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Old 12-27-2010, 10:37 PM   #29
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Just spent a little over $400k on a new coach.......too late to quit now!
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:58 PM   #30
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too late to quit now!
I just bought mine also a few months ago and was thinking the same thing as I read this thread.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:21 PM   #31
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Can anyone tell me if the Canadians stopped traveling to FL in the winter?
We drove the Rv to Florida three times this year. Hopefully we will be retired before gas goes through the roof and then we can travel once to Florida and stay longer. Don't worry guys , the prices wont stay high for long. Gas prices here are driven by supply and demand in China and when gas hits 5 per gallon we will go into a depression again. This will drag Chinas economy down to and then gas prices will drop. Make sense?
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:45 AM   #32
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Can anyone tell me if the Canadians stopped traveling to FL in the winter?
Hehe...they're still here from what I can tell. And I agree with the point. A higher price may change habits but not the lifestyle. We'd still be RVing but with less driving.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:48 AM   #33
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If it does, we'll just stay closer to home, but we will not stop camping........it's just too much darn fun!
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:57 AM   #34
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We don't smoke, drink, eat out, or go to the movies

All we spend our money for is camping, if gas goes to $5.00/ gal, we will just have to do a little less of it, I guess

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #35
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How much of a factor is China's demand and usage increase causing us to pay so much more here???? I am starting to pay more attn to what I buy, made in China??? assembled in China?? product of China???? No more if I can help it.

Ya, blame it on someone else. You did'nt know that US is still the world's largest consumer of fuel.

If everyone would slow down to 55 mph, consumption would be down by 15 to 20%
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #36
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I have "Looked at the math" in the past. Using the average RV usage of 5,000 miles a yr, the difference between $4.00 and $5.00 a gal is around $700.00. I don't want to sound snooty, but if that breakes the bank, you probably should sell your unit.

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Reminds me of when we had our last boat. It was a 34 ft Wellcraft with twin 454 gas engines. At cruise speed it 'DRANK' 30 gallons per hour. We still managed to use it.

I absolutely love the 8 MPG that our DP gets when I think back to that boat. It's all relative...and I'm not talking about my mother-in-law.
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In 2008 we did a long trip out to Portland, OR. Stopped at Glacier Park (2 days), Wenatchee, WA for a 5 day convention, Portland for week + to visit the daughter and a cousin, Crater Lake area with the daughter, Idaho Valley of the Moon, Grand Tetons. We stopped at an HRRVC region rally in Sioux Falls, SD. We visited with another cousin at the rally.

Gas prices averaged around $4.25 with a high of $4.75 in the Tetons. But we already had $$ set aside for all of this.

This year we'll attend the chapter campouts, the state and region rally. In between we'll be at the kids lake cabin in the MH pad we put in last year. Plus we'll be enjoying our new 16.5' fishing boat.

We won't be parking the MH if the price of gasoline hits $5.00 a gallon. We'll take it as it comes.
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As the old saying goes, if we're in for a penny, we're in for a pound! $5.00 diesel may affect how far and how often we go, but we'll still be RVing.

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How much of a factor is China's demand and usage increase causing us to pay so much more here???? I am starting to pay more attn to what I buy, made in China??? assembled in China?? product of China???? No more if I can help it.
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If fuel goes to $5/gal in this economy, you won't have to worry much, because there won't be much left.
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As the old saying goes, if we're in for a penny, we're in for a pound! $5.00 diesel may affect how far and how often we go, but we'll still be RVing.

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I agree... I'll still us my TT even at higher prices but I just won't go really far... I'll enjoy the local camp grounds and local hide-a-ways...
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The unfortunate part is most of us don't have large piles of cash just laying around. We almost all agree that we will cut back elsewhere (well maybe not on wine) so places like restaurants, theaters etc will be the ones feeling the pinch. This will affect the entire economy.
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