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Old 07-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #11
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WC,
I remember that street but it looked A LOT different last time I was there...

Do you live there or are you out there before the rush?
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:11 PM   #12
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Fuel stations out there can be few & far between depending on your route. Check your route to be sure & top off when you can.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:44 PM   #13
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Roger that. Taking a new route this year and will be looking up the gas stations locations and hours before heading out
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:41 PM   #14
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An app I found useful is called Next Exit; you can get it in paper form ( I think) I have the added challenge if finding diesel that's accessible.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:03 PM   #15
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Since I'm taking a new route this year, I have been planning on getting "gas/fuel" station app, just incase I need it. I will be bringing a spare 6gl gas can for safety as well.

Thanks for the suggestion on Next Exit...
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:00 PM   #16
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Wife and I stopped in briefly in Sturgis yesterday on the way down from Fargo, ND to Rapid City, SD.
Town is gearing up bigtime for the rally. Vendors are already set up, ready to relieve folks of their cash. The locals we talked to who are not affiliated with the rally are stocking up on food, etc to ride out the rally. Fuel sources are kind of scarce, so plan accordingly. We ran into a problem today we never saw before, a Sinclair station in Presho, SD off of I90 east of Rapid City that only had unleaded with no ethanol and unleaded with ethanol, no midgrade or super. We are traveling in our toad Smart Car and it needs midgrade at a minimum. Had to go down the road a few more miles.
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For you military types... I was there a couple of years ago and stayed at the FamCamp at Elsworth AFB in Rapid City. They had plenty of room. It isn't that far to Sturgis from there...
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Town is gearing up bigtime for the rally. Vendors are already set up, ready to relieve folks of their cash...
a Sinclair station in Presho, SD off of I90 east of Rapid City that only had unleaded with no ethanol and unleaded with ethanol, no midgrade or super.
Vasnipe,
Thanks for the update on the gas/fuel item to watch out for. It is amazing how many vendors come to this event. I can't image the $$$ that flow thru Sturgis for the ~week...
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For you military types... I was there a couple of years ago and stayed at the FamCamp at Elsworth AFB in Rapid City. They had plenty of room. It isn't that far to Sturgis from there...
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Thank you and all the military personal that allow us to enjoy our wonderful freedom...
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Hit the scales today. Had my simulated weight in the bed of the TV (~600 lbs of weighr). In the TH, I had my bike and a garden tractor (~600lbs) in the garage and the generator in the tongue rack ((~130 honda eu3000si). I know I will have ~300lbs of clothes and coolers in the TH. Also, I will have 3 people in the TV (~500lbs). But overall I was loaded.
Now the good and the bad. The good was my TV weighed in at 8000 and the TH weighed in at 8300. Both under my GW limits. The bad was the scale operator could not get my alxe weighted, just the total weigjht.
I'm the end the TV towed everything just fine. The Andersen hitch kept the swaying under control and helped with the WD. My wheel wells (front vs rear) was only off my 1/2 inch off.
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