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Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
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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.

RC.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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That's great mileage from such a big truck! I'm glad to see we can really wring out some mileage on long trips like that even on the high shift point setting. The wife and I have taken a few road trips in mine but never more than 4 hours and not since I tuned it last August but it was always super comfy, hence the reason we always take it. Hopefully I can come even within 2-3 mpg as you did considering my wheel and tire situation...
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Nice post and trip gottago. What's your gear ratio?
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I have the 3.73 gear ration in my truck along with 4 x 4.

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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...........

Mods during the trip were H&S on 300 street tune, S2H Shift schedule, S&B intake, 4 inch down pipe back MBRP. .

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That's great mileage from such a big truck! I'm glad to see we can really wring out some mileage on long trips like that even on the high shift point setting. ...
shifting late ain't gonna matter so long as most the miles are with the truck stretching it's legs out.. hover around 50~55mph, though, and it will.. it will heat up the tranny by shifting constantly as well as fluctuate the RPMs needlessly.. above 60mph the shifting schedule doesn't make a bit of difference.
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