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Eastern USA Local discussions for those in the Eastern USA. (Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington, DC. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

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Old July 23rd, 2001, 11:20   #16
John Achille
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I am looking into having another GTG at my house in late August or early September before TDI Fest 2001, I will need at least 15 cars that want to be chipped and as always, everyone is welcome...I think it is going to take a little time to get to the 15 number, but you can email me and I will start logging people and keeping everyone informed. Suggest some dates and I will see how they fit with everyone else...Use this post only to keep it clean...

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Old July 23rd, 2001, 17:05   #17
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Old July 24th, 2001, 09:51   #18
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I'm relocating with my family from Vermont to southern New Jersey in a month or so. (God help me.)

I'm already chipped, but I love meeting fellow TDIers.
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Old July 24th, 2001, 10:25   #19
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Rob! Say it isn't true!!
Which Exit? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old July 24th, 2001, 13:05   #20
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So does New Jersey have the cheapest Diesel or what?

Trenton born.......(Hamilton Township actually)
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Old July 24th, 2001, 19:11   #21
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Rob,
only 2.5 hours from our area.
I have family in Cherry Hill.
Lot's of GTG's down here. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old July 25th, 2001, 00:38   #22
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Wow, it looks like we're starting to get a few folks from the neighborhood. I live right by Forrestal Village.

If the locals want to do a GTG, I'm happy to be there. You'll usually spot "Clarissa" in the neighborhood, she's got a TDi badge & 20% metallic tint on the windows. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old July 25th, 2001, 00:58   #23
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It's true, it's true!

Exit 4.

Lisa and I are tired of all this beauty and small-town friendliness up here in Vermont. Plus, I don't like how fast people drive on I-89. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

So far, the cruelest comment I've received from a friend up here is that once I've lived in New Jersey for a while, I should feel right at home skiing at Killington. Ow! That hurt!

Seriously, I have a hot job offer with an expanding telecommunications company just outside of Cherry Hill, N.J. My wife's family lives in Philly, and we don't have any family up here in Vermont (I'm originally from White Plains, but both my parents have passed away, and my sister lives in Ohio). I've been in Vermont for 10 years--I've loved it, but I don't love the depressed salaries up here, and I'm ready to move on for the next adventure.
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Old July 25th, 2001, 11:43   #24
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Rob,

Welcome to NJ! It's not so bad living here, you might actually end up liking the place [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

It looks like we've got 4 people in the area of Trenton/Lawrenceville/Princeton.

As for fuel prices, I don't know how our diesel prices stack up vs other areas, but I know that our gasoline prices are no longer among the lowest in the country. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old July 25th, 2001, 14:23   #25
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Thanks, guys. You have to understand, New Jersey has a terrible reputation in Vermont--it's the state Vermonters love to make fun of.

I am looking forward to hanging out with you mid-Atlantic guys (not to mention visiting Turbo Steve!).

One serious question--is it true that it is illegal to pump your own fuel in New Jersey? Does that apply to diesel pumps? If true, will the attendant have a fit if I put in my fuel additives before the attendant pumps? What about doing Mickey's vent trick? Or will I have to drive to Philly to fill up?!
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Old July 25th, 2001, 20:26   #26
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Rob,

Yes, NJ & Oregon do NOT allow you to pump your own fuel. However, I've found that once the local pump jockeys knew me, they pretty much let me pump if I want to. This was also true of the attendants in Portland, OR (I spent over 6 mos doing the bi-coastal commute while doing some test marketing). So while on paper they won't, in reality it's negotiable. I usually add the additives before going to the pump since it's only 2 miles from home.

I love watching the other drivers pull up to the pump & then having to find another pump when they realize they pulled up to a diesel pump. Also nice to see the big rig drivers come over & say "Wow, I didn't know these came in diesel."
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Old July 25th, 2001, 22:14   #27
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It's awfully nice not to have to deal with the fuel pumping in NJ. However, I think trucks may be allowed to self-serve. When I filled up at Flying J in Carney's Point I went to the truck pumps (tour bus blocking the RV area [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] ) and there was no attendant to be found, so I filled up myself. Then again, I recall filling the gas car myself once there because there was no attendant.

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Old July 26th, 2001, 05:30   #28
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Old July 26th, 2001, 06:04   #29
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This may sound corny, but knowing there are fellow TDIers to meet (both new & old) makes moving easier.
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Old July 26th, 2001, 06:12   #30
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rgoetz

Yep it is "illegal" . Enforcement isnt an issue, most attendants wouldnt care either way. Long as you dont look like you are trying to make off with a tank full of diesel.

Although we dont have Self Serve our prices are usually lower then neighboring states.
I guess having the ports and high density of stations and traffic helps.

I found one place in Phillipsburg NJ RTE 22
(Hess Station) where the sign says Diesel
MUST pump their own.(LOL)

Philly has good bit higher prices for diesel from what I have seen.

If you want a laugh look for some NJ tourists in your home state trying to
pump their own gas! It is hilarious.
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