[Homestead] travelling for homemade cherry pie
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 12 23:35:46 EDT 2008
>It's been closer than any of the others I've seen, plus after $3 a
>gallon is it really worth it to go look for a penny or two savings?
A typical fillup costs me about 20 gallons. A Penney a gallon is 20 cents,
$.10 is $2.00, and so on. While pulling the trailer the issue is how easy
is it to get in and out and a concern for running out of gasoline in the
middle of nowhere. For the upcoming trip I will carry at least six gallons
extra and maybe twelve.
As a data point, three years ago when I started running around in the
trailer gasoline was bit under $2 a gallon. A year later it was $2.73, the
next year was $3.179, and the last fill up it was $3.619. The next one
Monday AM will be around $3.75 a gallon.
I have a record of every gallon of fuel and the mileage I have put in the
pickup since I bought it new in 1998, 174,000 miles ago.
Don Bowen KI6DIU
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