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Guys, I'm gonna drive from San Francisco to Upstate NY at the end of May. The truck has a shell and I will not be hauling a trailer. Let's just call it 3000 miles for a nice round number. My 07' Tundra V8 5.7 has a 26.4 gallon tank. I'm gonna go w/ 16 miles to a gallon. Maybe it will be more, who knows. I'm going to use $2.90 a gallon as an average. I actually think gas will be probably be below $2.50 a gallon once I get out of California. So here's my math and I'm open for anyone to correct it or comment if they think I'm at least in the ballpark.

26 gallon tank x's 16 miles to the gallon equals 416 miles to a tank.

26 gallon's x's $2.90 gallon equals $75.00 to fill tank.

3000 mile trip divided 416 miles to a tank equals roughly 7 full tanks of gas.

7 tanks of gas x $75.00 per tank equals $525.00.

I'm trying to keep my gas budget under or around $600.00 dollars.

Does this seem like I'm on track to make this happen? I actually think with good mileage and possibly lower gas prices I could come in closer to $500 in fuel for the entire trip.

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I filled up for $1.29 yesterday in Denver. CA fuel prices are pretty high. National average is $1.82.

Pretty simple math dude, divide total mileage of trip by your avg MPG then multiply by cost per gallon. You’re over- thinking it but $500 is a good budget.

Also, you’ll NEVER run 26 gallons of fuel out of your tank. Your light comes on at probably 6 gallons or so and you need that fuel in the tank to cool the pump, account for hills, etc.
 

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I filled up for $1.29 yesterday in Denver. CA fuel prices are pretty high. National average is $1.82.

Pretty simple math dude, divide total mileage of trip by your avg MPG then multiply by cost per gallon. You’re over- thinking it but $500 is a good budget.

Also, you’ll NEVER run 26 gallons of fuel out of your tank. Your light comes on at probably 6 gallons or so and you need that fuel in the tank to cool the pump, account for hills, etc.
 

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Thanks. I had no plans to run the fuel down to zero even though maybe that's how it came off from my math examples. I get what your saying. With the national average of gas being very low I've crunched the numbers and I can drive cross country with my fuel cost being well below $500.00

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