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2005 LE 2WD CC with 2 humans, 2 dogs, 4 suitcases and presents:

Shreveport, LA to just northwest of Dallas, TX: 20.8 MPG
Dallas-area to Santa Rosa, NM: 18.7 MPG

Lots of start/stop the 2nd leg due to a winter storm...but dang, I was shocked..especially with heavy load :cheers:
 

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with lots of traffic, you probably had a little drafting action happening and reduce your drag.
 

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I KNOW HudsonValleyTitan will jump all over this, as he is sooooooooooooo jealous (haha)of the good milage some are getting, buuuuuuuuuuuuut, there have been several of us (including myself) who have seen good numbers. Congratulations and welcome to the good milage club! I hope it continues for you as it has for me. If it starts to fall on you, reset computer, that's what I did and it came on back! I have heard up to 23 mpg, although I have not seen that myself. I usually hover around the 20 mark.
 

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Congrats, and I totally believe you as long as you did it the old fashioned way, not trusting the computer. My best real MPG was 20.3, and several times I got 19+ with a load just like yours. I wish I got that in town, but that is dreaming! :)
 

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matthews said:
2005 LE 2WD CC with 2 humans, 2 dogs, 4 suitcases and presents:

Shreveport, LA to just northwest of Dallas, TX: 20.8 MPG
Dallas-area to Santa Rosa, NM: 18.7 MPG

Lots of start/stop the 2nd leg due to a winter storm...but dang, I was shocked..especially with heavy load :cheers:
The best I've got is 19 mpg with a 4X4. Could make 20 mpg if I kept it under 65mph I think.
 

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See HVT. This 20 MPG thing is catching on. :jester:
 

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Yeah I def. do it the right way: miles divided by gallons pumped. There wasn't that much traffic from LA to Dallas. I kept it at 70 via cruise control and kept it below 2000 rpms
 

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well... that is very good news as I will be driving up to MA from FL in 6 days... going for its first oil change on Wed... I cant wait to get her on the open road...
 

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It can be done with gentle driving and the right other conditions. On a trip up to OK from here I pushed the mileage to over 19. On the way back I only managed 18+ because of the strong headwind I was pushing. Oh, and going 80 mph+ didn't help on the way back either, I'm sure. :thedevil:
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
No Habla Ingles !!!! :readclose
Like I said..........

































You know I'm just kidding.......right?:flame:
 

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i truly envy you guys....my last trip from st. george, ut to lancaster, ca i got 12.2 mpg going 77mph the whole way....just changed the oil in the engine, and in the rear diff too...:crying:
 

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i truly envy you guys....my last trip from st. george, ut to lancaster, ca i got 12.2 mpg going 77mph the whole way....just changed the oil in the engine, and in the rear diff too...:crying:

Nah, don't envy them. Just imagine how slow their Titans are compared to yours! :haveredfl :haveredfl
 

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sudden urge said:
Nah, don't envy them. Just imagine how slow their Titans are compared to yours! :haveredfl :haveredfl
Not necessarily true!!!!!!!!

Anyways, have you tried the ecu reset? This will help long trip gas milage. Do it right before you hit the road and baby it, it will probably do better! I get almost that good pulling my camper and it weighs 8k lbs!! With a worst of 9mpg and a best of 11.7mpg, I can't complain at all pulling my beast.
 

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Not necessarily true!!!!!!!!

Anyways, have you tried the ecu reset? This will help long trip gas milage. Do it right before you hit the road and baby it, it will probably do better!

how do you do the ecu reset? this will help me out I think. thx
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but how close is the computer mileage to the actual mpg when you do the math.
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but how close is the computer mileage to the actual mpg when you do the math.
I wouldn't know b/c I don't have the nav system...just a rinky-dink Garmin and my PDA's calculator
 

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To reset the ECU: First of all, if you are keeping track of milage with the trip functions or you like your radio presets the way they are; WRITE THEM DOWN, cause they will be gone if you perform this correctly. Also, if you have an aftermarket alarm, be prepared for the siren to activate upon repowering your electrical system, and know how to correctly reset your alarm(not using the remote)upon repowering.

1.)Warm up truck to operating temp and then shut down engine
2.)Leave the ignition in the "ACC" position
3.)Disconnect the positive battery cable
4.)Wait for about 15 minutes
5.)Touch the positive cable to the negative terminal(this affirms that there is no stored power left in the system)
6.)Remove keys from ignition(or at least spin them back to you as if you were going to remove them)
7.)Reattach Positive lead to battery
7a.....reset alarm which is blaring at full force right now--If anyone with an aftermarket alarm does not know how to reset the alarm correctly(NOT USING THE KEYFOB OR REMOTE)--PM me or take it to the place of installation and ask them!
8.)Restart your truck, and while it's idling, reset your presets on your radio(this should be ample time for the truck to warm up again)

NOW, retrain your truck. If its fuel economy you're after, baby it and you should see a difference.....I did/do. This can be used at the track also, to retrain your truck for max power and bring it out of "granny mode".

I hope this helps.
 

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OK, so I have the final numbers from our trip to NM. I know I might get banned for posting such explicit and gratuitous MPGs, but here goes :cheers:

20.8, 18.1, 18.2, 18.7, and 20.45....

The 20.45 was from Amarillo to east of Dallas, again with 2 passengers, and a bed full of luggage.

Let the "I hate yous" begin :upsidedow:upsidedow
 

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What is the real mleage when you run all eight cylinders instead of six?
 
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