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Old 03-17-2015, 10:43 PM   #221
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Robert, when you get into Oregon your fuel mileage may drop. We're still running 10% ethenol at our gas stations until April 1. I know it really effects my fuel mileage (Nov 1-Mar 31). Fuel stations can't change (when buying fuel for the tanks) until April 1. Sometimes it takes until June(!) to notice a difference.. depending on how often the gas station buys fuel. Sigh.
And remember, Robert, steady on, because if you get gas in Oregon you have to let the attendant touch your truck; ; you can't pump your own gas there.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:45 PM   #222
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And remember, Robert, steady on, because if you get gas in Oregon you have to let the attendant touch your truck; ; you can't pump your own gas there.
True story. Oregon voters decided that! Sit back and relax. When you leave the fuel island, your hands won't smell like gas and you won't have dribbled fuel on your shoes or down the side of that fancy new truck!
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:52 PM   #223
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Robert, check out my "WhoDat Cruiser" if you have time. She's just sitten there waited for me to come get her! I plan to post pics this Friday. She looks great to me��

I saw it in the yard.

Very nice.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #224
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For those of us who like to hear about mpg, would you tell us if your results are ''hand calculated' versus the computer approximation, and secondly what speeds you're running.
Thanks.

Bill, it is hard calculated in my log book. The onboard computer says I'm currently averaging 24.7 but it keeps increasing because the average mileage when it first initialized was like 8. My speeds are basically whatever the speed limit is or slightly less. I left the radar detector at home -- on purpose. I really haven't noticed much of a difference in mileage whether I'm running 60 or 70. Color me impressed.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:16 PM   #225
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True story. Oregon voters decided that! Sit back and relax. When you leave the fuel island, your hands won't smell like gas and you won't have dribbled fuel on your shoes or down the side of that fancy new truck!

Yep, I'm aware of the Oregon law. We won't need gas in Oregon. I filled up yesterday morning in Roswell NM and just this evening in Ogden I decided to fill up again even though I had a quarter tank left. Won't need gas again for at least 950 miles.

I know that sounds unbelievable but that's what 26 mpg and a 36 gallon fuel tank will do for you.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:17 PM   #226
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Wait until you cross the border and you're doing 110.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:20 PM   #227
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True story. Oregon voters decided that! Sit back and relax. When you leave the fuel island, your hands won't smell like gas and you won't have dribbled fuel on your shoes or down the side of that fancy new truck!
It is like getting first class service from the old days. I run across it occasionally in small places (outside of Oregon.) What was the reason for the vote? Keeping big business out?
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Robert, is there any way to apply for more than 30 days for a temp plate? We plan to be on the road for 45-60 days after we pick it up.

The temp plate has a max of 30 days - BUT you can do it again when the first one expires for an additional $25
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:25 PM   #229
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Robert, when you get into Oregon your fuel mileage may drop. We're still running 10% ethenol at our gas stations until April 1. I know it really effects my fuel mileage (Nov 1-Mar 31). Fuel stations can't change (when buying fuel for the tanks) until April 1. Sometimes it takes until June(!) to notice a difference.. depending on how often the gas station buys fuel. Sigh.

Donna, the gas in San Antonio is up to 15% ethanol, and that is what we did the first fill up with. The 2nd was in Roswell and the pump was also labeled as up to 15% ethanol. So, the mileage I've reported so far is with a blend of more ethanol than the Oregon 10% ethanol blend.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:27 PM   #230
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It is like getting first class service from the old days. I run across it occasionally in small places (outside of Oregon.) What was the reason for the vote? Keeping big business out?
Didn't have anything to do with keeping folks employed or big business. It was about convenience. In Oregon we pay less per gallon of gas than our surrounding states (tax). I still notice the folks that dislike someone pumping fuel are from other states. WE like it and we're keeping it.
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