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wowens79

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Posted: 04/21/21 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I start looking for fuel at about 175 miles, which is about the time I need to pee, and I want to get up and walk around, so that works out pretty well. We travel around the southeast, and we rarely are more than 15-20 miles from a gas station.


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I start looking for fuel with about a 1/4 of a tank to go. Or when we need a bathroom break.

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Guess this post also doesn't mean much to OP, since it's been two days and he hasn't responded back on it.

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rexlion wrote:

but I realize that it was important enough to him to make the post and that makes it worthwhile.

Yea... but does it though?


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I guess I have tired of the same ol same ol items that seem to be beaten into ground so many time. I guess I over looked the newbies but so many issues are like picking fly poop out of the pepper.
I do drive from Detroit area to Tunica MS in one shot. It is about 800 miles I guess. I travel at 65mph and get around 11 mpg. So if I had a 55 gallon tank I would fill up what once? I think that a trip over 12 hours that I relish stopping for a walk around and fuel. I really cannot think of any reason to do a 55 gal. tank. (unless you are from Texas where you measure trips in hours not miles).
I do think this site helps more newbies on the basics but us salty dogs rarely get any really inspiration stuff.


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tomman58 wrote:

I guess I have tired of the same ol same ol items that seem to be beaten into ground so many time. I guess I over looked the newbies but so many issues are like picking fly poop out of the pepper.
I do drive from Detroit area to Tunica MS in one shot. It is about 800 miles I guess. I travel at 65mph and get around 11 mpg. So if I had a 55 gallon tank I would fill up what once? I think that a trip over 12 hours that I relish stopping for a walk around and fuel. I really cannot think of any reason to do a 55 gal. tank. (unless you are from Texas where you measure trips in hours not miles).
I do think this site helps more newbies on the basics but us salty dogs rarely get any really inspiration stuff.


It must be nice to know everything. Or is it "you can't teach an old dog new tricks"?





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tomman58 wrote:

I guess I have tired of the same ol same ol items that seem to be beaten into ground so many time. I guess I over looked the newbies but so many issues are like picking fly poop out of the pepper.
I do drive from Detroit area to Tunica MS in one shot. It is about 800 miles I guess. I travel at 65mph and get around 11 mpg. So if I had a 55 gallon tank I would fill up what once? I think that a trip over 12 hours that I relish stopping for a walk around and fuel. I really cannot think of any reason to do a 55 gal. tank. (unless you are from Texas where you measure trips in hours not miles).
I do think this site helps more newbies on the basics but us salty dogs rarely get any really inspiration stuff.


I like to "pick" far nicer and less hectic places to take a "walk" or restroom break than a "gas station".

Over the yrs have endured a lot of dumpy gas station restrooms and highly impatient motorists that are far less sympathetic to anyone in a RV.

I would rather take scenic breaks or if no scenic areas pull into a nice large paved and well lit store parking lot..

My nature breaks are not forced to my vehicles needs for fuel any more making my trip a lot nicer.

Not really sure why folks are so intrigued over the idea that potty stops and fuel stops must somehow be tied together. They don't need to be tied together and that is why many folks want larger fuel tanks or carry extra fuel. My extra 15 gallon fuel tank sits in the bed of my truck. I simply will make a restroom stop whenever I need and if my trucks tank is at or below half a tank, I can just pump the reserve into the trucks tank in any parking lot and continue my journey without ever visiting and waiting in line at a dirty, filthy gas station restroom..

You are hauling your own restroom in a RV, use it.

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tomman58 wrote:

I guess I have tired of the same ol same ol items that seem to be beaten into ground so many time. I guess I over looked the newbies but so many issues are like picking fly poop out of the pepper.
I do drive from Detroit area to Tunica MS in one shot. It is about 800 miles I guess. I travel at 65mph and get around 11 mpg. So if I had a 55 gallon tank I would fill up what once? I think that a trip over 12 hours that I relish stopping for a walk around and fuel. I really cannot think of any reason to do a 55 gal. tank. (unless you are from Texas where you measure trips in hours not miles).
I do think this site helps more newbies on the basics but us salty dogs rarely get any really inspiration stuff.


I like to "pick" far nicer and less hectic places to take a "walk" or restroom break than a "gas station".

Over the yrs have endured a lot of dumpy gas station restrooms and highly impatient motorists that are far less sympathetic to anyone in a RV.

I would rather take scenic breaks or if no scenic areas pull into a nice large paved and well lit store parking lot..

My nature breaks are not forced to my vehicles needs for fuel any more making my trip a lot nicer.

Not really sure why folks are so intrigued over the idea that potty stops and fuel stops must somehow be tied together. They don't need to be tied together and that is why many folks want larger fuel tanks or carry extra fuel. My extra 15 gallon fuel tank sits in the bed of my truck. I simply will make a restroom stop whenever I need and if my trucks tank is at or below half a tank, I can just pump the reserve into the trucks tank in any parking lot and continue my journey without ever visiting and waiting in line at a dirty, filthy gas station restroom..

You are hauling your own restroom in a RV, use it.


You seem to be on a rant over bathrooms. I normally go to any where the big boys go like Flying J , there rest rooms are just fine. I do not mind using the trailer either but rest stops on the I slabs are just fine also. Never needed an extra tank ever since GM went to the larger tank , never had one in the past either.
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Tomman,
I have been a member of this forum for 21 years and have probably answered a number of the same question a hundred times. I don't consider it repetitious or boring because each person has a reason for asking and I consider it a privilege to help them out if possible.
I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people and I'm sure that is the motivation behind a most of our members also.
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You seem to be on a rant over bathrooms. I normally go to any where the big boys go like Flying J , there rest rooms are just fine. I do not mind using the trailer either but rest stops on the I slabs are just fine also. Never needed an extra tank ever since GM went to the larger tank , never had one in the past either.
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Well, folks here seem to be on a "rant" over fuel stops and "taking a break" which typically includes a restroom stop also.

Sure, you are "combining" several things, however, I have had the pleasure of less than stellar locations for fuel stops.

Perhaps all of the stations you stop at are pristine, made of gold and have fancy "attendants" manning the restrooms.. I have not had that pleasantry.

And not all of the "big boys" stations are that great either, in fact I ran into one that had "pay showers" for the big boys, that restroom was beyond terrible, it was down right disgusting, took looking at 10 stalls to find one that wasn't overflowed. A lot of "truckers" are not very nice when it comes to restroom etiquette. Ever notice how the big rig parking at Interstate reststops smells like sewage? Yep, that isn't from the "campers", that comes from truckers using and dumping their pee bottles in the parking lot.. Felt bad for my DW and DD that they had to use such terrible facilities.

Not all gas stations are placed in good safe places..

Makes you feel real safe when you the customer find yourself on the outside of a building looking through 2" thick bullet proof glass window to pay for the fuel.. The cashier was safely tucked inside and you are standing outside.. Ripe for getting mugged and the cashier can only call for Police if someone is in trouble. Have run into that more than once.

Without the "need" for a bunch of fuel stops, we can simply pull off the road anywhere and stretch whenever we need a break. We sight see, we sometimes shop and yes we can also use our own restroom.. Our stops are not tied to needing to fill the gas tank..

Overall, in our typical 800 mile one way trip we are able to cut out 2 fuel stops just be carrying an addition 15 gallons of gas. We now just make one fuel stop about halfway and that is where we "overnight" so it also does not eat into our driving time.. Overall, we are saving better than two hrs of on the road drive time each way so we get to our destinations much faster and in daylight. [emoticon]

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