Another brisk Fall day in Denver, sunny, mid 70s in the day, low 50s at night. Just what Fall should be.
I did a few more things today to get ready to hit the road. I've got plenty of time before I leave so I'm just doing little bits of preparation here and there whenever I feel like it, I've never been one to put undue pressure on myself for no reason, being lazy makes sure of that
I took everything out of the little Bronco camper that I don't want to freeze, and will take most things with me such as canned food. I finished bolting my spare fuel tank to the front of the truck bed again. I think next year I will just leave it out when I put the little Bronco camper back on the truck. Getting 15 miles per gallon carrying the little Bronco around the mountains, and being able to get into gas stations without any problems, I really don't see a need for 18 gallons of spare fuel. Plus it made the little Bronco hang off the back of the truck 6 or 8 inches more than it needed to.
But when I'm pulling a fifth wheel that spare tank as saved me a lot of stress over the years. I don't often actually need to transfer fuel from the spare tank to the main tank, in fact most of the time I do that it's just to keep the fuel in the spare tank fresh. But it sure gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I just passed the last gas station for 40 miles and I've got less than 1/4 of a tank left.
Short bed GMC's like I have come from the factory with a 25 gallon fuel tank, which is plenty if you're not towing, or living in areas of the country where there's a gas station on every block. But in parts of the West where I usually travel gas stations can be pretty far apart, don't always sell diesel fuel, or it might be a mom-and-pop station so small it's difficult to get in and out of.