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Veebyes

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Posted: 11/20/21 06:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First owner of my 2006 Silverado 3500 had it set up very nicely with a combo fuel/toolbox in the bed, switchable from inside the cab.

It gives me about 70gal total & the ability to tow for at least 500 miles more or less flatish ground without the stress of looking for fuel when a tank gets low.

Having this volume onboard is especially handy on trips to Alaska where fuel stations are few & far between.


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“Stress of looking for fuel”. Now that’s down right funny, what no cell phone???


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My '03 2500 Dodge/Cummins HO 305/555 engine nv5600 tranny 3.73 gears short bed came with the factory 34 gallon fuel tank = 300-325 miles when pulling my 11200 lb 5th wheel trailer. On the road I look for a refill when the tank shows 1/4 mark.
At 300 miles and my age I'm looking for a potty brake anywayz.

The old truck is showing its age mechanically at 360k+ miles.
Sure wish I could buy a new one just like it.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

My '03 2500 Dodge/Cummins HO 305/555 engine nv5600 tranny 3.73 gears short bed came with the factory 34 gallon fuel tank = 300-325 miles when pulling my 11200 lb 5th wheel trailer. On the road I look for a refill when the tank shows 1/4 mark.
At 300 miles and my age I'm looking for a potty brake anywayz.

The old truck is showing its age mechanically at 360k+ miles.
Sure wish I could buy a new one just like it.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

My '03 2500 Dodge/Cummins HO 305/555 engine nv5600 tranny 3.73 gears short bed came with the factory 34 gallon fuel tank = 300-325 miles when pulling my 11200 lb 5th wheel trailer. On the road I look for a refill when the tank shows 1/4 mark.
At 300 miles and my age I'm looking for a potty brake anywayz.

The old truck is showing its age mechanically at 360k+ miles.
Sure wish I could buy a new one just like it.


Not only the need to pee but one should get out and walk to prevent blood clots. Not just an Old Guy thing.


Very good point made by Dr. 12V. Seriously, sitting for long periods is bad for circulation, and overall health.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

“Stress of looking for fuel”. Now that’s down right funny, what no cell phone???

Have you never driven out West, where cell phone reception and gas stations aren't as prevalent as the East coast? If you have a half tank and aren't paying attention (or its raining, or you can't find a large enough station, or a station that offers diesel rather than unleaded, or whatever) you can easily find yourself with very few options and stress starting to creep in. Towing a longer trailer limits gas stations that are preferable. Length to turn around, egress angles, prices near a city/highway as opposed to out in the country, etc.

In regards to taking a break after 3 hours, I agree... but I'd prefer to stop at a rest stop or park, rather than a dirty or cramped gas station. If I've got 50 gallons, I can pull right off the highway and stretch my legs, sit outside with the family and eat lunch, etc and get right back on the road.

Having 50+ gallons of fuel gives you more options and less stress. I'm not sure why everyone feels the need to denigrate, rather than either offer a helpful answer or simply ignore the topic if it you don't like it. Some of y'all need to go camping...


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Hey add all the gallons one wants I am fine with that. If I ever get a new truck I will opt for the 50g tank. For now I carry a full 5g in my toolbox.

ALL my towing has been in the West. All it takes is some planning.

I may add a 55 TITAN some day but so far nearly 7 years on 32 plus Five have been fine.

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I know floor plans very but all this about pee breaks make me wonder. This is an RV forum, right? What percentage AREN'T dragging a bathroom?


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Some prefer to stop to relieve them selves and some don’t. [emoticon]

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

“Stress of looking for fuel”. Now that’s down right funny, what no cell phone???


You have not driven the northern regions of British Columbia, northern Alberta, large areas of Alaska & Newfoundland where cell service does not exist have you?

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