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Old 04-22-2015, 06:59 PM   #11
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Your right on the fuel, we plan our fill ups in areas where fuel is cheaper, like in Tn it was $2.39 compared to $2.85 at home but of course with two 120 gallons tanks planning is the key.
If you keep track would you mind if I ask what you get for MPG?
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #12
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Check out this 1: Post up your towing pics!
That's our rig. 1998 Volvo, 2009 SmartCar, 2013 Cardinal. And yes it's VERY nice not to worry about where to get fuel every few hundred miles. I think we average about 10mpg.

We choose where to fill up based on price. Last time was at Sams Club. Husband fills one tank then moves teuck around and fills other tank - after we have unhitched We have found truck stops to have some of the most expensive diesel.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:21 PM   #13
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If you keep track would you mind if I ask what you get for MPG?
Usually right around 9mpg but remember once we are parked the truck sits and we use the Smart.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:31 PM   #14
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Usually right around 9mpg but remember once we are parked the truck sits and we use the Smart.
I understand....

This has been talked about at my work, buy a used big truck mod it a couple times and then likely get just as good MPG when towing a LARGE FW as you would with a PU with no want for HP and a much larger set of brakes.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:39 PM   #15
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We have an Eagle bus as the race car hauler... back half is car hauler (funny car) and sits above the bus engine. The bus has clam-shell doors,top to bottom, with a extendable ramp system and lift system. The front half is all motor home, with slide,kitchen, full bathroom. Only thing we tow is a golf cart to pull the car around with and for starter system. Gets also around 12 mpg, depending which way we go.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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Is not CDL required or with single axle exempt? My father and I wondered if you had to cross scales at state lines? If so I am not so interested in log books and inspection, etc. Otherwise still interest could be up there.


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Looking back dblr has CDL with the tractor or "semi". Still interested about scales.


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Cannot answer about CDL for states other than Oklahoma, but no CDL required here if vehicle is for personal use only. We don't have log books and we don't go through weigh stations. Our Volvo is classified as a personal vehicle and is treated the same as any other pickup towing a trailer.
We wanted our setup so we could be picky about when/where to get fuel, and to be able to have our (cheap to drive) SmartCar wherever we went. Many states prohibit double (or triple) towing.
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Is not CDL required or with single axle exempt? My father and I wondered if you had to cross scales at state lines? If so I am not so interested in log books and inspection, etc. Otherwise still interest could be up there.


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I think a lot depends on where it's licenced....which state. Out here, most are classified as private couches/ with not for hire signs and no scales required.
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Interesting will have to dig deeper into it. Don't think my father is ready to give his truck up yet. Just got my CDL with it.

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