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Flawless Road Trip
I just returned from a road trip that took me from Philadelphia to Tampa FLa in my truck, 1100 miles each way. The ride was very comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children, I had no problem driving the 17 hours each way straight through only stopping for fuel, food and bathroom.
My truck is a long bed with a Roll N Lock cover and I had the entire space filled with luggage, cooler, extra food & drinks etc....it worked great at keeping our luggage dry and secure during our week long stay. I would have to guess I had at least 500lbs in the bed at all times.
We arrived in Tampa and stayed with some friends then went to St Pete and stayed at the beach for a few days. Drove to Clearwater to catch a ball game and finally ended up in Orlando to see the mouse.
I was impressed with my fuel mileage also, the lie o meter said I averaged 21.3 mpg over the 2284 miles I travelled. I hand calculated 20.2 during my trip and I know I could have done better if I would have kept the speed down. It was tough to run 75mph, most times I was doing 80 just to keep up.
Overall I was really impressed with the truck and the way it rode, handled and how comfortable it was for the long haul.
Mods during the trip were H&S on 300 street tune, S2H Shift schedule, S&B intake, 4 inch down pipe back MBRP.
08 F350 CCLB 4x4 - SOLD