Fuel cost today compared to when we first bought a PD4104 which was our 1st bus 20 years ago have increased from .50 per gallon to over $3.40 a gallon now.
Our buses were made to run on diesel that cost bus companies around .25 cents a gallon when they were doing over the road service 40 years ago.
I have a fuel bill for our trip to South Florida and back to East Texas that is close to $1300.00 for diesel.
We spent 2 nights in Walmart parking lots and our meals were what we brought with us.
So if you look at the cost for meals and the 2 over night stays in a motel and restaurants.
The 5 night stay at our daughter and son-in-laws house with 30 amp electrical was a free stay.
I would say the cost savings would be close to around $400.00 dollars give or take a few dollars.
So now we are looking at $900.00 in money we spent.
The bus trip was priceless for Fred Rayman who is a retired bus driver after 38 years of driving intercity coaches and my self.
You could have not asked for a better bus buddy and co driver than Fred Rayman we had a great trip.
Plus our daughter has a the household items and furniture that she wanted that we were storing for her in a spare bedroom our our house.
Would we do it again sure would.