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Veebyes wrote:

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“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?


NOPE and if I were to do so and were a responsible person for the best outcome of my journey I sure would map out the fuel locations before departing. OH I use my Satellite U connect to see fuel stations, just mentioned a cell phone as most have them. Kinda like planning for the next RV Park.

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When traveling in Alaska, that next fuel stop you have planned may be out of fuel or have no power to run the pumps, next fuel is 100 miles away. Now what do you do?? We carried two extra 6 Gal fuel containers, now have an additional 40 Gal in my Fuel/Took Box combo.


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Bottom line do what works for YOU!!!

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Michelle.S wrote:

When traveling in Alaska, that next fuel stop you have planned may be out of fuel or have no power to run the pumps, next fuel is 100 miles away. Now what do you do?? We carried two extra 6 Gal fuel containers, now have an additional 40 Gal in my Fuel/Took Box combo.


Exactly Michelle, you obviously know from experience, you need a backup plan. You say "Now what do you do?" I always ask myself what if, and use that for many things.

People like you, and Cummins 12V, will rarely come up short, due to thinking ahead, and backup plan! [emoticon]

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Veebyes wrote:

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?


Nonsense. That is what his 5 gallon yellow can is for.........

Once he upgrades his truck and has a larger OEM fuel tank, he will be loudly singing the praises of extra fuel. Until then, what he has is best. [emoticon]


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Bionic Man wrote:

Veebyes wrote:

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?


Nonsense. That is what his 5 gallon yellow can is for.........

Once he upgrades his truck and has a larger OEM fuel tank, he will be loudly singing the praises of extra fuel. Until then, what he has is best. [emoticon]


Hey for ME it has been fine. As I have stated I do miss the 35 in my last DRW. I also have stated on a new truck it will have the 50. I have also stated IF I do any adding to my truck it will be a TITAN 55.

Biggest thing I try to suggest is try what you have before THINKING adding capacity has to be done.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Veebyes wrote:

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?


NOPE and if I were to do so and were a responsible person for the best outcome of my journey I sure would map out the fuel locations before departing. OH I use my Satellite U connect to see fuel stations, just mentioned a cell phone as most have them. Kinda like planning for the next RV Park.

I love this saying.

"PIZZ poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine"


In The North it is still a little wild. We have done the trip four times since 2008. Each time it is noticeably more civilised. The Alaska hwy is fully paved.

Still, fuel capacity is important. Fuel stations every 100 miles or so are common. Availability at those stations may not be so dependable. Always good to have 100 miles reserve in the the tanks at every fillup.

In the lower 48 it is rare to see a sign "Next fuel 100 miles". It is easy to get around on the stock tank giving 250 plus towing miles.

Having two tanks is handy. I use both, even where fuel is readily available. When one is down to 1/4 I switch at next stop or CG. No hard & fast rule but fill up at next time & place convenient, maybe without the trailer behind & maybe at a smaller station where fuel might be a little less. You can play the price game better when you don't really NEED to get fuel.

Oh, & BTW, you are communicating with somebody who has been carrying a spare new trailer axle in his basement for the past 5 years, somebody who carries a spare water pump at all times, somebody who has a supply of spring wet bolts onboard, somebody who at heart is still a cruising boater who believes in having spares & being prepared as best as possible.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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.


GasBuddy has a pretty nice trip planner that will figure stops for you. All you have to do is put in your tank size and avg mpg and your route. It does the rest. Been a while since I used it, but it might also give you options based on price.

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RickLight wrote:

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?


Some of us are dragging a DW, who has other motives besides a bathroom (shopping). :-)

Lyle

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