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In the West there used to a lot of small gas stations and motels in remote areas out by themselves. People did not travel as far in a day with the older cars and more primitive roads. Many of those old buildings are still standing but long closed.

It is counter intuitive but there are lots of places like Nevada,eastern OR, NE CA, Utah, etc where the facilities are actually further apart today than they used to be.

I cannot imagine having a vehicle with a range of 175 miles. A Ford diesel has a stock 35 gallon tank. Running empty the range is well over 700 miles. Pulling a TT I can still go about 450 miles.

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^ The boss would have said “We can make that, no problem! It’s fine. It’ll be fine.” LOL

Of course, she knows about the Jerry can too. [emoticon]

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Have not driven this one yet:

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NV/OR 140 is one of the longest stretches. Winnemucca, NV to Lakeview, OR.

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Is the Dalton Highway in Alaska part of the west? There are 240 miles of no services between Coldfoot and Deadhorse.





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I wonder what the prices are like at the last gas station after the sign, and the first one after the long stretch??

My range is only 175-200 miles


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'Next Services' implies that there is a fuel station RIGHT there.......so one fills up/tops off etc regardless of the price.

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wowens79 wrote:

I wonder what the prices are like at the last gas station after the sign, and the first one after the long stretch??

My range is only 175-200 miles


I don't remember what the prices were, but in general one doesn't go to Alaska (and in particular along the Dalton Highway) primarily to fill up with really inexpensive fuel. It didn't strike me as horribly outrageous given the remote locations.

The scenery, especially around and when crossing the Brooks range, more than makes up for the fuel costs. I don't care to think of what a 120 mile tow would have cost had that been necessary, though.

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wows, this was the price for Diesel at Coldfoot Camp March of 2013. We were there for Aurora photography and sight seeing.

Up there you CAN'T argue........ the price is the price! [emoticon]
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It gets REALLY dark up there, perfect for time-exposures!

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