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Posted: 10/30/2010 4:47:02 PM EDT
Say you wanted to take a long road trip and fuel supplies were uncertain...
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:53:50 PM EDT
[#1]
Wow, I think those hold somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 gallons....  
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:55:04 PM EDT
[#2]
Assume a tanker truck is carrying 8500 gallons of diesel, 7.2 pounds per gallon is 61,200 lbs and would have the truck near the max 80k GVW.  I'm not a trucker, but I've seen other truckers here say 6-7MPG for a truck near max GVW.  





8500*7=59,500 miles.  Running out of road would be a problem before running out of fuel.  

 
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:55:34 PM EDT
[#3]
IIRC they hold around 7,000 gallons, tractor/trailer should get around 6 mpg so around 42,000 miles.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:56:18 PM EDT
[#4]
Take the amount of fuel on the tanker multiply by fuel mileage.

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Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:56:56 PM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
Wow, I think those hold somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 gallons....  


3-5mpg that would be 15,000 to 25,000 miles. It doesn't seem very efficient.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:57:54 PM EDT
[#6]
put that sumbitch on a treadmill and it will make more fuel than it uses.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:58:04 PM EDT
[#7]
Depends on how powerful the magnet mounted out in front is...
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 4:58:35 PM EDT
[#8]
Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...





(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)





About 55K miles.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:01:30 PM EDT
[#9]
Probably about 1.5 miles
Assuming it was carrying unleaded.






Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:02:44 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
IIRC they hold around 7,000 gallons, tractor/trailer should get around 6 mpg so around 42,000 miles.



As the load gets lighter, mileage will improve, adding miles...........

Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:03:33 PM EDT
[#11]
What if it was a hybrid tank truck?




Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:05:15 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
put that sumbitch on a treadmill and it will make more fuel than it uses.


Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:06:01 PM EDT
[#13]
A private stole a HEMMITT Tanker when I was stationed at Ft Hood and drove it on its own fuel to Washington State
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:06:08 PM EDT
[#14]



Quoted:


put that sumbitch on a treadmill and it will make more fuel than it uses.


/thread.



 
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:06:15 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...


(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)


About 55K miles.


Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off.  Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:07:30 PM EDT
[#16]
A semi tanker can hold 8500 gallons and the truck gets about 5mph.

=

42,500 miles not including the fuel the truck already holds which is usually 300ish so add 1500 and you get

44,000
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:07:44 PM EDT
[#17]




Quoted:



Quoted:

Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...





(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)





About 55K miles.




Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off. Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.




I just assumed 6 mpg. Probably less under a full load, going to slightly more with an empty trailer.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:10:11 PM EDT
[#18]
it is about 2x around the earth. lost of fuel there. it is 6k from dallas to Ak.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:13:45 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...


(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)


About 55K miles.


Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off.  Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.


Use up the fuel in the saddle tanks first, just get a funnel and a hose. Now let's see, if you pee about a gallon a day, hmmm.... better start another thread
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:14:47 PM EDT
[#20]
But would it get to The Promised Land?
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:15:25 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...


(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)


About 55K miles.


Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off.  Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.


FTW. I don't stop for food, or anything I fill up before I leave  my college residence and bust ass the 200 miles home and usually make it in less than 3 hours or so depending upon traffic. I hate stopping.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:19:50 PM EDT
[#22]




Quoted:



Quoted:



Quoted:

Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...





(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)





About 55K miles.




Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off. Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.




FTW. I don't stop for food, or anything I fill up before I leave my college residence and bust ass the 200 miles home and usually make it in less than 3 hours or so depending upon traffic. I hate stopping.




I used to do this on any trip. No stopping. The faster, the better.



Now, I just take my time. I enjoy the trip, and if I feel like stopping to pee or eat, I stop. I enjoy my travels almost as much as the destination, now.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:34:41 PM EDT
[#23]
Back when small LPG bobtail trucks ran on :PG instead of diesel, they could drive for weeks just on the fumes.

I'd say a 18-wheeler could go 50,000 miles easy.  60,000 if the driver keeps his foot out of the engine compartment.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:42:45 PM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Assuming 9k gallons of deisel in a non-compartmented trailer, plus the ~200 in the saddle tanks...


(Let's see, add the... carry the one... add that together...)


About 55K miles.


Don't forget to account for the increase in fuel economy as the fuel load is burned off. Personally, when I drive I don't stop to pee until I need gas so this endeavor would kill me.


FTW. I don't stop for food, or anything I fill up before I leave my college residence and bust ass the 200 miles home and usually make it in less than 3 hours or so depending upon traffic. I hate stopping.


I used to do this on any trip. No stopping. The faster, the better.

Now, I just take my time. I enjoy the trip, and if I feel like stopping to pee or eat, I stop. I enjoy my travels almost as much as the destination, now.


Plus no TSA indignities to suffer.

I wouldn't lose a minute of sleep if I never flew commercial again.


Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:44:19 PM EDT
[#25]
In a modern truck you could go very far, especially all highway. You would definitely need to develop a formula for fuel burn vs. gross weight. Even in a 435hp 10 year old truck I managed 12mpg running with an empty trailer from Chicago to Minneapolis. That truck would get about 5 MPG on my usual hauls (local) while the newer trucks in the fleet would average close to 7.
Link Posted: 10/30/2010 5:44:39 PM EDT
[#26]



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Quoted:

Wow, I think those hold somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 gallons....  




3-5mpg that would be 15,000 to 25,000 miles. It doesn't seem very efficient.


i get ~7+ with an N14 525hp and 70,000 gross in a quad axle dump truck

 


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