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Old 03-26-2018, 03:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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They were trying to get to the gas station before the price went up again.

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Old 03-26-2018, 04:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't know what you mean by "normies", but I assume it's some sort of folks who get an oversized truck or SUV with at least 6 cylinders mostly due to peer-pressure than to a real necessity.
With respect to fuel economy, drivers who don't regularly visit a dedicated fuel economy forum are probably normies.
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Hopefully they will tone down their idiotic driving.
Not much hope, because so much idiotic driving has nothing to do with speed or fuel economy. They can talk on their cell phones just as well at 55 as at 75 :-(
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I have stopped at the same truck stop for the last couple of months and paid $2.259 a gallon, but suddenly it is $2.559, and I do not see any lower prices in my five-hour drive.

I do not know how worried to feel about that since I just quit my job and moved. I do not know how much I will be driving and where the cheapest gas in my route will be.

I drove 511 miles today and was looking forward to getting cheap gas in the Phoenix area, but when I checked, the lowest in the entire valley was $2.339. I stopped in a small town twenty miles north of my hotel when my gas tank read empty. As far as I know, it was the only gas station in town. It was dimly-lit, most of the pumps were out of order, but those that did work were so close together that if someone was already at the adjacent one, you needed to wait, because the hose did not reach your fuel tank.

Then I saw that it was $2.899.

Three dollars' worth of gas was more than enough to get to Phoenix.

The interesting part was that I was repeatedly delayed leaving home, and needing to drive 511 miles, I drove 75 in a 75, and 70 in a 65, instead of 65 throughout. Most drivers flew past me, but for half an hour or forty-five minutes, as I drove south from Flagstaff up and down mountains, it seemed like hardly anyone drove the speed limit, and I was passed very few times. It was interesting to see a semi struggling up a mountain in a 75 zone. I felt quite excited passing them. I made sure to carefully read each speed limit sign because yes, I was driving the speed limit, but nobody else was.

However, once it leveled out everybody drove like they were trying to attract the police.
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I have stopped at the same truck stop for the last couple of months and paid $2.259 a gallon, but suddenly it is $2.559, and I do not see any lower prices in my five-hour drive.

I do not know how worried to feel about that since I just quit my job and moved. I do not know how much I will be driving and where the cheapest gas in my route will be.

I drove 511 miles today and was looking forward to getting cheap gas in the Phoenix area, but when I checked, the lowest in the entire valley was $2.339. I stopped in a small town twenty miles north of my hotel when my gas tank read empty. As far as I know, it was the only gas station in town. It was dimly-lit, most of the pumps were out of order, but those that did work were so close together that if someone was already at the adjacent one, you needed to wait, because the hose did not reach your fuel tank.

Then I saw that it was $2.899.

Three dollars' worth of gas was more than enough to get to Phoenix.

The interesting part was that I was repeatedly delayed leaving home, and needing to drive 511 miles, I drove 75 in a 75, and 70 in a 65, instead of 65 throughout. Most drivers flew past me, but for half an hour or forty-five minutes, as I drove south from Flagstaff up and down mountains, it seemed like hardly anyone drove the speed limit, and I was passed very few times. It was interesting to see a semi struggling up a mountain in a 75 zone. I felt quite excited passing them. I made sure to carefully read each speed limit sign because yes, I was driving the speed limit, but nobody else was.

However, once it leveled out everybody drove like they were trying to attract the police.
How much would you like me to pontificate on this subject? Driving a semi myself, I see all kinds of behaviors, but what you described there in the mountains, I see regularly from coast-to-coast.
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With respect to fuel economy, drivers who don't regularly visit a dedicated fuel economy forum are probably normies.
That makes some sense, but anyway, even though most "normies" are aware of the importance of fuel economy due to budget constraints (at least in a s#!thole country like mine) the overwhelming majority of them actually don't even lurk about finding a fuel economy forum. They're still more likely to look at model-specific forums where showing off becomes actually more important than looking for an actual solution to what they perceive as a problem.
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OK, I don't remember the last time I've seen a fuel efficient car advertised on the front page...

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With respect to fuel economy, drivers who don't regularly visit a dedicated fuel economy forum are probably normies.
Thatís an understatement.

Iíve tried to show how just a change in approach to solo driving can underwrite RV vacation travel. I NEVER get takers responding with questions, even after Iíve detailed experience and showed numbers. Long posts. Going back a decade. Nothing difficult. Just records and some planning.

Think about it: 5,000-miles of ďfreeĒ fuel to go on the average RV driving vacation (one trip or many).

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