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Old 04-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #15
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We have been planning Alaska starting mid May, with about a week stopover in Yellowstone. Not happy about the price of diesel, $4.39 N.Y. today, but we are still going, because we want to, & we THINK we can. The price of fuel would really get my goat if I still HAD to drive to work!
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The price of fuel does affect our plans, but now the trip. Normally we would move from one basecamp to the next, touring the area of interest as we go. This summer we have made reservations at each location for a full week at a time, and we will tour in the toad.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #17
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Heading to Florida soon. I've allowed 2800 miles @ 8mpg. I figure I can get that if I do 60. Maybe I'll do 55. I'm sure it will p--- off somebody.
Maybe we should all do 55, its still 550 miles in a 10 hour day. I don't know about you but that's far enough in a day's drive for me!
That said, we'll be hanging at the beach and eating in 95% of our meals. Probably no sightseeing, no extras. As I've said before, nothing will kill the recovery faster than these gas prices.
I'm not even sure it makes sense to work anymore if I have to spend a ton of money to get to work.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:09 PM   #18
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We've dropped the rally at Forest City, instead: instate state/nat forest parks, maybe a casino parking lot.
We are planning a trip this fall from Mn to DC to Ar then home to Mn 3500 miles? About 85c a mile at 7-7.5 mpg.
We're still hoping to get out next winter to the SE........
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #19
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Well, truth be told, it killed off the iRV2 Rally I was originally attending in may, just can't find a source to raise the $400 for gas anymore, it was originally feasible when it was originally figured at around $200, but gas prices have gone up considerably since then.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:24 PM   #20
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When gas was 2.60 or so , many of us bragged that 4.00 wouldn't stop us from normal driving our R.V. Now that 4.00 gas is here many of us are getting serious about cutting back. More minds will change again at 5.00 and by the time 6.00 gas arrives, most of us will be living in our driveways with our R.V.s. Speculators someday will pay us back for their greed now. Such sweet revenge is awaiting all of us. Oh well, that's a dream I have anyhow. Sure hope we can overcome this and once again enjoy RV life to fullest again.
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Heading to Florida soon. I've allowed 2800 miles @ 8mpg. I figure I can get that if I do 60. Maybe I'll do 55. I'm sure it will p--- off somebody.
Maybe we should all do 55, its still 550 miles in a 10 hour day. I don't know about you but that's far enough in a day's drive for me!
That said, we'll be hanging at the beach and eating in 95% of our meals. Probably no sightseeing, no extras. As I've said before, nothing will kill the recovery faster than these gas prices.
I'm not even sure it makes sense to work anymore if I have to spend a ton of money to get to work.
Personally, I'd still like to see the old national Double-Nickel speed limits return to the interstates , I can just imagine the states chomping at the bit for the increased speeding ticket revenue.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:38 PM   #22
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No.

I love it too much, and I can afford it. Ain't nuttin compared to the $700 a month payment on the new rig, so screw it. $300 a day for fuel? Yessir.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:43 AM   #23
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thanks for the feed back.we to have cut back on everything,were pickng up cans taking in scrape metal.love the rv, 55 mph heck were planing 3 months so if we only go 300 miles a day ok. trip so far is on.if have to work on way will do. maybe panning for gold we'll it the mother load.hope to c some of you on the road.
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We're staying closer to home. Was thinking about heading to Myrtle Beach, but that's not happening this year.
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A whole lot of miles are going to be a whole lot less this year and if we don't get this oil price down its going to not look good for some time. It does dictate to many of us what we will be doing,,often.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:13 AM   #26
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We were going to North East and have changed to stay closer to home (Oregon) this year.
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We've been planning a cross country trip to see the kids & g'kids for some time now. Just to let you know, we're seniors & I have a pension (thankfully; altho it's a fixed amt. from when I retired in '96) & s.s. The trip will entail about 8000 miles & I got out my Handy-Dandy calculator to run some figures. Figuring an average of about $4.25 a gallon I can either:

1. drag the travel trailer along @ 7.5 mpg for a total cost of $4387.00
2. drive the SUV at an average 17 mpg for a cost of $2000.00 or
3. drive the 4 cyl. family car at 32 mpg for a cost of $1063.00

These figures are for fuel alone so needless to say, both the RV & the SUV will remain parked at home. Will be able to make much better time since I don't tow beyond 60 mph. With the car I'll drive at the speed limits & for longer periods of time since we can share the driving.

We'll stop & see some of the sites we missed when we made the trip last year. The $3324.00 savings in gas alone will go a long way. See ya when we get back. jodann
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