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Gas Mileage

Postby MO Waterfowl » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:48 pm

So guys what kind of gas mileage do you get?
And what type of car/truck do you drive?

I drive a 2007 Silverado 2500HD (gas) and ive been getting a good 16-18 mpg :eek: Ive been easy on the accelerator.

It costs about 85 bucks from empty to full to fill up with the prices right now.

Will the increasing gas prices cause you to cut back on your duck hunting next season?
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:54 pm

I will pray for a raise and car-pool more for hunting. Unfortunately I drive a ranger and there isn't much room for more than three people...and three guys is not an easy feat. It can be done, and believe me it will be done more.

It didn't stop me last year...but I paid the price later. I also gave up a habit that was costing too much...hopefully that will aid in more money for gas.
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Postby ajmorell » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:38 pm

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4.0 I6, 4.5" of lift on 31" Interco Trxus MTs

I regularly see 11-12mpg around town and 17-20 highway depending on my speed.
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Postby hunter121390 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:58 am

i own a 1991 chevy blazer

i average about7-8 in town, 12-13 highway.

that's only because i have a gas leak that im going to fix when i get money for it.
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:16 pm

I drive an 06 quad cab cummins. The only time I drive it Im pulling my boat. I can average around17.5-18 If I drive white and under 65. I took a trip to branson with no boat and stayed under 65 and hand calculated came out to 22.5. Thats the best ever. My overhead never goes below 15 though boat or no boat unless Im racing some silly ricer.
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Postby fowl_wishes » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:02 pm

00 ford F150 with a lil work done specifically for fuel mileage. I am getting about 16-18 city and 21-23 highway. very satisfied. and with gas prices the way they are, it wont take long for my modifications to pay for themselves!
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Re: Gas Mileage

Postby bluewing77 » Thu May 01, 2008 4:16 am

MO Waterfowl wrote:So guys what kind of gas mileage do you get? And what type of car/truck do you drive?

Will the increasing gas prices cause you to cut back on your duck hunting next season?


2004 Toyota Tacoma ext. cab gets 18/22 mgp city/hwy

i wont hunt less, but i'll spend less on gear and make less trips into town (run all errands in one trip) now if shells would just be a little more affordable!
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Postby PAwaterfowldominator » Thu May 01, 2008 7:15 pm

08 Chevy Avalanche. I'm getting 17.5 average. I'll continue to hunt as much as I can and where ever I can regardless of gas prices. I'll pay to play.
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Postby magnum12 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:22 am

2006 Dodge Power Wagon

12-13 down the freeway and don't even look at it when I am driving around town. For a fill up I pay 120 for about 30 gals of gas.

This year I might steal the wife's mini van that gets over 20 down the freeway and go duck hunting in that.
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Postby roughstock23 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:29 pm

O4 4x4 1500 Hemi gets 20-22 on the hwy and about 10-12 in town
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Postby magnum12 » Tue May 06, 2008 6:07 pm

Do you have the MDS system in your truck?
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Postby Montanafowler » Wed May 07, 2008 6:43 pm

'69 Ford F-100. 5.9 litre running a 2 bbl carb. sparse on horses but good on torque (putting out 215 horsepower, 345 ft-lbs of torque) i used to get about 7 city and 10 highway but i rebuilt the carb in January or february and now i get 10 city and about 14 highway, but if i am racing some ricer i can physically watch my gas gauge drop an eighth of a tank.
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Postby pike_mazter » Wed May 07, 2008 7:27 pm

98 Sierra
17 average and a hole lot less if I mash the pedal. Sometimes I can hit 19 if I spend a lot of time on the highway.


I use only 93 octane with a 93 octane chip, K&N filter, Flowmaster and I change my fuel filter every 15,000 miles. I change my oil every 6,000. When I am changing my oil at 6,000 miles its still clear.


Love to race the ricers!

