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Old 02-27-2011, 02:45 AM   #21
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Good point mbinohio.

If the price of gas was to get too high we'd fly to our destination and pick a nice place to stay. As much as I enjoy camping and driving I really hate cutting back on enjoying the local food/entertainment scene just to put it in a gas tank. Spend 2K to drive somewhere to eat at McDonalds, LOL.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:58 AM   #22
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Fuel prices have claimed my brother-in-law. He has put his Jayco Designer trailer and 02 GMC 2500 up for sale because of increased fuel prices. Last year he never traveled more than 50 miles from home.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #23
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Al, that"s to bad about your brother in law. Sorry to hear that.
The neighbor was over yesterday, and we got talking on this subject. Like he said---years ago gas all of a sudden was $.75 a gal.!!! He said I told my wife this is crazy. Well guess what?
Now it's $3.75 a gal.!!! He's planning a trip like we are and he says to me--- what ya going to do, wait for it to go back down to $2.00 a gal. so you think you can afford to go???
HELL it ain't never going to be back to that, so we might just as well accept it and go!!!!


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Old 03-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #24
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Yep gas is at a high, but we will do one long trip this year, and the other will be with in a two tank radius. Fortunately we have a lot of neat State parks with in a 100 mile of us

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #25
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We are going to do the trip to the Outer Banks and then local camp grounds. My trip out west to go to a function I have attended in the past is out, as it is too expensive to drag the trailer 2400 miles round trip and only stay there 2 days.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:55 AM   #26
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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.




My thoughts exactly. I bought our 5vr to travel and that's what we intend to do. If we have to pay more fuel then we'll spend less elsewhere which means less for discretionary spending at tourist traps etc. Your fuel prices are still much lower compared to ours. With our Cdn $ par with the US $, we're about $4.55/USG.Edited by: Hamops
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:23 AM   #27
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We have taken a hit in this economy, we are now down to one income, but we are saving for our trip to Yellowstone, and are going to bite the bullet and go. We will continue to take shorter trips as well, keep them to the 2 tank limit.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:28 AM   #28
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Just finishedbooking all our trips for the season. Total distance will be right around 11,000 km or 7,000 miles. Gave myself some wiggle room saying average 8mpg, usually it is closer to 9.5 or so. Current prices here are $4.34 per gallon, but I planned it for 5 even. Even if we get to 5.50, thats only another 500 bucks spread over the season. Still worth it to us, we really enjoy our time camping.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:29 AM   #29
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You guys down south are breaking my heart!!! I live in Nova Scotia - up here in the Frozen Chosin - right now our diesel is running at 4.91 per/gal/ Yep - highway robbery where the bandits don't even bother to wear masks - they sit in government. Along with the pencil neck commodity traders who sit in their mother's basements speculating on oil - I'm afraid that after my trip to Afghanistan is over - my camping may be put on the back-burner till fuel becomes reasonable again.....



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Old 04-09-2011, 04:57 AM   #30
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Why would fuel ever come down? Are we going to see $1 per gallon again? I highly doubt it. Just like fully loaded new trucks are never going to be $13,999 again. I say get out and enjoy your life while you can, because you never know what is coming. Not to the extent where you are living beyond your means, but if you bought a camper you should use it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:49 AM   #31
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Well, if you look at the US Geological survey, there is enough oil underground in this countryto last this country 2,000+ years, YES, thats 2,000. Its all the tree huggers in the back pockets of the politicians not letting the oil companies extract it from the ground. This country would thrive if they let them drill. Write your congressman and tell them you want domestic oil and to allow them to drill in the Bakken formation in

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:03 AM   #32
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While I would like to see reasonable gas/diesel prices I am unwilling to sacrifice the environment to the benefit of the oil companies. What makes you believe that additional drilling in the US will result in lower oil prices? It is the oil speculators and our "friends" in Saudi Arabia controlling our gas prices. I agree that someone, many people, are in the pocket of our politicians.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:42 AM   #33
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Coming your way in June. What is gas at now per US gal. Thanks

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:55 AM   #34
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Depends on where you are going. The price of gas/diesel varies all over the country.
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