Originally Posted by Gh0ztkid21
I'm guessing you have a v10? That's a bummer for milage. I was hoping better then that but have heard many guys say that's the average with a few here and there getting as high as 13mpg.
Yes, I updated my post. I just realized when I'm posting via Tapatalk, my handle is different.
Originally Posted by carringb
Really, total ride height (tire + suspension lift), and what's bolted the outside, have more affect than what motor it has.
A little more info to put things into perspective:
285/70/17 Goodyear DuraTrac tires
4.30 gearing (Quadvan 4x4)
Transferflow 47 gal tank
Aluminess Bumpers and roof rack.
I get the worse mileage in the summer running A/C and fishing basket up front full of firewood, 10 gals of extra water, Thule box on the roof, generator out back and fully loaded w/ fuel, water, camping gear etc. So you get the picture, my rig is tall and heavy.
I was hoping for 10mpg averages when I ordered my van but it is what it is. Now, this is my seconds SMB, I had a 2004 RB50 Quigley 6.0 PSD and rarely got over 13.5. I mostly saw 11.5-13. The only thing I've consistently gotten is lower mileage on both vans than what most people have reported. But nobody said these things were grocery getters.
Digging the cheap fuel right now, time for a road trip.