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Old 12-03-2021, 09:29 PM   #57
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We're heading home this morning and will have to fuel up before we get home. Using the TSD app I scouted out places on the way home to fill-up. We picked a place where we are now (Lubbock, TX) and it was in poor condition so I scratched it.

The best price is at a Petro in Weatherford, TX but it's 285 miles away making the trip from the last time I filled up just short of 800 miles. We have a 150 gallon tank and there are several good places to fill-up on the way so we can bale out easily.

I'm wondering of the 150 gallon tank how much is actually usable?
It all depends on your miles per gallon. Our 2002 40' Monaco Windsor gets about 7.5 miles per gallon when traveling in our mountainous terrain. That said, with 150 gallons in the tank, because I tend to err on the strong side of caution, I would probably want to refuel by around 800 miles, while keeping track of my MPG.
But then I do admit to being a little bit of a nervous Nelly.
I also hate the "sticker shock" of more than 100 gallons of fuel.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:00 PM   #58
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Lowdie24 nailed it. After replacing 2 ďin-tankĒ fuel pumps. the first @ about $350 several years ago. And the last one just under $800.00. This was for a car and a pickup. Canít imagine replacing one in a RV.
I figure itís empty @ 1/4 tank, time to buy fuel. No matter what it cost, I saved money.
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Ran out of fuel once. Won’t let that happen again.
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Old 12-07-2021, 08:30 PM   #60
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As everyone says you are probably ok but you should always drive within your comfort zone so the drive does not become work!!!!
Remember, the tow bill is WAY more money than you can save at any fuel stop!!!!!
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I will never know because I rarely go below half a tank
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Old 12-07-2021, 10:29 PM   #62
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Not sure, I've never run it out. I can use usually go over 600 mi on my truck before I need to refill though. The motorhome I can go almost a thousand, and my car can go about 350.
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Miles to fill up.

I find that my gage to be conservative. But one thing to keep in mind is that you donít want to get down near the bottom of the tank. Give a diesel clean, air and water free diesel and not much will stop it. But water and dirt/ sludge lurk at the bottom. So donít push it too far. I typically fill up by 1/3 tank. Rarely below a quarter. I know that I am probably being conservative here.
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It all depends on your miles per gallon. Our 2002 40' Monaco Windsor gets about 7.5 miles per gallon when traveling in our mountainous terrain. That said, with 150 gallons in the tank, because I tend to err on the strong side of caution, I would probably want to refuel by around 800 miles, while keeping track of my MPG.
But then I do admit to being a little bit of a nervous Nelly.
I also hate the "sticker shock" of more than 100 gallons of fuel.
You would probably faint if you had to put a 100 gal in where I was in Van Nuys Cal yesterday diesel was $5.11. I was happy to make it out of state before I needed diesel. Love's in Quartzite was $4.189 Not that great. Glad I got a $0.28 discount with EFS brought it down to $3.909.
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Jeepers I start looking for fuel at 1/2 tank. Also for some reason the 1st day we leave on a trip, I am constantly stopping to pee, I told DW no more coffee!
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We rarely get down more than 3/8 of a tank. On travel days , we plan to hit a fuel stop about lunchtime. I use a couple of apps to find the best price. I top off both diesel and DEF.
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