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Old 02-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #11
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My van is configured as a mobile office. Most driving is highway. The a/c on the roof is for working with clients--it's got to be comfy for them!

Not much cargo, but there are fixtures inside that add weight. My best guess is 6000# vehicle weight.

Air resistance is my greatest enemy when it comes to optimizing MPG's. BTW, I didn't draft when getting my mileage figure of 32.1. Don't think I mentioned it earlier.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #12
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thats just amazing for the size of the brick. many smaller suv's cant get that much mpg at the highway
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:01 AM   #13
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It's sad that you can't get that drivetrain in a pickup. .
Amen to that.

Ford and Chevy are coming out with 4.4 and 4.5 liter diesel V8's, and Dodge is planning a 4.2 liter V6 for its 1/2 tons. This will be an improvement over the current (huge) 3/4 and 1 ton diesels. Maybe these new rigs will manage 25 mpg highway or so.

But a nice 4 cylinder turbodiesel would get 30. Why is it so hard to get truck makers to listen?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:34 PM   #14
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really,
i am having trouble getting 20 mpg on my sprinter
the dealer says there is nothing wrong..
do other sprinters drivers get better than 20?
i drive the 2005 low roof 140 with roof a/c.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:36 AM   #15
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Hi group--just got my personal best in my 2004 Sprinter--32.1 MPG on a trip from Lompoc to Glendale, Ca. That comes out to 96 ton-miles per gallon on a 6000 pound rig!

Trip was along U.S. 101 at 55 MPH. Hard to maintain that speed in traffic! Would have been better without the dinner stop. Also, trip was at night. Without electrical load from lights, would have been even better.

Van is long wheelbase high roof with a/c unit on top. 2.7 liter diesel, 5 speed auto trans.

It feels good to get better mileage than many "economy" cars!

Check this site out, probably worth it for your type of vehicle.

http://www.airtab.com/Images/photogallery/gallery1.htm
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Hi group--just got my personal best in my 2004 Sprinter--32.1 MPG on a trip from Lompoc to Glendale, Ca. That comes out to 96 ton-miles per gallon on a 6000 pound rig!

Trip was along U.S. 101 at 55 MPH. Hard to maintain that speed in traffic! Would have been better without the dinner stop. Also, trip was at night. Without electrical load from lights, would have been even better.

Van is long wheelbase high roof with a/c unit on top. 2.7 liter diesel, 5 speed auto trans.

It feels good to get better mileage than many "economy" cars!
Oh sure! I just posted a 29 mpg tank in my 94 Accord! Man now I really feel bad. I am just a supermiler, not a hypermiler anymore
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