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Old 02-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #15
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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.

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #16
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I should of made my thread more complete, Sorry; I don't plan to get out of the RV life because of the high gas prices.

I was going to buy a used higher end model MH and then sell mine. I was getting cold feet because of the gas prices that could effect selling my RV. Of course on the buying end this may be to my benefit.

Hate to end up with two MHs, sitting around for too long. Many good thoughts on this issue. Thanks a million.

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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Don't want to turn this political but you keep hearing all the harping on increasing domestic production. We have a ton, so then what happens, the oil companies just export it! They are now exporting more then we are importing, yet prices march on up.

I do feel very sorry for many seniors and many many working poor, they are getting killed.
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Let's see if diesel goes up 50 cents and I get say 100 gallons I'll pay $50 more a tank or I can sell and lose thousands ?? and stop doing something I enjoy.

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