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#221 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

Damn Paul:

 

I've been doing it for 30yrs/ 1 million mi. and no accidents.

 

So now I'm going to have to subtract 5mpg from all your fuelly stats to see the real numbers you get in your hybrid as you draft all the time!!  What's your average now, like 53 and climbing?  I guess its really more like 48 and climbing for people who don't draft?   :wink: 

 

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#222 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

Drafting seems to have insane mileage increases on this car. A few months back I had to follow my mother who was driving a shuttle bus for work (One way, drop it off, head back. I was her ride back.). About 2.5 hours all highway. Kept a decent distance but stayed behind and averaged 65-70mph. I remember my trip mileage ended up being around 55mpg. Trip back under same conditions sans drafting I think it was in the 43-45 range. No fancy hypermiling tricks otherwise.



#223 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:13 PM

Yes, there is alot less headwind then when you draft.

 

-=>Raja.



#224 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

 

Damn Paul:
 
 
So now I'm going to have to subtract 5mpg from all your fuelly stats to see the real numbers you get in your hybrid as you draft all the time!!  What's your average now, like 53 and climbing?  I guess its really more like 48 and climbing for people who don't draft?   :wink: 
 
-=>Raja.

 
I know you are only kidding, but practically speaking I only draft on the FWY and I'm doing good to do it half the time. First you have to find a big vehicle going the speed you want to go and then you are lucky if they stay on the Fwy more than an hour so you end up searching again. I don't draft in the rain for obvious reasons. Wind direction/speed is the big factor on fuel economy with drafting. I have gotten 50 mpg going 80 mph driving east from El Paso for 160 mi. with 35mph tail wind, drafting may only get you 1 mpg. Your effective wind speed is only 35-45 mph. Going in reverse going 65 mph with 35 mph head wind your wind drag is 100 mph so drafting may help you by 5-6 mpg.

Paul

#225 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:35 PM

Yes Paul you know I'm not going to take away your achievements, it just sounded funny so I had to write it  :wink:

I know what you mean its hard to find a truck going the right speed, and even if you do they lose speed up hills actually that's when my chance is to pass them at 65mph in CC.

 

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#226 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:19 AM

Yes Paul you know I'm not going to take away your achievements, it just sounded funny so I had to write it; :wink:
I know what you mean its hard to find a truck going the right speed, and even if you do they lose speed up hills actually that's when my chance is to pass them at 65mph in CC.

Raja

 

That actually works in my favor with P&G. :smile2:

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 03 November 2017 - 10:04 AM.









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