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Just got back from a mini-vacation, w/MPG figures

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I came back to find 12 pages of active topics since Thursday afternoon! Anyways, I drove to Kansas and back to visit a friend. On my first tank of gas, I managed 364 miles with the 16.1 gallon tank, averaging 22.6MPG, but also considering the tank was not empty when I refilled it, nor did I have any sort of low fuel warning. I think I could have managed 23 MPG, but that would be on fumes.

On the way back I hauled, but still managed 311 miles and I have a quarter of a tank left. Not back for the 3.slow and a truck with a big heavy cap on the back.
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Where were you driving from to get 311 miles to Kansas and what part of Kansas did you visit. Seems like some good numbers for the 3.0L. Nice job.
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You've got a 19.5 Gallon tank I believe- as do all of the supercabs.
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I can't fill it past 16 gals.


I actually went to McPherson. I stopped to refill the tank on the way back, hence only 311 miles.
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im happy when i break 250 miles a tank. 364 wow.
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im happy when i break 250 miles a tank. 364 wow.

My truck can't offroad, and won't win any beauty contests, but I have the Energizer Ranger...it keeps going and going and going
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thats good, i ran about 20-21 on my trip to cincinatti, so about 380 before i filled up with my 19.5
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im lucky to get 280 before my check light comes on. too scared to see just how far i can push it.
i bet the topper has something to do with it too.
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whoa, a 4x4 supercab with a 3.0L, havent seen that in a while! 280 is pretty good for a 4x4..
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im lucky to get 280 before my check light comes on. too scared to see just how far i can push it.
i bet the topper has something to do with it too.

Well, I generally try to cruise around 70-75 MPH. I run the EATC at 74-75 degrees F and put the cruise control on while listening to tunes. I would like a tonneau cover as opposed to the huge cap, but the cap does allow for more cargo space.

When I had my 99 XLT it had a 20 gallon tank I think. I was able to squeeze around 430 miles average out of that truck.
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was it a 4cyl? I have yet to get over 360 miles to a tank..
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No, it was a 3.0L V6. I didn't have a top on it or anything, and it had nothing power, ugh.
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im lucky to get 280 before my check light comes on. too scared to see just how far i can push it.
i bet the topper has something to do with it too.
if the light just came on you could make it to 300 miles i bet.

ive got 324 miles on my 4.0 4x4 and stlll had 2 gallons left when i filled up. the light was on forever. i just kept driving it to see how far i could go. lol
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I drive 25 miles 1 way to work, majority of it that is interstate, rushhour...constrction. it would suck to run out of gas there.
im thinking of buying a yamaha vino and putting death metal stickers on it, or camoclad.
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Not too bad. I just got about 22 mpg in my 04 F150 w/ 4.6.
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DAMN!!!!

I'm lucky to get over 17mpg on my truck!!! I get 15 when I have the tires satnding up in the back.
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DAMN!!!!

I'm lucky to get over 17mpg on my truck!!! I get 15 when I have the tires satnding up in the back.

Well, I have a 2WD and the 3.Slow. Both contribute to increased MPG. The fact that I also have the crappy stock tires helps some as well as my driving style, which is get to the speed I wish to cruise at, trim it up, and then leave things alone.
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