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Old 08-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #21
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Benny, I have seen as high as 29 mpg, but that was driving to Phoenix. Across the desert. The Long, hot, flat, boring, desert (I gotta do that Saturday.. eek!)

Now, for reality.. on my daily commute, freeway, city streets and a LONG climb up the hiway with my elevation gain, about 22-23.

Towing on my long trip to Oregon last year, I got as high as 19. I forgot exactly, but I am going to say I averaged 17 or so.

Dan, I haven't gone through a tank yet! I have commuted 2 1/2 days in it, (100 mile RT) and it is at 1/4 now. I suspect that tomorrow I will have to fill. I am running the tank down so I can see how many miles I get on the trip meter before I start to think about filling.

I know I could fill and calculate now, but I want to see if the gage is one of those that sticks on full forever then suddenly drops to "E" when it is low. So far, the gage seems linear enough.

I finally got the Element home today! (Had to wait for my friend to be available to drive it) My parking area is full, but with just a minor adjustment to the trailer position, I have plenty of room for all 3 rigs, and am nowhere near approaching the nieghbors line.

Yay!

(Yeah, wait til it snows )
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:02 PM   #22
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I finally got the Element home today! (Had to wait for my friend to be available to drive it) My parking area is full, [b]but with just a minor adjustment to the trailer position, I have plenty of room for all 3 rigs, and am nowhere near approaching the nieghbors line.
How about a minor adjustment to the car(s) position?
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:21 PM   #23
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Gina,
I can you may need some boat fenders in the winter to prevent any accidental contact. Some which are sized for about a 25'-35' yacht should prevent most damage. FGTT's are tough like fiberglass boats, but automotive sheetmetal is much more fragile. Continuing in a marine vein, since additional parking for guests at your home is now non-existant, you actually are in need of a ferry.
Keep the side up, so contending with snow will be a ways off...
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #24
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since additional parking for guests at your home is now non-existant,
Thats what they make streets for

I pay the county for them, feel free to park there! My treat!
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:34 AM   #25
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WAY TO GO GINA.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #26
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So, as Kurt says, it's a bit crowded if I want guests to park. Maybe.. if they have a motorcycle.......
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:41 PM   #27
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Thanks Gina, that`s about 35 MPG or so on a Imperial gallon on flat land....Benny
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:41 AM   #28
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Thanks Gina, that`s about 35 MPG or so on a Imperial gallon on flat land....Benny
Hi: Why is it that Californians Park in a Driveway and Drive on a Parkway??? Canadians on the other hand leave two multy thousand dollar vehicles outside 'cause the garage has a few hundred bucks of junk in it???
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:14 AM   #29
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If it's an AIRport, how come it's on the ground????

I forgot to build a garage. If I had one, the trailer would be in it.

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Old 08-26-2006, 12:05 PM   #30
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Gina you should check and see that recall repairs have been made to that vehicle. Jepp recalled over 800,000 Libertys. I think it was every year and every liberty. Its a lower ball-joint issue. A few other recalls are out for that vehicle this is one a remember in that it was on the news a few weeks ago.

I just found a link.
http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/daimle...eep_liberty.htm
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:37 PM   #31
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gina did you get a mpg done yet ?? i did my new truck since i bought it i am getting a 22 mpg hwy 19 city 20.5 combined thats about 6 mpg more than i got with the dakota 6cyl the dakota never more than 16 hwy 13 city 14 combined
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #32
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Dan, yes.

On my daily commute, I get between 18 and 19. Tank calculations match what the computer on the console says.

I just did a round trip to Phoenix this weekend and got 21 average. Thats cheating tho.. I-10 between here and there is not exactly a challenge for any vehicle when it come to power requirements.

I was not towing. (I felt so.... naked! )
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not to bad i would be happy with that...
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:55 PM   #34
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Andy,

Already noted that, but thanks. It's lower Ball Joints.

The notices are not even out yet, They will start in Sept.

Every brand new car I have ever owned has had a recall or TSB...

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Dan, yes.

On my daily commute, I get between 18 and 19. Tank calculations match what the computer on the console says.

I just did a round trip to Phoenix this weekend and got 21 average. Thats cheating tho.. I-10 between here and there is not exactly a challenge for any vehicle when it come to power requirements.
Oh c'mon Gina... you've GOTTA do better than THAT! <bragging mode on> I got 17 mpg round-trip out of my Excursion V10 on my last trip to Chicago! <bragging mode off> <juvenile mode on> (tongue out) na na na na na na! <juvenile mode off>

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:11 AM   #36
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isn"t the terrain across the Mojave more hilly than Iowa???



And how many scorpions did you get to schmoosh???
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Roger, Gina, et al:

"17mpg" - "18 and 19 mpg" - "21mpg" !!!!!

"Oh the humanity!!"


(1999 Ody 29.7/15.7mpg, 35,000lb towing cap.)
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:33 AM   #38
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Yeah? Oh Yeah???

I, uh,.. I am gonna drive MY Honda today.. just cause..

the tank is full.



That'll show ya.
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[b]35,000lb towing cap.
Were you using your fisherman's scale again, Per?
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #40
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eh hem..

a properly equipped Liberty has a 5k towing capacity.

*sniff sniff*

I think I smell a Bigfoot 17..

*sniff sniff*

don't smell any more money...

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