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Old 03-01-2021, 07:48 PM   #1
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Diesel availability

Part of our travels this fall will include a stretch from Burns OR to Winnemuca. Anyone familiar with that stretch know the availability of #2 diesel
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:56 PM   #2
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Try the gas buddy app , itís helped me in the past finding stations.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thanks. That lists a couple of options. I can call to verify they have the diesel I need. Otherwise we would have to take a longer route to be certain
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:21 AM   #4
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It is remote country so you need to keep your tank pretty full. Nearly all stations will have diesel in remote areas. Every town will have some. Stations can be 100 miles apart or more.
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:41 AM   #5
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Part of our travels this fall will include a stretch from Burns OR to Winnemuca. Anyone familiar with that stretch know the availability of #2 diesel
If you are heading southeast on Steens Hwy (78) down to US 95 you will likely run into at least one station. but it is *very* remote out there. If you are going straight south on 205 to 140, then the only things you are going to see after the RV park at Princeton is Fields and Denio Jct. I couldn't tell you whether either one is even open now. I have been going through Denio on my motorcycle most years for 20-ish years, and there have been a steady stream of folks trying to make a go of that place.

Just looked at their FB page, and a post from Jan 9 indicates that they have 24hr gas & diesel if you pay with a card. I would probably call ahead - or at least message them on FB to make sure that's true. https://www.facebook.com/DenioJunction/

Fields Station also has an FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thefieldsstation/ and they claim to have gas/diesel/propane. So there you go.

It's beautiful country, and this is probably a good time to go through. Any time other than winter, you would be stopping every 10 miles to scrape bugs off of your windshield so you could see. Whichever way you go you will pass on one side or the other of Malheur lake, which is a wildlife refuge for migratory birds. in the warmer seasons there is an absolute feast of flying insects for those birds to fuel up on!

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Old 03-04-2021, 08:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. This was helpful
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:15 AM   #7
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Have you looked at "THE NEXIT EXIT" ? This book list interstate diesel services available by state and the intestate roadways in that state. Another book is "National Truck Stop Directory" which I use when traveling on highways but not the interstate.

My Copilot will look up fuel stops for me when I am between 1/2 tank to a 1/4 tank full. So, we do not need to go out of way to fuel up.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:58 AM   #8
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In remote country never let your fuel tank get to 1/4 full.
Keep it above 1/2 at least.
Carry 5 gallons of water.
In cooler weather always have sleeping bags.
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More good suggestions...Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:59 PM   #10
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Have you looked at "THE NEXIT EXIT" ? This book list interstate diesel services available by state and the intestate roadways in that state. Another book is "National Truck Stop Directory" which I use when traveling on highways but not the interstate.

My Copilot will look up fuel stops for me when I am between 1/2 tank to a 1/4 tank full. So, we do not need to go out of way to fuel up.
The shortest route from Burns, OR to Winnemucca, NV is 221 miles. None of that is interstate highway, so there are no exits. Depending on the route chosen there could be as few as 3 fuel stations along the way.
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The shortest route from Burns, OR to Winnemucca, NV is 221 miles. None of that is interstate highway, so there are no exits. Depending on the route chosen there could be as few as 3 fuel stations along the way.
That's why I also stated about National Truck Stop Directory. This provides listing by city in each state and the highways, such as NV 221.
I used this when I am not on the interstates which is required when we travel in MI a lot.
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I had an old friend come out from the East Coast. He was driving down from southern Oregon to visit me in northern Nevada. He called me on his cell phone because he was about to run out of gas on a well traveled highway. I directed him to a town close by for fuel. When you take the remote highways in places like NV, UT or eastern MT an alarm should sound in your head. Fuel stations are far apart. Keep your tank more than half full.
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