Time for new fuel filters and new tires.
Just came back from a trip to Indiana, pulled one of those nice to pull 1/2 ton towable 5th wheels, sure do like pulling those, light weight, less wind drag, better fuel economy.
Filter minder popped as usual at 14,946 miles, never makes it all the way to 15K. Just for grins, calculated the overall fuel economy off the gallons used since last filter monitor reset. 847 gallons, 15,020 miles, for 17.733 MPG. Not bad, considering that fully half my miles are towing, mostly 5th wheel travel trailers. Of course, the gallons used only shows full gallons, not down to the tenth or anything, so the exact fuel economy will be a little different, but not way off. And, not sure exactly how the ecm determines the gallons used.
Next thing is the tires.
I'm what many would consider CHEAP.
I think of myself more as someone who always tries to get the most for my money, no sense blowing more money than I need to.
To that end, I am always looking for the best price tires, but want tires that get me the most miles for the money spent. Tire prices always seem to vary wildly each time I go looking for the next set.
In the past, I've had great luck and great mileage from the General Grabber line of tires, getting as much as 90K miles on some of them, always over 80K at a minimum. But, the price has really gone up on them at all sources, so I've been going with other brands.
Right now, my truck has a pair of BFG commercial T/A's on front, and a cheap set of "Thunderer CLT" tires that I got off amazon for $106 each. The T/A's have been pretty good, been on my truck for about 80K miles, and are almost down to the wear bars. The Thunderer's have been on for 48K and they are worn all the way down to the wear bars, and maybe a little beyond!
Anyway, I've been searching for the best priced new tires I can find. Those Thunderer's weren't bad for the price, but the mileage compared to the difference in the price between those and the Generals($202 ea.) was almost a wash, about twice as much for about twice the miles.
Now, last week I found a seller on ebay that has some "Guardsman LT" tires for $335 for a set of 4, cheapest price out there. They looked decent, and it is a tire dealer selling them, so I bought a set. So, if these cheap tires last 48K miles, like the Thunderer's, then the cost per mile for them will be the best of any tires I've had.
We'll see how they work out...