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Snowman9000

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Posted: 02/22/12 06:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just got home from Las Cruces, NM. 1400 miles and 4 days of direct tail winds! 25, 40, 15, & 20 MPH respectively. I had to stop every now and then to pour excess fuel out of the tank.


We took US 70/60 to Amarillo, then I-40/44/55.

The second day from Portales NM to near OK City was just crazy. We parked crosswind at a rest area and ate lunch. Talk about rocking and rolling. Gusts were up to 60. I pity anyone going the other way. One guy filling up an old gas pickup full of his wordly possessions at the next pump over from us said he got 3 mpg!!!

Anyone here who went the other way?


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Pouring the excess fuel out of the tank!! Best one I've heard all day!!


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Posted: 02/22/12 06:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is funny, what mpg did you get? Probably better than usual?


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jalichty wrote:

That is funny, what mpg did you get? Probably better than usual?


Instead of a typical 10.5, we got 12 to 13.4.

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Posted: 02/22/12 07:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to take your show on the road!!! ROFLMAF!!!!!!!


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Snowman

I'd put off your next trip for a while... you have some dues to pay.


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Snowman9000 wrote:

One guy filling up an old gas pickup full of his wordly possessions at the next pump over from us said he got 3 mpg!!!


Too bad you couldn't bank some of your gas for the trip where you are that guy.


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Posted: 02/22/12 07:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did that last weekend. We had 20 MPH west winds blowing perfectly on my tail. I only had to go 20 miles or so on the Interstate but my computer was telling me 11-13 MPG. HEAVEN!!


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had a nice tail wind going from four corners to 89 and Flagstaff. DW wanted to stop and explore. I said NO WAY. I think I pushed a head wind for the last month. Use them tail winds and enjoy.


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I seem to have the opposite luck when I take winter trips.

I went to San Fran a few years ago and both directions I had strong head winds. Going South I headed into the teeth of a nasty SW rainstorm. Coming back it was at least sunny as I headed into a strong Northern wind. That trip I got 8 MPG instead of the usual 14 MPG.

This year it was coming back from Eastern Oregon. I hit 60 MPH headwinds and couldn't go over about 45 MPH. If I didn't have to get back to work I would have just parked for a day. That time I got 6 MPG.





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