A powerful smell of french fries accompanied the big rig that pulled in beside us. Steve Adler and his family were on their way to go whitewater rafting nearby. He is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and retrofitted his motor home to accept waste vegetable oil as fuel. He gets his oil from fast food restaurants that are usually happy to give up their spent oil by pumping it out with a 75-foot hose. The Adlers drove across the country last year for $46.00 in diesel. The coach motor starts up with diesel, then he switches to the bio fuel. It still has a regular diesel tank, in case he can’t find an adequate fuel source, so as he proudly proclaims, “it’s a hybrid!” So far he hasn’t needed to use much in the way of traditional fuel.
You can check out his website at Liquid Solar Power.