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Old 03-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #21
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I pull a 2000lb MINI and get 7 to 8 miles per gallon and got the same mileage pulling a Hummer. I use cruise control and turn off the engine brake while highway cruising.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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I think somewhere between 62 and 65 is the sweet spot on mileage. You want to rund fast enough to carry the rollers without downshifting.

Definitely better mileage with the cruise control on. I don't know about other Newells, but I highly suspect that my DDEC is programmed like some of the fleet DDEC were programmed, in other words it has a higher power setting when using the cruise. The fleet owners do that to encourage the drivers to use the cruise. I swear mine pulls stronger in cruise.

And amen on the bike affliction.

I'm in Huntington WV, just off I 64 if you get close on your trip.
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Thanks Clarke,

I am also a cyclist. Guru Carbonio.......
Carbon bike, huh? Must be very, very light. Hope to see you down the road.
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Thanks everyone for the great advice.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM   #25
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I pull a 2000lb MINI and get 7 to 8 miles per gallon and got the same mileage pulling a Hummer. I use cruise control and turn off the engine brake while highway cruising.
How fast do you run when you tow a Hummer? I only get about 5.7 but I run on avg. about 78.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #26
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78! Tires are only rated for 75
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