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Old 06-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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1996 7.3 with high top

Not mine, but seems like a good deal, and ready to build. go to http://www.thundersgarage.com/campervans4sale.html and scroll down to colorado.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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24 MPG ... otherwise looks good.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Re: 1996 7.3 with high top

When I was 16 my very first car was a Firebird Formula 400. I used to joke that it got six gallons per mile. I think the odds of the 24MPH on this van are like that. Maybe they meant 2-4MPH.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Re: 1996 7.3 with high top

According to my ScanGauge, I can get "up to" 9999 MPG, so take that!
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Re: 1996 7.3 with high top

I'm curious why you guys think that the guys claim of 24 MPG is so far fetched. Rolling on very non aggressive tires at 55 MPH with a non EGR diesel, this sounds plausible. Most people don't have anywhere near the patience to drive 55 for a long enough period to realize how much fuel it saves.
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Re: 1996 7.3 with high top

Diesel??? Heck I can get 1,542.345 mpg with my gas engine. All it takes is a 8% down hill run for a mile or three. On the other hand my 70k mile AVERAGE fuel economy is more like 16mpg.

Really "up to" fuel economy has no meaning, except for maybe at a bar, or a sales add.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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Re: 1996 7.3 with high top

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I'm curious why you guys think that the guys claim of 24 MPG is so far fetched. Rolling on very non aggressive tires at 55 MPH with a non EGR diesel, this sounds plausible. Most people don't have anywhere near the patience to drive 55 for a long enough period to realize how much fuel it saves.
Bone stock F-250, 7.3L speed limit is 55 for 90% of our driving, no AC, no way I could get near 20. I'd drop a brick if I hit 18 mpg. That thing is bigger and less aerodynamic in every way.
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