Here is my simple annual gas budget. Drive 6000 miles a year @ 50 cents per mile is $3000 a year. At 7 mpg that is $3.50 a gallon, at 60 cents a gallon it is $4.20 a gallon which is $3600 per year, if I cut back to 5000 miles I'm at $3000 per year. I average around 5000 per year currently. We can afford the extra $600 in gas but can adjust to fit our budget if need be. I choose not to let outside sources to dictate my lifestyle anyway. We intend to enjoy our retirement for as long as our health allows which is our biggest concern as we age. We purchased our MoHo for the pleasure it would provide us as we spent 10 years home bound with an AZ relative going absolutely nowhere together! and would do it again. Point is life is to short, we've been able to see so many things these past 3 years and refuse to let the fools that drive these prices up keep me at home.
2005 Sightseer 29R, F53 Chassis-Sold
2007 HHR Toad -Sold, Hankook AH11,Magnum Plus Beads,Dahon Bikes, Roo Bee the "Aussie",SCT-5 Star Tune, Mountain Master Tow Brake,2009 Bighorn 3600RL