So over Halloween weekend I'm flying out to Washington State, renting a Budget truck (U-Haul is WAY too expensive) and driving back to West Virginia. I'm looking for help with cheap gas prices, places to stay cheap or safely, etc. I know it's not as awesome as Bob's trips, and I don't need to load up on mags, but I DO need to save some serious dough. I MIGHT be needing to fuel up at Wal-Mart/Sams locations as much as possible based on my credit cards too. I'll likely be driving around 14+ hours a day so I can do it in 3 days. I'm going to try to sleep in the truck to save money, so good truck stops or the like will be welcome. The plan, barring weather, is to fly out on Thursday, October 29th, get in sometime in the evening, spend the day on Friday the 30th with family and loading the truck (bringing back some family furniture), and leaving on Saturday, October 31st. Oh yes, I get to drive all day Halloween. I'm familiar with all of the routes as I've driven each of them before multiple times, but I want to get help with the best gas prices and places to stay along the way. If everyone could report the best gas prices they know in their area if you're along any of the routes, then when it comes time to go, I will know the cheap places to stop like rachgier is doing with his cross-country move. Barring any weather, I am going to take the northern route, so take I-90 over in Seattle, through Idaho, Montana, cut through the corner of Wyoming, through South Dakota, I-29 south to I-70, through Nebraska/Iowa/Missouri, around Kansas City on the far side on 435, then east on I-70 which turns into 64 and I'm home. If there's weather, I can drop down to I-84 to 80, the southern part of Idaho to Utah, then 80 East and down, or if I really have to down through Denver and east through Kansas. My planned stops are somewhere around Billings, Montana, and St. Joseph, Missouri, but those can certainly change. If I can manage it, I can do it all in 3 days, with a little stopping here and there. The vehicle I'll be driving is going to be a Budget 12 foot truck (can't get a 10 foot). The range looks to be about 200-350 miles, I won't know until I get in the loaded truck and am driving. The websites I've seen say 6-10 MPG. Hopefully gas will stay cheap over that weekend. So basically anyone that is close to any of those routes, I'd appreciate any help with gas prices you see right now so I can gauge what spots are the best to stop for fillups, and the best places to stay too.