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Old 10-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #31
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I just have to laugh at the guys who question wanting the extended range...perhaps in your particular situation that does not make sense, but many people have very different set-ups.

My truck has a 26 gallon tank. That means at 10mpg I would only have 160 mile usable range between stops if I left 100 miles worth in the tank. I typically only stop every 200 miles...and in order to make vacation work - we pulled from 861 miles back form Western CO in 2 days. That is 5 fuel stops. That gets old REALLY fast.

And to add insult to injury - the Flying J in Junction City KS and the Pilot in Colby both refused to turn the pump on without a DOT number.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #32
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i have a 40 gal tank (stock tank) and have a range of anywhere from 300 to 350. only place i almost got in trouble twice was on US 2 thru montana. came somewhat close once in ND.
the first close call was when i left ND and it was mid afternoon. had half a tank and thought it wouldn't be a problem. shortly after entering mont, i noticed i wasn't meeting many viehicles. no reason to have stations if no traffic. i was just under 1/4 tank when i found a station. got lower than that the next time.
i've thought abt the aux tank but that was the only trip with close calls in 15 yrs. now i consider the distance between larger towns before i choose a route.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #33
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I just have to laugh at the guys who question wanting the extended range...perhaps in your particular situation that does not make sense, but many people have very different set-ups.

My truck has a 26 gallon tank. That means at 10mpg I would only have 160 mile usable range between stops if I left 100 miles worth in the tank. I typically only stop every 200 miles...and in order to make vacation work - we pulled from 861 miles back form Western CO in 2 days. That is 5 fuel stops. That gets old REALLY fast.

And to add insult to injury - the Flying J in Junction City KS and the Pilot in Colby both refused to turn the pump on without a DOT number.

Agreed!

We need to drive around 4 hours just to get to places that people from Denver aren't willing to drive to, and my rig is very long and I normally need to pull into a truck stop to get fuel as I am just as long as them which means lots of planning.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #34
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I just have to laugh at the guys who question wanting the extended range...perhaps in your particular situation that does not make sense, but many people have very different set-ups. My truck has a 26 gallon tank. That means at 10mpg I would only have 160 mile usable range between stops if I left 100 miles worth in the tank. I typically only stop every 200 miles...and in order to make vacation work - we pulled from 861 miles back form Western CO in 2 days. That is 5 fuel stops. That gets old REALLY fast. And to add insult to injury - the Flying J in Junction City KS and the Pilot in Colby both refused to turn the pump on without a DOT number.
I'm in the same boat but unwilling to carry the extra pounds in a 2500 that is at max load. maybe some other 2500's have more capacity but I don't. My old F350 had 96 gallons of transfer flow tanks and I loved it, but I don't see how to do it within gvwr in my truck.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #35
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didnt the flying j and pilot have diesel on the car side? must be a lot of mad diesel powered car owners who cant get fuel because of no dot/icc number.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #36
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didnt the flying j and pilot have diesel on the car side? must be a lot of mad diesel powered car owners who cant get fuel because of no dot/icc number.
They do. Especially on the end isles.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #37
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I always stop at Pilots and have never been denied fuel because of no DOT #. Not saying it didn't happen, but I'm thinking there might have been a misinformed employee. Pilot/Flying J even have an RV rewards card for their diesel.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #38
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I think Alan started this thread to give a thumbs up to the company where he bought his tank not if he should have one or not.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #39
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I am thinking of a second tank, want take long to pay for itself when you travel from state to state. There is about a 40 to 50 cents price difference between NC, SC, and VA gas prices.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #40
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When I had my chev 2500 diesel I put a 52 gal tank from TSC on the bed and used a plumbed pump to fill the main tank it was great not having to stop so often and also gave us the option of filling up at the best price.
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