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Old 11-19-2013, 04:17 AM   #11
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Re: Cruising distance?

On a related note, it might be worth mentioning that you don't want to go for extended periods of time without filling the tank all the way to the top. Especially when you may not be driving a vehicle for a while, moisture can build up in the empty part of the tank and turn into rust and corrosion. Nothing worse than watching those dollars rolling higher and higher on the pump... BUT, it will make your tank last longer!
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #12
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On cross country trips, we like to change drivers as needed but only stop for fuel about every 250- 300 miles. We limit fuel stops to 30 minutes.

We were able to drive 2000 miles in under 40 hours multiple times. We rarely drove faster than 60 mph.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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Re: Cruising distance?

I've only driven my bus twice so I'm not sure what the mileage is; I've not checked it. When I bought it the gauge showed 1/4 tank. I put in 10 gallons diesel in and drove it 120 miles. Second trip was to get spray foam insulation sprayed on the underneath side of the floor. I put in 20 gallons and drove it 80 miles. I see unless I drive it further I'll have to quit putting fuel in it. At the end of the last jaunt it had 3/4 tank left. I'm not sure on the tank size.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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Especially when you may not be driving a vehicle for a while, moisture can build up in the empty part of the tank and turn into rust and corrosion.
That sounds dreadful.

And I have proof that I have spent WAY too long on boat forums, because I saw "Cruising Distance" and could only think "Pretty sure we won't be allowed to have wind sails on the buses....hmmmmm, that's not a bad idea...."
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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Re: Cruising distance?

when I was checking mpg I would fill the tank and run till I had about a 1/4 left of the gauge, I filled it again to the same spot on the filler neck, and ran till I had a 1/4 tank all most the same place as before, this way everything is consistent, worked out to low end 10.2mpg to 10.8 high end,(cdn gallon) this was over 9400km trip,
I found filling up at half a tank didn't give me consistent mileage.
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Just ran the tank down to 1/4 and got 8.9 mpg. Half my driving was around town, thought it would be worse. I put 37 gals in which means at empty it would only use 50 gal, So either I have 10 left after empty or I can't get a full 60 in there. Not sure I want to run it past empty to see.

Looks like I can go between 370 - 330 miles before a fill up.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:05 AM   #17
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Sheesh William; that's pretty good!!!!



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Just ran the tank down to 1/4 and got 8.9 mpg. Half my driving was around town, thought it would be worse. I put 37 gals in which means at empty it would only use 50 gal, So either I have 10 left after empty or I can't get a full 60 in there. Not sure I want to run it past empty to see.

Looks like I can go between 370 - 330 miles before a fill up.
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Sheesh William; that's pretty good!!!!



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Just ran the tank down to 1/4 and got 8.9 mpg. Half my driving was around town, thought it would be worse. I put 37 gals in which means at empty it would only use 50 gal, So either I have 10 left after empty or I can't get a full 60 in there. Not sure I want to run it past empty to see.

Looks like I can go between 370 - 330 miles before a fill up.
Remeber my bus is totaly gutted now. We will see what I get when I put all the stuff back in.
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