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Old 05-13-2016, 11:26 PM   #29
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I know for my truck , that when the gas gauge shows empty and the low fuel alarm goes off there is still 6 gallons of fuel left in my tank.
The most fuel I could get in my 32 gallon tank when it is down on E is about 25.5 gallons. The vehicle is designed this way to insure that the pump is submerged in gas and you don't run the tank dry.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:28 AM   #30
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I know for my truck , that when the gas gauge shows empty and the low fuel alarm goes off there is still 6 gallons of fuel left in my tank.
The most fuel I could get in my 32 gallon tank when it is down on E is about 25.5 gallons. The vehicle is designed this way to insure that the pump is submerged in gas and you don't run the tank dry.
It's a rare event... when our tank reaches E the yellow warning light comes on. Also miles remaining indicator goes to zero. Before zero appears, Ginny's letting me know we need gas.

When the yellow light comes on we have 3 gallons left.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:21 AM   #31
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Since the mileage varies with speed , terrain and wind direction , it's hard to calculate how many miles you can get out of a tank.
We were crossing Canada and we left with a full tank of fuel (26 Gallons ) . The next gas station we discovered was about 330 miles down the road.. My tank was on EMPTY so I had no choice but to fuel up . Gasoline was over $6 / Gal US . He knew he was the only station in the area and charged accordingly.. We have run into the same situation when fishing in Northern Canada. Gas has been as high as $8 / gallon. Now with the larger 32 gallon tank plus a 5 gallon kicker we can make it up to our fishing spot and back without refueling or worry. It's hard to price shop for fuel when the closest / only gas station is 150 miles away
Carry external tanks like int he old days! Does the Gas Buddy app work in Canada? That is one app I use allot to find the best prices and where the gas stations are.
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Carry external tanks like int he old days! Does the Gas Buddy app work in Canada? That is one app I use allot to find the best prices and where the gas stations are.
I would rather have a bigger onboard fuel tank than mess around with carrying 5 gallon cans of fuel. ( Like "The Good Old Days"
In many parts of America and Canada the best price is irrelevant
You either pay the price or you end your journey.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:20 PM   #33
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Does the Gas Buddy app work in Canada?.
Yes it does. But by US standards the best deal is still WAY more than what you would pay.
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Carry external tanks like int he old days! Does the Gas Buddy app work in Canada? That is one app I use allot to find the best prices and where the gas stations are.
There's very little hunting for the best price for gas. The minimum price of gas seems to be set virtually province wide except when you get really out there where it jumps up and their are no choices.

Yes Gas Buddy works for Canada
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There's very little hunting for the best price for gas. The minimum price of gas seems to be set virtually province wide except when you get really out there where it jumps up and their are no choices.

Hummm.... that may be the case were you have traveling in the Maritmes in Canada were they have a captive users so to speak and a fairly low populating. But it is not the case else where in the country.

Gas prices vary widely from Province to Province (due to various provincial tax levels or no tax levels which are built into the price of fuel). For example the difference in gas prices between Alberta and BC for example is about 20 cents per litre currently. Also varies widely from district to district within a 100 mile area. Again it depends on how much of a transit tax your area has built into the price of fuel. The more public transit in the area you are the higher the built in transit tax. So you will ways pay more in a city vs the county. For example I can get a litre of gas for about 5 cents less by driving 40 miles out of my area & 10 cents less if I drive 100 miles.

Not to mention it is not uncommon for prices to vary from one gas station to another within a 4 mile radius with in the city by as much 5 cents a litre.

So yes even in Canada Gas Buddy is your Buddy.
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Carol,

I agree that prices vary between provinces just as they do between states however within a province they are pretty constant except when you get out, like when driving across Labrador or some far out outpost.

Of all the provinces BC has the highest prices even more than the Northwest Territories.
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I agree that prices vary between provinces just as they do between states however within a province they are pretty constant except when you get out, like when driving across Labrador or some far out outpost.
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As indicated my personal experience having lived in the country for some time the prices within 30 miles can vary greatly within a province, as much as 15-20 cents a litre. Its the same in just about every province I have been in and I have been in more than a few a few times ;-)

For example if I know I am heading out to the valley which is just a 35 min drive from my home I will not gas up here before leaving if I do not have to as the prices are far less. As much as 20 cents a litre less.

Even within a busy urban area or city the prices can vary by up to 5 cents a litre from gas station to gas station within blocks of each other. Thats a difference of almost 18 cents a US gallon within the City - making Gas Buddy a worth while app to have even here in Canada.
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It's a rare event... when our tank reaches E the yellow warning light comes on. Also miles remaining indicator goes to zero. Before zero appears, Ginny's letting me know we need gas.

When the yellow light comes on we have 3 gallons left.
My wife, Sherry, chimes when we need gas, too. Redundant systems can be good. Do you suppose Ginny and Sherry were designed by the same manufacturer?
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Our experiences are just that and both may be true. I just checked stops all g the way across NL and the price varies around the average by 5 cents a gallon however with any city it varies by about a penny a liter. Hardly worth traveling for in my opinion or even being conscious about.

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Our experiences are just that and both may be true. I just checked stops all g the way across NL and the price varies around the average by 5 cents a gallon however with any city it varies by about a penny a liter. Hardly worth traveling for in my opinion or even being conscious about.

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I have no doubt that was your experience as Newfoundland as it is one of our Maritime Provinces and its an Island (high cost of getting the gas to it) and it has a very small population. As indicated should you find yourself traveling in more populated areas and provinces you will find price differences even within the same area/city

An Example - For the city of Calgary and province of Alberta At that link you can check pretty well any Province and or individual city to compare.
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After various taxes, time of year production and normal gouging one of the biggest price factor is distance from refinery and how it's transported - train, transport or tanker ship. There is a huge Irving Refinery on the East Coast and their prices are quite resonable in comparison to other parts of Canada. ( especially BC).

Norm - don't get trapped comparing prices in Canada with per gallon pricing..it's in litres so even $0.05 /l translates to is 22.7 cents per Imperial gallon, but as someone else said you sometimes have no choice .


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Towed a 19' Escape, 2015 from BC to Wisconsin using a Toyota Tacoma Prerunner, V6. On the highway without tow - between 19 to 24 mpg. Towing over mountains, 11, on the straight 12 - 14mpg. The truck is rated for 6500 lbs. We tried to sell it online here, but with no takers, I am using it this summer in the Parks (seasonal ranger) and living in the Escape full time, at least for the next 5 months.

Our new official tug is a Freightliner diesel, which gets 16 mpg while towing, 24-25 mpg without the trailer.
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