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Old 11-14-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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Cool Check my new vehicle

www.gassavers.org/garage/view/969

yes, it IS an auto tranny(push button). sorry guys, really contributing a lot of CO2. but, it's larger than my last one, so fewer trips will be made hopefully.

check out my kids looking it over, and that shady character in the back of it pretending to work.

hey Treb, once in a great while i deliver to(or near) UCF. i'll look out for you as to not to run you over on your bike. lol.

the dash flashes $$ signs when driven economically. the fuel log entry is fictional, but the mpg is EXACT(spoke to the shop supervisor to get the #s).
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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w00t! 5mpg! Does the EPA even test these things?
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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This is really cool, and I don't just mean Thermo King cool. This makes you the first trucker to have a Garage entry!

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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matt,
don't know if there are EPA estimates or not(did my own est.), but it could be a good sales pitch...
hey, our truck(manufacturer #1) gets 5mpg while their truck(manufacturer #2) gets only 4.5. lol.

carlos,
thanks for the compliment. i feel bad for owner operators who pay their own fuel costs. not to mention tractor trailors prolly avg 2-3mpg(or even less).

i've been really fortunate to have been trusted to drive new trucks w/ bells and whistles. some of our older trucks are not driver friendly and not kept clean(YUK!).
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I wonder what tractor trailers do in the city? Here is a topic saying 5-9MPG is what they get. However that is more than likely talking about highway driving.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/39660


Quite a monster you get to drive there!
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:21 AM   #6
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matt,
don't know if there are EPA estimates or not(did my own est.), but it could be a good sales pitch...
hey, our truck(manufacturer #1) gets 5mpg while their truck(manufacturer #2) gets only 4.5. lol.

carlos,
thanks for the compliment. i feel bad for owner operators who pay their own fuel costs. not to mention tractor trailors prolly avg 2-3mpg(or even less).

i've been really fortunate to have been trusted to drive new trucks w/ bells and whistles. some of our older trucks are not driver friendly and not kept clean(YUK!).
You're welcome, now get out there and save some gas ! Here's your first aero-mod :

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I got the AirTab image(s) from here :

http://www.airtab.ca/ontario-airtab-dealer.htm

Look at the 5th row, last picture on the right.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:50 AM   #7
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Hmm, wonder what will do more for the mileage. The GasSavers sticker or the airtabs!
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Carlos,

very cool. can you imagine the implications if this was done on all commercial trucks? more efficient trucks and advertisment about GS nation wide. could be huge.
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I wonder what tractor trailers do in the city? Here is a topic saying 5-9MPG is what they get. However that is more than likely talking about highway driving.

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/39660


Quite a monster you get to drive there!
well, considering idle time and that many trucks have refer units...it doesn't look good, at least in regard to mpg(or gallons per 0 miles idling). wouldn't air tabs be used more if they really worked?
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i found out today that our "mother" company is testing 3 different types of synthetic motor oils in their diesel trucks.

royal purple, amsoil, and mobile1, i believe, are the 3. i asked our shop supervisor to keep me informed. he said HE would not attempt to go an entire year w/out a serviced(up to 60k miles) as the testing dictates.
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