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Old 01-24-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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When I purchased my first Winnie Bah Go in 1973 the price of fuel was .35 cents per gal.

Since 2001 the price or fuel has increased 200%. Has this crazy increase affected how many miles you travel each year?
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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When I purchased my first Winnie Bah Go in 1973 the price of fuel was .35 cents per gal.

Since 2001 the price or fuel has increased 200%. Has this crazy increase affected how many miles you travel each year?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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The price of fuel has become outrageous. Going green has encouraged an increasing number of RV owners to buy a diesel. Problem is, too few diesel refineries to handle the demand. In Canada we are currently paying $1.16 per litre which equates to $4.17 per US gallon!

The price of fuel added when added to the alarming depreciation of the coach makes a Motorhome about the worst purchase you can make.

Could be that potential customers are doing the math as National has filed for bankruptcy protection and Travel Supreme maybe on the ropes.

It is a great way to travel but at some point, overall cost becomes a significant factor.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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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 BHEMOTH:
The price of fuel added when added to the alarming depreciation of the coach makes a Motorhome about the worst purchase you can make.
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A plane or boat is worse.

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Old 01-24-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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I now limit my traveling to once every couple of months and stay in sites longer is all. So we will see more of one area its no big deal and that way we use less fuel and still fulltime and enjoy life.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
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And I get a lot more enjoyment out of my RV then I ever did with my ski boat.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #7
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Hrm.... I put in about.... 3600-4000 miles last year, doing from 6.5 (Don't drive CA-211 in Cali) to 9.85 mpg, alot of that also towing my little chuckwagon trailer behind me. Most of the time I went, gas was right around $3 a gallon or under, so while I could have gone more, I did get a fair amount of it in.

Don't know how this year is gonna go, lack of hours at work has affected my traveling more than gas prices right now. Already had to cancel my snow camping trip to Diamond Lake I was planning for Feb 1st-4th.
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As a Canadian I do 95 % of my travelling south of the border. Gas is alot cheaper and the weather is alot nicer.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:32 PM   #9
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The price we are now paying in the UK is about 8 dollars to a US gallon.

Does it hurt? you bet.

I have converted my RV to run on LPG which is about half price of petrol at the moment in the UK.
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Welcome john-rv to irv2.
Great to have you from across the big pond.
Enjoy the forums and do post often.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #11
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The cost of fuel has not affected my RVing. I'll sell the stick house before the cost of fuel will affect my RVing.
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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 cost of fuel has not affected my RVing. I'll sell the stick house before the cost of fuel will affect my RVing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Old 02-01-2008, 06:16 AM   #13
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We'll fall in with Gary and Ice-Man.

The enjoyment we get from driving, visiting new and old places, and meeting the great people....we are like junkies .

Pass the bread and peanut butter, we need a few more gallons of fuel!

Welcome John and Irina, you found a great place to share the fun.
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Last year we traveled about 8000 miles. What suprised me the most was that gas was not much cheaper than CA untill we got to MO, we are used to paying much less once we leave home. When fueling up I just remembered the trip to Alaska the year before, when we payed up to $4.88 a gallon in Canada, and $3.35 didn't feel so bad We average 8 mpg with our rig.
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