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Old 02-24-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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At what price for gas/diesel will you be cutting back on your camping plans? Diesel went up $.31 a gallon within 36 hours at my local Murphy USA station. It is $3.559 today (so far). A month ago I planned a long distance trip for summer and budgeted $3.65 a gallon but I'll bet I'll be off by $.40 to $.60 a gallon. We may just wait it out and see what is going to happen. It is a safe bet that Mount Rushmore will still be there at a latter date.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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We booked Ft.Wilderness at Disney for Easter week. Diesel price was about $3.15 when we booked the trip. I figured about 160 gal. round trip about $500. If the fuel goes up to $4.15 a gal my fuel cost will be an extra $160 so the extra money will not keep me away. Edited by: msy
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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We were planning a trip to Washington DC this summer. However, with the price of fuel going up I am not sure we may have to plan a shorter trip instead. We are saving for a trip to Texas next March. I am not going to go through the oil thing but I am disappointed in what is going on. We have it but can not get it. Just wants to make you sick.

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #4
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I think shorter trips may be in order this vacation season. I'll bet the state parks will be very busy this summer.

What is the old saying about getting kissed before getting scr**ed? I am awaiting the kiss.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #5
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We have been planning a trip to San Diego at the end of May and while I don't like the trend in fuel prices we decided to stick to the plan even though it will cost more. Figured you can cancel and hope for better times or pay the extra and go enjoy the trip, there are no guarantees of tomorrow.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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To answer the original question....I am there. We have been traveling to Southern California from Washington twice a year to see family and we are stopping that. I hope to make the Texas rally in March and will stop near Palm Springs to see my Dad but that will be the only long trip this year. We will do some local (in-state) trips but the price of gas/diesel is already out of control. I know there are a lot of countries that already pay more for fuel than the U.S. (and have for years) but that doesn't ease the pain.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:41 AM   #7
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Fuel is currently bouncing between 4.00 and 4.50 per gallon here. Part of the allure of heading Stateside is the cheap fuel!



When I am working I don't get to spend much quality time with my wife, so that makes our camping trips special. Gets me away from the phone and computer. Makes me that much more commited to making sure it fits in our budget.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #8
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Up here in Canuck-istan (British Columbia) diesel is 1.12 per litre, that converts to 4.31 per US gallon. Gasoline (87octane) is 4.40 per US gallon and our dollar is PAR with USD. Then if you want to come to where I live on Vancouver Island, a good size rig will cost you another $500 in ferry fares.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #9
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I think when it hits $4 I will start trips less than 600 miles , thats about a $500 trip for diesel. Will not go the 5500 miles out west again this year if its over $4. Last year at around $3.10 avg , it cost me over $1500. I just wish all the oil companies the best and hope that one day that get the short end like most of use.
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I have a cross-country trip planned for June so I am concerned about the gas prices. A .20-.30 cent swing is easy to cover with less campground stops and more over nights at a Flyin' J or Wal*Mart. Also, reducing eating out can help. However, a $1 swing (if there is no solution to the middle east and Libya situation) changes the dynamic significantly.



Right now I am planning on a RV road trip to New Mexico to visit family and have a trip. Sadly, if gas prices were to crack $4 then flying the family and renting acar makes more sense.



There is plenty of time for prices to settle back down between now and June. I hope they do.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #11
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I'm 1,600 miles from home so will make the trip no matter the price. hopefully when the speculators make their money and the oil companies get their yearly increase in profits they will let us exist a while longer.
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Great way to put it cwit!
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:18 AM   #13
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Maybe I'm an extremist, but the way I have started to look at it is--------I didn't pay 20 some thousand dollars for a 5er and 40 some thousand dollars for my pickup to let it set in the yard because I didn't want to spend the extra money for the fuel to go some place.

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Old 02-25-2011, 02:55 AM   #14
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Taking Lloyd's theme: 5er-$20,000...Truck-$40,000...Fuel $3.40-$4.00?



Nights out camping...priceless!
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:57 AM   #15
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same boat as cwit....2,000 miles from home ...so no waiting until the price goes down....it went up 20 cents in 2days here in Oklahoma.

Oh well, can't take it with me....DW won't throw the money in the coffin, so might as well enjoy, no matter the cost.
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I'm 1,600 miles from home so will make the trip no matter the price. hopefully when the speculators make their money and the oil companies get their yearly increase in profits they will let us exist a while longer.

Or until our wonderful president begins to encourage US off shore drilling and landbased drilling here in the States. Once we start pulling for our wells the price of oil will fall like a gas gauge in 1970's BOSS 429.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #17
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The question was asked at what price makes you not go.1,600 miles from home $4.00 a gal 10 miles to the gal 160 gal $640. $10 a gal 160 gal $1,600. So at what price does it matter. What is that old saying A fool and his money will soon part.
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I suppose a person could put the RV & TV up on blocks and never have worry about being a fool. That way the kids could get all the money and buy $15 fuel.

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:32 AM   #19
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I will just make more tomorrow. I think it sucks but what can ya do, i figure I quit smoking 15 years ago and the money im saving makes up for the differance in fuel price. heck I hope i dont have to stop drinking beer, I will really be mad at them darn oil people. but to answer the question I would say 6-7 per gallon will make me cut back from 2 to 1 myrtle beach trip per year.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #20
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Interesting response, but I will be on the other side of the fence, my PP has sat on my drive for the last 17 months, bothered me at first but not anymore, my dually has also sat in the garage for the same amount, they are both fairly old and paid for and by the looks of the market the resale in not real good and they have depreciated to as low as they probably get, both the truck and trailer are immaculately clean and in the trailer everything is covered...we have taken a few car trips and stayed in some really, really nice hotels and to be honest we have enjoyed them, if diesel goes to 4.00 to 4.50 I will leave it parked, it's foolish to try and sell, the new market will be bad and there will be no value in a used unit, so it can just sit...I am not interested in anything permanent, and if we do do something permanent it will be a condo, I love to camp, we like the wineries and we eat out most meals, there is just 2 of us and no grandkids, and I am not going to have to watch every penney I spend and get to a campground to eat a bologna sandwhich.....just my opinion
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