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Old 05-12-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Overall WVO capacity

Just curious as to how much WVO some people are carrying at any given time. I'm thinking of increasing my "clean" reserve. Currently I travel with a 60gl tank and a few cubits to supplement. For the uninitiated, a cubit is the container that new veg oil comes in......I think it is almost five gallons. I want to increase my distance to 1000 miles before I have to refill. I figure 1000 miles is a pretty darn good trip distance before needing refueling. Who has what on board? RECYCLER
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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90 Gallons in the bus and 10 or 15 in the back of my pickup.
I get between 9 and 10 MPG.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Did you run 90gallons when you were doing mexico Jerry?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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When we left Oregon we had 105 gallons. Because of a coolant leak, I only burned about 40 gallons on the way down there. While there, I fixed the leak and collected from the palapa resturants on the beach and filled the tank. I left there with 90 gallons. I drove from San Blas to Guaymus on WVO. Everything worked great. It was a great first run on oil.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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I plan on installing dual 140 gallon aluminum round tanks from a freightliner semi in just a few days. That should give me some distance.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:03 PM   #6
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Nice, how much did you score those for..........free? Thats like a whole road trip for one fill-up! Thats what i'm thinking, fillerup before the trip so you don't have to hunt. WHERE did you score those tanks and are they going underneath? RECYCLER
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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I did indeed get them from free from a trashed freightliner. Last road trip i went on was 7500 miles, so I'll have to fill up when I get to the west coast again, but its no problem. I will be putting these things under the bus. At 24 inches tall, they'll be quite low, but still higher than an RV I think. The door frame for the bus and the front axle thing comes down that far, so I just have to worried about very poorly graded areas. My bus should still be able to go over even the largest speed bumps. I will put two steel bars below the tanks and to the sides so that they will scrap first, indicating a bad situation before I hit a tank. I have to create an adapter plate to mount the tank brackets to the bus frame as the holes do not line up, but this shouldn't be a problem.
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