Money for gas for rideshare?

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Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:12 pm

Hey just wondering from past burners. What would be a far amount to give someone for gas money to and from? Gas is going to be about $5 a gallon by then. Just trying to do my budget to get an idea of how much I need to raise and put into savings in the next 5 months.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:14 pm

It's going to depend on route and mileage of the vehicle, laden. I tend to think that it's normal to split the gas 50/50. My advice is to do it every time you get gas, rather than one on the way out and the other on the way back.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:17 pm

Crap guess I should say... Leaving from Reno to BRC and back to reno (amtrak) plus a stop at winco and booze store.

Man my brain is not working today.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:21 pm

OH yeah. For that have fifty ready. Twenty or thirty seems fairer, but better to overestimate than underestimate. There's a chance that they won't accept it, but don't count on that.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:22 pm

50 each way?
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby International Incident » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:26 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:50 each way?


Budget for that. If you end up with too much then that's a nice helper to get you back home
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby Sham » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:26 pm

I think $50 total would be more than enough.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby EspressoDude » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:31 pm

depends on what the ride is...50mpg Prius, or 6 mpg motorhome or truck.. Probably 150 miles each way. depends on how long you are in line, 1/2hour or 8 hours
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:37 pm

That is true. I mean I think more then that for a RV would be right. But i guess $50 each way is a bit high if we did not wait in line but if we did it would be good.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:38 pm

Giving this a nudge over to Transportation. And +1 to EspressoDude's comment - the fuel economy of the vehicle, how heavy a load it's got, and time spent in line could make a big difference in how much gas you go through.
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Re: Money for gas for rideshare?

Postby DoctorIknow » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:43 pm

In your discussions with your rideshare, he/she will have claimed "no problem" in sharing gas costs.

Therefore, pick up your ride with an almost empty tank. Make the deal that they pay both at the nearest station and at Gerlach, and that you will pay for the gas back home.


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