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:thumb: Well boys and Girls, I loaded up the old pickup truck with dogs, guns, ammo and dog food. I filled up both tanks to the top with winter blend #2 and dosed the fuel good with power service. I left Great Falls Montana headed for a place to work bird dogs for a bit. First fuel stop Cheyenne Wyoming 694 miles from start. filed with 36.685 gals. 18.92 mpg not too shappy on winter blend. I drove 65 mph on 2 lane roads (225 miles) and 70 mph on Interstate. About 40 miles north of Kaycee WY I was sure glad to be "taking it easy" as it prevented a MONSTOR Bull Elk from becoming "harvested" by the Chevy Diesel Interceptor.

Next fuel stop Clovis, New Mexico this entailed 948 miles about 500 Interstate, a bunch of 2 lane and mixed driving. Also I had a fuel transfer mishap the involved a Diesel spill of unknown quantity. Best guesstimate from size of fuel pool 2-4 gallons. So total used with spill 47.622 gal for 19.91 mpg with fuel loss!!! Now if the loss was 2 gallons then mpg 20.78. I loss was 3 gallons then 21.25 mpg. I'm a happy guy with any of these.
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Just though you might like to get some data.
 

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:thumb: I was sure glad to be "taking it easy" as it prevented a MONSTOR Bull Elk from becoming "harvested" by the Chevy Diesel Interceptor.
Chevy Diesel Interceptor is that a C.D.I. ?

Does that mean it intercepts diesel fuel stations or intercepts other Chevy diesels?

Guy at work keeps telling everybody how he's going to get the big buck this year with his bow. I told him the only way he was going to get one was to first strap it to the front bumper. :)

Good mileage, sounds like a keeper.
 

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My truck's running a little low on fuel....is that puddle still there?:p:
 

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Thank you for sparing the life of a fine bull elk so I can keep pursuing him in the fall):h
 

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Thank you for sparing the life of a fine bull elk so I can keep pursuing him in the fall):h
While I'm happy to have spared that nice Bulls life, I REALLY was concerned with my OWN life and helping my truck make it past the 200K mile mark. His mama should of taught him to look both was before crossing!
 

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Next fuel stop was Albuquerque, NM.

840 miles, 44.556 gallons for 18.85 MPG. Now this "leg" was all kind of mixed driving, Hiway 2 lane, country paved and dirt roads, and 2 track. Hunting stuff you know. I really like having lots of fuel. I have been able to time my fuel buying at places where the prices has been below average prices. Sure is nice to have put on over 800 miles and still have over 400 miles of reserve in the tanks. It cost me roughly $600 for the Aux tank and if I can save 12 cents or more a gallon the tank will pay for it self in about 4800 gallons, If I can save as much as 25 cents like I have in some area's then pay back is 2400 gallons or a bit over 2 years at the rate I buy fuel.
 

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Last report.

Next Fuel Stop Quartzite AZ. 905 miles mixed driving, hunting , 2 lane hiway city Ect. 18.41 mpg.

Then I drove a bit over 1300 miles up to Great Falls MT mostly I-15 from Lost Wages Nevada, to Great Falls, MT lots of passes hills and general mountain driving. Towing a Pioneer TT GVW 6000lbs. The thing has the areodynaics of a barn door, flipped axels, A/C and other stuff on roof, awning, jacks hanging under the thing, only thing mising was a drag chute!-:t A couple of years a go I pulled a Nomad that was 4 foot longer and 1700lbs heavier and it pulled easier. 65 MPH I average 10.1 mpg for a bit over 1300 miles. I was again real happy with the way my truck performed, I have enjoyed the 203,000 miles I have put on this 6.5 over the last ~ 10 years.
 

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There really is a place called "Lost Wages"? Gotta be a union thing!
 
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