Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Carmel, Indiana
Posts: 287
If you read the story from the link noted above it merely says they have approved the sale of the leases, they have not also at the same time given the buyer of those leases any drilling permits, just the right to buy the lease. Maybe at some point the government will start issuing deep water permits again, like for the rig that leaked. There are also a lot of leases that have never been drilled by the owners. Someone better schooled in oil exploration could explain the reasoning behind why a lease is or isn't drilled.
__________________

__________________
Clayton
2006 Winnebago Journey 36G
Cat 350
CWHTRAINS is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
VietVet's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte N.C.
Posts: 135
Easy math

It will make the math easy, five miles to the gallon five dollars a gallon.You do the math.
__________________

__________________
Tiffin Allegro
All Gave Some Some Gave All
Thank A Vet
VietVet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,749
Quote:
Originally Posted by micki49 View Post
With gas going to $4 and maybe as high as $6 will it stop you from taking long RV trips?
Nope...if I want to go, I'm going. Don't want to be on my death bed saying..."sure wish we'd have taken that trip on 2011...but fuel was a bit high."
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 500
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Go Dawgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 1,051
It made us rethink going to Southern Utah this year and we will assess it after the first of the year to go to Alabama and Southern Utah next summer. If it is still high we will rethink those trips. The difference in gas prices today and at $6 is about $1300 round trip.
__________________
Arnold
2017 Grand Design Reflection 303 RLS
2004 Ford F350 Lariat 4x4 Dually
Go Dawgs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 07:48 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Wanabee FTer's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Golden Village Palms, CA
Posts: 1,988
Blog Entries: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLDWINGER2 View Post
I just dont want to wait in long lines.
J
Hope they don't go back to the odd and even days of gas rationing like in the 70's.
When I go on a 1200 mile trip I have to fill up 3 times. That means 3 extra days of waiting around at the pumps to fill up. It was a moronic idea and it surely did nothing except to panic consumers at the pump.
__________________
John
'98 Gulf Stream Sunsport 325, 7.5L Banks Power Pack, Koni FSD's, Air Bags, ReadyBrute Elite,
2000 Honda Accord

Wanabee FTer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:13 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Superslif's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 4,707
I think RVers who would normally be on a tight budget, are staying closer to home. Many of the state parks have been booked for the summer sooner than in past years. I have noticed this trend....This is telling me, Yes, we will do our camping, but will stay within the state.

This year I have linked two 2 week vacations where I stay 7 nights at two different state parks....It will cost me $100 per fill-up. There are still many great places to camp with-in a 250 mile radius....GO RVing
__________________
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Wanabee FTer's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Golden Village Palms, CA
Posts: 1,988
Blog Entries: 12
On a positive note, The U.S. is working on obtaining approval to build an oil pipe line from Canada's oil sand fields to Texas refineries. This oil field is second in size only to Saudi Arabia. It would have the capability to deliver nearly 1 million barrels of oil per day directly to our refineries on the gulf coast. Now if we can just convince our elected officials to go ahead with these proposed plans...
__________________
John
'98 Gulf Stream Sunsport 325, 7.5L Banks Power Pack, Koni FSD's, Air Bags, ReadyBrute Elite,
2000 Honda Accord

Wanabee FTer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,717
As a fulltimer, fuel is a minor part of our expenses, just part of our "utility" bill. I calculate fuel costs at apx 50 cents a mile. I doubt fuel cost will affect us in the near future. We paid $4.09 a gallon a few days ago in West Texas...
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Dixieray53's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Belmont NC
Posts: 1,320
Blog Entries: 1
1200 miles one way = 160 gallons of fuel @ 7.5 mpg or $160 for every $1 in increased fuel cost. Or $80 for every 50 cent increase in fuel cost...I will still go when I want. If you are on a tight budget..stay close and stay longer. If you spend more days, see more things in an area the trip is cost effective. If you are on the road everyday, cost of fuel might get too high...Sit more often and chill....Peace D
__________________
Dickson and Tracy
2016 Thor Windsport 31S
2015 Fusion Titanium Hybrid
Lemon and Tucker the Pups
Dixieray53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #24
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,201
Let's see. Averaging 8.9 mpg for a 3000 mile round trip will use approximately 337 gallons of gas. At $4 a gallon that is $1348. At $5 it is $1685, and at $6 it would be $2022. The difference between them is $337, and at the far end of the spectrum would be $674.

My concern is not for what the increase will cost me in fuel, but what the overall increase will cost me in the necessities that I will require during that travel. All the goods in this country will travel by truck some time or another to get to their destination. The fuel costs will go up and the price of the commodities will go up.

There is no shortage. The price jumps of fuel, so I have been informed, are solely a function of the Speculators. They are "speculating" that there will be a fuel shortage.
Now, if we could just get the speculators to stop speculating things may get stable. But that will not happen because it is driven by greed.
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by clifftall View Post
From what I know , politics are not allowed on this forum. So before your post is removed by the moderators, I thought I'd link you to a site that says we have issued more than 400 new leases since the gulf oil disaster.
400 Gulf Offshore Drilling Leases Approved By Government AFTER Oil Spill. Sometimes facts can't be denied.
If you bothered to read the article, the gov, sold leases, but have issued only 1 new permit to actually drill on a lease since the spill. There is quite a bit of difference between owning a lease and being able to drill on it.
__________________
bjsheldon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 11:46 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,902
The price won't affect our trip plans.

I'm 66. Might be dead tomorrow, who knows. So as long as I have the dough we're gonna go.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 03:33 AM   #27
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjsheldon View Post
If you bothered to read the article, the gov, sold leases, but have issued only 1 new permit to actually drill on a lease since the spill. There is quite a bit of difference between owning a lease and being able to drill on it.
I did read the article. My post was meant to point out to someone using political references that something was being done. You have to issue/sell leases before you can issue permits. I also noticed that the moderators edited the post to eliminate the political reference ( thank you moderator ). Mission complete.
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 01:14 PM   #28
Member
 
CaptMark's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Florida Cooters Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 32
I don't mean to be the bull in the china shop, but in some respect I personally the higher gas prices are helping people get into the RV lifestyle as other owners are getting out of it because of high fuel prices.

I bought my 36' National two weeks ago. I purchased her (do we call them women like a boat?) for less than half of book value and far less than the previous owner was asking.

Even at $600 to fill up the tank, I'm still thousands of dollars ahead of the game.

I bought a second boat when gas prices hit $4 two years ago. I'll buy an airplane this winter when avfuel goes up. To me itís a buying opportunity.

What's surprising me is the cost of month long lot rentals.. My initial goal was to leave my coach around the country. Sort of a rolling condo. A month in the keys, a month in the Carolinas, a month in Cape Cod, etc.. Let friends and family fly in and use it in a specific park / state when they wanted to. I'm getting quotes in the $1,500 - $2,300 range for monthly pad rentals. So, with prices that high I'd guess that activity / usage really isn't that down..
__________________

__________________
CaptMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2008 35J Gas Gauge Issue emmmw Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 08-24-2010 08:02 PM
Damaged LP gas line inside unit Workshop Excel Owner's Forum 25 06-10-2010 07:24 AM
What Filter is better RattlenRam Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 76 01-22-2010 10:14 AM
Gas Tank Sender Leak Indy Itasca Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 2 04-30-2009 06:37 PM
Questions about the Forest River Georgetown XL "Gas Pusher" EdelweissRV Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10 05-04-2008 04:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.