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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    I am going up to Vermont this weekend. I am trying to make this a super cheep trip. Gas is nearly 30cents more per gallon up there. I was thinking of taking 3; 5 gallon tanks and filling them at home and just keeping them in my trunk. The added weight will only be 100 lbs. Only problem I could potentially see is if I got hit in the back my car might blow up. Is transport of gas in the trunk across state lines legal?









    im serius geyes
     
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  2. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    uhh yeah its legal, but are you that cheap?
    and 75 gallons of gas is way more than 100lbs chief...more like 472+lbs
    oh and if its only $.30 more, then 75 gallons is only $22.50
     
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  3. cannondalejunky

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  4. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Just put them next to you in the passenger seat.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    $.30 per gallon means it's an extra $4.50 per tank (assuming 15g tank, which seems basically average).

    From NJ to VT is what a tank, maybe a 1.5 tanks? So to assume high, you're talking 4 tanks of gas round trip, that's an extra $18 of you pay the higher VT prices for all 4 tanks. But you're not. You'll pay more for at most 2 tank, so that's an extra $11.

    For an extra $11 is it really worth it? People are way to worked up about gas prices. If you drive 80k miles a year I get it, but people who are canceling vacations due to gas prices make me shake my head.
     
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  6. I Are Baboon

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    He'll save that $11 assuming he already owns the five empty gas containers. If he needs to buy those, he'll break even if he's lucky.
     
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  7. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    did i read his post wrong...it reads to me 5, 15 gallon tanks....or does he mean 5-15 1gallon tanks....either way the fumes would make you pass out while driving
     
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  8. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    If he's using the old 5 fingered discount to buy them from the guy in the next trailer down, then yes, he'll save money. Otherwise no, no way to get close to breaking even.
     
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  9. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    just soak a rag & lay in on your face & take a nap. then you won't care that you are not in VT & maybe it will help with your spelling too.
     
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    I can't believe I'm adding to this stupidity but for the record:



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    Just caulk the trunk and pour the gas directly into it. Then siphon with an old garden hose when you need to fill up.

    HTH.
     
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    and why would you bring 75 gallons??? even if you get 10mpg, VT isnt 750 miles round trip from NJ.
    and thats not including the gas in your tank.
    ...and 5 15 gallon tanks? how big is your trunk?
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    sorry i ment to write 3; 5 gallon tanks. thats 15 gallons. My car gets 25-30 mpg depending how i drive. so i can get up there on a tank then fill up there and drive home with empty tanks. i do have the tanks allready.
     
  16. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    15 gallons times $0.30 per gallon price difference equals $4.50.

    It's not worth it. At all.
     
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    either way try driving around for a while with some full gas cans in your car and see if the fumes don't kill you first
     
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    Most DOT's consider this very dangerous and recommend against it unless you have a vehicle equipped for hauling gasoline. Which common sense says, your VW probably isn't.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    ok i wont do it then. ill just use the money i was going to spend on rubbers on gas. safe driving > safe sex
     
  20. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    that joke bombed so god damn bad i had to re-read it to make sure i was reading it right.
     
  21. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    You might want to rethink the whole having sex thing. Please.
     
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    everyone failed in this thread for trying to reason with him.
     
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    oh yes, all $4.50 you would save on gas. Thats not even one box of condoms. What are you doing, getting them out of truck stop vending machines?
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Uh...no. My reasoning is the best & he should follow through.
     
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    Except when Mommie pays for gas.
     
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  34. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Save yourself some cash and buy some tall boots.

    Why go all the way to VT for some strrraaaangee ?
     
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    Extra weight in gas= worse mileage WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!