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Old 02-23-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
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Gas prices to much

Remember when gas was cheap and even new families and middle class people could afford to RV? I wonder if that will ever occur again.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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Different times now. Bread and milk were cheaper then as well.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:28 AM   #3
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I sure can remember when I first started driving, .29/gal Well those days are over for sure. They have us to used to paying what we do and as long as everyone keeps buying it, well they have us right where they want us like it or not.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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I don't think so. Our children struggle to support their families and are lucky if they get to go on vacation. They all work, but it just is not enough. If we hadn't inherited from some family members, we probably would not have an RV. Times are tough for everyone.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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Wouldn't it be nice to have those good old days when gas was $.19 per gal and gas wars would take it to $.15 per gal,used to get a $1.00 worth and make it to school all week.I guess only the (old timers) remember that.
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Old timers probably also remember that their wages were $1 an hour, too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #7
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Yes, times have changed and I do remember under .50 a gallon. One thing that would help is to get the price regulations in the market place. Now with oil traded on the futures market it causes the price to be about 25% higher than needed. Right now the price is being affected by Iran and them cutting off Europe. Those that trade in that area are making a killing. Over the last 3 years our countries oil production is up at its highest level in 3 years and we are finally exporting more oil then ever. Thats where we need to change. JMHO
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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I remember when $20.00 would fill the tank on my full size Chevy Blazer and could run the "Beast" all week , with gas to spare, those were the days, a nice 350 engine, four wheel drive, and some muddin' fun. Needless to say, don't have the Blazer, now have a Honda Accord. When I started working in 1975, ( senior year of high school) I was on 2nd shift and was earning $2.65 an hour, but the money went alot further then. Those were the days....
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When I was 15 I pumped gas at $.15 a gal. I worked 40 hrs a week for $20 a week. Cokes were a nickle and a movie was a quater. Yes times have changed. No I don't think we will see gas below $3 again in Texas. I think it will hit $5 this summer then fall back to $3.50 this winter. Then by spring 2013 it will be over $4 and never drop below $4 again.
I hope I am wrong. But it will not stop us from taking a long trip to Canada this July and July 2013 and Alaska in 2014. We only have X# of good years left and WE plan to spend them doing what WE want to do.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #10
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Well to make you feel a little better hopefully, try operating a boat that gets 1 MPG . I have a 100 gallon tank that takes me 100 miles and costs $400.00 to fill at $4.00 per gal. Also, fuel is almost always $.50 higher per gal on the water. If I stay close to home I use about 40 gallons a day.

I'm just saying....operating an RV is a relative bargain comparatively .
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I've got one that only gets 1/2 mile per gallon and holds 150 gal,it's been parked fot the last year and is now is a very expensive motel.Almost makes me feel good about my 7gph dp.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:20 PM   #12
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Gas Not Too Expensive

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Remember when gas was cheap and even new families and middle class people could afford to RV? I wonder if that will ever occur again.
I love playing with inflation!

We're paying $3.75 for diesel, here. The lowest price of Regular is $3.46.

Let me list how expensive that is, historically:

The first value is what $3.46 today was, in that era. The values inside parentheses are (a) the actual price per gallon then and (b) what that value was in 2012 dollars.
  • 1980 - $1.26 ($1.09 $3.00)
  • 1970 - $.59 ($.50 $2.92)
  • 1960 - $.45 ($.35 $2.68)
  • 1950 - $.37 ($.25 $2.35)
  • 1940 - $.21 ($.17 $2.75)

In recent history, we've flown from nearly double-the-average fuel in July 2008 to fuel a little more than half the historical average price, in January of 2009. Now, we're about eighty cents over the all-time average price per gallon of about $2.80.

The 1981 peak of $3.54 per gallon is still above our current local price. And, the July 2008 peak of $4.34 in today's dollars for the moment remains the highest Americans have ever paid, at the pumps. The January 2009 price of $1.70 (in 2012 dollars; it was $1.61 then), is one of the lowest Americans have paid.
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and that last thread makes it all better? Somehow I must be missing the point I don't think I can get away with printing my own money to pay the added cost difference. Not like my uncle does!!!!
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In the early 70's I lived next door to a Hess Gas station. I could fill my VW Bug for $2.00 or less, get a Pepsi for a dime, carton of Marlboro's (don't use em anymore) for another $2.00. Had to work about 4 hours to afford them.
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