I never had a problem finding diesel fuel.
It's very readily available throughout the United States. The only time it was ever anything like an issue, I had to drive the car to where the big rigs fueled to get fueled. Got some funny looks, but that was the only place at that station where they had diesel pumps.
A lot of people drive diesel pickup trucks, or need diesel for their boat, or the like. So, I didn't have any trouble finding any.
IGnat, didn't you/don't you have a diesel generator? How difficult is it to find fuel?
Diesel is easy enough to find around here but can be mildly inconvenient and may require a bit more planning ahead. Example - only gas station in Keene Valley, NY (kinda in the boondocks, Adirondacks) has only gasoline. So if you're bound for I-87, you'll be driving a few exits or heading the wrong way back to Lake Placid (if there's even any there?)
That sort of thing. I suppose it's a bit balanced by the longer driving range of your typical car.
Every now and then you get stuck with a truck station that has the large-bore diesel filler nozzles that don't fit into a passenger-car diesel filler neck.
But I'm more interested in what diesel availability is like outside the area where I live.
I know you hate gasbuddy because the owners of the website might have made a liberal statement but you can search gasbuddy by fuel type.
You were once a fan boy of all things google, google maps will list gas stations with diesel fuel.
You can check out https://www.dieselforum.org/diesel-drivers/fuel-locator for various diesel fuel options.
Google turned evil ... maybe gasbuddy turned non-evil? I dunno, sometimes I can't keep track anymore.
The more I think about it though, the more I want my next vehicle to be a pickup truck. Dunno whether it's gonna be gas or diesel.
The more I think about it though, the more I want my next vehicle to
be a pickup truck. Dunno whether it's gonna be gas or diesel.
Modern diesels are a pain in the ass. It seems they are $6k- $10k more than their gas counterparts, negating a lot of their value, unless you drive a lot.
Go gas. I don't think you'd be disappointed.
As for pickups, I bought another one. Use it to tow my car to the track.
I don't even notice it'
s back there.
If you're not hauling a ton of crap, check out the GMC Canyon, which is a mid-sized pickup.
I'd recommend a small trailer for something that wide.
You can get a decent trailer at Tractor Supply or Lowes. I think TS is a bit cheaper.
Have you seen the small trailer hitch cranes?
Nice history! Another example where your smartphone still works better than a car-supplied nav system ;)
I wind up driving through a swammpy area, with few homes. It takes me to a dead end street and then tells me to get out and walk to my destination.
Certainly a time where the smartphone was just plain stupid.
Apple wants you to get more exercise.