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RE: [T3] Eastern Invasion Caravan

Glad your home safe and sound Russ, and the Bus's too.
Sounds like the Kia passed the stress test, it may not be an F350 or a Hemi
but when you disconnect your trailer you can double your gas mileage.


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-----Original Message-----
From: russw [mailto:russw@classicvw.org] 
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 9:38 PM
To: type3@vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Eastern Invasion Caravan

On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 01:32 -0400, John Jaranson wrote:

> All told, with my side trip to Minnesota and correcting for my smaller 
> front tires, Sophy and I logged 6371 miles.  I used 243 gallons of gas 
> for a total average corrected fuel economy of 26.2 mpg.  Not too bad 
> and pretty consistent with Jim's FI number.  I paid as little as $2.779 
> (in WY) per gal to as high as $3.499 (in CA) per gal for mid-grade 
> fuel.
I don't want to hear about your gas mileage. :( j/k. Going out, when I
was running with you guys, I was getting about 22mpg, with a SUV,
running 70mph. When I left you people and kicked it up to 80-85 mph, I
dropped to about 19 mpg. BUT, coming back, was a different story.
On one tank of gas, I only got about 10 mpg, 15mpg was the best I got on
the way home. But then I was towing a 1400 lbs trailer, with 1 1/2 bus's
on it. Dead Man's Pass between Oregon and Idaho, on I-84 was clear down
to 2nd gear in the trans, and turning 4500 rpm. It took me 3 days of
hard driving to get home. 
russw <russw@classicvw.org>

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