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So im going to a Christmas party in Vegas this weekend, and my contemporaries think im crazy for wanting to drive when the company has offered to pay for a flight.

I want to do some serious hyper mileing between here and Vegas and I was wondering if anyone had done this trip before? Any suggestions?

Also, im looking for a cheap hotel to stay at on Friday night, if you have any recommendations.
 

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Well I can tell you you won't make it from LA to Vegas on that amount of fuel. You can get very good milage if you suck up behind a moving van that is doing 55 MPH the entire way because I have done it.

It took FOREVER (actually 10 hours) to get there from Fresno, but I did it in a CVT Insight and got 62.5 MPG when I normally get 54. We averaged 43 MPH for the drive.

On the drive home I was solo and it was early morning (2 am) so I set the cruise at 85 MPH and only got 42 MPG.
 

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Awesome, thank you... im going to leave early Friday morning to try and beat traffic. Im also going to remove my passanger seat and other effects so that I can lighten the load a bit.

Im going to spend all day tomorrow and all day on Thursday to try and prepare for the trip.
 

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Hi Alex; very nice to meet you last weekend! Concerning your upcoming road trip:
1) leave VERY early Friday, like maybe 4:00 am
2) Hope for WSW winds Friday, then you'll only use about 3.25 Gal
3) Ascend Cajon Pass without using assist; try to keep SOC full
4) Try NOT to return on Sunday, traffic is awful!
5) When returning, try FAS downhill for 18 miles into Baker, CA
 

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Thanks!

I've been practicing my rebooting technique since you showed it to me on Sunday. I might have no choice but to return at or around 1pm. I’m betting on that most people wont be traveling to Vegas this close to a major holiday.
 
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