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Old 11-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #21
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Nope. No load, highway driving. Best Iíve ever gotten is 14.


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Yea I have a 1500 v6 Dodge Ram and I just did a mileage check and only got 13.5....I thought it was better than that but it was about 60% city driving with a little bit of weight in the bed but I was hoping for like 16 at least




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Old 11-10-2018, 09:15 AM   #22
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I think it's a niche vehicle with a fairly narrow market that can/will justify the additional cost based on their needs.

For me, I have to be able to carry 4'x8' material. I also have to be able to get in parking garages on a regular basis where the clearance is sometimes as low as 6'-6". I also need to be able to tow a 5,000 pound aerial lift. I'm not aware of another vehicle that can do all of that (and carry tools, etc.).
Good point about the carrying capacity, that's really high for a mini van.

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I have been thinking on this .How are you calculating your mileage .Figure miles and divide by gallons used .note the mileage when you fill up ,then when you refill figure miles driven then divide that with gallons used . I am bringing this up because you might be relying on those less then accurate things on the the dash to give gas mileage . Other wise you might have something not right under the hood . sure seems like you should be getting much better mileage


I donít calculate manually. I use the dash info. I both of the trip meters are digital, and can be paused, so I use A as all business mileage (trailer or no trailer), and B as anytime Iím not pulling the trailer. Right now B is at 14.1 I think, and A is around 9. It also displays the overall average of 12.2. Iíve never thought about checking it manually to see if the system is right.


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I donít calculate manually. I use the dash info. I both of the trip meters are digital, and can be paused, so I use A as all business mileage (trailer or no trailer), and B as anytime Iím not pulling the trailer. Right now B is at 14.1 I think, and A is around 9. It also displays the overall average of 12.2. Iíve never thought about checking it manually to see if the system is right.


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i have not used your trip meter -though i have yet to see one that was accurate .the one in my truck says 11.2 all the time always period .
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i have not used your trip meter -though i have yet to see one that was accurate .the one in my truck says 11.2 all the time always period .
In many vehicles the trip MPG is separate from the trip miles and you reset it separately. That might be the average over the life of your vehicle.

In my experience they are optimistic. My transit is 10%. I reset at every tank. Last tank said 16.5 but it was really 15. My car is about 6%.
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In many vehicles the trip MPG is separate from the trip miles and you reset it separately. That might be the average over the life of your vehicle.

In my experience they are optimistic. My transit is 10%. I reset at every tank. Last tank said 16.5 but it was really 15. My car is about 6%.
Yeah mine has a feel good meter...damn thing reports about 10% low.
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Picked up a new transit connect. Was $6k off. Looked at used but 5 years old and they were only $5k less. Needing tires, close to timing chain time, major tune up, out of warranty, etc.

I do less of the real work these days, the guys and subs do more of the on site work. I do a lot of punch list and small jobs, plus on the road more for checking in on job sites. Seems like it'll work out well. Comfortable ride. I think I'll build custom shelves and deck it out with everything I need.

The guys will drive the full size van so will always be able to get sheet goods or longer stock if needed.
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This tiny thing has 1600 pound payload. Not many half ton trucks have that, especially after you add a topper.

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