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    gasoline and the pickup

    yeah, I know we all have to pay steep prices, and I usually never let my tank get much lower than 1/2 full and then put 30 bucks into it.

    today, my dash computer said 72 miles to empty, so I figured better go fill up the F-150

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    it just really hit home. wow.

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    My favorite part is the size of the tank. My truck has a 30 something gal. Get that sucker down to a half tank and get ready.
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    Yeah, my E250 extended van's tank is 34 gal. I usually put about 30 in when it is empty. What chaps me is when the pump automatically shuts off at 90 or 100 dollars, and I have to reach for the credit card...again. Jim.
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    Had little less than 1/4 tank today, $62.00 to fill it. It is what it is. Nephew has a Jeep Cherokee, gets 11-13 mpg, my 1/2 ton 4 door 4X4 Dodge gets that with a trailer otherwise 16-19 mpg empty.
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    We had plans for a nice dinner and a movie tonight, but we blew it off after the gas gauge gave up the ghost sat afternoon...bad enough the F150 has a 30+ gallon tank, but when you have no clue it's get's dicey traveling...$$$ to fix as the sending unit's in the tank,which has to be dropped... told her we'll have to keep track via the mileage for a week or two until we get 'er fixed...the truck I'm talking about the truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim O'Dell View Post
    Yeah, my E250 extended van's tank is 34 gal. I usually put about 30 in when it is empty. What chaps me is when the pump automatically shuts off at 90 or 100 dollars, and I have to reach for the credit card...again. Jim.
    Most gas stations seem to have some limit (years back it was $75) on a credit/debit card. I've often wondered, what or how do OTR truck drivers pay? (do pumps with diesel have a different limit?)

    But I still pay cash for gas (average is $80-$90 every ten to fourteen days). Here we do have a joke as gas stations used to not take large bills. Now we say they laugh and ask if that is all you had?
    I still have to drop my tank (GMC from the period they are known to go bad), as the fuel pump has worked since I bought it, I am not in a hurry. (used to do that in a shop)

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    One of the nice things about working with my next-door neighbor is that I don't have a commute to and from work. (My 'commute' is a walk to the end of my driveway and get in the driver's seat of his truck.) I filled up my Lexus last week ($58 or so) and noticed it had been almost a month since I'd last filled it. I fill my truck about every 2 months.
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    Well another two weeks and I get my company vehicle back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Well another two weeks and I get my company vehicle back!
    Cool. Yellow with a black racing stripe. And it's so roomy, too.
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    Yep, but man the conditions/terms of agreement, sure do have to take the long way to work everyday!!!
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