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Old 04-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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For a large vehicle like what I have, I am going to try to put a used 40 gallon plastic side fuel tank under there and use that for holding water. I would only fill it to capacity before a long trip because 40 gallons of water will weigh something like 330 pounds.
On the open road I would be using about 2 gallons of water for every gallon of water.
40 gallons of water to 25 gallons of fuel on a road trip would make a pretty good match.

A diesel car could get away with using far less water.
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