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Old 10-02-2010, 12:05 AM   #31
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I don't usually bother looking for the colour of the pump handle. I find looking for the word "diesel" is much safer.
I'm the same way even though I'm not looking for diesel. I don't want to make the mistake & fill up my truck w/ premium when it doesn't need it.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:32 AM   #32
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I did end up getting an auxiliary fuel tank after hauling around 5 gal. cans of extra diesel (I used one of those adjustable bars to hold the cans firmly against the front of the bed - worked fine).

Yes, there is extra weight but having up to a 700 mile range is a great incentive when I came into California and noticed a 75 cent difference in price per gallon over what I had just paid in Oregon. Now I can shop around a bit.

In Oregon (one of the two states where you cannot pump your own gas) I was told this rule does not apply to diesel since it is not "flammable." I know it is hard to light but it is not exactly water and once it does light it is hard to put out.

Any way, thanks to all who shared their wisdom on this.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:34 AM   #33
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I don't usually bother looking for the colour of the pump handle. I find looking for the word "diesel" is much safer.
Around these parts you don't have to bother looking for a color or the word diesel, it's simply the messy stinky one on the end by itself.

If we are going much further than a few hundred miles from home, I usually carry 10 gallons of extra fuel. I don't keep it in the back of my truck though. I lock it up in the forward storage compartment of our trailer. I have a box that fits between the battery boxes which holds them fairly tight. It's also in a more temperature stable environment then sitting out in the sun of a static laden pickup bed.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:28 AM   #34
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i usually look for the pump with the most cars lined up to use. seems that diesel pumps attract people with gasoline engines. one dealer in NE louisiana solved this problem by putting diesel on every pump. needlessly to say, he sells a lot of gasoline.
truck stops like to put the small nozzle lower pressure diesel pump next to the building. that makes it convinent as a place to park and go get a bag of chips.
they are used like handicap spots: it's ok if ur just going in for a minute. or leave someone in the viehicle in case a handicap person comes around and wants the space.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:59 AM   #35
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I bought a tool box with a 60 gallon fuel tank under it from Northern Tool. I think it was $549.00. Paid another $50.00 I think for the kit that allows you to cut the rubber fill tube and add the 'Tee' that allows the fuel to drain into the truck tank. (Mine is the short bed, six and a half foot bed, if I had the eight foot bed I could have gotten the 90 gallon tank.)
The thing fits flush under the tonneau cover so it is not seen. Make sure to run a vent line. Mine runs along the side of the bed toward the rear. (There is a fitting for the vent at the top of the tank.
So when going on long trips I just find which state has the best price on fuel and fill up there. (60 gallons in the tank and 26 in the truck.) On a FL trip you are looking at up to $25.00 per fill by not getting it in FL.
Will it take a long time to pay for the tank...yep...but the satisfaction of not paying for overpriced fuel is priceless! And it's nice to not have to fill up every day!
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I'd get sticker shock trying to fill up 90 gallons of fuel all at once.
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I'd get sticker shock trying to fill up 90 gallons of fuel all at once.
Sticker shock hell, I coldnt afford it up here
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:06 PM   #38
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If I filled them up in SC right now at $2.71 for 80 gallons it would be $216.80. In FL at $3.05 it would be $244.00, a savings of $27.20! And I am going to use that fuel!
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