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We have been cruising around southern ID, down to Great Basin NP (east central NV), then back up through northwest NV and southeast OR. Prices were typically $4.79 to $5.39 for Regular 85 or 87 octane. We are now at Steens Mountain / Alvord Desert, a  VERY remote arid corner of the state, so remote most Oregomers have never been there and many don’t even know it exists😬

So remote you have to fill up whenever you find a functional gas station, when your Land Cruiser is burning it at a rate of 9.3 mpg, with only a 25 gallon tank😳 Fields Station:

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Topped her up, 13 gallons for $94  - @ $7.40 per gallon:

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The shakes are truly wonderful, and the small one costs a little less than a gallon of gas. But WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Their Premium grade ethanol free pump across the lot, which their local guy called “aviation fuel” @ $8.95 per gallon:

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I have always accepted the fact that my truck is a gas hog, but I may have to park “Mouse” this season, or limit the trips to some local COE campgrounds within an hour’s drive. We drove 4500 miles up into BC and Yukon last August and the prices were way cheaper.

This doesn’t look like Oregon…

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John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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5 minutes ago, John E Davies said:

Their Premium grade ethanol free pump across the lot, which their local guy called “aviation fuel” @ $8.95 per gallon:

Can you say "burn a piston and burn a valve and burn a wallet" all in the same breath?

Ouch!

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I really feel for those with TVs that require Premium, or those who perhaps supercharged their “Regular burning” one and now need a much higher octane fuel. How do you deal with those very remote Mom and Pop general stores that only have diesel and 87 octane? Does anyone use an octane booster with lower octane fuel? How is that working for you? What brand?

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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Fulgham KY, a few days ago. 


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But the pump don’t work cause the vandals took the handle 

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Did you drive out into the playa? I’ve seen some cool sunset and sunrise photos with dramatic cracked mud from there

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Jim and  Yanna, Woodinville WA

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Diesel prices were anywhere from $4.89 to $5.79 as we drove to and from the rally.  Prices were actually lower when we got home than when we left, and that was over Memorial Day weekend.  Mike

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Getting ready to make a trip to Colorado. Just filled up in Lebanon, Oregon.  57 gallons  of diesel @ $5.499/gallon =  $313.  Ouch.  I have auxiliary tank in addition of our main tank. 

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14 hours ago, Jim_Oker said:

Did you drive out into the playa? I’ve seen some cool sunset and sunrise photos with dramatic cracked mud from there

I suggested that to the wife, and it was firmly refused. There were three rigs out there, one was even with a trailer. It had rained recently enough that I was not comfortable with the idea myself. Who knows what evil lurks beneath that white surface….? I would be willing to try in August, if the heat or wildfire smoke wasn’t too bad.

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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10 minutes ago, John E Davies said:

and it was firmly refused.

What could possibly go wrong? 😃 Yeah, have heard that it's not cheap to get help recovering a vehicle there too. I know folks do get out there regularly around this time of year depending on where the water is but that you really have to be heads up about what the surface is like, and that it can change quickly as you move around.

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