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pianotuna

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Posted: 05/14/21 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike134 wrote:

Since this is about camping how far does that tinker toy tow a trailer?


3400 miles way back in 2015 from coast to coast hauling a tear drop.


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% stations without gasoline, 8pm CT, change since last update:
AL 8% -1%
DC 88% NC
DE 3% -1%
FL 25% -2%
GA 46% -1%
KY 3% +1%
LA 0% NC
MD 39% NC
MS 6% -1%
NC 67% +2%
NJ 1% NC
SC 49% +1%
TN 29% -2%
TX 0% NC
VA 43% -2%
WV 6% NC

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I'm in rural Alabama and a number of my favorite fuel stops were completely out. I don't remember seeing so many Diesel pumps bagged before, not around here. For some reason most stations were out of the 93 and 89 octane. Last time we had shortages it was the regular gas that ran out first. Saw Harley riders filling up with regular today, no 93 octane around here.

I had to get Diesel in town at a little station, seemed like it took forever to pump 80 gallons with the standard nozzle. I blocked two pumps with my truck and trailer, but I got gas for the trailer generator without having to move twice. It worked out just right, just enough hose between the two pumps to reach all three tanks.

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NC said this morning that 65% of stations were still without fuel. I live in the country and everything I have is near full because I fill up when I am in town. Even the lawn mower which means I mow the yard today---maybe I'll get lucky and run out!

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BrentB wrote:

% stations without gasoline, 8pm CT, change since last update:
AL 8% -1%
DC 88% NC
DE 3% -1%
FL 25% -2%
GA 46% -1%
KY 3% +1%
LA 0% NC
MD 39% NC
MS 6% -1%
NC 67% +2%
NJ 1% NC
SC 49% +1%
TN 29% -2%
TX 0% NC
VA 43% -2%
WV 6% NC


Brent apricate the listing. Where are you finding the percentages from?

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Mike134 wrote:

BrentB wrote:

% stations without gasoline, 8pm CT, change since last update:
AL 8% -1%
DC 88% NC
DE 3% -1%
FL 25% -2%
GA 46% -1%
KY 3% +1%
LA 0% NC
MD 39% NC
MS 6% -1%
NC 67% +2%
NJ 1% NC
SC 49% +1%
TN 29% -2%
TX 0% NC
VA 43% -2%
WV 6% NC


Brent apricate the listing. Where are you finding the percentages from?

Thank you


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At least two of em have managed to set their vehicles on fire. (One while fleeing LEOs on a stolen tag).


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Reisender wrote:

A couple of pictures for levity.

[image]Untitled by radar231, on Flickr
Just wait until the electric grid is subjected to the same shut down [emoticon]

Oh wait, the gas pumps and pipelines would also shut down with no grid power [emoticon]

I would rather brave the risk of a few power wall batteries than 20+ gallons of gasoline stored in the garage.


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Heh heh. Our home UPS is a little over 2 KWH. Enough to keep the fridge going for a day or two. Our backup is a 3.4 kw quiet generator that we run on propane which we store in about 7 x 20 lb propane tanks under our deck where the wind can get to any fumes. We can even charge the tesla if we had to. But mostly we would run it twice a day for an hour to replenish the UPS batteries. Works well.

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Reisender,

What chemistry are the backup batteries?

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