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Old 01-16-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Not the best on fuel but we like the comfort and the T-139 gives it very little trouble.

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Old 01-16-2016, 06:46 PM   #2
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So what kind of mileage do you get with your chevy van pulling the camper?

I get about 10 MPG on my last trip but have gotten better at times...up to 12 mpg.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:11 PM   #3
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Hi Eagle. It depends on the speed and mountains but a good day would be about 8.5 to 9 MPG. Running 65 mph or pulling in the mountains gets worse of course. Our Chevy is a 1995 so, even at only 40K miles, it's not exactly the latest in high tech. We know it can't compete with the newer stuff. (But I can work on it myself.)
We're van people and own 4 at present.
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Those are still one of the best styled vans made ! Looks great. There is a lot to be said for an older vehicle that's paid for and has inexpensive insurance/taxes/registration. And like you say, "you can work on it".
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Nice! My dad recently acquired an old 89 Chevy Astro touring edition van in surprisingly good condition for the age. No rust and it cranks and runs good. Has the 4.3 Liter V6, interior is clean for the age. Picked it up for $1400 and plans to spend a little money on it in improvements.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:38 PM   #6
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Nice! My dad recently acquired an old 89 Chevy Astro touring edition van in surprisingly good condition for the age. No rust and it cranks and runs good. Has the 4.3 Liter V6, interior is clean for the age. Picked it up for $1400 and plans to spend a little money on it in improvements.
Tell him to stop by at Vanning.com and look around or there is an Astro forum that has loads of info.
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The Astro vans were tough little vans. We had several of them at the company I worked at. All of them went over 300K miles, and one made it to 400K miles. Used and abused year 'round.
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