Re: Gotta love a tailwind

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Posted by #1 Son ( on 22:30:11 04/01/12

In Reply to: Gotta love a tailwind posted by OnBelay

Your experience reminds me of an incident I had driving East on I-10 in a Lincoln Continental a few years back.

I was behind an 18-Wheeler and wanted to experiment WHAT a back draft can do to my gas mileage. So, I sped up, and up till I was only about a car's length or so behind the trailer. I glanced (I knew better to WATCH though) the computer display to see how high it got. I went up and up until I held the speed to be the same as the truck. It read "76 mpg"!

At that point, my friend seating next to me yelled at me to back off because he was scared!

That Vacuum really did the job, friend! But young people do CRAZY things!

#1 Son

: Coming East bound on Interstate 80 crossing Nebraska today, had a nice tailwind.
: This is my "gas guzzling" 2007 Suburban LTZ, with a 5.3

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