Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Alternative Fuels, Hybrids & Mileage
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-02-2004, 02:42 PM
fordCourier fordCourier is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13
fordCourier is starting off with a positive reputation.
Lightbulb Route Mapping for Alternative Fuels

I'm taking a 1000 mile trip to CA. I'm using the Alt. fuel "Route Mapper" at

http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/infrastructure/fuel_inf.html

Theres a station locater, route mapper, and overview applet on the site. They're all kind of chunky and slow (like the government), however, there is an option for downloading the Route Mapper output to a Palm PDA. I don't have a Palm, I have a laptop. So, I downloaded a "Palm OS Emulator" (typically for software development uses) from Palm. (You have to sign up for an account and all that crap, but its not hard).

Then you download the ROM from them. Get palmos35-roms-en.zip for color, then run the emulator and select this ROM from the setup window. Its a palm computer running on your screen!

You can take the route mapper output file (or ANY Palm application) and "load" it into the Palm by drag 'n' drop. Voila, the route mapper is big and clear and easier to use by far than the web version.

Now I have driving directions to LPG filling stations up and down the I-5 corridor. The route mapper also lists EV, E85, CNG, LNG, etc. as well as Biodiesel (Apparently big in the South Appalaichian region and Pacific NW.)

Anyone wondering where they would fill up with Propane should be surprised by the distribution of LPG sites on the national map.



1979 ford Courier 2.3 LPG
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2004, 02:42 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Alternative Fuels, Hybrids & Mileage

Tags
download, palmos35encolorrom

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
air as a "fuel" aurgathor Alternative Fuels, Hybrids & Mileage 47 05-20-2013 12:25 AM
A brand new (almost) '86 muskeg_mapper 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 17 03-03-2010 01:46 PM
$2,000 Federal Rebate fabmandelux Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 13 04-17-2009 05:13 PM
WHAT? (They've got to be kidding, right?) RE: Biodiesel pricing Greywolf Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 10 06-29-2005 09:49 AM
who makes this wheel!! pic mcpcola Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 4 08-05-2004 03:19 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup