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post #11 of 31 Old 05-13-2014, 12:55 PM
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^ havent seen. thanks for sharing
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Great trip here with over 4000 miles towing with the new ED. Sorry if this has been posed before but did not see it in this thread.

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Beauty, some great info in that thread...

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Stats for the drive from Republic to Edmonton.
656.9 miles
14.2 ampg
50 amph
Elapse time of 12 hours 59 minutes.
Most of the trip he was hauling a 5,400 lb trailer but towards the end of his journey he actually got up over his GCWR, 13,756 of 13,500 lbs. Really, actually great info in that thread!



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AND 14mpg

cant beat that
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yea, exactly. 14 is still fantastic but a ways off from what Diesel Mag pulled down. I suppose the difference is feet! But he averaged 50 mph while the DP guys averaged 65 mph? what gives???



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towing different weighs? what was the diesel mag report towing?
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DP hauled 105% of the ECO's combined weight rating for the entire journey. This guys has had various weights as hes been picking up and dropping stuff off the entire way. For his last leg he got over combined weight rating as well however...

The average of 50 however could of been heavily influenced by steep grading which would obviously lower speeds as well as mileage...



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He also had some big headwinds in the western US. 50mph plus.
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The 50 average is because it's his total for all miles driven. That includes driving in many towns, seeing his buddies, etc. etc. The average can be very low in just a short distance. Drive down the highway at 65 or your local speed limits and reset your averages then drive through a couple small towns and a couple stop signs. The average will plummet.

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If you've ever driven to Alaska it's a Mo-Fo...all up and down...high elevation...steep grades...I've done it twice. The last time was in a 86 Diesel Suburban...6.2L. That trip made it scream like a bitch. Seriously. That's pretty good for the mountain roads...it's not like he was cruising across ND with a tailwind.
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If you've ever driven to Alaska it's a Mo-Fo...all up and down...high elevation...steep grades...I've done it twice. The last time was in a 86 Diesel Suburban...6.2L. That trip made it scream like a bitch. Seriously. That's pretty good for the mountain roads...it's not like he was cruising across ND with a tailwind.
But nothing can compare to a North Dakota head wind. LOL you cannot even take a Norwegian shower around here the wind will dry you off before you even got wet. LOL

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