Thanks to Ron Lemler and family for a great event !! Special thanks to all the ladies that kept us fed and happy and to all the helping hands that are to numerous to name. What a great event it was !!!
On our trip the total mileage was 1400 miles that includes a quick trip to the South Bend airport yesterday just before noon.
On the trip I would add in a little gasoline ( by choice , not a necessity ) for start ups , driving to a good and safe place for refueling when needed and hybrid driving up long hills in Ky, Tn and north Alabama to stay with the flow of traffic and not heat up the gasifier . The gasoline consumption averaged near 200 miles per gallon running speeds 60 - 70 on flat ground and 55 to 75 mph on rolling and hilly roads . We were pulling a small trailer with about a thousand pounds of camping gear and wood… For the first 200 miles leaving Argos until we hit the hills of Ky the truck never shifted down from overdrive ( 2000 rpm = 65 mph )
Using Ron Lemlers wood and a hopper about even to the top of the cab we could expect to drive about 80 miles between fuel stops. The ole truck ran flawless with no events.
EDIT Gasoline consumption for Sunday averaged 200 mpg , Gasoline usage during the event would have been much more with all the shut downs and start ups.