We'll pay to rent two readers' trucks (plus food and lodging) to measure their mileage on Highway 163's steep grade, west of Laughlin, Nev., and on a 50- to 75-mile loop near the California, Nevada and Arizona borders.
Both trucks must be 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrews with 5.5-foot cargo boxes (145-inch wheelbase), four-wheel drive and 3.73 rear axles.
We're going to hitch the trucks up to identical trailers and tow increasing loads of 3,000 pounds, 6,000 pounds and 9,000 pounds and report back how much gasoline each truck consumed.
Want to get involved? Drop an email to mlevine_at_pickuptrucks_dot_com to work out the logistics and dates.
Got questions? Ask away in the comments below.