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Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-25-2011, 12:31 PM Reply   
I've always towed "long distance" with and empty boat gas tank. The lake house is 120 miles away across the flat Texas north east. This time, it would be a major convenience to fill the boat up before we leave. I drive an '06 F250 diesel. The boat is a VLX on a tandem trailer. With this truck, do yall really think that my gas mileage will be affected by the full boat gas tank?
I can never remember if it's affected or effected.....
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-25-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
if so, it would be so minimal, that it wouldn't make a difference to me.... Some of the steps some people take to save a few pennies, but add more headaches. Often times they actually spend more money doing it. I really love the people that drive across town to save $.05 per gallon, but drove and extra 20 miles to go and get it. Whatever floats your boat though....
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-25-2011, 12:41 PM Reply   
The gas would weigh less than another male passenger in your car - I can't see that being a huge addition in cost... Agree with diggs - My wife is one of those people... drives me nuts. I'm a fan of convenience - if a gas station is easier to get in and out of, I am going to pay that 0.01 cents extra per gallon ... screw crossing 23 lanes of traffic....
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-25-2011, 12:49 PM Reply   
Figure a 50 gallon tank w/ gas at about ~8lbs/gal = ~400 lbs. extra.

Boat (full of gas) + Gear + Trailer = ~5000 lbs.... the extra gas is peanuts in the scheme of things. Odds are you can make up the difference in gas by driving 5 mph slower and getting better mpgs that way
Old    Jeff DeVeer (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-25-2011, 12:50 PM Reply   
People in my town line up 3 deep and wait while idling at RaceTrack for gas even when it's only 1 cent cheaper than the Exxon station 100 yards away on the same side of the highway.
Old    Chris Walker (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-26-2011, 7:17 AM Reply   
Gas weighs about 6.6 lbs/gal so the 50 gal of fuel will be about 335 lbs
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-26-2011, 7:41 AM Reply   
It not like your pushing your truck with an extra 300#. If you were pulling with a 4Runner I would say it may be worth it.
Old    Davis (Texan)      Join Date: May 2011       05-26-2011, 7:53 AM Reply   
NO
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-26-2011, 10:05 AM Reply   
Not even in the slightest... Your truck is laughing at you right now. LOL!
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-26-2011, 4:32 PM Reply   
you will never notice the difference in that truck
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-26-2011, 6:33 PM Reply   
I never worry about the difference. We're only talking a few hundred pounds at most. My truck + boat weighs in around 11,000 lbs. 10 MPG at 70 MPH, never noticed much fluctuation. It is what it is.
Old    WakePowell Chris (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-26-2011, 8:42 PM Reply   
the money saved by filling the boat up near the house where the gas is cheap way outweighs tthe loss of a MPG in my gasser v8. On the way to Powell(8 hours for me) we tow empty and fill at the last interstate option(cheapest) about 2 hours from the ramp
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-27-2011, 5:29 AM Reply   
I always tow gassed up when we go to Bullards, which entails towing over Donner Pass (over 7000'). Of course I tow with a gasser, so I can't speak directly to how your rig would handle it.

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