Originally Posted by bassplyer92517
Taking my Ford Ranger home on Friday from San Francisco to San Diego (close to 600 miles). On my way up I hit an all time high of about 24 mpg. Are there any reccomendations other than the basics for such a long trip? I rarely ever drive this far so I don't know if there is anything different I should be trying. I'd love to see 30 mpg and make the drive in almost 1 tank, but I figure that would take some serious modifications. Thanks guys.
MARVEL MYSTERY OIL, trust me, dude.
set the cruise around 55.
block main part of your grill (google grill block).
unload everything you can, lighter is better.
don't use the radio or a/c.
when you do use a/c, recirculate your air.
make some cardboard air foils.
don't get caught up in stop and go traffic. transcend it by anticipating the waves. there was a really useful study done about this entitled "traffic wave experiments" by a professor at university. google it.
stick with the concurrent traffic flow. this air will assist you safely, unlike "drafting" would.
disabling daytime running lights would help quite a bit, too.
keep your windows up.
lower your driver's seat as low as it will go (height-wise).