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Old 05-31-2016, 11:58 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the tips. At 9mpg I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything veterans would consider standard. Obviously it isn't a cheap hobby but if I can save a few bucks for doing nothing more than using the correct cards or going to certain stations I will. Its got a cruising range of approximately 800 miles so with a little planning we should be good. Thanks again everyone!


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Old 06-01-2016, 12:31 AM   #22
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We have a cruiser as well as the RV and generally must fuel on waterways.
  1. Premium pricing
  2. 1mpg if slow, 10mph
  3. Happy to be able to fuel.
  4. Chicago is about 300 gallons from home!
Getting 9+mph at 60mph anywhere there is a line on a map makes fuel costs a second thought. 1st thought is easy in and out.
It is the experience, not the cost. If you can't afford the cost you can't enjoy the experience. You don't have to travel far to have the experience. jmo
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:28 AM   #23
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That's me I just keep the tank full, when I leave this world I only take memories. I went camping when diesel was $4.00 a gallon, I just keep the tank full. Have fun, if you are worried about fuel mileage you have the wrong hobby. Granted I don't speed, I take it slow, mostly back roads


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Old 06-01-2016, 04:10 PM   #24
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Today in Tallahassee the Flying J was 34 cents higher than Wal-mart ! I saved enough to take my family out to eat and a movie ? Cheap meal and a rental movie !
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:48 AM   #25
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I just drive 60 to 65 mph when pulling and get an average of 12.6 mpg with the 2012 Chevy Silverdado 3500HD, towing a Heritage Glen 276RLIS.

I carry a minimal amount of potable water to flush the toilet on the trip.

How do you travel light with two adult women?
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:41 PM   #26
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:14 AM   #27
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We have a Walmart credit card for fuel only. It normally saves me 5 cents per gallon and during some periods 10 cents plus in most cases are the lowest price.. Most carry diesel as well. And they are normally located near the interstates. sometime hard to get into with big rigs.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:54 PM   #28
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I take a 5 gallion fuel can and use the middle grade. My 2500 goes about 60 further. Hate stopping. Check out the temp authorizations on flying J.. it's not a dollar, but $150.00 temp.
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I go where i think i get good Fuel , Shell amco , Exon . some of the off brand gas stations have off brand gas also . saving a dollar or two isn't worth getting bad gas
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I go where i think i get good Fuel , Shell amco , Exon . some of the off brand gas stations have off brand gas also . saving a dollar or two isn't worth getting bad gas
I lived near an area where several of the major companies had a refinery. They would have different blends of detergents and other additives. The small companies and independents do not have a refinery. They called and got the best price from the majors and it would be delivered in a generic tanker ALMOST every time. So the less expensive may get Shell this time, BP next time, and another next.

At times one octane rating or another was low so whatever the most inventory was substituted, up or down. When was the last time a station was checked? If caught ~~ the delivery guy made a mistake. The number one rule is to buy where there is a high turnover.
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