First off, thank you Bill for the advice. Yes I knew I probably should put the front jacks down. I just didn't really want ONE MORE THING that I had to remember or think about! LOL
We left Quartzsite pretty happy campers since there was no wind and the weather was fabulous. Even so, I kept an eagle eye on my gauges. When I was 16, obviously many MANY moons ago, my dad let me drive the big BUICK to San Francisco. I really didn't pay attention to the gauges until we saw smoke coming from the engine. The water hose broke. I got raked over the coals for that one, so now I'm a "gauger".
On the first leg I got about 10.5 miles per gallon. More than I expected. Not that I needed to fuel up, but when it's there, I partake. Trouble was it took 5 minutes to get $5.00 of fuel since their pumps weren't working.
By the way, diesel was $2.29 when I came though this station in December. It's now $3.95 a gallon in case you were wondering. So WHERE is our fuel oil coming from? Don't tell me it's summer rates because no one travels through Arizona in the summer and I have never seen the rates this high at this station.
Yes, I put the front jacks down! Thanks Bill .. I need all the help I can get.