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I did about 2500 miles round trip last year for BB.

With a 20 gallon tank and the bladder of an old man that's alot of stops.

I computed my milage a few times, best I got was 12 mpg. Then I quit checking.

At some point I just quit counting how much I was spending.

BTW, gas here in SW Washington was going for $4.19 for regular today.
Love to get 12...on my epic road trip the home leg in the K5 gave a 10.5 average...for 2222 miles. Still haven't added upp the cost yet. Scared to!! Lol
 

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Cost was 731.15, minus the last 2 stops I didn't record. I was whupped...

Average cost was $3.46, with actual average 10.25 mpg.

It likes 75-80 mph...lol despite being a brick.

My data was created on Jan 9, and completed Jan 13, 2022.


This is all return trip data
 
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p.s., we were regularly hitting sub $3.00 Heading West until New Mexico...steadily went up from there.
 

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that right there says it all; who cares? did you have fun? enjoy life while you can. :pimp1:
Amen Brother. It would have been epic at twice the price... next time I'm going solo. Having a built in time constraint sucked.
 

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Cost was 731.15, minus the last 2 stops I didn't record. I was whupped...

Average cost was $3.46, with actual average 10.25 mpg.

It likes 75-80 mph...lol despite being a brick.

My data was created on Jan 9, and completed Jan 13, 2022.


This is all return trip data
My trucks likes 60-65 mph. Seems very comfortable. Keeps the RPM's around 2450 ish.
4.10's, 37's, sm465 and almost 6000lbs.
Life in the slow lane...
 

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Mine is happy at 65 at a light rpm of 1800-ish. But I commonly end up hauling the mail at 85 mph/2400 rpm.

Still if I can sow down it can pull 13 mpg.
 

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You all are amateurs. The crew cab averages 8mpg. It surprises me all my efforts to improve aerodynamics haven't helped. Bigger tires, more lift, extra transfercase, big front bumper; none of that has improved mpg. I think the next thing I'll try before Blazer Bash is a bigger cam, surely that will do it!
 

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You all are amateurs. The crew cab averages 8mpg. It surprises me all my efforts to improve aerodynamics haven't helped. Bigger tires, more lift, extra transfercase, big front bumper; none of that has improved mpg. I think the next thing I'll try before Blazer Bash is a bigger cam, surely that will do it!
I’m right there with ya in the 8mpg club.
 

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Mine can get 8 if I drive it like a pissed off teenager.
 
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