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« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2008, 05:59:06 PM »

i always thought the prices were the same, but i haven't been to the RV pumps in a few years.  it would surprise me if the cash price for trucks, was cash or credit for RV'rs.

and i didn't know about any weight limit.  we used to go with the winnie we had which was 30k lbs. and i never saw a sign.

i'm not argueing, just clarifying.  all my friends will tell you i do make mistakes and miss things.
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« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2008, 06:12:00 PM »

Hey Tom fuel is the same cash or credit at the RV pump with the RV card from Flying J and they will cut off at $500.00 if you don't go inside.The law in AZ is not over 2 axles and 26,000# to get the $.08 off but everyone uses the RV pump with no problems
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« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2008, 06:38:56 PM »

I do not know if this will effect things, but I read that we usually maintain two battle groups in the Persian Gulf, but we now have two extra on the way.  The speculation is that it has something to do with Iran.  Possibly a blockade or prep for attack on nuclear facilities by us or Israel.

Sorry, just re-read the article.  There are three more on the way!
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« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2008, 06:59:35 PM »

I do not know if this will effect things, but I read that we usually maintain two battle groups in the Persian Gulf, but we now have two extra on the way.  The speculation is that it has something to do with Iran.  Possibly a blockade or prep for attack on nuclear facilities by us or Israel.

Considering that Iran's big threat to the Western world has been that they will blockade the strait, extra naval presence makes sense.

And of course such news usually does drive up oil prices.  Just as it does when news breaks that some oil line in the back 40 of nowhere is damaged,  some obscure country producing 2% of world oil is having another coup, or an Arab leader has a head cold.   Wink
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« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2008, 09:24:51 AM »

Well just got home and on the way, I checked the same fuel stop again and like recent days, the fuel prices have dropped once again! Now we're at 4.15! 5 miles or so up the road fuel is still in the 4.20's. Should I or shouldn't I is the question? Planning a trip in about 10 days anyway but with Fay heading in and not sure how strong it will be, it's a toss up! I have about 1/2 tank which is about 100-115 gal. so I can get somewhere IF needed! Was going to fuel up before heading out on local trip but will this storm raise the price or not!

I feel like I'm in a Vegas casino! Smiley

Friends of mine with buses have already readied themselves just in case this storm turns into something more and have invited us as a caravan to wherever but only time will tell!

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« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2008, 09:33:58 AM »

If it were me, I'd top off the tank in the next day or so just to have the security cushion of knowing that I don't have to stop for fuel for a while . . . .  Cool

If fuel drops another $.25/gal, I'll eat a PB&J for a few days to make up the difference.  Grin




Besides, as soon as you do fill up, you know the prices will really drop & the rest can thank you for that.  Wink   
Just think of the service you've done for fellow busnuts!  Grin
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« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2008, 10:29:43 AM »

I topped off the tank last week and prices dropped by 9 cents at the same station since then.  I only put in around 20 gallons so it wasn't much.  I wanted to be topped off for my trip in 10 days.
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« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2008, 11:11:10 AM »

We fuel at least 3 times a week and it just ain't coming down like we'd like it too! It's $4.09 at our local fuel stop. Dad got it for $4.04 this AM  @ Flying J in Oak Grove, KY. Grin  BK  Grin

PS Ace if it were me I'd be headed down to fuel right now! From my previous Hurricane Assistance runs experiences, they jump at the chance to start gouging as soon as they can say "the storm has made it hard to get our supply"  FWIW Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2008, 11:49:21 AM »

We fuel at least 3 times a week and it just ain't coming down like we'd like it too! It's $4.09 at our local fuel stop. Dad got it for $4.04 this AM  @ Flying J in Oak Grove, KY. Grin  BK  Grin

When I was at your place almost two years ago now I believe diesel was $2.38 or so at Walmart when I fueled the bus to go home.
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« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2008, 01:12:07 PM »

While I was traveling this summer the question was often raised - If and when do you think fuel prices will come down? My answer immediately was, I know exactly when prices will drop, the day I get home!

Price @ Flying J when  I left Tampa beginning of May - $4.15

Highest price I've seen on the road - $5.21

Price today @ Flying J - $4.15
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« Reply #70 on: August 29, 2008, 05:58:04 AM »

Well the local fuel stop got the fuel down to 4.09 a week ago and that is where it stayed! It was exciting to see the price drop sometimes twice in a single day but looks like 4.09 is what I'll end up paying tomorrow when I fill the bus!
Uh well I guess I can count on about 500 bucks for that since I already have a half tank which is about 120 gallons!
OUCH!!!!

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« Reply #71 on: August 29, 2008, 06:42:49 AM »

Just filled the turbodiesel Mercedes yesterday at $4.199. And this in L.A.  On my recent trip I paid a low of $4.049 in Carson City, Nv.  Still needs to come down to $3.509 for Diesel and under $3 for gasoline.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #72 on: August 29, 2008, 09:56:16 AM »

Flag that last post! As I drive by its now 4.07...
Keep going down

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« Reply #73 on: August 29, 2008, 10:04:44 AM »

Better fillup  Ace it's going up as you know it can thunder and and the price goes up
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« Reply #74 on: August 29, 2008, 12:50:13 PM »

I'm taken a load up to reno tommorow early and then maybe an other to pocatella on the way back,any one recall price in Reno?Gee this retired life is great ,here we go again thought I was done with this!(I hate these 2 story Frieght shakers)URGHHHH!$%*) %$#^&*(( never fails seems like i've been on the road every stinkin labor day since I was able to climb behind the wheel.It's a beutiful thing being retired(I thought).At least momma gats to go this time.

   Hi Ho,Hi HO Its off to work I go!

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