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Old 05-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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How many miles on a tank of diesel

how many miles can you get on a full thank you

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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My generator pick-up is at the 1/4 full level of my fuel tank. I've almost always tried to keep my tank above that 1/4 level so that I'd be able to use my generator if I needed to. I very rarely run my tank below that 1/4 level.

So, my 100 gallon tank minus 1/4 leaves me 75 gallons. Between 8 - 9 mpg (depending on various factors) leaves me looking for fuel at about 600 miles.


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Old 05-06-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:28 PM   #5
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My tank is 150 gallons. I COULD get over 1000 miles but the most I've done is 800.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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How big a tank, how fast are you driving, what size engine, flatland or mountains, tail wind or head wind? Not trying to flame on you, but to many variables to answer your question other than guess as there is no information as to reference it on. Let us know about your MH and maybe someone with the same or similar unit and size can chime in and give you an idea as to what you may expect. Good luck and
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:30 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Horseshoer
how many miles can you get on a full thank you
A full Thank You goes miles and miles farther than a half hearted thanks.

How many gallons are in a full thanks or tank?
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:50 PM   #8
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Chuck really said it all. Too many variables and unknowns to even give a good guess. However, even without a set answer I'll say that I can travel much further on 2/3 of a tank than I wish to drive in one day. That's as close to empty as I'm willing to go.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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150 gallon tank X 8 MPG = 1200 Miles.
In the real world, I do about 800 to 1000 miles and try to pick my spots. Running out of fuel is NOT an option.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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It is hard to find a good reason to run the tank down like we tend to do with a car. As others have said, a full tank will last more than a day of driving. To me it makes a lot of sense to end the day by fueling up when practical. When that doesn't work I try to fuel up before I get to 1/4 tank which is 750-800 miles. As others mentioned the genny fuel pick up is at 1/4 as well as the AquaHot if you have that option.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:38 PM   #11
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200 gallons @ 6.5mpg (average), so 1200+ miles. But I don't like getting under 1/4 tank, so I try to fill up at 1/3 tank or so, usually about 140 gal at a time, if I'm trying to stretch it out on a long trip. Otherwise I'll fill up when under 1/2 tank if there's a good truck stop to do so. We're usually planning fuel stops a couple days ahead on long trips.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:39 PM   #12
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I have found out that never i said NEVER stop the night without filling the tank. In winter while traveling a low tank can be the difference between life and death. We were stuck in a ice storm and that was my first thing to do was fill the tank for generator and also had a full tank..
But 600 miles to 1000 is the normal per tank.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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It is very hard to get a full tank of diesel. On my 100 gal tank, I would be surprised if I get more than 85-90 gals in it. Then you can really only suck it down to about 10 gal before you really start thinking about how hard it is to push a Class A to a gas station. So that leaves about 75 gal useable or about 600 miles if you average 8 mpg.
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I can count on 1,000 miles but I usually fill up at 800.... Still have enough fuel for at

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