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Posted: 05/20/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My bladder requires a rest every few hours. Our Ford has a 48 gal tank which allows us to tow most of a day, at least 400 miles. I’ve bought fuel for $2.48-$5.15 a gal. If you can’t afford the price of fuel, you should get another hobby.





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Posted: 05/20/21 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buying fuel at a cheaper station is just one of the bennies of extra fuel. The main benefit is stopping when you want to, rather than when the truck demands it.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Buying fuel at a cheaper station is just one of the bennies of extra fuel. The main benefit is stopping when you want to, rather than when the truck demands it.

Interesting logic:
Buy a truck with a diesel (added cost), spend more money on a large or extra fuel tank, buy and tow a huge RV that lowers the mpg, and all of a sudden, shopping for fuel that's a few dollars less per tank is important?

LOL.

When I tow any of the trailers, I don't really care about the cost the fuel. It is what it is.

I am interested in the MPG because it tells how the truck is performing compared to other trips. But, cost? No.


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Posted: 05/20/21 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

Buying fuel at a cheaper station is just one of the bennies of extra fuel. The main benefit is stopping when you want to, rather than when the truck demands it.


With my Durango, I plan a stop to meet both needs at once. To me there is no benefit to stopping for my break and not filling up at the same time. If I need to stop every 400 miles, then having a fuel tank that will get me 500 miles is pretty much ideal. I drive 400 miles, stop for me and fill up, then go another 400 miles. And I always have an extra 100 miles if there is some problem getting fuel at the 400 miles marker.

With an extra tank that will get me 600 miles, what do I gain? 800 miles? Again, what do I gain. I'm still stopping every 400 miles.

Now, if I can happily drive 1,000 miles without stopping, then that extra tank makes more sense. But, you also have to account for any passengers - can THEY last that full 1,000 miles without stopping? Or are you gonna have to stop regardless of your tank quantity?


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As I have mentioned many times, I much prefer stopping at rest stops, city parks, almost any place other than a noisy, crowded, truck stop. If you prefer truck stops to city parks, or rest stops, then by all means do your own thing. I prefer not to spend my stops taking a break at a truck stop.

Yes, you have to stop before the tank, 70 gallons, is anywhere near empty. But, to me, it's just more pleasant to stop at almost any place other than a truck stop. Regardless of how wonderful I've been told the new truck stops are. [emoticon] Wink wink, nudge nudge.

On Edit, it occurs to me that the great thing about it is that no one is forced to add an auxiliary tank, so they really have no need to defend their decision not to add one. It's a free country: dif'rent strokes for dif'rent folks.

* This post was edited 05/20/21 06:00pm by fj12ryder *

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You anti large fuel tank folks are the best entertainment short of stand up comedy.
Whether one thinks someone else should find value in it or not, is not the question.

And the justifications are great....
" I have to pee, so might as well fill up"
" I don't care what fuel cost because I spent alot on the truck, so might as well fill up."
" My cataracts, goider and bunions and hemmeroids won't allow me to drive more than 227.4 miles per day, so might as well fill up."
"I could get car jacked and then the extra fuel was a wasted expense, might as well fill up frequently."

I could apply y'alls goofy justifications to say that the folks who do, or wish they could pack extra fuel are dumb to many other everyday life tasks to show you how silly you sound.

"I don't eat a weeks worth of food every day, and I go to bingo daily, so might as well go grocery shopping every day."
"I only drink 2 beers a day, so no sense in buying a 12pack or a case, when I can get 2 gas station tallboys daily."
"My electric bill comes monthly, but I can pay 1/30th of it each day..."


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fj12ryder wrote:

As I have mentioned many times, I much prefer stopping at rest stops, city parks, almost any place other than a noisy, crowded, truck stop. If you prefer truck stops to city parks, or rest stops, then by all means do your own thing. I prefer not to spend my stops taking a break at a truck stop.

Yes, you have to stop before the tank, 70 gallons, is anywhere near empty. But, to me, it's just more pleasant to stop at almost any place other than a truck stop. Regardless of how wonderful I've been told the new truck stops are. [emoticon]


I'm beginning to think it's the highlight of some people's trips to see how many Loves and Pilots they can stop at....
Nothing like using a restroom with 6 stalls where 500 truckers a day drop the kids off at the pool!!

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fj12ryder wrote:

As I have mentioned many times, I much prefer stopping at rest stops, city parks, almost any place other than a noisy, crowded, truck stop. If you prefer truck stops to city parks, or rest stops, then by all means do your own thing. I prefer not to spend my stops taking a break at a truck stop.

Yes, you have to stop before the tank, 70 gallons, is anywhere near empty. But, to me, it's just more pleasant to stop at almost any place other than a truck stop. Regardless of how wonderful I've been told the new truck stops are. [emoticon] Wink wink, nudge nudge.

On Edit, it occurs to me that the great thing about it is that no one is forced to add an auxiliary tank, so they really have no need to defend their decision not to add one. It's a free country: dif'rent strokes for dif'rent folks.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

As I have mentioned many times, I much prefer stopping at rest stops, city parks, almost any place other than a noisy, crowded, truck stop. If you prefer truck stops to city parks, or rest stops, then by all means do your own thing. I prefer not to spend my stops taking a break at a truck stop.

Yes, you have to stop before the tank, 70 gallons, is anywhere near empty. But, to me, it's just more pleasant to stop at almost any place other than a truck stop. Regardless of how wonderful I've been told the new truck stops are. [emoticon] Wink wink, nudge nudge.

On Edit, it occurs to me that the great thing about it is that no one is forced to add an auxiliary tank, so they really have no need to defend their decision not to add one. It's a free country: dif'rent strokes for dif'rent folks.


You forgot smelly.
LOL I left it out on purpose. [emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:


On Edit, it occurs to me that the great thing about it is that no one is forced to add an auxiliary tank, so they really have no need to defend their decision not to add one. It's a free country: dif'rent strokes for dif'rent folks.


Which has been thenpoint that many have been trying to make. If you want an auxilliary tank, get one. If you don't, don't. It is not something that everyone has to want or need. The reasons for it are personal.

What one person values as 'important', another person sees as 'no big deal'.

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