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Old 06-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #21
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I agree - 17 mpg(US) with any GM Van motor is pretty good. For comparison; I only get 16.5 to 18 from my Toyota Tundra 2wd, 3.4 liter, 5spd manual trans.
I thought it should get at least 19 to 22 when I bought it new in '04. NOT!
And, worse is my Jeep Wrangler 2dr with 4.0L & 6spd manual = 12 to 14...
I guess Fuel mileage is like money & Sxx - never enough!?
Or, if we're in it for the money - we shouldn't be doing it at all!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #22
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After seeing Macopolo"s post on the difference between U.S. and Imperial.I shall always use Imperial.It sure looks better to me.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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I'm getting closer to 18 mpg (US). That's what I'd like to see.
Last two fill ups were:
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And, with the current fill-up we just cruised for 60 miles at 60 mph in a long line of highway traffic. There was a big rig at the front of the line who kept a steady speed. Didn't have to brake, kept it on cruise control so I'm off to a really good start with this tank.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #24
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2010 long and tall sprinter, ERA. Last check was heading west out NYC on the turnpike in heavy headwinds, 65 mph. 20.8 mpg
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #25
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That's great mileage with a headwind. When we get settled, I'm hoping to get out and see how
age affects mileage. For the Roadtrek and me.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #26
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8000 Km / 5000 miles from Calgary to Indiana and back. Very hot weather, the inevitable head winds, the AC running all day: Average was 15 mpg (US), 18 mpg (Imperial), approx 15 litres per 100Km, or, in what I consider the only really important measure with current gas prices, about $10 per hour on the highway.

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #27
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In the '97 diesel:
Getting close to costing 18 cents per km or 29 cents per mile here.
2769 km or 1720 miles driven last month.
Just under 17 mpg US or right at 20.3 MPG Imperial.
Just under $500 missing from my wallet
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #28
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Not sure why exactly, maybe proximity to the US border, but I'm paying an average of 4-6 cents per litre less here, than at our old home. We're also a refinery town, so that might affect the price. Makes quite a difference when I quantify it in cups of coffee per fill up.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #29
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Just averaged 15 MPG over 2500 mile trip from: VA - OH - IN - AL - GA, then back to VA. Mostly highway but several hundred miles in city or country hilly areas.

I drive somewhat conservatively. Draft on the big boys (semis) when I can. Don't exceed 65 mph on highway. Coast to stop and lay off the brakes where possible. Anticipate stoplights, etc.

Overall I am pretty happy with that for my ~9400 lb loaded weight vehicle.

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:42 AM   #30
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Here we are in Hot - Humid Seattle. Nearly 1800 miles from HOT, Dry Arizona. Averaging 14.042 in nine fillups. HOWEVER, adjusted for our oversize tires @ +4 to 5% we could fudge that to 14.7 mpg. Not so bad as I had expected. Have paid as high as $3.759 P/gal - Oregon & Wash. Can't wait to see what it is in British Columbia (I won't Even try to do the math there). It was $3.18 @ Prescott Costco when we left.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #31
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Since we bought our unit in June (99 American Cruiser - Dodge B3500 - 360 V8 gas) we've done mostly 2 day local trips and have average between 12 - 15 mpg US. Mostly back road hilly terrain here in Maine. Looking forward to doing an extended road trip to see if the milage improves (although I'll still probably stick to the back roads).
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #32
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Gas prices in British Columbia range from $1.249/Liter - (I'm not doing the conversion) in South to $1.339 in Kitwanga @ junction Hwy 16 & 37 (Stewart/Cassiar). But speed limits are lower & road surfaces better than in USA...
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #33
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I just paid C$1.174/L for a 65L fill up. They are paying C$1.257/L where we used to live.
The math says it's a small difference per tank (C$5.85), but it's money in our pocket.
I can't wait to get across the river, and pay C$0.90/L.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:41 AM   #34
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We filled up at Dease Lake on Hwy 37 (Stewart/Cassiar) in B.C. @ $1.559/liter. I think that converts to $5.85 gal. US. Highest we have paid so far! But the trip is worth it & we are driving slow so that should help the MPG - some! This must be God's country, 'cause the prices are so HIGH & they charge us 5% extra for US currency...
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Sorry about the prices up here. We always feel better about it when we're reminded how much of the price per litre is tax, and not greedy big oil company profits.
Gotta pay for that government run "free" health care system some how.
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So far with 5411 miles on our ERA, our average has been, 17.15mpg. That's filling it to the cap each time, running close to the speed limit which is usually 68mph on most highways. My cost per mile so far is 22 cents, best mpg has been 20.45, worst 14.85.
So far this is Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas & Missouri. No fuel additives. Using the "Fuelio" app.

Just starting to use a diesel fuel additive for cetane and cleaning. We'll see if that makes any long term difference. Also just filled it for the first time, (19 gallons), with Cenex premium diesel fuel. Can tell a difference in the engines' smoothness while at speed. Just purrs......
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #37
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Diesel MPG averages seem to go up in stages after 10,000 miles and then again after 40,000 miles. That has been my experience now with both the I5 and V6 Sprinter diesels.
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The gas powered engine's MPG also seem to increase over time and with more mileage. As I get tired of trying to figure it out accurately, decide it's not that big a deal after all, realize there's not much I can do about it anyway, and give up hoping it will suddenly calculate out to 40 mpg.
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Just starting to use a diesel fuel additive for cetane and cleaning. We'll see if that makes any long term difference. Also just filled it for the first time, (19 gallons), with Cenex premium diesel fuel. Can tell a difference in the engines' smoothness while at speed. Just purrs......
Cenex has outlets in the middle US (OK, KA, NE, MO, etc) only, but good to know that it makes a difference. According to this old blog post the cetane rating of 'premium diesel' is at least 47, 7 points higher than the usual crud. Or should I say, 'the usual Sheetz.'

Here's a google map with a few more spots for premium diesel. This sounds like a job for the POI factory.

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My only problem with Cenex stations in general is that most of them are in rural/farm settings, and not very well maintained overall. So unless you know for sure that they move a lot of diesel, I'm afraid to buy from those. Only other Cenex I've bought from is in Forest City, IA, just down the street from the Winnebago factory. They also have all the local diesel contracts and move a lot of fuel for a town of only 4k some folks.
Fortunately our local Cenex station has all the local municipality diesel vehicle contracts, and all the local contractors buy there too. Not to mention, on Thursday afternoons they do a 4 cent discount on all their fuels, so they are very busy then.

Getting off topic here......
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