We were going on a long trip and had lots of gallon milk jugs filled with water along with a few of the typical skinny plastic water bottles that hold 16 oz. Anyways, we emptied out one of the water jugs and were shaking out all the residual water out as we walked back up the entrance ramp to the gas station.I made note of a sign on the gas pump stating it was illegal to use unauthorized containers for gas.So, I had gone about 40 miles with the light on and the truck died...
So, I inserted a credit card and hoped the attendant inside wouldn't notice the person who just walked up off the street and started filling a milk jug with gasoline.
We then walked back to the car and decided that the mouth of the milk jug wouldn't fit into the gas fill tube. bottles of water and cut the bottom out with a pocket knife, creating a funnel for the gasoline.
I admit it wasent a fancy car but it got me to work and back it was comfortable and server me well and behind my back three kids were driveing it. Someone should market carry-bags made to look like gas cans.
The car just didn't have all the bells and whistels they do now, my advice to the auto builders is if you want to stay in buisness take the fancies off make a basic car and get back to the 32 mpg again. It's such a shame the the TV/Computers/Books etc are teaching our youngsters such poor grammer. People who say they'd NEVER stop for a hitchhiker, will stop to rescue a 'stranded motorist' carrying a gas can. Fantastic give good results not to mention many thanks for goods My business is Mika, fresh new the following!
know all the fuss over gas milage is not nessecery. I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good results. So in this story I was driving a red Chevy, I forget the year maybe 89.
In 1972 I bought a brand new Datsun and it got 32 miles to the gallon in mixed traffic (town and x way) that's 36 years ago people if they could do it then they can do it now. Luckily before leaving the house, I remembered to bring a large glass of ice cold milk.
The best sign (included in the pictures) stated that the restroom was free for your use and you could get cleaning supplies inside if you felt the need to complain. They refused and I was told it was illegal to use it.
Anyways, the bathroom pictures just don't do the place justice. I had to have an associate with a car drive me back and we filled it surreptitiously while gassing up his car.
I knew that both milk jugs and gas cans are made of HDPE plastic so I didn't have to worry about the gas eating the plastic.
I figured the main difference was the thickness of the plastic and I was just using this for a short while anyways.
My friend was taking pictures of me right as the highway patrolman pulled up behind us to make sure everything was ok.