Thank you so much for ALL the help. I've been roughly figuring 1/2 gallon per hour, for planning purposes, so I may not be too far off the mark. If one is boondocking and needing the generator for 12+hours, not much of a bargain vs finding a cheap camp ground (and enjoying extras like water and dumping).
On the other hand, boondocking and only needing the generator for 1-2 hours, then helluva bargain.
The other equation was figuring up my miles per gallon. It's so frightening low, why bother. I just divide my gas costs by number of miles driven, so I have a cents per mile to work into my smallish budget. Of course the generator time is mixed up with the milage and gas purchases...grrr... so anyhow, last I checked it was 30 cents a mile to buy guy (Freudian slip???) um, buy GAS for the beast. (Yes that included the generator use).
It's probably more now, as I am traveling in the midwest where gas is a bit more than the south, so I try to figure 50 cents a mile, for budget purposes, so I have lots of change leftover (and I often get lost and go with the adventure anyhow) so often I do more miles than planned.
If you can call what I do, a planned at all!
This forum is GREAT with wonderful people, thank you all for your time and help!
I wish I could meet up with some of you in person! I'm at Carthage Gap Camp in Coolville, Ohio until Labor Day. A wonderful campground with perfect hosts and lovely people (well the majority are lovely, there's a few with... or never mind!)
If my plans don't change again. (Ha ha ha, famous last words!)
And, if I don't get lost, coming back from shopping for food.