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Old 12-06-2021, 04:13 PM   #21
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I did a move from Tucson to Tacoma years ago and got stuck with a gas uhaul truck. Got about 5 or 6 MPG with a 30 gallon? tank. As I recall I had about 110 mile and I better be pulling into a station. Horrible trip. So yes a 40g on a motorhome would be a bad idea.

Yeah, one of the reasons I havenít cared for the new smaller Class C (and B+) built on ProMaster or Transit chassis. They have around 25 gallons and at 12 MPG the range to empty is only 300 miles. Allowing for reserve, generator use, or even a strong headwind, it may require filling every 3 hours or less.

Ford added an extended 31-gallon fuel tank recently to Transit, so that will certainly help.

I like 400 miles minimum driving range, so a small E-350 Class C or B+ with 40 gallons of gasoline would be fine. Iíd prefer 55 gallons like my Class C had, but a compact SRW E-350 would be fine as long as it can achieve or exceed 12 MPG.

Agree it is range more than tank size itself that concerns me most.

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Old 12-06-2021, 04:22 PM   #22
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Yeah, one of the reasons I havenít cared for the new smaller Class C (and B+) built on ProMaster or Transit chassis. They have around 25 gallons and at 12 MPG the range to empty is only 300 miles. Allowing for reserve, generator use, or even a strong headwind, it may require filling every 3 hours or less.

Ford added an extended 31-gallon fuel tank recently to Transit, so that will certainly help.

I like 400 miles minimum driving range, so a small E-350 Class C or B+ with 40 gallons of gasoline would be fine. Iíd prefer 55 gallons like my Class C had, but a compact SRW E-350 would be fine as long as it can achieve or exceed 12 MPG.

Agree it is range more than tank size itself that concerns me most.
My Ram 3500 had a 50g OEM tank and I added a 51g aux tank/tool box. That was some range even when towing the 5th wheel getting around 10mpg. I could cross Texas without stopping if I wanted to. Didn't cause TX prices better. With the Omni range it's nice to have flexibility where and when to fuel.
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Old 12-06-2021, 05:41 PM   #23
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I did a move from Tucson to Tacoma years ago and got stuck with a gas uhaul truck. Got about 5 or 6 MPG with a 30 gallon? tank. As I recall I had about 110 mile and I better be pulling into a station. Horrible trip. So yes a 40g on a motorhome would be a bad idea.
Before the class C motorhome (55 gallon tank ), we pulled a Grand Design 2150RB with my 2017 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost with a 26 gallon fuel tank.

On a trip west on I-80 somewhere between Iowa and Nebraska I was driving into a constant unrelenting headwind. All I remember is at 8mpg I could literally see the gas gauge moving. As soon as we left a gas stop we were looking for the next one! Miserable feeling...
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Old 12-11-2021, 07:45 PM   #24
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Your tank is 55 gallons. See your specs here. https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2017-...n-29fe-tr30886
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Old 12-11-2021, 08:42 PM   #25
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First I would like to thank everyone for thereíre assistance, I now know without a doubt that it is a 55 gallon size tank.
You shouldn't worry so much about the size of the tank.

Doesn't matter if it's a 35, 45, or a 55 gallon, when it gets between 1/4 and 1/2, look for a gas station.

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