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Old 06-11-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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We are making less trips and where we use to do several trips doing it in one trip now. I drive Dianne's car instead of my truck, when I can. Dianne has been home for three days now. It has got to be a new record. As far as RVing goes we are going to travel less and less often. I am not getting rid of our rig, but I am not going to get a new one.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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We are making less trips and where we use to do several trips doing it in one trip now. I drive Dianne's car instead of my truck, when I can. Dianne has been home for three days now. It has got to be a new record. As far as RVing goes we are going to travel less and less often. I am not getting rid of our rig, but I am not going to get a new one.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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We have been seriously curtailing our driving. We are selling our home to our daughter, and are now living in our TT. We really didn't have any trips planned for this year. Hubby's retiring in a couple of years and we plan on going on the road then. But, as far as routine driving goes, we combine trips as often as possible. Love to just drive around the area, exploring, but until fuel drops, that's out of the question.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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The price of fuel has no effect on my RVing. We will do what we have planned to do. The price of fuel has not changed our plans. Around the stick house I do make every effort to have a full day of activities and plan the route to minimize the fuel used.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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We are going on with our RV, just spend more time in one area. We have programed $6 for fuel in 2009 just means we will do only 3500 miles. We will stay in middle US avoid east and west. The east and the reminds us of democrats and we need to avoid the pest.


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Old 06-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The price of fuel has no effect on my RVing. We will do what we have planned to do. The price of fuel has not changed our plans. Around the stick house I do make every effort to have a full day of activities and plan the route to minimize the fuel used. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ditto.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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No change. Fuel is such a small expense in the yearly budget.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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When filling up I am going to swipe the card at the pump and then turn my head away. Out of sight out of mind. Same thing when the bill comes.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:15 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GaryKD:
The price of fuel has no effect on my RVing. We will do what we have planned to do. The price of fuel has not changed our plans. Around the stick house I do make every effort to have a full day of activities and plan the route to minimize the fuel used. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is the same for me. We will keep the horses closer to the barn next year. The depreciation on my coach sitting in the garage is as much as the fuel will cost. I did not buy it to sit in the garage so I can go out and look at it every day.

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Old 06-12-2008, 05:24 AM   #10
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We're doing a couple of things to conserve. We are not using the Chevy pick up very much, only to make the weekly trip to the garbage dump or get large items at lowes and we are more careful at just 'running into town", which is what we have to do where we live. We car pool with friends also.

As far as the RV is concerned, we are still going to use it as planned which includes a late August departure to the Atlantic provinces and a July trip to UP of Michigan. The plan is to use national parks and state parks as often as possible. A night or two at Walmart will save too.

I had planned on getting a new rig, but that pipe dream is scuttled. Gonna do some upgrades to my present MH.

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Old 06-12-2008, 06:33 AM   #11
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We're planning to keep the current rig and use it as much as we reasonably can. We will likely plan more trips closer to home. We want to go out West again this year and I have calculated that we will spend about $900 - $1,000 more for fuel than we did on a similar trip two years ago. If someone told me that I could see Yellowstone for $900 more than it would have cost to do so two years ago, I would still go.

Like Petro, not going to let it sit there and just depreciate while I'm making payments on it...we will use it. I'm using my boat less trying to save some fuel for the motorhome.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:59 AM   #12
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A few extra dollars for fuel is not going to keep us from our retirement dream. We are off again for our summer trip, Maine, Canada, Mich UP, Wisc, Minn, and points west. We worked to hard for the dream, hey OPEC, bite me !
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:26 AM   #13
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Like others we plan to keep the same RV'ing routine. Just not willing to give up what we love to do. We simply try to save money in other ways and during the off season. Besides, leaving the coach sit would drive me insane and what good would that do. God willing we hope to do even more RV'ing upon retirement in a few years. Will simply do whatever it takes to make it happen.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:47 AM   #14
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I would love to say it hasn't affected us but it truly has. They say hinesight is 20/20 - that being said I'm debating whether I made the right choice in buying my new MH. I really thought the gas would stay around 3.00 a gal. but alas and alack I was wrong.
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