Re: how many miles per gallon do you get?
I bought my SMB new in March of 2005 and have been fairly compulsive about keeping records of everything. When I ordered The Van, I thought I was being clever by spending the extra 5k for the diesel, since diesel fuel was cheaper then regular. Well, we all know what happened next.
So 6 years, and 47,000 miles later, I've averaged 15.82 MPG. 75% of my driving is freeway, and I subscribe to the Nascar theory, if you're ahead of everyone, you're less likely to be involved in a wreck, so I'm usually about 5 MPH above the posted speed. The only in town driving is getting to the on-ramps to get out of town. The rest is forest service roads or two lanes. The Van weighs in at about 9,500 lbs with a full load of Bourbon, wine, food and fly rods.
I'm glad I found this thread. I was just bemoaning the fact that I spent $150 on fuel to drive over to Eastern Washington to find my favorite summer steelhead river out of shape.
I did a little math, and found that even with gas prices less than diesel, I'm still spending less per mile than you folks with the gassers.
2005 SMB RB 50 4X4 w/ a 6.0 PSD