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Old 04-24-2012, 11:04 AM
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What are you towing with?

At 10 MPG with my Duramax and 4.00 per gallon I get $1,600 for fuel? Thats more than 4 days worth of driving. Having done some serious towing trips I would count on 850 or so miles per day coming out.

I can get better than 10 mpg with slowing down a bit but that is probably counter acted by the fact that I used 4.00/G for diesel. It's really 4.30 or so here right now.



Then less for the first day heading back as you'll be tired and worn out.

Check Flights into, Salt Lake City, Grand Junction Colo, Eagle Colo, and even Denver. There's people coming from all of those directions.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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If I still lived in NC I would road trip with you but I moved to Colorado
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Your buddy Jay loves cross country trips.
True but I don't love Jay. I'm un-adopting him.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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I'm glad I have a 5.9 Dodge. I get no less than 17-18mpg loaded

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What are you towing with?

At 10 MPG with my Duramax and 4.00 per gallon I get $1,600 for fuel? Thats more than 4 days worth of driving. Having done some serious towing trips I would count on 850 or so miles per day coming out.

I can get better than 10 mpg with slowing down a bit but that is probably counter acted by the fact that I used 4.00/G for diesel. It's really 4.30 or so here right now.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:43 AM
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What are you towing with?

At 10 MPG with my Duramax and 4.00 per gallon I get $1,600 for fuel? Thats more than 4 days worth of driving. Having done some serious towing trips I would count on 850 or so miles per day coming out.

I can get better than 10 mpg with slowing down a bit but that is probably counter acted by the fact that I used 4.00/G for diesel. It's really 4.30 or so here right now.



Then less for the first day heading back as you'll be tired and worn out.

Check Flights into, Salt Lake City, Grand Junction Colo, Eagle Colo, and even Denver. There's people coming from all of those directions.
I figure 15 hours a day. I average 15mpg when I tow up and down the east coast mountains. 02 PSD 7.3 with a few mods. I've done a few tows myself. The last long haul was 24 hours straight to Remington IN and back non stop. Diesel was $4.50 a gal Towing a 30 camper. If I can find someone to ride with me I'll prob drive. If not I guess I could fly out and be Mikes 3itch.
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I'm glad I have a 5.9 Dodge. I get no less than 17-18mpg loaded
Bryan you going to be there? Its been years since the fun we had at Tellico.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:00 PM
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Yep, first year going. New K5 too..still putting it all together. Tellico was fun. The wife won't be 6 months pregnant this time..haha
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:34 PM
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Ive been wanting to go to blazer bash since I joined this site and Im from the east kinda (western Arkansas). If I play my cards right I may get to go this year but Ill be driving my wheelin rig

Should be a fun (long) trip if everything works out.
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I'm just east of Colorado Springs. I have 5 wide open acres if you need to stop and crash. I plan to head to Moab Thursday morning. It's about a 7 hour trip from my place. It would only add about 40 miles to your trip but save some travel headaches by not driving all the way through Denver
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