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« on: August 03, 2010, 10:42:43 AM »

Heading out wed. evening for Gillette WY,want to get threw salt lake at 3 or 4 in the AM,Probably get some fuel in SL, but sounds like Wamsutter or Rawlens will be best to fill up.
We will be heading to Cody WY then onto Montana and washington, will be on the lookout for Busnuts, Hope to be able to visit.
Every one out there travlin have a good trip.
Matt
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 10:51:11 AM »

Matt,
Welcome to the board.
And that is one good looking Eagle in your profile pic!

As a matter of fact it looks eerily familar Wink !

Good luck on your travels and enjoy!
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 11:04:55 AM »

Good luck on your trip.

Wyoming diesel is almost 15 cents less per gallon than Utah.  Flying J at Cheyenne is $2.729 and other Flying Js in Wyoming (Except Evanston) are at $2.899.  Utah Flying Js are $3.039.  Flying J used to be one of the lowest pretty consistently, but not always these days.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 12:08:13 PM »

Actually according to www.gasbuddy.com the lowest in the state of WY are; $2.69 each
Loaf 'N Jug; 4373 E Lincolnway & E Pershing Ave, Cheyenne    
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King Soopers; 3702 Dell Range Blvd near Parkview Dr, Cheyenne

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Utah prices range from $2.75 to $3.03
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 12:35:18 PM »

Been checking the gas buddy deal for a few weeks and kind of quit as the prices seem to be going up, but looks like a guy better get his tanks full in WY ,there prices are cheaper than anywhere else i see on our trip.

BK,yes our bus has been seen in a few parts of the country,and thanks for the welcome
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 12:54:39 PM »

Where are you headed to in MT. and WA. and when do you think that you might be there?  We might be leaving WA. in about 11-12 days and heading to Yuma.....by way of the Chicago area. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 01:14:20 PM »

Matt, take care run the old girl around 1800 rpm and  that 8v92 will get you 7 to 7.5 Smiths in Wy will have the best fuel price with the Smith's card.We are going to be at FMCA in Redmond Or starting on the 11th for the governing meeting and keep your eyes open Smith and Jones are headed your way with 2 Eagles we just left them today in Boise. 


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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 02:15:18 PM »

Actually according to www.gasbuddy.com the lowest in the state of WY are; $2.69 each
Loaf 'N Jug; 4373 E Lincolnway & E Pershing Ave, Cheyenne    
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King Soopers; 3702 Dell Range Blvd near Parkview Dr, Cheyenne


For me at least it is worth the 3 cents a gallon to just fill up at a truck stop.  I just used the Flying J website as a quick cost comparision between Utah and Wyoming.  Flying J is not necessarily the least expensive.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 03:29:10 PM »

Ed,going to goto at least Grand Coulee by about next wed, for a day or two then maybe on to Monroe,just dont know never been anywere before that i wasen't in a hurry, just know we have to be home by the 17th.

Clifford, what you mean Eagles headed my way, are thay coming thru Battle mtn?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 03:35:26 PM »

Quote from: saddleup
BK,yes our bus has been seen in a few parts of the country,and thanks for the welcome
Matt

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Matt, take care run the old girl around 1800 rpm and  that 8v92 will get you 7 to 7.5 Smiths in Wy will have the best fuel price with the Smith's card.We are going to be at FMCA in Redmond Or starting on the 11th for the governing meeting and keep your eyes open Smith and Jones are headed your way with 2 Eagles we just left them today in Boise. 
good luck and drive safe

Ah ha, just as I suspected! I thought that was Clifford's old bird! Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 04:04:21 PM »

My old home town is just 9 miles south of Monroe. Smiley 
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 08:54:11 PM »

Have a great time Matt! I don't have to tell you to heed Clifford's advice, he's knows that baby front to back!

Be safe and take lots of pictures so you can share the memories!

If you ever make it through Abilene TX give me a call. three2five6604635.

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2010, 08:55:32 PM »

Matt did ya git er all polished up for the trip?  Grin Grin have fun and take pictures

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2010, 09:12:14 PM »

Saddleup- When you get to SLC, I highly recommend you take a 24 mile out of the way trip to go around SLC and NOT having to pull the big hill out of SLC.  What you do is when you get to the west side of SLC on I-80, you take I-215 north to I-15 north.  Then watch for the signs near South Ogden for I-84 east.  I-84 hooks up back up with I-80 and there are no hills to climb.  Best 24 miles out of the way you can take-used to do it everytime in the big rig.  Also watch for the Devils Slide (if during the day) on the right side after getting into the canyon on I-84.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2010, 04:29:49 AM »

Tom that is a great little detour and I intend to use it.

I too am heading across 80 at the end of the month but in the westbound lanes.

Anyone going to the Burning Man Festival end of the month that is were we are headed.

I am hauling a load of 8 or 10 Bulgarian Fire Performers from KC out there Shocked

Hope they are in the habit of using underarm deodorant Grin

Should be a very interesting trip.
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2010, 04:48:44 AM »

Tom C, thanks been thinking about doing just that,planing on stoping at the TA and getting a little sleep then going on through SL, about 3or4 am,depends on what the road cont. is doing,have i mentioned i hate going thru SL.

Paul,thanks, i might actually be going to Texas in sept. down south of you at Carrizo Springs.

Van, got most of the rub'in and scrub'in done yesterday,just have the wheels to do this AM before it gets to hot, and then check every thing again,a little worried about this bus running at all without its little green buddy hooked to the back, could be just like a cow that wont travel without her calf.
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2010, 06:19:12 AM »

Saddleup Do you Winter in Carrizo springs? We will end up in Aransas Pass around Oct. or Nov. Do I see a mini Rally happening here?
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2010, 09:47:24 AM »

Redbus, no never been there but may have a job down there, looks like a good place to winter.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2010, 03:34:35 PM »

Not last Year. It was cold. Hope this Year is warmer.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2010, 05:38:49 AM »

Well should of started a new post as we have been west bound since monday,trips been going great , leaving Grand Coulee this am over stevens pass to Monroe wa.
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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2010, 06:41:59 AM »

Do they still have the laser light show on the face of the dam at night?  Smiley   We are also leaving this morning from Ellensburg headed to La Pine Oregon.
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2010, 02:22:40 PM »

Saddleup are you staying in Monroe?   
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2010, 06:55:59 AM »

Ed, yes they still have it . use to see it when i lived there in the 70's its still neat.

Zero, will be here till early sunday, are you local? give me a call 775 340 5360 i will be hanging at my brothers place all day.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2010, 05:14:26 PM »

TomC speaks with great wisdom!! I discovered that route after a couple of hard climbs out of SLC. Not only is much hilly but it winds along a really pretty river for the western part.

I use the other route going in though, it is a great downhill ride.
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