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fj12ryder

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Posted: 05/06/21 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Devo the dog wrote:

In my opinion, a heavy TALL RV is foolish. It has a tall roof, that contains air space you can't use. And, what does that get you? A tall structure that does nothing more than push air as you tow it. Why not throw a parachute behind the RV also?...
Well, you might do a bit of research before you rant about the foolishness of a high roof. Some toyhaulers need a high roof to contain the long ramp they have to unload their trailers. Believe it or not, not everyone will abide by your opinions, and some people resent being called a fool by someone who thinks they know it all. Hint: they don't.

And oh yeah, I like my Ram. [emoticon] And I get better mileage than you do, when pulling pulling my "heavy, TALL RV". Maybe it isn't the truck...? [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/06/21 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just like to have the option to choose fuel stations without worrying too much about having to stop "right now!".
Not so much for price, but to be able to pass on ones that are hard to get into, or say I'll just fuel up after we are settled in at the campsite.
We still stop way more often then the range on my tank, but that doesn't mean I want to try to combine every rest/stretch/bathroom stop into a fuel stop as well.
I just like the extra options a large tank provides.

It's like the argument about the new 8-10 speed transmissions. Will the trucks do the job without them...sure. Is having more options a bad thing? I don't think so!

I've considered installing a 25G side saddle tank from a Tahoe into my Suburban in addition to the stock 42G rear tank, with a switch to pump fuel over to the main tank.


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Grit dog wrote:

@Devo, no skin off my back, and you’re correct, no one with any sort of knowledge about thermodynamics or just good horse sense would disagree that heat rises, aerodynamics are more than partly attributable to frontal area and that the smaller, lighter of a trailer you’re pulling, generally the more economical it is on the fuel bill.

But instead you basically pee’d on every RV owner with a big camper as if your (big 40’ long double and triple axle trailers, which are both sweet btw) choices are somehow morally or physically superior to everyone else’s.
I find it mildly entertaining. Others probably only consider it poor behavior.

The spiteful part is your weird incessant jabbing at anything Ram related because you got either a lemon of a truck or a lemon of a dealer, or both. Anyone with half a brain would have understood that from your initial postings on the issue. But somehow, you got the notion to put down anyone who owns the same brand of truck that YOU bought as well, but are now having a bad experience with it.


A little nit picky but heat doesn’t rise heated air does, heat is omnidirectional and moves from a higher intensity to lower.

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I don't like to be a "showoff" so I held back on posting my pride and joy. But when asked I can't hardly deny my friends.

Note the non restrictive pour spout.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I don't like to be a "showoff" so I held back on posting my pride and joy. But when asked I can't hardly deny my friends.

Note the non restrictive pour spout.

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And now the thread has run its course. [emoticon]


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The obligatory diesel jug pic....


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Posted: 05/06/21 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ordered a 10 pack of those vent caps, and installed them on all my fuel cans.

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Posted: 05/06/21 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I don't like to be a "showoff" so I held back on posting my pride and joy. But when asked I can't hardly deny my friends.

Note the non restrictive pour spout.

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It's perfect.

Emissions delete all the things! [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/06/21 07:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious. Is this thread about fuel tanks or how high your trailer is ????

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Posted: 05/06/21 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

curt12914 wrote:

Just curious. Is this thread about fuel tanks or how high your trailer is ????
Yes.

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