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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2008, 03:45:27 AM »
Back in the 70's when I was stationed in Germany, gas there cost $3.oo a gallon. We bought it by the litre and the price seemed ridulous.  I think the price per gallon here was still under a buck.  Americans have always been spoiled ( myself included) by cheap and available fuel, without realizing the real cost. One of the few things Bush got right was his statement " America is addicted to oil."  As a country we use it like there's no end to the supply. Just look at what people drive; Big ass pick up's with nothing ever in the bed, suburbans and excursions to haul the dog to the groomer, 4wd suv's ( stupid uneccessary vehiciles) that never leave the pavement. When we waste any resource, it's likley to become more expensive , especially when were addicted to it. Even a junkie knows that. OK, I'm done preachin. Sorry for the rant.
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2008, 12:20:07 AM »
Thanks for the nod of understanding guys...I hate being all willy-nilly. I have already begged off attending the Indiana family reunion June 14th. I'll wait and see what happens with gas prices and fuel availability before deciding if I can/should try and make Zookmelt this year. When the gas barrons pulled this crap back in the 70s many small independant gas stations went out of business, resulting in long lines at the big company stations. Commodity futures speculators are causing most of the price increase...that and China is now demanding more and more fuel to grow their communist / capitalism. I never would have thought those two words would be used in the same sentence. Maybe this is the kind of "change" Obama is always talking about.

 It will now cost $50 for gas to run the Rubicon, so maybe it won't be so crouded now. Sure am glad I live close to the Rub...Gary

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2008, 02:06:44 PM »
I'm going to the outter banks this weekend and it costs less to fly and get a rental than to drive the 700 miles to the condo  :o This gas thing is getting rediculous  >:(

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2008, 02:01:28 PM »
 :(  Wow, they're droppin like flies! Hey Gary, I can appreciate your stiuation. The cost of fuel is a concern for us as well, but were only making a 1400 mile r.t. I'm sure glad these little rigs are as fuel efficent as they are, even with mods.
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2008, 06:08:54 AM »
I fully understand that one. That is why I am living inthe middle of down town, 2 blocks form work. I'm paying as much in rent as I was for my house before I moved to FL  :o but ....NO GAS BILL....  ;D

Keep me updated,

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2008, 11:45:09 PM »
I'm game as long as Gary is still coming with a spare seat  8)

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Well Im not bailing yet but the price of gas nationwide is causing me some concern. My trip to Indiana has been in the planning for over a year and the price of gas just sucks big dog. Motorhome x 10 mi per gal for 5000 mi round trip is a very seriopus concideration. Thats 500 gal x $4.50 or more...Even retired "not broke yet"  zukers have their limits. If I were a betting man I wouldn't bet on me either way yet....I'll keep you posted Zig.

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2008, 08:36:16 PM »
LilRed, do you mean the last ride WE went on? If so, Duane, better get moving on that thing! Hell, that was last fall!
  Well, he is slow about repairs, but not that slow!  We have gotten to wheel a couple of times this year.  The last time was a spur of the moment trip to Wooly's Offroad in March, the day before the TDEC shut it down.  He busted a tcase gear and I broke an auto hub.  Still need to fix both, among other things!
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2008, 01:40:36 PM »
Great Guys and Gals! Looking forward to it.  Quadawg, that's a damn shame, was looking forward to meeting you. I got a spare 8 valve you can have if you want to pick it up! Bit of a drive though. LilRed, do you mean the last ride WE went on? If so, Duane, better get moving on that thing! Hell, that was last fall!
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2008, 07:51:28 AM »
We're set on making it.  I have a small list of repairs for the Kick.  And I hope Duane gets a chance this weekend to drop the tcase in the Sami to assess the damage from our last ride. 

Bentparts, I talked to Jerry and he is set on making it too!

Quaddawg, are you making it a habit to tear things up?  How's the festiva? 
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 10:39:45 AM by LilRed »
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2008, 05:45:39 AM »
Crud, I am out.  I blew the motor up in the Turtle over the weekend...  got it stuck, got it wet and spun a bearing.  Won't have the money to swap motors for a little while.

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2008, 05:42:55 AM »
I'm game as long as Gary is still coming with a spare seat  8)

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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2008, 04:13:45 AM »
I just wanted to see if everyone is still on board for this ride.
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2008, 04:44:49 PM »
I just got to finish up my roof rack then im ready to roll.  I did all my highway testing and ect.
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 06:26:36 AM »
I'll post it over on Zukikrawlers too. 

I can't commit to Helton's yet but don't let us hold ya'll up.
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Re: Trailing in TN or KY
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2008, 05:48:36 AM »
I will post it on oZook and see if we can catch anyone on their way up to the Melt.

I will give them dates now and post back with the meeting location.

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