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  1. #16
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    Jackie

    I'll alert some of Joe Arpaio's friends at the Maricopa County Sherrif's Office,that you have a valid ID and that you'll be passing through.


    Glenn
    Last edited by Chism G; 10-04-2019 at 09:36 AM.

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    TX NM state line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Shaw View Post
    75MPH at 1600~RPMs?
    Obviously going downhill. This is in keeping with another thread of Jackieís wherein he mentions things not to do when you are over 70 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry H View Post
    TX NM state line.
    You got it.

    That little north turn that I-10 takes at the border threw some off.

    I spent the night in Deming NM, hitting the road in a few minutes.
    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 10-04-2019 at 10:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry H View Post
    TX NM state line.
    I am with Jerry. A Texan just knows these things. You are on your third tank of gas on I-10 just south of New Mexico but still in Texas. There is too much traffic for a sane man to average that speed going north or east from Houston. Your cruse control has been set on about 80 for much of the trip for you to average 73. After you passed through San Antonio it is a beautiful drive if you like wide open spaces and few trees. It is a long way between towns and people out there.

    Concho Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Shaw View Post
    75MPH at 1600~RPMs?
    Modern technology.

    2018 GMC Denali 4x4. 435 hp 6.2 liter gas engine. 20+ mpg at an average 70+ mph.

    I really like this truck.

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1570195578
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    I don't know but I wish I had your rear end gears in my truck.

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    That have the 8 speed tranny?

    Joe

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    a guess

    Mile marker zero on I-10 west bound

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Come on guys, think big.
    There is an old saying in Texas. "The sun is ris, the sun is set, and here we is in Texas yet."

    From your house you are quite a ways from our eastern state line.

    I like your ride, Jackie.

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    Itís been a long day, got a lot of practice in, but my Rail Gun is going to have to improve a lot to even get to mediocre. Changing barrels tomorrow morning.

    Here is a picture of my dash when I pulled into Ben Avery Shooting Center. Long trip, but a nice drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Modern technology.

    2018 GMC Denali 4x4. 435 hp 6.2 liter gas engine. 20+ mpg at an average 70+ mph.

    I really like this truck.

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1570195578
    I went to phoenix a month or so ago, at the last minute I decided to rent a car. I know the lady at the rental place quite well, she smiled at me and said "you are going to like me today". the only car she had left was a Camaro SS with the 6.2 liter with the 10 speed tranny. with that combo it was claimed to be 455 hp. I went to Phoenix (actually Thatcher) and back averaging way over 70mph and hitting 100mph several times, average for the trip was 27mpg !!!!!

    I drive an F-150 with 260hp on a good day........thinking I might have to get a truck like yours for the motor alone !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Modern technology.

    2018 GMC Denali 4x4. 435 hp 6.2 liter gas engine. 20+ mpg at an average 70+ mph.

    I really like this truck.

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1570195578
    I have the exact truck but 2 wheel drive. I really like my truck too. Gas mileage is great until I hook my camper to it. 10 mpg then. You need to invite us all to a backyard barbecue so we have an exact address for the next riddle!!!

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    Water, water everywhere

    With that rpm and that speed I thought you were hydroplaning in Houston. Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdean View Post
    I have the exact truck but 2 wheel drive. I really like my truck too. Gas mileage is great until I hook my camper to it. 10 mpg then. . . . .
    LOL!

    Too True....

    I first learned this lesson in astrophysics driving a brandie new '86 Escort. This car got 34mpg easy. I put a hitch on it, hooked a 12ft UHaul on and headed out after work moving from NH to WA State, traveling with friends driving a Trans Am.

    7mpg

    fuel tank the size of my bladder

    And Thee Darkness coming on, rapidly


    at SEVEN MILES PER GALLON me......!! Crossing states the size of counties and I'm worried about fuel....I barely made it over the Hogsback outta' Vermont and coasted into the next gas station just as it closed..... The next 15hrs were a nightmare of trying to find open gas stations. NO cell phones, trying to drive straight thru the nite and northern tier backwoods towns that rolled up the streets at 9PM

    At 84 miles per TANK.....

    Luckily the Industrial District in the middle had some later nite stations and we bought fuel cans, carried more fuel....

    We limped into Minn'DeSoda and a UHaul store, put a hitch on the TA and traded out for a 20ft trailer which we loaded to the gills. I bought my buddy's gas from MN to WA and STILL came out ahead, but better than that, we didn't have to stop for gas. 250-300mi/tank instead of 60-80

    TA didn't know the trailer was there.

    I trailer now with Suburbans, gasoline powered only (I despise everything about diesels, have 5 diesel rigs, hate 'em. wish they still made gas-powered tractors....) and have found that big motors rule for towing. The one I use most just gets 11mpg, towing a 24-footer or getting groc, don't matter.

    So we go get groceries with something else

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