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Old 07-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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At what $/gallon would it slow you down?

Not just a B-van question.

I've been looking thru videos on RV's overseas. Of course they are much smaller due to fuel costs, road conditions and land values, among other reasons, I'm sure. It's kinda amazing what is considered an adequate family RV in Japan!

But it begs the question. At what price for fuel would you curtail your travels, or maybe be more efficient about it, or even further, downsize your RV or stop altogether?

Since my B is pretty efficient, I'd say it would have to be $7 or $8 a gallon before I'd cut back in a significant way. To hang it up altogether, I don't really know - maybe $10-$12. What say you?
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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We have cut back already. We travel fewer days and stay longer when we stop. I think that about $5/gallon would really put us in a bind. We would either stop or only travel a very limited amount.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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I agree, about $5.00 a gallon will slow me up in a hurry...to make me stop..? Not sure, but I would stay longer when I get there and roll the tires a lot less.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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Ten years ago I might have said $4 per gallon (diesel), but here we are.

I hope we're never in a position to have to limit what we choose to do based on the price of fuel. It would be more boondocking (we do virtually none right now), lower quality/priced RV parks and campgrounds longer stays in one location, less spent on going out to eat or to the movies. These are the things I'd try before giving up the travel portion of our current life style. But to put a number on what would cause us to park it, I don't know, maybe $8?, maybe less or more depending on the return we are getting on our retirement investments? We don't have anyone to leave it to and my plan is to use it up before I am used up.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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4.27$ per gal for diesel here in CT, I don't fill up anymore until I leave the state.
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I have cut my RV use back to trips where I need the HOME like feel at current gas prices.
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We've traveled far less this year than last. Only long outing this year is our National Rally Myrtle beach. I'd put the figure maybe $6 to $7?
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Interesting answers so far here and on another forum.

Curious that no-one has mentioned they would consider down-sizing - just stopping.
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We are paying 8.78 dollars for a U.S. Gallon in Scotland.
Less of petrol/gas but not a lot.
Our van does about 26 to your gallon, if I use a feather on the accelerator.
But sometimes my horns pop out
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We are paying 8.78 dollars for a U.S. Gallon in Scotland.
Less of petrol/gas but not a lot.
Our van does about 26 to your gallon, if I use a feather on the accelerator.
But sometimes my horns pop out
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Yeah but John, in your case 350 miles takes you the entire length of the country!
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The only changes I would make due to the high price of gas is to travel shorter distances on my trips and stay longer at each location.(If Gas is less than $10 a Gallon. )

In the event that the gasoline was cost prohibitive (say $10.00 a gallon or more) I would then sell the Class A (for 2 cents on the dollar, because no one will want one if gas is $10 A Gal) and retire from RV'ing.
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$3.69 here in Nevada, If we are headed to Kommiefornia the Tank is full
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Not just a B-van question.

I've been looking thru videos on RV's overseas. Of course they are much smaller due to fuel costs, road conditions and land values, among other reasons, I'm sure. It's kinda amazing what is considered an adequate family RV in Japan!

But it begs the question. At what price for fuel would you curtail your travels, or maybe be more efficient about it, or even further, downsize your RV or stop altogether?

Since my B is pretty efficient, I'd say it would have to be $7 or $8 a gallon before I'd cut back in a significant way. To hang it up altogether, I don't really know - maybe $10-$12. What say you?
Seeing grandkids is priceless. Wife can't travel any other way so I guess we'd give up a lot of other stuff before the cost of fuel stopped us.
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We are paying 8.78 dollars for a U.S. Gallon in Scotland.
Less of petrol/gas but not a lot.
Our van does about 26 to your gallon, if I use a feather on the accelerator.
But sometimes my horns pop out
Thanks
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Wow, that's some impressive mpg! Gives hope to the folks waiting for the deisel option on the Promaster.
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