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First road trip
So, my wife and I took our 2003 F350 on our first road trip to test it out. We drove from Beaverton Oregon, over the mountains to central Oregon on Friday night after work to go look at a camper. Total on this leg was 4 hours, one of which was stop and go bumper to bumper just to get out of town. 194 miles, 10.9 gal. at 18.1 mpg.
The next morning we headed up to Northern Idaho to visit for the weekend. We went 360 miles, 18.9gal. and got 19.0. This was for the most part all freeway driving, in Oregon had the CC set at 68ish and then in Washington at about 74.
I am feeling pretty good about these numbers. Truck was unloaded, just the wife, the dog and me with all of our gear.
The drive home was into some pretty severe head winds coming thru the Columbia Gorge, and that dropped my milage to 17.6mpg for that leg of the journey.
So, we went a total of 1129 miles on 54.7 gallons for an overall average of 20.6mpg.
This is an all stock truck with no mods.