Originally Posted by ependydad
Love the story behind the pic.
I normally wouldn't admit this but that is only part of the story! The rest of the story goes like this....
A guy and his family were headed on a 5 hour trip, they made it within 3 miles of their destination without filling up with diesel. The idiot gauge told him 35 miles till empty and with just 3 miles left and a flying J right at their exit he figured he was good until morning.
When he gets to the campground he has to drive almost 2 miles "mostly up some steep hills" to get to his site. Than spends 25 minutes maneuvering into the site in the dark. By this time his gauge tells him 6 miles to empty. He's tired, frustrated, and in need of a drink.
He has a drink (or more) after setting up and makes friends with the tent campers next to him and the guy across from him. In the morning he goes to his truck and checks the gauge in desperate hope that something magical happened overnight. To no avail he is now reading 3 miles to empty and the needle actually doesn't barely register.
Because he doesn't want to run out of fuel and risk a fuel filter and possibly injectors and HPFP change he asks his new friends for a ride into town to get a portable tank and some fuel. They kindly give him a lift. His other option was hoofing it or riding his wife's bike.
Upon returning he goes to the camper and his wife and kids are not there and have locked it up. He goes to work filling the tank with 5 gallons of diesel. What he doesn't know is that his girls see him and decide to sneak up on him (hence the picture).
2 morals to this story....
1 - when you wife says you should stop for diesel and you don't because you want to get to your destination before dark, listen to her. It won't matter, it'll be dark when you get there anyway.
2 - make friends with your neighboring campers (tent campers included). You never know when you will need their help!