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Old 11-03-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Filled 'er up today at a BP at exit 225, I-10, Lamont, FL.

70.6 gallons. $216.00. $3.059 a gallon.

BP would only sell me $200 on my Discover Card (BPs current policy, not Discover Cards). I had to switch to Visa for the remaining $16.

I new high for me.

FWIW, Pittsburgh to Crystal River, FL $707.78, but I still have almost a full tank. I drove the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way south.

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Filled 'er up today at a BP at exit 225, I-10, Lamont, FL.

70.6 gallons. $216.00. $3.059 a gallon.

BP would only sell me $200 on my Discover Card (BPs current policy, not Discover Cards). I had to switch to Visa for the remaining $16.

I new high for me.

FWIW, Pittsburgh to Crystal River, FL $707.78, but I still have almost a full tank. I drove the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way south.

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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In my part of Calif. It would cost 231.00 for 70 gallons. what a rip off.
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:32 AM   #4
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Gee, Tom, I think you got a bargain. You should thank your lucky stars that you're not using diesel and back home in "The Burgh" where diesel is currently selling for $3.299-$3.499 a gallon. Even using the lowest price, that's a difference of 24 cents. On 70.6 gallons, it comes to $16.944. You could cover a good portion of a dinner for two at the Cracker Barrel with the difference in cost.

At the higher amount, the difference is $31.064. With this much money, my wife and I could have dinner at the CB and have money left over.

BTW- Regular gas is selling for anywhere from $2.939-$3.099 here.

You need some Giant Eagle and GetGo stores along the way so you can use your "Fuel Perks".
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:42 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frank P. Martin:

You need some Giant Eagle and GetGo stores along the way so you can use your "Fuel Perks". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Frank;

I used my Giant Eagle Fuel Perks when I filled up before leaving home. I had $1.50 off 30 gallons. And my son had $.20 off on his card and I used that for the next 30 gallons. I didn't include those dollars off in my calculations.

No diesel for me but my wife wants to buy my neighbors 2007 Allegro Bus with 400 Cummins. It has a 150 gallon fuel tank. Cost would probably be about equal considering slightly better diesel mileage.

Anyway, I'm parked here until April unless we pull out and go to the FMCA rally for a week or take a run down to Jupiter to see my cousin.

And my Honda Civic EX gets 35 mpg!

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Old 11-04-2007, 06:10 AM   #6
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The distressing part of the fuel issue is that per gallon costs usually go down or are at least more or less steady this time of year. Imagine what its going to be like next spring when the normal "driving" season starts?
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
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I spent $14.00 to almost fill a 5 gallon lawnmower can today. I am now wonder how many miles per gallon the lawnmower gets ?
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Filled up at the Flying J in Emporia, Kansas today. $3.27 a gallon for diesel. 80 gallons was over $300
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Went to get fuel on Monday when it was $3.51 but couldn't get into the station. Got in yesterday but price was up to $3.59 - plus pump shuts off at $50. Got so mad I left with only a half a tank. Worst is I got fuel in Virginia a week ago at $3.07. Love NY taxes.

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If I were to purchase 70.6 gallons of diesel today it would cost me $261.15, $2.699 at Conoco.
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Cheapest I can find diesel here in Spokane, WA is 2.79
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I saw diesel for 3.49 to 3.69 in the Detroit area today. At the same time the radio was saying how fuel prices will drop next s year due to a glut in oil. HMM, wonder what thev'e bveen smoking?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by denlock:
I saw diesel for 3.49 to 3.69 in the Detroit area today. At the same time the radio was saying how fuel prices will drop next s year due to a glut in oil. HMM, wonder what thev'e bveen smoking? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually, the latest demand numbers are down due to high prices. The principles of supply and demand at work.

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Just to put it into perspective, when I fill my 96 gallon tank tomorrow for my holiday travel, it will cost me somewhere between $4.50 and $5.50 per gallon of 100LL. I will not know the price till I get to the airport.
Auto/RV fuel is cheap compared to AvGas.

Before you think anyone that owns a plane is rich, most of your motorhomes cost more than most small planes. Most small 4-seaters flying only run about $60-80k.
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