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Old 12-21-2017, 08:44 AM   #41
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I guess carrying two 5 gallon containers of diesel just just to make sure I don't run out somewhere is old fashion.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:27 AM   #42
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I guess carrying two 5 gallon containers of diesel just just to make sure I don't run out somewhere is old fashion.
I've got an F250 with a limited payload. Even with a Cougar XLite fifth wheel, I'm at the max payload with nothing extra to install a 55 gallon Titan tank or a 40 gallon "in bed" tank. So, like you, when I'm heading out on a route I'm not familiar with, I throw a couple of 5 gallon yellow fuel cans in the bed beside the yellow Champion generator and the 5 gallon red fuel can for it. Towing on routes that I am familiar with, I seldom take extra fuel and replace that weight with either firewood or other camping stuff.

I wouldn't call it "old fashioned", prefer to call it "tried and true reliability" LOL
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:57 PM   #43
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Cardinal, remember what I wrote earlier: "whatever works best for you." Brenda and I always carry a five quart can of fuel in the rear of the sidecar "just in case." Not old fashioned at all. I believe the word is SMART. With those ten gallons you and John carry you have bought another hundred miles to find fuel. Smart is the word.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:01 PM   #44
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I still haven't completely made my mind up on which option I will choose for extra fuel. but I WILL choose before we officially retire and "hit the road"

The one comment I have come across that has me scratching my head is the DTE calculation gets messed up and there is no way (on my truck at least) to reprogram the computer for the larger capacity.
Does anyone here who runs extra capacity tanks have issues with the DTE calculation?
It's not a deal breaker for me if it becomes unusable , but I do look at it from time to time.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:48 PM   #45
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I don't pay any attention to the DTE. I use Gas Buddy pricing to figure my fuel stops as with 84 gal capacity I have a long range. For instance last fall I did a quick trip to Fl. and back. First fuel stop was 700 mi in Chattanooga, 2nd was central Fl, 3rd was back in Chattanooga and then home. Pulling my trailer range is closing on 1000 mi.
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I still haven't completely made my mind up on which option I will choose for extra fuel. but I WILL choose before we officially retire and "hit the road"

The one comment I have come across that has me scratching my head is the DTE calculation gets messed up and there is no way (on my truck at least) to reprogram the computer for the larger capacity.
Does anyone here who runs extra capacity tanks have issues with the DTE calculation?
It's not a deal breaker for me if it becomes unusable , but I do look at it from time to time.
I have a 20 gallon AUX tank. I watch the number of gallons used on the dash. Mostly, when that is gone and the fuel gage starts to drop it is time for a stop and stretch and that is when we start looking for fuel ~~225 - 250 miles. At that point the DTE is very close.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:27 PM   #47
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I have 2 trip odometers. They both will display gallons used. Every time I fill up both tanks I reset trip 2. When it says I have used 55 gallons then I know I have about 6 gallons left.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:28 PM   #48
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Something I forgot to add was I have a TransFer Flow set-up so I always have a readout as to how many gal I have on board.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:27 AM   #49
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Ok thanks guys. All good points and tips.
Captnjohn, that is exactly what I would expect to happen, so that eases my mind some.
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