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Old 03-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #155
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I intend to plan more direct routes between stops rather than drifting down many back roads.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #156
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In 2008 the national average for gas was around $1.86 wonder why for the past 4 years it has gone up. The only "change" we see is the change in our pockets instead of the paper people used to have to actually "pay" there bills. I know yes as americans we have cheaper fuel prices than other countries but those other countries buy less fuel than we do and they provide health care huh makes you think. We pray everyday for the fuel prices to go down as it effects us all. Hopefully soon we will ALL be able to enjoy our rv's again these fuel prices will in some way shape or form effect us all directly or indirectly. Keep in mind that not only do the gas companies get rich off of this the banks get richer also with overdrafted accounts and the cc compaines make more from the person just trying to get by.
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It is GREED! We are slowly out-pricing ourselves. It won't be long before we will be unable to pay just the interest on our debt. Everytime Congress raises the minimum wage the retailers/manufacturers have to raise their prices on goods in order to pay the increase.
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We've never been Wallyworld campers but thats where were going to spend our overnight stops on our trip with the grandson to Disney World the end of april. Hope that will offset the higher fuel cost. I guess the losers will be the KOA's we useally stop at for the 2 nights each way. By the way it's tough on those of us with oil heat. Just paid $1365.50 for one oil delivery!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #159
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Same as it ever was...

I was there, way back in 1971, spending the unbelievable 35 cents a gallon to fuel up my mini-bike. How awful! Darn thing would only take two quarts.

I was there in 1973. My Chevy Vega ( remember that) only got 25 MPG. Life was still tough with gas at 35 cents per gallon. Then, gas jumped to 75 cents a gallon and you could only fill-up on even or odd days, depending on you license plate number. That absolutely killed my social life. Had to walk to the movies.

Major ups and downs in the US over the next four years, maybe even 5. But, 75 cents a gallon for gas? Anyway, went to England in 1979. Holy CRAP! $3 a gallon! Who knew we had it so good in the states (those in Europe, that's who).

Point is, the price of fuel will always go up. If you're well invested, you'll benefit from it. If not, you might think about moving that way.

Just my experience and perspective. The actual prices stated are approximations. But, pretty close.

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We've never been Wallyworld campers but thats where were going to spend our overnight stops on our trip with the grandson to Disney World the end of april. Hope that will offset the higher fuel cost. I guess the losers will be the KOA's we useally stop at for the 2 nights each way. By the way it's tough on those of us with oil heat. Just paid $1365.50 for one oil delivery!
Time to go to coal fired my friend
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We've never been Wallyworld campers but thats where were going to spend our overnight stops on our trip with the grandson to Disney World the end of april. Hope that will offset the higher fuel cost. I guess the losers will be the KOA's we useally stop at for the 2 nights each way. By the way it's tough on those of us with oil heat. Just paid $1365.50 for one oil delivery!
Where in the world do you put $1365.50 worth of oil in your RV?

I want that tank!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #162
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Hey,

The way this thread is going it may catch up with "Parking at Walmart"

Our last trip to CA from NC in March of 2009, we didn't pay more than $1.86 per gallon. 150 gal capacity allowed us to pick our stops. We could go 900 miles before we started looking for best prices. Notice I did not say cheap prices. Now we're looking at $600 for one tank of fuel at 8pmg.

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We've never been Wallyworld campers but thats where were going to spend our overnight stops on our trip with the grandson to Disney World the end of april. Hope that will offset the higher fuel cost. I guess the losers will be the KOA's we useally stop at for the 2 nights each way. By the way it's tough on those of us with oil heat. Just paid $1365.50 for one oil delivery!
Do you have to roll up your windows to hold all that oil?
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The original plan for this winter was to move in 2-3 week increments down from Alberta to Arizona, then across the southern border to Florida, then north to Ontario before going back across Canada back to Alberta. However, we stayed 4 months in Arizona for valid reasons and now would need to complete out planned trip all in March. Our calculations for diesel fuel show that this kicks the ( )rap out of my budget for me for the month of March. So, we'll be staying here in AZ another month before heading back up north to Alberta.
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That's a shame Road Ranger. Seems like everyone is re-evaluating things these days.
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I do not believe it it the intentional greed of the oil companies, or mostly the speculators that is causing the problems here in the U.S., although I do believe they do share part of the blame. I believe it is the runaway debt of the U.S. government and the printing of more money that is the main culprit. I may be wrong, but as I understand it, the world wide price of oil is pegged on the US dollar and when the treasury department printing presses are working overtime to print more "fiat" money......well you see the result at the pump.
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The oil companys have us all in jail, I am not going to let them win. I will still use my recent purchase Monaco Windsor MH and cut back on other things. This MH gets the same MPG if not slightly better than my pick up and fifth wheel. Just stay closer to home and hope the price will come down. We all have good times and make lasting memories with our RVs. We will have to ride it out, don't expect our goverment to help us. Be safe. Ron
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