Fuel tank size

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  1. Toms_2003_GT

    Toms_2003_GT Light Load Member

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    Whats the range of tank sizes that you might encounter?
     
  2. Winchester Magnum

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    Twin 125s, give or take 25 gal ea. Size is generaly dependant on how cheap the person specking (fleet) the truck is.
     
  3. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

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    170 gallons each side. pull 150 out of each .
     
  4. groundpounder

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  5. heyns57

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    One of my employers removed one tank to save weight. Someone stole that tank from our parking lot. We operated round trips of ten hours or less, and fueled at the local truckstop.
     
  6. Ramblin' Redneck

    Ramblin' Redneck Medium Load Member

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    Fuel tanks come in a variety of sizes...really isn't any "standard".

    I had twin 80's, but pulled one off to split 60/20 when I added the wet kit. 100 gallons of fuel is plenty for me, as most of my time is spent running local. 350-400 miles is all I typically get from a fill-up....and running OTR, that means I can run for 5-6 hours before I'm searching for a fuel stop. I usually split my day in two if I'm doing the long-haul deal...fueling first thing in the morning, then around the midpoint in the day so that the tanks are pretty much empty when I park at a motel (discourages would-be fuel thieves when they won't get much for their efforts). Running local, 350-400 miles pretty much covers my day so I only need to fuel up once per day.

    If you get paid by the ton, the more fuel you carry the less paying freight you can haul. If I was OTR and paid by the mile with typically lighter loads, I'd want twin 150's or larger so that I'd stop every couple days to fill 'em up. The less fuel stops you have to make, the less time/date stamps you have to worry about matching a log book up with.
     
  7. gunner76

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    I run twin 150's, but could get by with one tank for the hauling I do. I think the truck looks better with two tanks so I left it on.
     
  8. dmg1029

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    twin 150s would be great. I used to have twin 120s. Now have twin 100s, but better milage evens it out.
     
  9. smokstak

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    I got twin 100's only because my company didnt want the extra weight of more fuel
     
  10. Ken

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    I have a single 100. It'll last me all winter... :biggrin_2559:
     
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