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Author Topic: Indian reservations and fuel  (Read 906 times)
jjrbus
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« on: July 31, 2006, 06:22:59 PM »

 On the way into NY I stopped at the local reservation to fillup. I do not normally fillup but the fuel is always cheaper there. The fuel price finder for the local FlyingJ is $2.999 cash price. I paid $2.879 at the reservation with a credit card, same price cash or credit. That 12 cents a gal less. Plus the credit card penalty. Is this common accross the country with reservations or just something in NY?
 While we are on the subject of fuel does a 144 gal tank actually hold 144 gal?
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 08:36:32 PM »

As in most things - there is total fuel and useable fuel.  They are not always the same thing. 

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 08:51:38 PM »


While we are on the subject of fuel does a 144 gal tank actually hold 144 gal?


IIRC, the 144 figure is when the tank is filled to 90% of actual capacity, allowing 10% for expansion due to heat.

But. . .

Be safe - figure 120 gallons useable out of that 144 actual.  At 5 mpg, that's 600 miles and it's time to fuel.

(Yes, I'm well aware that many coaches get better than 5 mpg.  But I said "Be Safe" - don't push the envelope, unless you happen to enjoy trying to reprime a two-stroke Detroit at Oh Dark Thirty in the rain!)

FWIW. . .
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