Here are the Adlers with
one of the world's largest
known waste vegetable oil fuel tanks.
This site attempts to document the Adler
family's long, but successful journey as they take a family
risk, chasing a dream: To convert their 21 ton, 40' luxury,
Diesel Motor Coach to run on pure, waste vegetable oil, and
drive across the United States, from Seattle, WA to
Providence, RI, powered only on the free, waste vegetable oil
they gather and process along the way back home.
The site is under constant construction,
as every day will be documented. Until then, check back
for new days being added all the time.
Adler's had a crazy dream: create the world's first 'Freedom
A luxury motor home, self contained, and able to support a
family indefinitely -- powered by Free, clean burning,
Waste Vegetable Oil. The experimental system
would have to enable them to easily gather and process free,
waste oil from America's plentiful fast food restaurants while
they traveled across the country.
The whole effort was planned to take about 3 weeks.
It took almost three months.
It pushed the limits of the experimental technology, and
challenged the family in many ways - living together in a bus
for 78 days, so far from home, with so little which was ever
Struggling daily to overcome technical and personal
challenges, in the end, the love of the art, and the love of the family
78 days later, over budget, out of money, with both credit
cards long since declined, they were only able to pay the last
of the highway tolls because 6 year old Julia donated her tooth fairy
Finally, they made it across country, as planned -- powered
completely on free, waste vegetable oil. What was not
planned, was how the ordeal grew them closer as a family than
they ever could have imagined.
Their amazing story is documented here.