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Old 04-15-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Having to Get Fuel too Often

Heading West from Florida to Texas and having to stop for fuel every 200 miles really is a PAIN.

Our Chevy Short Bed Truck only has a 25 gallon fuel tank and at 11 mpg we have to stop quite often.

When we had our previous Eagle 5th Wheel, it was only 28 Ft long and was a not to bad to negotiate getting fuel, but now with our 41 Foot Pinnacle getting fuel is more challenging.

I see a larger fuel tank in our future !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Love my Titan fuel tank(198 liters). It takes awhile to fill because it takes the last 30 litres slowly, but I run out of fuel before my truck will.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Heading West from Florida to Texas and having to stop for fuel every 200 miles really is a PAIN.

Our Chevy Short Bed Truck only has a 25 gallon fuel tank and at 11 mpg we have to stop quite often.

When we had our previous Eagle 5th Wheel, it was only 28 Ft long and was a not to bad to negotiate getting fuel, but now with our 41 Foot Pinnacle getting fuel is more challenging.

I see a larger fuel tank in our future !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dang, I wish I got 11 mpg. I only get 8 with a 26 gallon tank!
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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I'm thankful GM put a 36 gallon tank in my 3500HD.
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I think they put the 26 in the short bed and 36 in the long, at least it used to be that way. I also have the 26 gl.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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X2 on the Titan tank... I cruise all day with the 52 gallon one for my chev short box

http://www.titanfueltanks.com/
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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I think they put the 26 in the short bed and 36 in the long, at least it used to be that way. I also have the 26 gl.
They actually started putting 36 gallon tanks on short beds starting with the 2011 model year as I have the larger tank as well.

To the OP, I have heard good things about Titan tanks.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:23 AM   #8
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Titan tanks are nice. I wish they made one for my Tundra.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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I think they put the 26 in the short bed and 36 in the long, at least it used to be that way. I also have the 26 gl.
Ditto, here too!

But at my age I feel better if I make a pit stop about every 3 hours. It's good for my bladder, my legs, and my alertness to have to get out and move, fuel up, and visit the privy.

I was pleasantly surprised that my new Pinnacle is getting about 11.7 mpg at 62 mph even though I'm easily towing about 1.5 tons more weight over my 2009 old SuperLite 5W.
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Again, I don't mind the stops, actually I need the stops but would prefer to stop at rest areas or large open parking lots for a break.

Trying to negotiate a 41 Ft 5er in many fuel stations is difficult and not pleasant so the fewer times I have to fuel up with our Pinnacle behind me the better.
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