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    A buddy and I went to Talladega this past weekend to watch Race 4 of the Chase. This road trip was over 1,530 miles round trip. I took 135 gallons of vegi oil, 30 gallons of diesel and 6.75 gallons of beer. We were pulling a 33' travel trailer and loaded but it was not problem for the 7.3L on vegi. The vegistroke was flawless. I got 9.3 mpg on the trip and $175 on fuel. I posted up something that happen to us while we were being cleared to go into the infield and you can see it here. http://dinofuelalternatives.com/DFAf...read.php?t=309

    I will post a few pics up for you to view. The Vegistroke saved me $450 in fuel for the trip.:cheers: That left more money for Beer!:cheers:
    2000 F250 7.3L
    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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    2000 F250 7.3L
    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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      more pics







      2000 F250 7.3L
      Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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        I still don't have this posting pics down. Not sure how to make them easier to see. I'll try again.
        2000 F250 7.3L
        Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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        • #5
          Just curious how you transported the extra 135 gallons of WVO? 28 cubies?
          -Drew
          V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
          2014 6.7L - smells nice

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fiveohpatrol View Post
            Just curious how you transported the extra 135 gallons of WVO? 28 cubies?
            i read it as if he had 135 gal. total...60 or 90 gallon tank full and some extra maybe in cubies or a barrel.

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            • #7
              I have a 60 gallon tool box / tank, 4 cubies and a 55 gallon drum. If I did it again I would just take 2 55 gallon drums. It was much easier to pump out of the drums than to pour the 5 gallon cubies.
              2000 F250 7.3L
              Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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              • #8
                how difficult is it manhandling the drums? The reason I ask is because I might be hauling on a 2000 mile trip next spring, and am thinking about putting 3 55gal drums in my trailer (with the racecar). Just curious if they can be moved easily (when full) with a furniture dolly or not.
                -Drew
                V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
                2014 6.7L - smells nice

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fiveohpatrol View Post
                  how difficult is it manhandling the drums? The reason I ask is because I might be hauling on a 2000 mile trip next spring, and am thinking about putting 3 55gal drums in my trailer (with the racecar). Just curious if they can be moved easily (when full) with a furniture dolly or not.
                  a full drum is about 450 lbs but with a furniture dolly and strap i would think it would be pretty easy. Me and another guy used to load them in the truck by hand.

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                  • #10
                    I've become proficient in moving the 55gal drums by hand. I'm a big guy... so handling the weight is slightly easier for me.

                    On the other hand... I have a dolly... with very small, plastic wheels, which absolutely sucks. I'm also trying to move them in gravel... which makes it about 300% harder.

                    Tilt them on edge and roll... thats how I've been doing it. It isn't easy by anymeans, but it is better than using a crappy dolly.

                    If your dolly has tires that are larger than 4" and you're not going offroad with it, you'll be fine. I'll be purchasing a barrel dolly with my next order of oil or handling sake. There is a tooth that grabs the top of the barrel and secures it, makes moving several barrels very quick and easy.

                    Don't hesitate to bring oil with you... you'll always be able to move it, no matter what. If you don't bring it, you'll kick yourself in the butt for not.
                    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fiveohpatrol View Post
                      how difficult is it manhandling the drums? The reason I ask is because I might be hauling on a 2000 mile trip next spring, and am thinking about putting 3 55gal drums in my trailer (with the racecar). Just curious if they can be moved easily (when full) with a furniture dolly or not.
                      Its not to hard for me but I am 6'4" and 320 lbs so I can tilt the drums over slightly and roll on the bottom chime of the drum. I hauled the drum in the back of the bed and on the same side as my tank fill tube so it was easy to load my vegi tank with a pump.

                      I placed the empty 55 in the bed of the truck then filled it with a pump. You could do the smaething in your trailer if you have a long enough hose. I would suggest making a pvc stinger to go into the drum when you are pumping out of it. It makes for an easier transfer and less mess. A peice of pvc, and elbow, and hose barb is less than $3 and it is worth it.
                      2000 F250 7.3L
                      Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                        a full drum is about 450 lbs but with a furniture dolly and strap i would think it would be pretty easy. Me and another guy used to load them in the truck by hand.
                        I would agree with Clay the furniture dolly with a strap (a must have) will work fine if you are on a hard surface like the inside of a trailer. You can get them pretty cheap a Harbor Freight too.
                        2000 F250 7.3L
                        Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                          Don't hesitate to bring oil with you... you'll always be able to move it, no matter what. If you don't bring it, you'll kick yourself in the butt for not.
                          I needed 30 more gallons for the round trip to Talladega so I had to spend $100 to get home when 30 gallons of oil would have cost me about $20. So I would klick myself in the butt if I could reach it.
                          2000 F250 7.3L
                          Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
                            I needed 30 more gallons for the round trip to Talladega so I had to spend $100 to get home when 30 gallons of oil would have cost me about $20. So I would klick myself in the butt if I could reach it.
                            Use your heel.


                            I made the mistake of thinking I could pick up about 30 gallons of oil in a drum and put it into the back of the truck.

                            GRRR

                            The tailgate of my truck is about chest high on me (6'3") and getting the bottom of the barrel any higher was dangerous because of the sloshing. And... 30 gallons in fricken heavy. I couldn't bear hug the barrel and get it high enough... and I couldn't get my hands underneath it and dead lift it... so it was a PITA. Once I got it into the back, it was so mixed up the collection of bad stuff on the bottom was mixed through out the batch... which made pouring it into the tank... a mistake. I balanced it up on the bedrail and opened the bung. Then I turned the barrel in place until it started to pour out into the little funnel I was using. It was the worst oil I'd ever seen... and it was "plopping" into the tank. I wasn't about to try and stop it from pouring out... so I wasted 3 filters on that load.

                            Lessons Learned -
                            1 - Don't try to lift anymore than 20gallons of oil into the back of a lifted truck.
                            2 - Don't pour the bottom of the barrel into the tank.
                            3 - Don't leave home without enough oil to get home. Burning #2 sucks
                            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                            • #15
                              A good 12v pump like the filrite 1604 or the one DFA just started selling is a must have on road trips with drums. Cubies are a total pain in the arse and quite messy especially if you're filling an empty tank. You can add hose lenth to the pump and pump oil from a towed trailer if needed... definently the way to go. My filrite has no problems pumping clean oil 30+ ft in the current warm weather I have here. I have not tested it in cold conditions or further distances as of yet so YMMV.
                              2002 F250 7.3

                              If it walks like a duck.....

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