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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 06:21:17 AM »

Brian,

We missed you up north at the campfire... Safe and hassle free travels on your way home and remember when you guys are "rocketeering" out there in Vegas...

It's always fun until somebody loses an eye!!!!

be careful and let us know how the return trip goes.

you couldn't light a rocket here in Minnesota with a blowtorch. It has been raining for a week.  Yuck.


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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 02:15:12 PM »

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It sounds like you have it under control, but just in case you need assistance in the morning we are just 30 miles down the road at the Petro truck stop in Reno, Nevada. My brother runs the shop and I oversee the casino, motel and restaurant.

We ran out of fuel on Thursday morning at 4:30 am so we've long had it fixed.  We were back on the road within 60 minutes.

I must apologize if this sounded rude.  I guess I wasn't clear that everything was fine when I made my post.

We had a total of 12 people and two vehicles on this trip so no time was available to stop and see any bus nuts.  We travel around the clock for this trip as many of the guys have limited vacation.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 04:50:11 PM »

what are the good states and bad states or fuel prices?


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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2009, 05:14:12 PM »

Best state for diesel prices was Wyoming.  Most expensive was Utah.  Most we paid was $2.65 here at home in Minneapolis and least was $2.45 in Cheyenne, WY.  Last year we paid just under $4 a gallon same trip.

We also had a van towing a travel trailer on this trip.  The van had a 454 and just drank gas.  It had to stop every 3 to 3.5 hours.  The bus and van would meet up every 2nd fuel stop to swap people between vehicles.  Gas was as much as $2.79 and as cheap as $2.13.  Gas is expensive the further west we got.
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Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2009, 06:40:11 PM »

johns4104s asked, "what are the good states and bad states or fuel prices?"

Here is the answer.

http://www.dieselboss.com/fuel.htm

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2009, 09:39:18 PM »

I ran out once, in the truck stop, 100 yards for the pumps.  Cost me, $200, and a four hour delay to get going again.  Now, my gen set shuts down with 60 gallons in the fuel tank, and I start heading for the pumps.  After all, who wants to ride down the road without tunes.

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