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Post Info TOPIC: Diesel stops between Denver & Grand Junction, CO


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Diesel stops between Denver & Grand Junction, CO


I am hauling a 43' Fuzion that's 13.5' tall, with a Ram 3500 dually. I am traveling from Denver to L.A. and was mapping out my trip & locating fuel stops. As many of you know, we can't just pull into a Stop&Go and expect to have enough maneuvering room, never-mind the roof height.

I've looked on RV Parky, My Pilot Fuel, All Stays & Find fuel stops - there doesn't seem to be any sizable fuel stops from Denver until Paradise, CO - 213mi from my starting point with a fuel range of 240mi. I figure to loose some fuel Range going over the mountain, so 213mi will probably be cutting it close.

What I'm trying to find out if anyone have made that trek and found maneuverable diesel fuel stops before Grand Junction / Paradise? Somewhere near Gypsum, Glenwood Springs, New Castle or Rifle?



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http://www.dieselboss.com/truckstops.asp only shows 2 truck stops between the cities, one at Palisade (20 miles east of Grand Junction) and the other at Downieville (about 40 miles west of Denver).   But, that should work if you fuel up at Downieville.



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Not any help now but I see an auxiliary fuel tank in your future.

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Apologies in advance for not being able to help with stops.  But may I earnestly recommend at least two (or more) 5 gallon cans with diesel be on board.  You simply do not want to run a diesel engine out of fuel and have to purge the system.  Sometime it goes well. But sometimes it doesn't go well - the re-priming, etc.

Yes, an aux fuel tank is a very good idea and we have one.  But two or more containers could save a lot of trouble "just in case."

BTW, the relatively inexpensive aux fuel tanks you find in places like Tractor Supply, etc. are not 48 state DOT legal not to mention quite dangerous on the road.  On the "farm" they may be fine.  But not on DOT hiways, etc.

Just saying . . . .



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Thanks all for the info & for the link Bill.

Can you recommend where to get the aux fuel tanks, so I make sure to get the right one?



-- Edited by tincanman on Wednesday 1st of June 2016 05:01:39 PM

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tincanman wrote:

Thanks all for the info & for the link Bill.

Can you recommend where to get the aux fuel tanks, so I make sure to get the right one?

-- Edited by tincanman on Wednesday 1st of June 2016 05:01:39 PM


 

I can recommend two vendors for 50 state legal aux diesel tanks having owned both.  They come in a number of different sizes to meet varying requirements. Remember the tank and fuel contribute significant weight so keep that in mind so as not to overload the rear axle, etc.  Without a hauler bed on the truck a 50 gallon(ish) tank is about right for your truck, IMO.  That's my usual recommendation as it gives a good range, allowing to not have to fill every travel day - or every 4-5 hours of towing - while still keeping overall weight at a reasonable number.

http://www.transferflow.com/

and

http://attatank.com/

These are baffled tanks and have automatic filling systems.  They legally fill into the OEM (factory) tank.  There are no modifications to the factory fuel system. They use a pump.  Gravity fill tanks, like might be found at Tractor Supply, Northern Tools, etc.. are not legal for on-road use as I mentioned.  The baffling is likewise important to keep fuel from sloshing and trying to shift the rig with its weight.

Either vendors' tanks will work fine, but IMO, professional installation is probably required unless you are really familiar with doing these types of retrofits.  You should be able to find a dealer to install these from either the websites or a phone call.

If you do much towing at all it will be a pleasure not to have a "fuel crisis" every time you travel.  Makes it easier to select stopping locations and avoid uninviting fuel stops.  But these are not inexpensive.  Quality never is.

Bill



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