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Old 10-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #71
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My rig weighs about 13000 lbs. Is 200 lbs of water really going to make much of a difference? I like having water and fuel in my tanks when I travel.

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #72
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You can't argue that adding more weight or making the less aerodynamic doesn't require more energy (fuel) to travel.

However, the amount of additional fuel may not be significant.

For my rig, I get about 400km to a tank of fuel towing at 65mph on the highway.

Trailer mostly empty, truck mostly empty, no water = 400km

Trailer packed for dry camping, full water, 2 Generators, 2 extra gas cans, large tool box, = 400km

Full water, canoe on the truck = 400km

The 4.7L Toyota doesn't seem to care what I bring or how I load, as soon as I hook up the Airstream it's 400km till empty.

When pulling the 1500 pound, 13 foot Fiberglass Trillium trailer we get about 450km to a tank. Funny how pulling a trailer twice as long and 2 1/2 times as heavy has so little effect on fuel mileage.

FYI, the truck gets 550km to a tank empty.

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #73
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And don't forget to throw in a water filter. We carry a filter in case we have to replenish the water supply while we are out traveling. We have come across places that have "well" water that looked ok, but was brownish when put into a glass. Ugh! We always filter in places other than home.

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