[DML] Re: DCS'12 (fuel costs)
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[DML] Re: DCS'12 (fuel costs)

No question, DCS 2012 was better then our wildest expectations!

the good news is that my goose-neck truck/trailer just made it back with the
stainless frame and Proto-1

approx trip cost:

- fuel including Lebanon, OH to Tifton, GA (where the Isuzu transmission blew on
the way down), Tifton to Orlando in the Delorean we unloaded and drove,
Orlando-Tifton round trip in Ken's truck early Friday AM to get the A/V
equipment for show  $891

- truck/driver to bring the trailer from Tifton, GA to Orlando Fri PM and
Orlando to Valdosta, GA on Monday  $800

- replace trailer tire blowout during Orlando to Tifton trip  $150

- replace Isuzu transmission  $2250

- 2 nights in Tifton Hotel while Isuzu being repaired (Nathan)  $91

- Sunday flight from Orlando to Dayton, OH (Cliff)  $269

- Tuesday flight from Dayton, OH to Valdosta (Adam) to help drive  $430

total: $4881

more good news:

- we saved the $950 that Exotic transport would have charged to bring Proto to
Lebanon since Ken was able to bring my other Delorean in his trailer as the
winner of the raffle car will pick up it up in Orlando

- I have a new transmission in the Isuzu

- it was an adventure

- I won the coveted Josh Haldeman award :-)

- and DCS 2014 is only 27 miles from my shop!

thanks for everyone's help and support at the show, I hope all had a good time


On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:30:40 -0400 (EDT), Ken wrote:

>I agree with Rich I also added 4 new tires on my flat bed and two new tires on my covered hauler but lost one tire on the way down and had to replace it,
>in addition to repacking both of these trailers with wheel bearings.
>Bottom line
>Those that did not go to the show missed it.
>Those that did go had a great time 
>Thanks everyone for making this a success and if it were not for people like Rich, Cliff, Tony and others you would never get the opportunity to see what was in Florida.
>Hey Rich DCS 2014 is only 5 hours from Chicago.  It will be easier on both of us.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: d_rex_2002 <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: dmcnews <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 12:58 pm
>Subject: [DML] Re: DCS'12 (fuel costs)
>Although I do get slightly better fuel mileage than Ken K.,
>averaging at least 10 mpg with both tow vehicles for DCS 12,
>I still racked up about $600 per vehicle, per route, to and
>from DCS in FL from the Chicago area, taking the long route.
>Since I avoided the Smokey Mountains, my route, each way was
>about 1600 miles (for the two vehicles, with heavy trailers)
>and about 28 hours driving, each way.  Even the $2400 fuel
>cost may be cheaper than flying 8 people to Orlando, FL.
>After the 15 inches of rain in Pensacola the week before DCS,
>I also decided to install new tires on the F350 Ext. Dually
>before the trip, so it added another $1200 for 6 truck tires
>but they worked well in the rain in Memphis and Jackson, MS.
>Rich W.
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "kkoncelik@xxxxxxx" <kKoncelik@...> wrote:
>> I get 8 mpg from Cincinnati and I brought 3 trailors. Roughly $800 per vehicle to get here. All I can say is those that missed it probably missed the best content show we have ever had.  I hope they realize that they have missed an opportunity of a lifetime over about $300 or less in gas. That group will never be together again.  DCS 2014 will be space limited due to past show attendance since 2008 . I get places based on conservative numbers     
>> Roughly 148 people registered at the show or approximately 32 %. It made it hard to keep things moving please pre register.  
>> In Dayton we do have limits so if you do not pre register you may not get in.  There were two gate crashers at the show we kept kicking out one I think was from the Carolinas the other Florida. They will be uninvited to the next show. It cost me and my crew a lot of time being security police as well.  This is steeling from the rest of you.  We had to lock the maintenance doors in the back and all doors of the room because of them.  You two know who you are me and marc asked you
>>  To register many times. You never did.  I trust the rest of the community backs this decision.  We wasted a lot of time because of you and had to post someone at the door that we had not planned on.  
>> Sent via HTC Sensation Powered by Cincinnati Bell Wireless
>> snip <


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