MPG!> Should I make an ATTEMPT at the HOLY GRAIL?? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
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MPG!> Should I make an ATTEMPT at the HOLY GRAIL??

I am fxing to head to the Motherland from Atlanta with a side stop at Billygoats, while looking at the route of taking Hwy 82 across Miss it dawned on me that this would be a perfect time to attempt the Holy Grail!

I beleive in my heart that with luck, proper conditions, and a picture of the King of Saudi Arabia hanging from my visor that I could get my head right to make the attempt.

I figure avg speed would have to be about 47~48 mph which would mean climbing hills at maybe as low as govenor speed of 33mph and freewheeling down at blistering speeds of maybe 60 mph.

After watching David Blaine float around in a stupid sphere I decided I should sacrifice myself for something that REALLY MATTERS!!!

I beleive I will make the attempt to smash 30 MPG and bring the Saudis to there knees. What say yall attempt? or no?

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:Thumbup: Go for it John, if it can be done you would be the one to do it:HappyMugs . Good luck:

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Dooo it. That would be cool, really cool. Thats all I can say, is go for it.
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It's not 30, but today I filled up and I got 20.39:Thumbup: :HappyMugs

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Thats good mileage , I am on 300 miles and still above 1/2 a tank I figure I am a couple MPG over 20 running around atlanta

Billy has agreed to meet me and to monitor the # of Gallons, He admit he is unable to do the calcs as the last math he had was before 3rd grade when he dropped out of school.

He has threatened me that if I attemt to streak around that Greenville Fuel station in a celebratory streak he will shoot me dead! So I will have to keep my wits about me when we do the mileage calc!

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It probably wouldnt hit 30 with the camper :

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Maybe Billy will chime in with his side of the story. I am tired avg speed to greenville was 44 mph and then I tried to make it to La, and finally pulled off the interstate at 4:00 and got a couple hours shut eye.

I expected there to be a big crowd like at David Blaines sphere thing, but in the end it was just me and billy. 388 miles and avg speed was 44 man that was nuts cant say I would do it again!

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He did it folks, he hit 30MPG on the head, I had a pistol loaded and waiting for him if he tried to kiss me
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:Thumbup: nice job John, you did it:HappyMugs

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Hats off to you sir. That is impressive. I think I would get bored of going 44mph somewhere around mile 10, then throw it on stage 5 for a spell. I just don't have the patience.
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