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Old 02-15-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Marketing Survey: RVers Adapting to Gas Prices

For detailed charts of RVers’ responses to fuel prices and traveling, visit http://kiddrv.com/news/2012021501.php.

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I think these surveys are basically b.s. Have any of you been surveyed? Didn't think so.

As retirees living on very good but still fixed incomes I cannot see us traveling if diesel goes above $5 a gallon. Even at $5 we'll be staying very close to home. With economic uncertainty we would be fools to dip into savings that are meant for our remaining lifetimes especially when the rates of return are so low. I see $5 or more a gallon causing devastating damage to our economy. People need to get to work first so they can feed families. If there is anything left over then maybe they can take a close by, short vacation. I predict that, at those prices, more RV companies will fail as will anything RV related. Hotels and restaurants will fail as well.
Hope it does not come to pass.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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I echo your sentiments, but I am sure we (Tax Payers) will end up "owning" those aforementioned companies, as we do the auto makers and airlines ........
(BTW, sorry for the Dave Boggs post, I missed it)
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If I will wait till gas prices go down before I travel then IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:21 AM   #5
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I agree that to dip into savings to camp is foolish at best, I too am retired and my wife retired this year, our home is paid for and so is the camper and my truck...I think we will see diesel close to 5.00 a gallon come summer time, in Ohio it's already gone up..my unit has sat for 3 yrs and if fuel get that high it can sit forever as much fun as it is it's not worth going broke over...I bought a condo to winter in and we will just go there in the winter and stay here in the summer, and I highly doubt that the government is going to step in and save some of these RV companies, I don't see that happening, half of them are all ready gone...and if the price of fuel does go up to 5.00 there will be no way you will be able to sell I'm sure campers will be real cheap real soon....
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #6
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Hard to get my head around the forecasted higher prices when I filled up in Denver yesterday @ $2.84 for regular.
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We had a place in AZ. for two years then sold it. I figure the price you pay out for a winter residence, the taxes, Ins, upkeep, then the worry about it in the off season when you are back home is a pretty hefty price to pay.
I figure I can still buy a lot of diesel for what that adds up to.




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I hate the thought of the price of fuel going any higher but it will. Last year I hopped on an airplane to travel across country instead of driving. The camper did not get used except for some short trips close to home. This year we are headed to Texas and will pay the big price and have the trailer on the road and not sitting in storage.



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Yep...life's too short. Doing a little planning every day for the Texas trip also.
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Gas just went to 3.67 in fl. that means it should be 3.80 in upstate NY.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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Eating lots of mac&cheese JK. It will hurt going to the Nat. Parks of Utah but as we are working and no real debt we'll just help the "poor" oil companies get richer. As for the retiries whether the more people get to work or not you are still retired,of course you most do what you need to live the life you want (need?).
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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We just figure the cost of fuel in our camping budget. It may mean just one or two longer trips and the rest shorter trips this season but we will still make it out.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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Spending more time in place vs driving every day ...

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Once gas/diesel reaches $5 a gallon this Spring we'll all be so happy when it retreats back to $4. Next year it will be $6/$5.On last Wednesday night's Brian William's show they ran a story about GM hiring 700 more workers to establish athird shift at the Flint. MI plant where the Silverado HD trucks are built. How long do you think thatthird shift is going to function, or even a second shift @ $5 a gallon diesel? When gas was $4a gallon a couple of years ago the Tundra assembly plant down on the South Side stopped their second shift and it was a long time before it resumed.
Our economy is very fragile.There is no telling what damage $5 a gallon will do. If that isn't bad enough, what do you think will happen if hostility with Iran happens? I predict $8 a gallon almost overnight.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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The Speculators are already rubbing their hands together and smacking their lips with visions of stuffing their pockets with our money.With no justification for price increases.
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I say we flip Iran and the other Arab nations that hold us hostage over oil prices the middle finger and start drilling here at home. I watched a show yesterday on the Discovery channel about oil production and it stated we are only utilizing 10% of the oil we have available to drill in this country. Let some of the Arab countries set on their expensive oil for a while and then let's see how bad they want to get rid of it. Sorry, rant over......
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Keith, we would have to flip the tree huggers 1st, before we are allowed to drill here!
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I know Steve, don't get me started on that one.........
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I wonder what ever happened to the age old concept--"to the victor goes the spoils"??





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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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Where did I hear this before .... Drill baby drill ....





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