Blue View – What's Coming in 2019

Blue View – What's Coming in 2019

It's a new year with lots of new (and maybe not so new) resolutions and plans. During the couple of weeks we took off from blog writing, we had time to plan out the year. It also gave me time to think about Blue View topics for the upcoming months. Here are a few of the things in the works.

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Blue View – Do Cetane Boosters Really Work?

Blue View – Do Cetane Boosters Really Work?

There are a number of companies that sell “Cetane Boosters” - additives that are poured into the tank of a diesel powered vehicle and which supposedly not only improve the MPG and power, but also clean and lubricate the injectors, remove water from the tank, make the exhaust sweet smelling, make your teeth whiter and your hemorrhoids shrink. Okay – I made up the last three, but you get the point. So, are these really worthwhile or just snake oil?

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Blue View – Comparing the Cost of Owning a Van vs Owning a Boat, Part 2

Blue View – Comparing the Cost of Owning a Van vs Owning a Boat, Part 2

Now that Blue has been part of the family for a year now, I thought it would be a good time to take a reckoning of what he's cost us, and compare that to the cost of owning Nine of Cups. Last week in Part 1, I tallied all the fixed costs – those dollars that don't change much whether Blue is sitting in the driveway or carrying us across the country. This week, I'll total up the operating expenses. These are the costs like fuel and maintenance that do vary more or less directly with the amount of driving we do.

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