Coasting trucks, what's the point??

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Dave1837, May 9, 2021.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I can hit 22 MPG with my 5.0 Coyote with no start/stop or cylinder deactivation.
     
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  3. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    It's a good concept but it's honestly pointless when it comes down to it. It's made to conserve fuel, but the amount you're conserving is microscopic at best. Just more wear and tear on things I think.
     
  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    My 2014 F150 is the most fuel efficient truck I've ever seen. When I lived in ND I could push 28 MPG if there was no wind. Around PA I average 19.6
     
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    Best I've ever seen on the dash was 24. Mine's the newer aluminum one. 4x4 probably hurts the mileage a bit but you'd never want a 2wd truck up here in winter.
     
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    This was in Montana driving with the wind lol ran like that for about 35 miles
     
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    I drive a 2019 International LT with a 10 speed Eaton, governed to 68 mph, and going downhill in gear it’ll get up to 73 mph before the engine brake kicks in, particularly if I have a load. Don’t like it? Then pass me.
     
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  8. Doealex

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    Supposedly the new starters last longer, but they cost more; this whole concept of saving the environment costs more to consumers with very minuscule or non-existent savings to the environment.
     
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    If youre loaded and coasting at 73mph down a hill you couldnt climb faster than 45 mph, youre a special kind of stupid.

    This is not specifically aimed at you its aimed at the demographic i stated. If anyone has a hard time figuring out why its not that bright, they probably oughtnt be trucking.... like at least 50% of all truck drivers
     
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    *cough* def *cough*
     
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  11. AModelCat

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    I owned my pickup for a year and the dealer started badgering me with emails trying to get me to trade it in. Mine was the last year without the start/stop stuff. Sticker price on the new truck they wanted to sell me (same trim package, identical specs) was $2,600 more. I firmly believe this will be the very last new vehicle I will ever buy. I'll start buying "f'kn mint" beaters off Kijiji for $5k or less once this one's worn out.
     
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