Welcome to our blog. We both retired on April 14th of 2014
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Kudos To Our Truck
I have to give kudos to our truck and knock on wood at the same time to keep from having issues. This truck has performed exceptionally well. On the trip from Watertown to Rapid City using county roads and not exceeding the 65 mile per hour speed limits, we managed 20.749 miles to the gallon. The combination of gearing and the active fuel management system gave us this amazing number. We drove with cruise control at least 80% of the time and the long stretches of highway with gently grades allowed the active fuel management system to work. We have never had this good a result before. The plains are flat and rolling hills and without the trailer our truck just does its job. 379 miles on 18.28 gallons of fuel.
When we get back to Watertown I really need to clean the truck inside and out. It looks like a farm truck right now because of the weather we have had and some of the roads we have been on. The trailer also could use a nice bath.
By the way, we found that red dirt road that Brooks and Dunn sing about. Nearly every other vehicle in town looks like this truck. Ours isn't far behind.