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Cummins12V98

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Pine Barren wrote:

I pull my 32 foot fifth wheel with 2016 6.2L F-250. I get about 12-13 miles to the gallon and I use park advisor when planning trips. It shows gas stations and has reviews and you can also view the station by satellite view.


Here is the 10-12mpg gasser guy.


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When I said I rest the meters I to only use the miles towing to figure it up and what the on board mpg meter says. It is not a mix of towing vs non towing. I just said what I see when I figure it and what my on board meter shows while towing. Op had ask about fuel stops so I answered with what I see and have done and everyone wants to think that I do it wrong or don’t believe it. Everyone have safe travels and the main thing is to get about and enjoy there rv and the beautiful country that God has created.

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I have the hardest time finding appropriate fuel stations in CA. I’m pulling a 42’ Bighorn with my ‘18 Ram CCSB SWR. I have 13’ of trailer behind the tandems and rear end swing is a lot. Pulled into one station on a trip, had to back out. Followed a billboard to one that said RV friendly, ya not. Had to take a double stab to get to the pump and had to repeat it to get out only to find they didn’t have diesel. One I stopped at, I luckily opted for an outside pump because you couldn’t tell the distance of the store front from the entrance to the pumps. Then, the rear end swing was crucial on my way out. Fueling is a stress for me, and I drive commercially (sometimes). Never a problem in a big rig because rigs only fuel on the highway at actual truck stops. RV’s are in the grey. Not really a big rig, certainly not a passenger vehicle so it is easy to get trapped into a stressful position. It really is a **** shoot. Plus, going some places we take out rigs, tend to be small and compacted little towns in the forest not really built to serve our vehicles. I would love for my copilot to be able to research fuel stops on the road, but that’s not in the cards.

So, some stops are left to skill and chance, some are done when the 5er is docked and some are just plain necessity after running out of options. It would be cool if the highway signs indicated RV accessible, but hey, where would the adventure be if that happened.
Why in heaven's name don't you have an auxiliary tank? That would stop all the headaches, you simply fuel up at the end of the day after you've dropped the trailer. Much more stress-free.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Pine Barren wrote:

I pull my 32 foot fifth wheel with 2016 6.2L F-250. I get about 12-13 miles to the gallon and I use park advisor when planning trips. It shows gas stations and has reviews and you can also view the station by satellite view.


Here is the 10-12mpg gasser guy.
Yeah, I'd have to actually figure that myself before I believe it. Never seen or heard of that kind of mileage pulling a trailer. Heck, some trucks have issues getting that running empty. [emoticon]

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Fj12,

I chose a CCSB pull truck for the shorter wheelbase and overall preference. The puck system in the Ram leaves less than 20” behind the cab. Leaves little room for an aux. tank much less a weather tight box. True. If I could carry 100 gallons, I could eliminate fuel stops while pulling. Thanks for the thought nonetheless.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Pine Barren wrote:

I pull my 32 foot fifth wheel with 2016 6.2L F-250. I get about 12-13 miles to the gallon and I use park advisor when planning trips. It shows gas stations and has reviews and you can also view the station by satellite view.


Here is the 10-12mpg gasser guy.


My bro in law tows his 33' Jayco Travel Trailer with his 2016 F-250 4X4 6.2 and gets 8.0-9.0 on average... MOST of the time it a lot less as he has the hammer down..

Would love to know what were doing wrong.[emoticon]


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fj12ryder wrote:

94-D2 wrote:

I have the hardest time finding appropriate fuel stations in CA. I’m pulling a 42’ Bighorn with my ‘18 Ram CCSB SWR. I have 13’ of trailer behind the tandems and rear end swing is a lot. Pulled into one station on a trip, had to back out. Followed a billboard to one that said RV friendly, ya not. Had to take a double stab to get to the pump and had to repeat it to get out only to find they didn’t have diesel. One I stopped at, I luckily opted for an outside pump because you couldn’t tell the distance of the store front from the entrance to the pumps. Then, the rear end swing was crucial on my way out. Fueling is a stress for me, and I drive commercially (sometimes). Never a problem in a big rig because rigs only fuel on the highway at actual truck stops. RV’s are in the grey. Not really a big rig, certainly not a passenger vehicle so it is easy to get trapped into a stressful position. It really is a **** shoot. Plus, going some places we take out rigs, tend to be small and compacted little towns in the forest not really built to serve our vehicles. I would love for my copilot to be able to research fuel stops on the road, but that’s not in the cards.

So, some stops are left to skill and chance, some are done when the 5er is docked and some are just plain necessity after running out of options. It would be cool if the highway signs indicated RV accessible, but hey, where would the adventure be if that happened.
Why in heaven's name don't you have an auxiliary tank? That would stop all the headaches, you simply fuel up at the end of the day after you've dropped the trailer. Much more stress-free.


Auxiliary tanks are difficult because of regulations with a gasoline engine. Transfer tanks are feasible.


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D2 said that he needed diesel!


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ford truck guy wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Pine Barren wrote:

I pull my 32 foot fifth wheel with 2016 6.2L F-250. I get about 12-13 miles to the gallon and I use park advisor when planning trips. It shows gas stations and has reviews and you can also view the station by satellite view.


Here is the 10-12mpg gasser guy.


My bro in law tows his 33' Jayco Travel Trailer with his 2016 F-250 4X4 6.2 and gets 8.0-9.0 on average... MOST of the time it a lot less as he has the hammer down..

Would love to know what were doing wrong.[emoticon]


Dang I have figured it out. He is running AMZ/OIL stem to stern. [emoticon]

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And probably has all those items to increase your milage from the 70's
Friends had an F250 with the V10, pulled his 5er great, but couldn't get past a gas station.


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