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  • Another VO roadtrip!

    Wow! Struck out finding VO in small town Montana for last 1.5 weeks. Crazy, eh? I have never had trouble collecting/dewatering/filtering VO at 'camp' when I'm working out of town. Especially a little town. Renderer here has apparently educated/threatened owners not to give 'us' oil. I even had some lined up for 'oil change day' to intercept it before dumpster - but got shot down before it happened!

    Anyway, I'm heading from N. of Missoula to Butte on I-90, then down to Salt Lake City on I-15 and over to just below Aspen via I-90. Then over to Lincoln, NE for a couple weeks.

    I'm driving our '01 F350 w/70k mile conversion, draggin' my 5th wheel and heading to next project. I always enjoy meeting other greasers, its been fun hooking up with like minded folks all over the country. I love seeing how many different ways there are to filter/dewater and I've met quite a few folks that have never seen another conversion in person, much less get a blessing or suggestions on what they've accomplished/created.

    Anyway, if you're along my path and have some oil to share/sell or just wanna say Hi, shoot me a PM and we'll put something together! Beers/dinners on me!:cheers:

    -SSJason
    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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    I'm not on your path, but best of luck on your trip man! Sounds like you'll be going thru some nice country on the way, so enjoy the drive!

    Take some pics! I've been out that way a hand full of times...never enough time to enjoy the views.
    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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    • #3
      Right on Marv! I've been lucky enough to get thru there a number of times. LOVE fall in the Rockies! Early up high and late down low. It just kinda keeps going and going.

      I often dive off the interstate and roll thru those little western towns when I have the time. I seldom miss the chance to stop and enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise...
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
        Right on Marv! I've been lucky enough to get thru there a number of times. LOVE fall in the Rockies! Early up high and late down low. It just kinda keeps going and going.

        I often dive off the interstate and roll thru those little western towns when I have the time. I seldom miss the chance to stop and enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise...

        I envy you man...haha. The wife and I have talked about wanting to take a road trip out there some day. Just get on the road and drive...see where it takes us.

        I actually made it out to the SLC area this past April. My first time in that area - had been farther west, but never stopped there. Didn't get outside the city much, but the plane ride there was gorgeous...the Rockies are really something. Everywhere you turn the scenery is great.

        Same thing with northern Arizona. Last December the wife and I spent a week in Vegas (work sent me for a conference - free vacation!!!! Woot!) and took one day and drove over to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Both places are almost just too much to comprehend while you're standing there.

        If I get a chance, I'll post up some pics this evening...

        Another great place in my book....Oregon and Washington. Once again, work sent me out there...really, really nice up there!

        Thanks!
        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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        • #5
          Hooking up now. Heading out this evening, drive 'till I get tired... Nice having your BED w/you, not to mention refrigerator, stove, SHOWER, etc!
          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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          • #6
            I'm building my own toy box/camper,with 275 gallon oiltank under bed,heated to 98F.thats the way wifey likes it.I'm long overdo for vacation,and i got 500 gallons of primo squireled away...any suggestions airfooter i mean jason,I'm thinking early november someplace 60F-75F............greasy
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by greasyX View Post
              I'm building my own toy box/camper,with 275 gallon oiltank under bed,heated to 98F.thats the way wifey likes it.I'm long overdo for vacation,and i got 500 gallons of primo squireled away...any suggestions airfooter i mean jason,I'm thinking early november someplace 60F-75F............greasy
              Heck, thats my house in N.GA - we still water ski in shorts 'till November. Come on down! I got yer return-trip fuel. Ya gotta pick your days by Dec, though. There's nuthin' like an unlimited hot water shower on the boat to extend the season!! We head on down to S. Fla for Dec-April. I have friends down there who literally do not own a jacket!

              Here's my rig ready to roll! I'm hittin' the road here in a bit!


              I have room for about 20 cubies in the basement and the rack on rear can haul 1500lbs plus (thanks to custom 3rd axle!). I have the 100gal tank/toolbox off truck on the rack now. I kinda like it there! Working on on-board dewatering/filtering set-up...

