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Old 05-08-2011, 11:35 PM
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driving I80 westbound from pa to ca on grease

hello i am driving from the poconos pa to lake tahoe taking 80 the whole way leaving june 20th so im looking for info on where i can get grease on the way ive been burning diesel only since swapping motors in nov i always went to my buddies place smarterfuel 30 minutes away to fill up cheap

i have a single atv trailer it could use some work im not sure if im going to tug it out with a couple 30 or 50 gallon drums this week i plan on pulling my quad around on the highway to see how towing a couple hundred pounds effects my fuel economy

thanks for any input!

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:30 AM
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welcome to the forum!

You have chosen a topic guaranteed to ignite the usual firestorm of stale hate and repressed rage!

Better get ready, because this is a charged topic with MB diesel enthusiasts, there is an alternative fuel section of the diesel forum up above where all the arguing has been compartmentalized

Having said that, theres a place in oberlin OH that sells VO at the pump ive stopped at numerous times across country, The VO quality is good, and the sale is legal as far fuel tax is concerned, a novelty in the VO world. Full Circle Fuels, search for their website.

As far as the trailer, I usually have not noticed a major negative change in fuel economy when I tow, even with cargo on the roof and a fully loaded utility trailer, it did not drop that much unless I was crossing grades. Check your axles preemptively though, the alteration in normal ride height made quick work of my aging axle rubber, and I had to replace them both a few hundred miles later. If the rubber is cracked horribly already, a trailer tow might finish them off before the trip begins

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