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Conserving fuel #8627218 06/24/22 12:52 PM
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Money is not an issue but we resent how these high fuel prices were forced on us by Biden.

We have begun limiting trips in our vehicles, consolidating where possible and using the car more, which gets much better MPG than the truck.

Traffic seems lighter lately.

Same at the grocery store. If the price is ridiculous, leave it on the shelf.

As Cruz said, this entire situation is self-inflicted.
Americans should take a stand.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627228 06/24/22 01:02 PM
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Traffic is better because school is out.

Other than that I’m a tight square head your doing what I e done my whole life.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627231 06/24/22 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by reeltexan

Money is not an issue but we resent how these high fuel prices were forced on us by Biden.

We have begun limiting trips in our vehicles, consolidating where possible and using the car more, which gets much better MPG than the truck.

Traffic seems lighter lately.

Same at the grocery store. If the price is ridiculous, leave it on the shelf.

As Cruz said, this entire situation is self-inflicted.
Americans should take a stand.


I think anyone with any sense is doing the same thing. I have told my wife several times that there is less traffic on the road than normal. Got back from Cloud Croft 3 weeks ago and fewer RV`s on the road by far. I`ve even notice that there are fewer boats headed to the lakes to.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Traffic is better because school is out.


Yep, the usual summer traffic around here.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627246 06/24/22 01:18 PM
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Traffic in town (Glen Rose) dropped way off. IMO it's a combo of fuel prices, heat and the river stopped running. So far the fuel prices haven't slowed down the barrel racers and ropers.

Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627362 06/24/22 03:28 PM
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I've started driving the wife's Honda when running errands vs my truck. Drops the "per trip" fuel cost by 2/3rds. Crazy that gas prices are high enough that I even have to think about that.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627377 06/24/22 03:42 PM
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I stop and fill up more often than I ever have, 8.5mpg I start looking for gas at 3/4's of a tank I can't see myself putting $100 in it so putting it in a little at a time makes me feel better.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627386 06/24/22 03:50 PM
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Money is absolutely a thing here. This is killing us. The only bright side is I have 3 truck payments and 6 house payments left. My wife drives a Chevy spark. No way we all fit in it.


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Originally Posted by bigbob_ftw
Money is absolutely a thing here. This is killing us. The only bright side is I have 3 truck payments and 6 house payments left. My wife drives a Chevy spark. No way we all fit in it.


That’s fantastic, 6 house payments !

Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627567 06/24/22 07:39 PM
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I wish the city would let us drive golf carts and atv's on the back streets. I might get out more often in our little town.

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I’m fishing close to the house these days, not making trips to Fork like I normally like to do.

Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627576 06/24/22 08:00 PM
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Very happy I get my new to me truck that gets way better than my old one and about the same as my car except on the highway the car does a bit better

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Originally Posted by Phlash
I wish the city would let us drive golf carts and atv's on the back streets. I might get out more often in our little town.

I was told if you register it with the state and stay on roads that are posted 35 mph or less its legal

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Gotta put the tailgate down. 😂

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Originally Posted by TPACK
Originally Posted by reeltexan

Money is not an issue but we resent how these high fuel prices were forced on us by Biden.

We have begun limiting trips in our vehicles, consolidating where possible and using the car more, which gets much better MPG than the truck.

Traffic seems lighter lately.

Same at the grocery store. If the price is ridiculous, leave it on the shelf.

As Cruz said, this entire situation is self-inflicted.
Americans should take a stand.


I think anyone with any sense is doing the same thing. I have told my wife several times that there is less traffic on the road than normal. Got back from Cloud Croft 3 weeks ago and fewer RV`s on the road by far. I`ve even notice that there are fewer boats headed to the lakes to.



Drive to Idaho last week, lots of cars on the road and Moab was jam packed full. North of Moab tons of 3/4 ton trucks pulling big wakeboard boats outside of Salt Lake.

Here locally Canyon is Jam packed full of boaters every weekend.


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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627606 06/24/22 08:41 PM
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We drive the wife jeep a lot more than we drive my truck now.



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Originally Posted by rickym
We drive the wife jeep a lot more than we drive my truck now.

Don’t Jeep’s get pretty cruddy mileage as it is? I’ll never understand why so many people buy them that use them as commuters.


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Driving 60-65 on hiways, launching at nearest ramp (1 mile), and fishing within 2-3 mi. of the ramp. Trying to keep trips into town or to the gun club at 1-2 per week.


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Originally Posted by P_102
Driving 60-65 on hiways, launching at nearest ramp (1 mile), and fishing within 2-3 mi. of the ramp. Trying to keep trips into town or to the gun club at 1-2 per week.



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Re: Conserving fuel [Re: reeltexan] #8627934 06/25/22 06:21 AM
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Those 2 acre ranchette dealers are offering $100 gas cards for a tour now.

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My wife thinks about it more than I do. She thinks about everything more than I do. It has to be exhausting. She always says we need to take her car instead of my truck then proceeds to tell me things I can’t do in her car. We take the truck.

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Only change for us if only putting 1/2 tank of gas in the truck unless going on a road trip, we drive the wifes car a lot more for the better gas mileage.
Groceries no change here both freezers jammed with all kinds of meats, chicken and fish with most bought on sale.

Speaking of groceries, this coming Wednesday 28th should be some great deals (weekly ad) on a lot of things for the 4th of July weekend up


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We drive the wife jeep a lot more than we drive my truck now.

Don’t Jeep’s get pretty cruddy mileage as it is? I’ll never understand why so many people buy them that use them as commuters.

Hers has the 4cylinder and doesn’t have big tires on it. Cheaper than a 5.7 hemi with 35s



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We are consolidating trips and driving the wife's car more. Less eating out. Adjusting purchases...yet keeping the pantry full.


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