              Here's the new 200gal VO tank:
              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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              • #8
                Just ran out of grease. Oh well, its only 600 miles to next friend w/VO. Besides, it will be first time in 70,068 miles I could check my mpg. That was last time I burned a tank of dino w/o burning any VO!!:chuckles:

                I'll stay somewhere just into Utah tonite off I-15. SLC, then I-70 thru Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs and 'up valley' to friends in Basalt. It been gorgeous so far, great time of year to travel!

                :cheers:
                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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                • #9
                  i'm jealous Jason...haven't been up in the mountains since 2000...time to go soon.
                  What do you do for a living that you travel like that?

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                  • #10
                    (looking both ways and talking softly) I work in large oil and fuel tanks for the oil companies. shhhhh!

                    They THINK they are gettin' that mileage money back in fuel - but not from ME!:chuckles:

                    It is a BEAUTIFUL day. I'll be crossing from Utah into Colorado here in a little while...:cheers:
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                      (looking both ways and talking softly) I work in large oil and fuel tanks for the oil companies. shhhhh!
                      Haha...the irony...

                      Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                      It is a BEAUTIFUL day. I'll be crossing from Utah into Colorado here in a little while...:cheers:
                      Again...don't forget pictures!
                      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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                      • #12
                        Jason what do you know of the chemical warfare threat on US fuel supplies.I was at a Bio-d commitee 2 weeks ago,although it was hush hush it was spoken as a key reason our state has gone through the motions to stock 500,000 gallons of B100 to splash blend for our National Gaurd as well as state trucks.By no means was that the cheap way out(#2=$3.39,RUG $2.59 at the rack).So what gives,has this been discussed on your end of the biz.I have read quotes from Waaaay up the legislative ladder about the threat of chemical warfare finding its way into our fuels,both here and abroard.On a related note the CDC reports a 500% jump in Brocial Infections,and general sinus infections,as well as certain forms of the flu.This is during the SUMMER when it should be less of a threat.I also noticed none of my Greaser buddys have got sick,what are we not being told?This something I am leary speaking of speaking about onthe web,but i need to know.............greasy
                        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
                          Greasy, to be honest it sounds like a desperate 'fear mongering' attempt by the 'bio lobbyists' to get government to force the use of 'biofuels'. I think it is stupid to make fuel out of feedstock that costs WAAAY more than diesel. Last time I asked, wholesale VO (ie, by the train car tanker) was $7-8/gallon. Who thinks its a good idea to pay $10-12/gallon for fuel? Nobody, thats why gov't subsidy has 'carried' the entire industry. Some folks have made MILLIONS off of the 'splash and dash' scam. Get the gov't $$ for 'making biodiesel' by adding a little to dino fuel and then sell it in more profitable overseas markets.

                          As far as the sick people go, I think there is an overwhelming epidemic of poorly fed (fast food) folks combined with lack of excercise. Hopeful OUR friends eat better and get more exercise than 'avg Americans'... One common thread I've found among 'greasers' I've met all over the country is a willingness to 'go the extra mile', usually to save money. The point is, we tend to spend less time on the couch eatin' bon bons watching court TV, and more time DOING SOMETHING. Whaddya think?

                          Got snowed on HARD coming back from visiting a friend on the other side of Independence Pass!! Wow! Pictures tomorow...

                          Heading for Linclon, NE here in a few minutes!!!!
                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
                            As far as the sick people go, I think there is an overwhelming epidemic of poorly fed (fast food) folks combined with lack of excercise.
                            Not to digress, but I think you're definitely on to something there. I'm not super fit, but I like to think I'm better off the average American now a days.

                            I think personal hygiene plays a part too. I constantly wash my hands now...to the point that in the winter they get dry and crack.

                            Once you start paying attention, you'd be amazed at how many folks don't wash there hands in restrooms. Ugh...

                            Anyways...back on topic!
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marv View Post
                              you'd be amazed at how many folks don't wash there hands in restrooms. Ugh...

                              Anyways...back on topic!
                              I almost wont shake hands with some folks for this reason and if i do i definately wash my hands soon after.

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