Moderators mountainborn Posted June 29, 2008 Moderators Share Posted June 29, 2008 As the pending date of our departure to drive the Jeep trails in Colorado neared, we began to fret over the rising gas prices. We began to strategize. And arrived at this conclusion: Never stay at a Hotel or Motel on the trip. Only stay at a State Park or campground where our Senior Pass would knock off half. Reduce the number of meals eaten out. Shop for gas prices on the internet before arriving at our next fill up site. > What we discovered: Gas prices were only signifigantly higher in some states. Colorado was the highest at $4.39.9 in Lake City. We only stayed at one State park, it was $9.00. We dumped, filled with water and ran the A/C all night, no genset gas needed. We filled up the genset once at a cost of $7.31 . We ran a bit slower on the interstate and a more leisurely pace on secondary roads, and We concluded that we enjoied more. When calculating the actual cost against the former un adjusted travel style cost, we found that we saved aproximately $230.00 . Not bad for such minor changes, or so we thought. It more than off set the rising gas prices. The cool thing about shopping for gas prices on the internet was that our Jeep is designed for the lower quality fuels of third world countrys and the cheapest fuel in town ran just fine in it. We also knew ahead of time which town, exit and name brand was the cheapest at our next fuel stop. Should we need it the web site had a map of the station location available to display. Is it worth all the trouble ? We thought so, but you will have to decide if it might be for you. In this photo I point to the pump price per gallon at a restored Phillips 66 station. PS. Note the way I am dressed. In two days we will be jeeping in Alpine tundra, dressed to the max. I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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