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Old 08-19-2008, 12:05 PM   #15
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With our rig,
55mph=12.6 mpg (average over 3700 mile trip)
65mph=8 mpg, I suspect wind resistance is to blame.

Thank goodness for cruise control!!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #16
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I have had this sign made by a friend of mine. Finally got it put on. I still go the speed limit (not more than 60 MPH) and they still fly by me as if oil will keep flowing for ever. Well it will soon come to an end. You can read more by Googleing 'Peak Oil'.


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Old 08-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #17
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I've always been the speed limit +10 type. Then I bought my trailer. I slowed down to 55-60 and discovered a different world. I'm no longer looking at how to get around the driver ahead of me. I now set cruise control at around 57 on the freeways and relax. It's fun to watch people go by and take long hard looks at the trailer. On the freeway I sit in the right lane and very rarely have to change lanes. On 2 lane roads if I get a couple cars behind me I start looking for a place to let them go by.
Saves fuel and stress.

I do watch when you get the idiot that will pass in bad places for oncoming vehicles. I slow down to let them go and prepare to throw out the anchor.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:04 PM   #18
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I have it slightly under-inflated and tie it using a trucker's hitch across the front and back. Don't ask me to put "trucker's hitch" into print.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #19
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Hi: all... I just did the math on fuel mileage from Letchworth St. Pk. N.Y. and we got 20.22 old fashioned M.P.G. on the freeway...60m.p.h./100k.p.h. MAX!!! I 'm happy
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #20
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Hi: all... I just did the math on fuel mileage from Letchworth St. Pk. N.Y. and we got 20.22 old fashioned M.P.G. on the freeway...60m.p.h./100k.p.h. MAX!!! I 'm happy
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If you Google "mileage calculator" you should find several to choose from. I've been using one provided by the Royal Bank. You enter kilometers travelled and litres of fuel used and it gives you the answer either as litres per 100 kilometers or as miles per U.S. gallon.

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Hi: Glenn... Thats to easy for an old school guy like me!!! I use Km'sX .621= Mi's & Ltr's divided by 4.54= Imp. Gal. Divide the two and presto "Old Fashioned" M.P.G.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:53 PM   #22
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On the west coast, vehicles towing usually have a 55 mph speed limit on the freeway, and I stick reasonably close to that, sometimes to 60 on the flat but rarely faster. I've slowed down not towing, too, and stick closer to the speed limit, though I have not seen a huge increase in mileage. But I also notice a lot of other people have slowed down, too.

I think vacation time is a little different, though. If you are going to work, you can leave five minutes earlier and drive more slowly, but if you have only 9 days for your vacation you want to get there fast and are usually willing to sacrifice gas to do it. When I drive trailer-less to Washington in one day, I want to get there and it is worth a few dollars more in gas to get there faster. When I'm going somewhere 40 or 50 miles away, I don't mind it taking 10 minutes more.

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