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tomman58

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Posted: 04/19/21 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After several years of visiting this site I have to ask.... Why are so many interesting in such odd setups to their trailering????

I travel across the US from Michigan to Maryland to Las Vegas to Tucson to Florida every year pretty much. I have a Dmax and a 36' Jayco TT. I am wondering just how many of you really need or want items like 55 gallon diesel tanks, or worry about MPG or a reasonable speed to travel at.
Unless you spend weeks and months on the road like we do annually then why would you sweat these items??
I am not a full timer but would guess our travels that takes several weeks never needed answers to these items listed above. I mean why sweat a 55 gallon fuel tank?? You only go out while on vacation a few weeks a year and your roan time is but a few days not weeks. Your speed is derived from knowing your set up and you experience again a few days on the road doesn't make you a hauler.
I don't know but most inquires seem like not of much value to most.


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Posted: 04/19/21 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The inquiries are important to the person asking, otherwise they wouldn't ask? [emoticon]

Sort of like asking why you have a 36ft TT and a "DMax" when a Hotel room and a Kia can do the same thing and not take up two city blocks or drink tons of fuel oil.. [emoticon]

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I am a measly weekend camper. I am still a part of the rat race.
I have the combo in my signature and I have a 26 gallon aux. tank.
Often the tank allows me to go away for the weekend and return without fueling at a fuel station. Sometimes that is very convenient and saves me a few dollars sometimes it doesn't. I don't have to be on the road for weeks in order for the aux. tank to be beneficial.


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Tom man, it’s spring time. Get away from the computer. You’re making excuses to not go outside if you’re posting threads like this!


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A 55 gallon tank can get you to and from a campground without having to fill up while towing a massive trailer. A 55 gallon tank can get you 385-550 miles. That's a good 7+ hour round trip with no fuel stop.

MPG is usually asked about because the person is wishful thinking. They would like to believe that they won't put out a lot for fuel. Reality is they'll put out a lot on fuel.

Driving speed is asked because folks don't like going slow. Folks get irritated when they get stuck behind a slow moving RV and when they decide to get an RV, they don't want to be that slow driver.


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Posted: 04/19/21 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I could say that the OP's post is of little value to me, and I could question why he posted it, [emoticon] but I realize that it was important enough to him to make the post and that makes it worthwhile. Who knows, there might even be a couple other people who find value in it. It's all good. I know for sure that I value the opportunity to make posts with my feelings or questions, and I'm glad that others have the same opportunity.


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tomman58 wrote:

After several years of visiting this site I have to ask.... Why are so many interesting in such odd setups to their trailering????

I travel across the US from Michigan to Maryland to Las Vegas to Tucson to Florida every year pretty much. I have a Dmax and a 36' Jayco TT. I am wondering just how many of you really need or want items like 55 gallon diesel tanks, or worry about MPG or a reasonable speed to travel at.
Unless you spend weeks and months on the road like we do annually then why would you sweat these items??
I am not a full timer but would guess our travels that takes several weeks never needed answers to these items listed above. I mean why sweat a 55 gallon fuel tank?? You only go out while on vacation a few weeks a year and your roan time is but a few days not weeks. Your speed is derived from knowing your set up and you experience again a few days on the road doesn't make you a hauler.
I don't know but most inquires seem like not of much value to most.

I have a Transfer Flow 55 gal. diesel tank. Does not affect my milage. When travling I want to have the option of stopping for fuel when I want and do not have to wonder if the diesel station is open or closed. It also gives me the chance to find the best fuel price.

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Posted: 04/20/21 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tomman58 wrote:

I don't know but most inquires seem like not of much value to most.


Kind of like this thread? [emoticon]


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Grit dog wrote:

Tom man, it’s spring time. Get away from the computer. You’re making excuses to not go outside if you’re posting threads like this!


X2!! to answer your question Tom, your post is of little value.


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Posted: 04/20/21 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have said, people don't post because it would be a value to 'most,' they post because they have a particular question to be answered. Fuel economy and capacity make a big difference for those who travel distances.

We are still actively working parents with kids, but the vast majority of our trips are more than one tank of gas away (anywhere from 400-1,300 miles one way). When replacing our TV, I absolutely cared about these things when considering a new vehicle.

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