As long as gas stays below $5.00 a gallon I'm good to go. If it gets higher I'll stop buying groceries.
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Postby MOSSBERG935 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:36 pm

13.8 MPG
2003 Chevy Z71 (stock), I drive 16 miles to and from work, i haven't been out on the "highway" long trips in awhile.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Mon May 12, 2008 8:42 pm

ive got a 1995 4x4 4-door blazer. i was geting about 12 mpgs but when i changed out that nasty air filter for a K&N im getting now about 20 or so if not better. that thing made a huge change and is worth every penny :thumbsup:
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Postby hunter121390 » Tue May 13, 2008 9:05 am

got a new gas tank, fuel filter, fuel pump, and air filter. going to find out soon about how much i get with it all in there. should be better than the crap milage i was getting before.
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Postby ray martinez » Tue May 13, 2008 6:30 pm

I have 2004 ford f150 4x4 crew cab and i get 15 mpg in city and 17 mpg highway.heck no, will not affect hunting even if i have to put tow hitch on my wife altima :lol:
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Postby sheerperfection » Wed May 14, 2008 8:56 pm

i got an 08 chevy and hwy I'm getting about 19-21mpg doing 75 city its about 15-17mgp
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Thu May 15, 2008 4:45 am

2001 Silverado ext cab 4x4 HD 8.1L 496 engine / allison Trans. around town 13mpg and on the Hwy 13mpg if I run it 70+mph but if I run 64mph I can get 15mpg. that is loaded or empty. has cab high fibergalss Topper with boat rack

2007 Silverado 1500 ext cab 2 wheel drive 5.3L 15 around town and 20 on the hwy if I keep it below 70. if I run 70 or over it drops to about 15 on the hwy too. Has ARE cab high aluminum work topper

2006 GrandPrix GT Supercharged. Gets around 17mpg all the time and if I am playing with it I get about 10mpg

I will hunt just as much but will set up the camper at the bay and live there on the weekends and some 4 day extended weekends. rather than driving home every night.
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Postby trigger22 » Sun May 18, 2008 8:29 pm

2001 dodge ram 1500, over the last 5000 miles i have averaged 12.3 mpg. i usually get about 15 at best on the highway and 10-12 in the city. the only good thing about my truck is the gas mileage hardly changes a lick when i am pulling the boat. its a little worst on take off but once she hits 3rd gear i dont even know its back there. thats toting a 19 ft sea pro with 58 gallons of gas and all the bait and ice or layout boats with 10 dozen plus decoys. no way in hell am i gonna slow down my huntin. they'd have to up the gas mileage to 20 dollars a gallon to slow me down, and i aint got money. but i'd sure have a lot of maxed out credit cards
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Postby duckbuster06 » Sun May 18, 2008 8:30 pm

2007 1500 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. 14 city around 16/17 highway
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Postby magnum12 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:13 pm

can anyone tell me what kind of mileage the new toyota tundars 4x4 are getting? I found an 07 4x4 used with less then 1000 mile on it for 29K. This thing is fully loaded and per the window sticker gets 13/17mpg. I would like to know how accurate this is as I am considering in trading in my power wagon for it.

Currently my power wagon gets 11/13 mpg
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Postby ajmorell » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:47 pm

magnum12 wrote:can anyone tell me what kind of mileage the new toyota tundars 4x4 are getting? I found an 07 4x4 used with less then 1000 mile on it for 29K. This thing is fully loaded and per the window sticker gets 13/17mpg. I would like to know how accurate this is as I am considering in trading in my power wagon for it.

Currently my power wagon gets 11/13 mpg


You're going to give up a Power Wagon for a Tundra? :banned:
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Postby magnum12 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:53 pm

The only reason I would consider giving it up is for something with better gas mileage but if there is not that much of a difference it is not worth the trouble of trading it in and getting a toyota. Believe me, I hate the thoughts of giving it up because it is a work horse that can get me anywhere I want to go and if I get stuck then theres a good chance I don't belong there. :)
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:25 pm

Id keep the wagon, youd be better off spending the money on the wagon and maybe dropping down to 4:10 gears.
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