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Old 06-10-2015, 10:17 AM   #29
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I've had fuel pumps burn up for not having enough "coolant" in the tank. Chevy 3500.
I too have cooked a fuel pump for want of "coolant" in the tank. !/4 tank and trying to make Omaha. Plenty fuel to get there until the pump fried out. Lost a travel day on a tight schedule and $1k out of pocket for pump, install, and hotel bill.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:44 AM   #30
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Some of you folks carry more fuel than my kenworth, at 120 gals fuel, I have been coast to coast in my dodge 6.7 with 34 gal tank, never had any problem running out or buying fuel,
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Some of you folks carry more fuel than my kenworth, at 120 gals fuel, I have been coast to coast in my dodge 6.7 with 34 gal tank, never had any problem running out or buying fuel,

Did you avoid Interstates the entire route?
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:40 AM   #32
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When hurricane Katrina hit LA & MS traveling through MS even in north MS for a week or more all credit card machines were out of service and it was cash only.

Extra fuel is always nice but cash also has to be considered in an emergency.

Any one driving anywhere in the US in 1972/73 will remember when gas was in very scarce supply. Spending hours in line waiting for a gas station to open and be limited to a few gallons was a real nightmare.
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Did you avoid Interstates the entire route?
That's what I was thinking. We've gone from FL to NY so far and avoided the interstate about 85% of the way for more enjoyable driving. That also means the stations are further spread out, especially when in the country. This is even more so the case if you're out west.

We experienced this in Utah coming out of the backside of Caynonlands and driving back into Moab. Different vehicle than what we have no, but I remeber looking down and seeing we'd driven 280 miles and that we had 1/8th of a tank left and wondering where the stations were. I pulled over and put one of the 5 gallon cans in. I I know we found gas somewhere around 300 miles or so like 15 mins later, but I do recall the, holly crap there is nothing out here, glad I have 10 extra gallons on the roof feeling.
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Did you avoid Interstates the entire route?
As much as I can...
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