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Old 03-07-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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I see that diesel prices are really climbing. Just look at the Flying J in
Ellensburg, WA at I-90 Canyon Rd., Exit 109- $2.799/ gal.! I couldn't afford that; Snowbird would be cancelled. Is your Snowbird in jeopardy due to escalating fuel prices?

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Old 03-07-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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I see that diesel prices are really climbing. Just look at the Flying J in
Ellensburg, WA at I-90 Canyon Rd., Exit 109- $2.799/ gal.! I couldn't afford that; Snowbird would be cancelled. Is your Snowbird in jeopardy due to escalating fuel prices?

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Old 03-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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I hope not , we will miss alot of our buddy's down south now , if they all travel thru GA. on the way home, less "TAX" we may get to see them. I myself will be going north to Canadian Prov.'s this summer, prices not holding this one back. Early Happy travels to all.---"007"
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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Diesel is $2.16 and gas $199.9. Gas has gone up 18 cents in the last 7 days.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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So the 1000 mile trip down south might cost you another $50 to $70. Whats the big deal?
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:30 AM   #6
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We are "sunbirds" - we live in Florida and head north during the HOT weather. The cost of fuel won't make us stay home - our lifestyle and summer plans are worth more than that to us - but we will likely choose more direct routes and maybe skip some side trips we might otherwise have taken. That implies we will likely spend a bit more time in each place and visit fewer places overall.

Since we will be workamping during June, July & August, we will probably use around a 1000 gallons of motorhome fuel from April thru October. That's about 7500 miles worth. If it costs us an extra $0.25/gal on average, that's an additional $250 over 6 months. I don't like it, but it won't stop us. Maybe we will have to skip a restaurant meal once a month. Looking at it that way, the extra cost doesn't seem too severe for doing something we really enjoy.
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:46 AM   #7
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I have been leaving my RV at home and driving my Passat TDI. Staying in motels is now cheaper. Not as good but that is life.
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:37 AM   #8
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I count my nickels and dimes so that I can count dollars; that's just the way it is when you live on a fixed income. My Snowbird plan is based taking several side trips while staying in one central location. Therefore, I really rack up the miles during a Snowbird season, not withstanding that I've elected to travel across country to soak up the sun. I anticipate that I'll drive between 8,000 and 12,000 miles during the next Snowbird season. Every 5 increase in fuel adds between $32.35 and $46.15 to my overall cost. So, a jump from $2.20 to $2.75 a gallon adds $355 to $507 to the bottom line. To me, that's a big deal!

It's not the affect that fuel increases will have on my Snowbird plans per se that bothers me; it's the overall ripple effect that it will have on the economy as a whole. In one way or another just about everything we have is dependent upon oil.

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....over time I stopped a bad habbit and now I have the extra money do do anything I really want to do.....I quit smoking at $3.25 a day.....plus I might live long enough to spend it all.....or try like ****-o!.....geof kaye
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Good for you Kaye! I'm sure that we can all save (in many ways) by cutting out bad habbits.

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Old 03-10-2005, 12:17 PM   #11
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I try not to let the price of fuel disuade me from my travels. I merely find other ways to save money to offset the fuel increase. For example, if I'm enroute and only want to park for the night, I choose Wal*Mart over a commercial trailer park or campground. The $20-30 saved will buy 10 gallons, depending on prices. Another obvious way to save is to eat more meals in the RV rather than at a restaurant. There are many other "tricks" that can be employed to help negate the fuel increase. Being in an RV simplifies matters.
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I know it won't keep us home, but it may curtail on how many trips we take during the summer before we head South. Ed. S
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I don't get it? Are you in Washington? The rest of the country listed on the Flying J site is about $2 per gallon. WA has a huge tax on their fuel, so if it is an issue, I would skip WA state. Almost everywhere else is about $ .70 per gallon cheaper. Not a major issue I think?
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......I eat out 3 times a day and have for 9 years now....my cooking skills are somewhat ...."dangerous"...A friend suggested I could get a wife for the money I spent in restraunts alone....So I figured out the cost of a wife.....by the time you add all the extras I could eat in a 5 star restraunt 3 times a day for the rest-of my life......What I need is a skinney ugly cook who likes to have relations 3 times a day and doesn't like to wear anything but jeans and tee shirts and can't drive a car-and has No relatives living or dead....geof kaye
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