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20-07-2015, 07:00 PM
RE: Math Question
(20-07-2015 06:46 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(20-07-2015 06:44 PM)pablo Wrote:  If this ever happens, one or both of you please wear a go-pro. Thumbsup

I am picturing a tandem jump with Girly on top. Tongue







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20-07-2015, 07:03 PM
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(20-07-2015 07:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(20-07-2015 06:46 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I am picturing a tandem jump with Girly on top. Tongue







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20-07-2015, 08:11 PM
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(20-07-2015 01:48 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  So after 6 of the most exhausting, trying and traumatic months of my life, I'm finally moving to Seattle in a week. Miso is stoked. Cool

My method of transportation is my most fuel-efficient vehicle: a 2007 Toyota Corolla. She gets between 30-40 MPG, and she's going to be taking me across the country from Virginia to Washington state. It's gonna be a hell of a drive, but frankly, I'm not too keen on spending the night in motels. Partly because motels/hotels creep me out, partly because I'd honestly rather just sleep in my car. My phone suction-cupped to the dash playing Cosmos on Netflix; the air conditioning blowing gently; hot-boxing in my own little mobile apartment. How awesome, right?

Problem is, it's hot as balls because it's the middle of the god-damn Summer, so I can't just sit; even with the windows down. (At least not in my current part of the country; I have no idea what it'll be like as I head northwest) Like I said, I'm gonna need my AC on, which means I need my engine running so it doesn't kill my battery. I plan to only get four or five hours a night so I can get back on the road, but I'm worried about my gas.

THE POINT: I'm horrible at math, so can some genius tell me how long I can sleep in my idling car before it runs out of gas? I know it probably won't go dry just idling for a few hours; even if I slept a full 10 or 12. But what are my fuel losses during a few hours of sleeping in the AC with my car running?
A car engine is designed to be most efficient at highway speed. If you're getting 35 MPG then you're burning about 2 gallons per hour. At idle speed the engine is not as efficient so you'll probably burn 3 gallons per hour. A 10 gallon tank will be empty in about 3 to 4 hours.

Generally the legal limit for how long you can stay at an interstate rest stop is four hours. This is set by the individual states so it may very. I think Kansas has no limit.

If you're really freaked out by motels consider buying a tent, air mattress, sleeping bag and stay at a K.O.A.

Consider staying at an upscale hotel like Hilton or Hyatt. I don't think any place where they treat you like royalty could be a bad thing.

If you do sleep in your car definitely keep the window rolled all the way down.

Federal law limits truckers to 8 hours on the road per day. At 70 MPH that's 560 miles per day but I recommend no more than 400 miles per day. Long trips in cars can be awfully fatiguing.

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20-07-2015, 11:02 PM
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(20-07-2015 06:50 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(20-07-2015 06:49 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  Naked.

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21-07-2015, 02:03 PM
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If you're trying to save money I know of a pretty cheap hotel.

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21-07-2015, 07:13 PM
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Welp, I totaled my car today. Soooo, it looks like I'm taking a plane. lol

Thanks everyone.

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21-07-2015, 07:20 PM
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(21-07-2015 07:13 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Welp, I totaled my car today. Soooo, it looks like I'm taking a plane. lol

Thanks everyone.

I think we had better plans... Undecided

Sorry to hear about your car.

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21-07-2015, 07:28 PM
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(21-07-2015 07:13 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Welp, I totaled my car today. Soooo, it looks like I'm taking a plane. lol

Thanks everyone.

Damn, hope you're ok. Thumbsup
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21-07-2015, 07:32 PM
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Well done, Misanthropik! Big Grin

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21-07-2015, 07:42 PM
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(21-07-2015 07:13 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Welp, I totaled my car today. Soooo, it looks like I'm taking a plane. lol

Thanks everyone.

You're OK, I hope.


And ... pics or it didn't happen. Big Grin

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