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Old 04-13-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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I am planning a trip to Iowa City from Harrisburg SD and would like to know approximately how much gas would it take from SD to Iowa. Since I am having someone else do the driving, want to know how much to pay them for gas. What would be a fair quote for gas monies? Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Depends on the driver's vehicle. What kind of gas mileage does it get? If you don't want to ask, could you estimate according to vehicle size, engine size or even research average mpg for the vehicle online? I would estimate high ($ wise) just to be safe.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I drive a 4 cylinder car and I would guesstimate that I fill it up after about 5 hours or so of highway driving. Each fillup is around $28 these days. Mapquest says your trip is about 6 hours. That's about a tank of gas or so. Why not offer $20, or just say that you'll pay for the first fill up.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I just drove from NM to PA. I put gas in each day, but found each state and occasionally cities within a state, differed in price. I tried to fill up at the lowest. I'd say I was able to get about 300-400 miles on 3/4 tank (I have an SUV, middle mileage, and it was loaded and still has winter tires). However, gas has already gone up again. I'd estimate $3.00 at current prices for 86.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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very easy to estimate

go to mapit.com put in the from /to data and it tells you how many miles drive it is. then divide by the gas mileage of vehicle( can find on internet many places) and multiply by price of gas.
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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Thanks for the helpful replies. My initial price I was thinking was $80.00 for both ways, and thought that was fair. It would cost double if I were to travel by bus so think this is a good deal.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Since your friend is using his/her vehicle (wear and tear), I would pay 100% of the gas .........
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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I wouldn't ask for it any other way. I plan on paying for gas, tolls if any and food along the way. Wanted to make sure about the gas as I am a non-driver and wanted to make sure not to short anyone and to budget accordingly.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:46 AM
 
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I wouldn't ask for it any other way. I plan on paying for gas, tolls if any and food along the way. Wanted to make sure about the gas as I am a non-driver and wanted to make sure not to short anyone and to budget accordingly.
YOu won't run into any tolls so you won't have to worry about that.
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