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Day 334: analyzing useless numbers!

I analyzed my mileage on my trip taking the Trailer to Arizona.  Sort of…

Last year I averaged 6.83 miles per gallon.  This year I averaged 8.2 MPG.

Last year I drove 1173 miles to get the trailer down there.  This year it was 1300 miles.  I took the same route…I know it wouldn’t match exactly, but 127 miles difference?

Other things:  I did try to stop at the same stations, and at least I stopped in the same towns.  I don’t recall the speeds I drove last year, but this year it was between 60MPH and 70MPH, mostly, out on the open highway, so it wasn’t too far off..  It might have been slightly windier last year, but it could just be the new trailer, with the aerodynamic front end, handles better than the old one with the billboard front (pretty much straight up and down).


MILEAGE KEEPER, the app I track Big Red’s mileage on.  The numbers are scary!


18 May 2019 to 13 Nov 2021 (2 years, 5 months):  32,413 miles, 2,457.5 gallons, $6,448.69, 13.2 MPG, 5 miles/dollar!

13 Nov 2021 to 22 Nov 2021 (1.5 weeks): 2,694 miles, 245.8 gallons, $936.87, 11 MPG, 2.88 miles/dollar!

The price of gas is way up!  Let’s Go Brandon!

The reason the 32,413 miles has better mileage is that I only towed a trailer about 2,700 miles out of that 2 years, 5 months, or less than 10%.  My 1.5 weeks in November 2021 I towed the trailer 50% of the miles.  Over the longer period I would average between 13MPG and 17MPG without the trailer.


In Summary: Driving a truck with sub-20’s mileage is expensive.

Gas is way up and driving is expensive period!

Towing a trailer is expensive!

Towing a trailer with a billboard front is more expensive than one with an aerodynamic curve!

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>


Let’s Go Brandon!


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