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Old 07-29-2002, 03:13 AM   #15
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Talking Runnin to Work...

Hi Guys....
Many THANK'S 4 the replys, realy love 'em....back in '94, our 1st. Fla: trip, the Guy who owned the villa next to us used 2 DRIVE to ST. Pete's, 6 days a week, he drove a BUICK...V8, now we done that run to the Dali at St.P's, I clocked it at abt 108 miles, each way....that's a-way 2do it...lol, he also told me he thinks NOTHING of driving 2 NY, an back, 2 c his MOM, wow, that must b some hell of a day out....!!!!, I think I would NEED to b drivin a FUEL TANKER full 2 the brim, jus to c the places I wanna C...How much a gallon is it NOW, 4 regular gas ????,
I must ADMIT, I thouroughly enjoy drivin in FLA:, it's SOOOOOO
easy...an every one seems 2kn that I am a TOURIST, and KEEP OUT OF MY WAY...lmao....goodness knows WHY...Are WE that EASY 2 spot....or is it that we have that " LITTLE BOY-LOST LOOK ON OUR DRIVING FACES..."....( Hee Hee !!!!! ....... ????? ).
Well have a GOOD time 2day, an remember.... A GOOD word...
costs the same as an BAD one...Chris.....
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Old 07-29-2002, 08:32 AM   #16
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it's not that they know YOU are a tourist...it's that everyone in Florida is a tourist.
You can't tell from the rental car license tags, as they no longer are labelled rental. Too many robberies were aimed at those drivers.
Peter- I have fond memories of playing in El Paso for a concert, and then having to be in Dallas the next day at the Cotton Bowl, or somewhere, and all the miles and miles of Texas hiways.
Great old country song "I've seen miles and miles of texas." Of course you have to stop once in awhile for some serious tex-mex food.
Then there was the time i played in Regina, Saskatchewan amd the next gig was in Bloomsburg, PA. Just a little jaunt.(thanks to our agents)
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Old 07-30-2002, 03:55 PM   #17
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Cool Re-TOURIST......

Hi Alansd...
Thank's for that, yes they stopped the licence tags a while ago, thank goodness...just a thought though...how many GALLONS to the MILE does your R/V do, including kitchen sink and MUTTLY...lol I guess NOT A LOT an how many gears does She have...Thank's...Chris.....
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Old 07-30-2002, 06:15 PM   #18
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(DON'T KNOW WHAT MUTTLY IS- SORRY) . But actually mileage was 9 miles per gallon last trip, with generator on all the time running the roof air.
That was at mostly highway speed of 55- 60 miles per hour.
My tune-up and the addition of a Tornado on the carburetor seems to have added a few miles per gallon.
By the way gas is about $1.40 average in my area for premium. Regular is running about $1.25.
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Old 07-31-2002, 03:22 PM   #19
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Wink MUTTLY....

Alansd...
Oh dear...sooooooo sorry my friend, a MUTTLY is a man's best friend...his " DOG "..., having a MUTTLY myself, he is the last to climb into the car, he has a ritual where he MUST cock-a- leekie up every wheel, b4 entering....one of these day's I'm gonna park a 3 wheeler micro car there...and stand back in amusement and watch him try to do his SUMS..lmao...
U did say 9 to the gallon....so a trip across TEXAS...is abt a
$350 in gas, lol...OH !!! my gosh...I thought abt 14-20 mpg, my little car does 'tween 35-42 mpg, depending how hard I drive it, it is a 1.1 litre engine...about the size of a R/V microwave, but not as powerful....Hee Hee...!!!!
Well thank's again for the read, realy good of U all,
...How long did U say it takes to WALK around it, ????....
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Our MH's have a 7 liter engine, so based on overall displacement per gallon we don't do too bad. If I took the 42 MPG you get and factor that by 7 my math says that we would only get about 6 MPG. I am happy with 9 MPG considering that I know folks with 3 liter SUV's that only get 10.
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Hi Brett,
9mpg for a decent size motorhome like yours is most excellent! Most of my friends are talking about 5-6mpg for 25-30 footers. Those would be newer models, some of them Class C.
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I have to agree, everyone always asks me what kind of milage I get- and then cluck when I say 9 mpg. Menawhile their Surburban or Navigator gets
12.
Also my 11000 pound rig is 20 years old. Factor in the gas cost, campground fees, food etc. Factor out the hotel rooms, meals in restaurants ( for 4), and it all comes out better on my side of the equation. Or is that equator?
Just kidding-----and my "Muttley" is the first in....he can't wait to go when we fire up the big block. He even goes when I make a run to fill the tank.
Funny though he won't ride in the back at all....only up by the co-pilot's seat.
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Cool WOW !!!!......

So Guys....
What U sayin here is SIZE DOES MATTER !!!!, Mmmmm, let me c now....a 7 L engine, is that what U guys call REGULAR,
NO-wonder U only get a few yards to the pint, LOL, but hey guys, what a way to travel, as U all seem to agree, it's ALL abt FREEDOM of the road...and I bet YR R/V's are KINGS of the road, Tell me GUYS, do U get any HASSLE from other drivers wanting to pass U, does it BOTHER U, or don't U worry abt 'em...'cos YR a LOT BIGGER than them...LMAO, (BEEP-BEEP !!!)...
Over here, most people HATE the CARAVANNERS, as they r so slow, so most of them travel at NIGHT, It's a SAD, SAD, thing, U kn, NOBOBY has any respect for other drivers over here in the U K , they gotta GO, GO, GO...pushing all the time, when I get a tailender, wanting to pass me, who is giving my exhaust tail-pipe the once over, I slowly ease OFF the gas, till he gets the message to BACK OFF...it WORKS...mind U I get a few 2finger salutes...jus 'cos my speedo reads, 140 mph, don't mean I gotta TRY, an do it...I was stopped for speeding last week, doing 32mph in a 30mph zone, I asked the traffic cop, if he would put down I was doing 45mph...as I'M trying to SELL the car...lol, ONLY joking GUYS...U c, that's why I rave on abt driving in FLA:, NO one bothers us at all, U guys just let us get on with it, of course U have that LAW where U can PASS traffic EITHER side, so there is NO hanging around...whilst over here we are ONLY allowed to pass on the RIGHT lane, NOT the LEFT....
Well work call me now, B-GOOD 2day...Take CARE...Chris.....
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