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Post Info TOPIC: When you can't find mid-grade gasoline


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When you can't find mid-grade gasoline


Going over lessons learned on my shakedown cruise, I come to the scrape I put on the trailer trying to maneuver a too-small gas station when I couldn't find a large enough one and was down to fumes.    This was of course entirely my fault.   But in addition to practicing my towing a lot, I would like to find other ways to make sure this never happens again.

Earlier in the day, I had stopped at a few rural stations which had such low volume they didn't bother selling mid-grade, so I kept going.  Then suddenly I was in a 'black hole' with no stations, and then in an old town that had no big pullthru stations.    I have used 'regular' all my life, but the manual for my Durango with the big engine says use mid-grade.

So.  Should I have 'blended' regular and premium gas by putting 10 gallons of each in my tank?   Or gotten a full tank of premium? 



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Great to hear you had a good time on your initial rv adventure.

Most folks would likely agree that filling up with premium is the way to go.

There is no harm in mixing the two grades but bottom line is recommendation especially when towing would be to use mid grade or higher (premium).

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Another idea would be to carry a can of gas with you for those times. Enough to get you to a bigger station that's easier to pull into/out of. Alternatively, if you carry an empty can, you can buy some fuel and carry it to your vehicle without having to pull into the small station.

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I would have put in 10 gallons of premium to get to the next gas station.

Actually I'm kind of cheap so I probably would have put in 10 gallons of regular.... In my Lexus I'm supposed to use premium only but from time to time I forget and put in regular. It works without any problem.

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Thanks for the good info guys, just didn't want to create any problems with the engine.

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Why not carry a container (32 OZ) of 104+ Octane booster sold in most parts stores for those times you have use lower octane gasoline!

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Did not know there was such a thing! Would it need the same precautions when hauling around as a can of gas, or is it non-volatile stuff?

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