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  • Hi, my name is Matt...

    and I haven't bought diesel in 4 weeks! Yes friends, today marks the 4th week to the day since I pulled up to the 'ol #2 pump. Any other newbies care to weigh in on how long they've gone between fillups? I figure it will be at least another 2 weeks before I have to suck it up and buy 35 gallons of diesel.
    Currently dieselless!

  • #2
    I don't think I qualify as a newbie anymore but I'll set a benchmark here.

    7,500 miles on 1/2 tank (15ish gals) of B100.

    Just drove the Ex from Seattle to N. GA - 3000 miles, diesel gauge never moved from PEGGED full of B100.
    2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
    2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
    veggiegarage.com authorized installer

    RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
      7,500 miles on 1/2 tank (15ish gals) of B100.

      Just drove the Ex from Seattle to N. GA - 3000 miles, diesel gauge never moved from PEGGED full of B100.
      Show off....

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      • #4
        I am still a newbie and I just filled up i think 3 weeks ago (1000 miles almost) and still have 3/4 tank of diesel.

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        • #5
          I dunno why I said newbies. I guess I was just referring to myself since this is my first "stretch" between diesel fillups.
          Currently dieselless!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CHenry View Post
            Show off....
            hehehe, guess I shouldn't rub it in by mentioning the 48.5 cents/mile I got paid then, eh?

            Seriously, the best thing about cross-country on VO is NEVER stopping at the truckstop/gas stations. I take all my breaks at rest areas and parks. I don't miss being in a hurry to pull up, go in and pay, go back and pump, go back in and get change/reciept/card, go back out and move truck, go back in and get a drink, junkfood and use the bathroom, then finally fight big rig traffic to get back on hwy - instead, I ease into rest area, take a nice relaxing stroll to stretch out from riding, make a sandwich, enjoy sandwich while watching the squirrells and birds work, dump a couple cubies in the tank and then roll on down the road again for awhile... Add the 5ver to the equation and now I have my bed, stove, refrigerator - even a hot shower! whenever I want them.
            2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
            2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
            veggiegarage.com authorized installer

            RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
              hehehe, guess I shouldn't rub it in by mentioning the 48.5 cents/mile I got paid then, eh?
              I gotcha beat! $0.585 a mile!
              Currently dieselless!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                Show off....

                Haha...yeah, that is really showing off.

                I haven't figured cost per mile, but after I burned through my first tank of diesel, I figured out I averaged 111.1 MPG on diesel.

                Not bad...throw in a long trip or two and you'll really see that number shoot up.
                Greasin & Grinin
                Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                • #9
                  Matt- Isn't that an awesome feeling? Just a nonstop ear to ear grin. Still remember when I first started doing this succesfully- I would be driving down the road, tuner on high and just lay into it feeling the power and giggle like michael jackson at a boy scout camp knowing it isn't costing me a dime. Load up the Family, tell the wife we are going on a thouusand mile road trip to go see the Grand Coulee damn and oly spend about $40 on the whole trip. Even though you shell out a lot of money and time to get going, the feeling of freedom once done is just priceless. Kind of reminds me of one of the airplane commercials here lately-

                  "(Ding) You are now free to move about the country"
                  1999 F-350 Lariat 7.3 385,000 miles and counting
                  2000 VW Jetta 2.0
                  1966 Jeep J-300 with EFI 351W

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fordnut74 View Post
                    Matt- Isn't that an awesome feeling? Just a nonstop ear to ear grin. Still remember when I first started doing this succesfully- I would be driving down the road, tuner on high and just lay into it feeling the power and giggle like michael jackson at a boy scout camp knowing it isn't costing me a dime. Load up the Family, tell the wife we are going on a thouusand mile road trip to go see the Grand Coulee damn and oly spend about $40 on the whole trip. Even though you shell out a lot of money and time to get going, the feeling of freedom once done is just priceless. Kind of reminds me of one of the airplane commercials here lately-

                    "(Ding) You are now free to move about the country"
                    Although I'm still paying off my investment, I have to agree, it is a great feeling every time I cruise past the station. Right now I'm only stopping to fill up once a month, so it's always strange when I roll in to buy fuel.

                    Feels weird filling up the stock tank when you don't do it that often...haha. :cheers:
                    Greasin & Grinin
                    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                      I don't think I qualify as a newbie anymore but I'll set a benchmark here.

                      7,500 miles on 1/2 tank (15ish gals) of B100.

                      Just drove the Ex from Seattle to N. GA - 3000 miles, diesel gauge never moved from PEGGED full of B100.
                      How much vo did you carry?
                      2001 F-350 reg cab 4x4 w/35" tires
                      dp-tuned=> 300+rwhp
                      old school vegistroke system w/several updates

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                      • #12
                        3,850 miles half tank of diesel,standing on the skinny pedal.And yes jason grease is very blissfull and fufilling..
                        2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by frashdog View Post
                          How much vo did you carry?
                          He had to have stopped along the way to get oil...

                          I'm avg'ing 12ish mpg... at that rate I'd have to bring a full tank of oil and 4 more barrels. Not that I wouldn't fill the back of the truck with oil if it meant not stopping for fuel
                          Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                          • #14
                            My F350 has a 200gal main VO tank. I also have a 100 gal tank on the 5ver.

                            I towed a 'lil trailer w/a 275gal tote behind the Ex on this last trip. I never had more than 150ish gallons in it though.

                            I've been very blessed to have met other VO'ers all over the country. I use them as little filling stations along my travels! I have also shared VO w/folks traveling thru my area and will always have enough VO to top off everyone who has ever shared w/me!!:cheers:

                            I'm guessing I avg 15mpg in F-350 empty (driving like I don't care how much fuel costs!!) and 10-11 mpg loaded. Its been 70k miles since I measured the fuel going into my tanks though, and I have lots of mods since then...
                            2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                            2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                            veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                            RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                              My F350 has a 200gal main VO tank. I also have a 100 gal tank on the 5ver.
                              Man...that's almost 2500 lbs just in fuel...that's not counting the weight of the diesel.
                              Greasin & Grinin
                              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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