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Reisender: the humor wasn't lost on me. Tough, dour crowd you're playing to on this forum. [emoticon]


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Talked to a friend that is in Daytona, FLA. last evening. Went for diesel in the AM, Murphy, and another station were bagged. Went around the corner and a Shell was pumping away. No line. Reminds me of 1973 of the so called "gas crunch" in the mid Atlantic states. Just file "Colonial Pipeline" in the brain cells for future reference.

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Check out the app Gas Buddy. You can input your route and see the stations that have or have no gas.


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Bears Den wrote:

Check out the app Gas Buddy. You can input your route and see the stations that have or have no gas.


Considering gas buddy is crowd sourced it is amazing how accurate it is.

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Posted: 05/14/21 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The majority of south and east Florida get fuel via barge and ship and are showing almost no problems. West Florida including Tallahassee rely on the pipeline. Georgia and North Carolina were hardest hit yesterday.





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Might check the route you are taking. Here in NC Raleigh and and Charlotte were over 72% out of fuel this morning. Guess it depends on where you look. Remember the extra fuel tank thread?

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Even when there is no gas shortage, I carry in containers enough for half a tank.

And when my gauge says I'm half full, I gas up (although in my trip planning, this goes simultaneous with my lunch stops).

My next campground is no more than a full day's drive away -- 300miles max and be there by 3 pm rule.

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Those people filling up 7, 5 gallon jugs are the same type of fools that bought 3 carts full of toilet paper last year at Costco, its all about them.

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garyp4951, you are absolutely right sir. Last year in Fl, snowbirds were loading their cars with toilet paper for the trip back north. As you said, it’s all about them.

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garyp4951 wrote:

Those people filling up 7, 5 gallon jugs are the same type of fools that bought 3 carts full of toilet paper last year at Costco, its all about them.


I hear ya. I’m always nervous storing gas or propane. We have 7 x 20 pound propane tanks stored under our back deck. Cool and open to the air for the most part but still. Our little 3400 watt champion inverter generator is dual fuel. Don’t have to worry about storing gas or carbs getting gummed up. I am more comfortable with storing propane than gas though.

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