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    I don't have a real pickup (I have a Honda) but it gets from 18 to 22 all the time. With the 22 gallon tank it gives me roughly a 400 mile range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiwall View Post
    I don't have a real pickup (I have a Honda) but it gets from 18 to 22 all the time. With the 22 gallon tank it gives me roughly a 400 mile range.
    The Ridgeline. If it is a new one, it is the exact same thing as my wife's SUV (a Honda Pilot) accept the Ridgeline has a bed instead of an enclosed cargo area. My wife's Pilot has a 9 speed auto transmission and it cruised at 2k rpm at 75 mph! If I slow down, I've gotten 32 mpg out of it. It's sweet spot is at about 65 mph.
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    Keep your foot off the gas helped me... Drove a '16 Outback on cruise control at 62 mph behind a group of semis the majority of 545 miles and went from 27 to 36 mph just not touching the gas... With 18.5 gal tank...
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    May the wind be always at your back and your destination downhill ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91CavGT View Post
    that is why I keep a syphon in my car.
    seems like a good way to get yourself shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtr100 View Post
    seems like a good way to get yourself shot
    lol! I was thinking the same thing. Probably wise to have a pistol on your hip and do some VERY THOROUGH RECCE (Recon) PRIOR to starting to suck gas from another's tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtr100 View Post
    seems like a good way to get yourself shot
    I would only do that after SHTF, only do it at night, and only do it with vehicles away from any house. This seriously limiting the possibility of, getting shot.
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    OH OH, OH OH, OH.

    On a recent trip I decided to try a mileage run. Topped the 13.6 gallon tank of after I got out of Kansas City traffic. The tires were set 2 pounds over the doors sticker value, the AC turned off, the cruise control set to 5 under the posted speed limit with a max of 65. Pulled into the driveway 805 miles later with the DIC displaying a fuel remaining range of 128 miles and an average fuel economy of 58.5 mpg. One of these days I'm going to get really froggy and try a 1000+ mile tank run.
    Last edited by jdh; 06-16-2017 at 06:25 PM.
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    JDH, you may have already posted, but what vehicle are you driving? 58.5 is pretty sweet.
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    Nice! Let me guess. VW TDI?
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