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Old 01-13-2022, 10:20 AM   #41
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My Chev 2500HD only has a 24 gallon tank. Can't believe GM designs a heavy duty tow truck with only that much fuel. I usually get about 150 to 175 miles to a tank and plan fuel stops accordingly. From day one of towing i have carried two extra gas cans just in case. On our first trip because of towing up hill into the wind we only got 112 miles and pulled into the gas station with the low fuel light on and running on fumes. Took 23.2 gals. Never had to use the extra gas, but sure feel more comfortable having it on board.
I think you may have a problem. I had the EXACT rig and truck as you. I got around 9.5-10 mpg and on a good day 10.5. I drove 65-70 back then and a lot of mountain driving. Maybe in the mountains I got 8-9 mpg. So 112 miles on around 22 gallons is only 5 MPG!!! Something is not right.
 
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Old 01-13-2022, 03:27 PM   #42
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Because modern diesels use fuel to cool and lubricate HPFP's it's a really bad idea to run out:

https://blog.genosgarage.com/wordpre...e-maintenance/
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:08 PM   #43
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:10 PM   #44
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Make sure you have a little water with you, otherwise not a big deal. You will have plenty of range with your 450. If you carry a spare can of gas just cycle it through the gas tank in your truck every month or so.
Thank you, If I choose that option I will definitely cycle the fuel.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:14 PM   #45
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No worries, plenty of stations out west; just don't pass them all up. For me, it is not worth the trouble of carrying fuel and smelling like diesel. Have never found it necessary.
I hear ya and Thank you. We'll be in your neck of the woods, God willing if everything goes as planned, starting June 1st. Congrats on your new F450.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:16 PM   #46
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Manny, not really directed at anyone, just facts and some stations get picky about putting Diesel into a Red Gas can, don't ask me how I know.
For me, anytime I put Fuel, gas or diesel into a container I add the correct Stabil to it. Since our TV doesn't get used much while Wintering in Florida, have a Malibu for running around. I filled both Main and Aux tanks and added Diesel Stabil to both.
Got it, Thanks..
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You are one brave man, when I get 1/2 tank I start looking, getting to 1/4 is all I care to do.
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Old 01-14-2022, 06:39 AM   #48
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what she is saying is dont leave me stranded alone while you go get gas!
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Old 01-14-2022, 12:17 PM   #49
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what she is saying is dont leave me stranded alone while you go get gas!
I would have to go by myself; she would be laughing too hard.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:10 PM   #50
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Lucky for you there was no steep grade to climb.......
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:23 PM   #51
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I remember traveling during the BS "energy crisis" days of the late 70's. There were many times that the gas stations were closed or out of fuel making you HAVE to go to the next exit praying you wouldn't run out. There were parts of South Carolina especially that had long distances between exits. Maybe not like out west but enough to create a pucker factor. Similar to recent traveling after Hurricanes down on the Gulf Coast....
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Once had an F150 straight 6 back long before the little orange gas pump on the dash. The instant the needle touched the E, you'd better look for a place to pull over because you're out.
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I always figured it was just as easy to fill just the top half as both bottom AND top.
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I always figured it was just as easy to fill just the top half as both bottom AND top.
But then you have twice as many fuel stops.
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