaded gasoline 116,090 BTU / Gallon

Ethanol 76,330 BTU / Gallon


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In your first MPG graph there's been quite an uptick toward the end. Did you do any mods that would correlate to this uptick? Or just more hwy/less right foot driving?

Also here's a calculation to throw in. What's your cost per BTU compared? Or cost per mile. With diesel being higher than gas this is more important than the MPG. But those are some impressive numbers.

My 4.7 was at 17 MPG (calculated) on the last tank. 15.9 for the 3 tanks of gas I've owned it.


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