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Old 03-28-2002, 10:44 AM
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Old 03-28-2002, 11:06 AM
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im suprised that you get 8 MPG that is pretty good
With my F350 with a 460 hog in it, towing my boat from connecticut down to PA, on the highway, i got 3 mpg
so whatever you have, dont complain, believe me im worse
3mpg on HIGHWAY ,,,,,,,, HIGHWAY

Normally with no boat I get 9mpg DAILY suburb driving and yes this toilet is my daily driver

so just grin and bear it dude, suck it up and move on

having twin tanks does not help either, just makes it freakin worse
no wonder the guy I got it from was selling it, costs more in gas to feed this thing than it does to buy a new one

Hell , next one is a diesel no question
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Old 03-28-2002, 02:18 PM
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Go buy a used or new Ford F350 Power Stroke diesel. The WORST towing mileage is 10 mpg and average without towing is high teens/low 20's. It works great for me!
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I always figure that no matter how high gas goes, it is still the cheapest thing I ever have to buy for the boat. Now, excuse me while go down and pick up my boat this afternoon that I dropped off this morning to have a new drive coupler installed. That will probably cost me more than all summer's gas bill!
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Old 03-28-2002, 03:52 PM
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I know what your saying Cuda.....Top seal on drive was leaking oil into bellows and lost the Gimble Bearing at the same time. Replaced all the bellows also and waterpump and water hose....I should be good until the exhaust manifolds need changed to Alum. Performance model...Ching, ching goes the cash register....Mike.
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DAMN, you guys are going way back. Slow day at work?
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Old 03-28-2002, 08:12 PM
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Holy crap.......where did this come from???????
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Shore- why dont you sell the Mustang, the R1 and the Bayliner, buy yourself a nice boat and use the pull truck as your daily driver...........just like the rest of us!........its priorities man......hell you'd even be able to use the boat all year around, unlike about 75% of us............Doug
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Old 03-28-2002, 08:41 PM
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And gas, I get asked that all the time, again its priorities, people with $200,000 cottages along with their regular house say things like "Boy I wouldnt want to be putting gas in THAT thing" Yeah and if I had payments, taxes, hydro, upkeep etc etc on TWO houses then yeah,I probably wouldnt want my gas bill. Those $2000 one week for two people trips to the Carribean can put alot of gas in my boat and truck. I dont snowmobile, golf or blow $200 a week at the peelers.......I LOVE a $200 charge at the pump because that means IM GOIN BOATIN!!!!!!.......,Doug
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Old 03-28-2002, 08:42 PM
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hell .. spend it all now . can,t take it with me when i go. so as long as i am enjoying myself now who cares how much i am spending.. besides if any one of us really cared that mucch about the price of fuel we would not have these silly toys
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