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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.

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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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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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