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Old 12-31-2010, 05:37 PM   #113
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but as some have pointed out gas will be just one part of the much higher cost of going anywhere; propane will be an awful lot higher, site fees will be higher (if for no other reason than much, much higher electric rates), imagine what impact it will have on grocery prices, tire prices, lube oil prices-tolls will most probably go higher, the list is endless.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:53 AM   #114
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Some of us will be staying at places a lot longer than we want to. Even with shorter trips. Think about it--some gas stations will fold because they cannot afford the business, and the closet gas stations near you may be a long way off. The lines will be increased along with prices. Even now I see some forms of gas lines at the stations providing a penny or two less than across the street. Oh well, I got a place to stay in the street waiting in line for gas at 5.60/gal. If nobody jumps me out of line I can even get a shower while waiting in line. I'm going to love 5.00 gas.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:46 AM   #115
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If you travel with a pop-up camper it is far less expensive than motorcycle touring.
That is not always a true quote. May depend on what you pull the pop up with and its MPG.

From 1984 to 1989 I toured all 48 lower states on my Motorcycle.
A lot of the time pulling a small trailer carrying a three man dome tent, and also depending on the weather a few motel nights.

A couple of those years pulling a pop up trailer with a full size bed in it behind the bike. Bike averaged 36 MPG with it.
One year without a trailer from IN. to WA. and CA. that was a motel only trip and no trailer.

All those trips were taken cheaper then any I have taken in any of the RV's I have owned. I did have a Pop up(Crank up back 1/2) once.

My last long distance motorcycle trip was in 2002. It was 3,610 miles round trip from IN. to Alberta Canada to a 4 day motorcycle Rally. It was a whole lot cheaper to take my FXSTI 45 plus MPG bike and motel it for the 14 day's. Then it would have been to drive my 6 MPG MH there and back.

And yes my present motorcycle that made the trip, with added accessories, cost me more then the first 2 MH's total $$$ I bought.

But I could buy 4 of those bikes for what I paid for my last MH.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #116
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$5.00 Gas

I was discussing this earlier today with a friend, I had not read this thread. This fall I traded my class A, for a 5er, with a Chevy 6.6 diesel PU. The trade was not made because of fuel prices, but problems with the class A. The first trip I got double the fuel milage with the 5er, that I got with the class A. I now want to trade the 5er for a different rig. I would consider another 5er if it had more storage in the bedroom, and another slide. I would consider a used class C but I would like an honest idea of the gas mileage of a 30 footer. A class A would not be out of the question if I could find one that got an honest 11 mpg. I have had friends tell me that they get 10 and 11 mpg, but a local dealer says that's what they wish they got. I'm going to the RV Super Show in Tampa in about two weeks. All they will have are new rigs, I won't buy a new rig, as I don't want the depreciation. Anyone have any ideas.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #117
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I don't think we would stop RVing, but it would probably slow us down a bit.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #118
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I'm going to start taking my 95 year old mother-in-law and her purse with me. Her eye sight is bad (can't lip read) hearings gone (won't heard me) and her smelling is gone (so I should be alright) if her precious daughter don't read this.
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With a hint of a better worldwide economy, oil companies are set to screw the common family yet again. Same story different year. So did the world change that much in 5 years that big oil has ranged from $30 to $150 a barrel ???

For years oil ranged from $16 to $25. Even a $2 or $3 jump in oil was big news. Now...it's all about commodities run away train on oil.

If all you folks think Big Oil is going to screw everyone with higher prices that are not justified by their costs -- i.e., they are simply making more profits -- then hedge against it by buying their stock. If they truly are making obscene profits at your expense, their stock will reflect that. So, your gains in the stock market will cancel out the higher costs of fuel for your RVs. If the higher prices don't materialize, you won't make money on the stock but you won't be paying the extra fuel cost. So either way, you are protected. That's why its called hedging.
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That is not always a true quote. May depend on what you pull the pop up with and its MPG.

From 1984 to 1989 I toured all 48 lower states on my Motorcycle.
A lot of the time pulling a small trailer carrying a three man dome tent, and also depending on the weather a few motel nights.

A couple of those years pulling a pop up trailer with a full size bed in it behind the bike. Bike averaged 36 MPG with it.
One year without a trailer from IN. to WA. and CA. that was a motel only trip and no trailer.

All those trips were taken cheaper then any I have taken in any of the RV's I have owned. I did have a Pop up(Crank up back 1/2) once.

My last long distance motorcycle trip was in 2002. It was 3,610 miles round trip from IN. to Alberta Canada to a 4 day motorcycle Rally. It was a whole lot cheaper to take my FXSTI 45 plus MPG bike and motel it for the 14 day's. Then it would have been to drive my 6 MPG MH there and back.

And yes my present motorcycle that made the trip, with added accessories, cost me more then the first 2 MH's total $$$ I bought.

But I could buy 4 of those bikes for what I paid for my last MH.
Sounds like you have had some excellent rides. Never pulled a trailer behind my bike but it does add to the equation. Six miles per gallon is pretty seriously low milage. My 40' DP gets about 8 and up to 10 going downhill with a tailwind. Have seen a low in the mid 7's. Many of the riders I talked with like to motel, ride without a trailer, and eat out. Personally I haul my tent and use a motel for rainy days. DW does not tent so it is either motel or RV.
My previous 5r's coupled with a Dodge Cummin's would get 12 mpg towing. Preparing food in the rig and staying at Passport America CG's or other like places over a period of 30 days makes the RV a deal. The best part is if you have a place you want to stay for an extended time, you are home. Does not get much better.

Travel expenses can be approached in so many ways but I do strongly feel fuel prices for RV's are just part of the equation.
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I got kicked off of RV.NET for making this comment in response to a "blame Bush" post a number of years ago but here goes. Oh, the blame Bush comment was applauded by the grand poo-bah of RV.NET

I do get weary of people immediately blaming "Big Oil" for all the problems WRT oil costs. If you look at ROI, and percent of sales returned, you can easily see that Mobile and others make a pitiful return on investment and sales.

Those of you who do jump on the BIG OIL ripoff, please show me where they hide these inordinate profits in their government approved balance sheets. Try as I might, I don't see anything but about 3-5% profit. Far less than Home Depot, and most other businesses.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #122
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I will spend less $ in CGs and more on gas. I must boondock more. I will not stop traveling!
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A few men sit around a table and try to come up with good excuses to put the screws to us everyday. If you think oil companies are not making extraordinary profits I am going to chuckle.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #124
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I'll never be done, even when they take that last $100 bill off my dead corpse for that final gallon of gas......or,,,,,when hell freezes over,,,,whichever comes first.
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I agree, If a person is worried about gas prices, they should not consider a RV. Once you get one, you are hooked. Not worried about the price of gas, just want my freedom to go where I want, when I want, Let's Go Cruzin...
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Lift the ban on drilling in the USA and see how far and quickly the prices will fall.
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