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propane truck

Postby Richard » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Before I jump off this bridge, thought I'd ask for a rope. Anybody have any experience with propane powered trucks ? for local travel it can be fueled at home, same as a tractor, but how easy is it to find fuel when on the road ? I am tired of 3.89 diesel and when they filled the LP tank at 1.68/gal, the gears started grinding. Does
10 mpg for an 8.1 Chevy with an Allison, sound realistic ? any thoughts ?
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Re: propane truck

Postby Joe Leising » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:52 pm

talk to matt at Motec. He can help you out

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Re: propane truck

Postby shinnery » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:45 pm

The local Flying J Truck Stop has propane at least to fill RV tanks, saw them doing that. I am not sure if you can buy it for road use. Near downtown Abilene (Bus. US 83 exit) there is a sign on I-20 for alternate fuels that leads you to a LP dealer.
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Re: propane truck

Postby Richard » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:34 am

For now, the propane truck is on hold. Despite the high cost of diesel, its looks like a better choice for traveling any distance, then again how hard is it to find the urea diesel additive when you're out in the two lane parts of the country. Thanks.
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Re: propane truck

Postby Joe Leising » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:42 pm

I'll just stick to burning WVO in the ol' Dodge Cummins.

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