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Old 11-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #29
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Meanwhile, the vast energy resources within the US and just off our shores sit, intentionally tied up and not producing jobs, a productive economy and yes - economically priced fuel which is vital to the survival of the RV Industry.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #30
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My daughter's neighbor has a business detecting bed bugs with his beagles.Hotels,motels cruise ships and now retail stores.But I figured that fell under other's dirt.

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Old 03-28-2011, 07:01 AM   #31
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Sold the MH

When I first began this thread gas was going up and was somewhere in the $2.60/gal range, it was said gasoline prices would be $4/gal in 1Q11. It is now 1Q11 and our local station has $3.699/gal. I understand NY state has $4.55/gal. A variety of states are considering additional taxes on mileage driven, a seperate tax from those already on fuel.
This winter DW and I sat down and talked of just how much we could use our gem of a MH at $4/gal.
We had to say we couldn't use it at all.
We put it up for sale on Craigslist.
Had lots of lookers, yesterday we had a lovely couple in declining health and advancing years come by..they were going to spend perhaps their last summer living their dream while life was still in them..and now they are the owners of our gem.
We wish them well in all respects.
At our stage in life I doubt DW and I will ever achieve the financial success needed to see this wonderful country at $.50/mile.

Last night we laid in bed and talked. It is painful to have dreams die, more so to have them killed.

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Old 03-28-2011, 07:46 AM   #32
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I hate to see a dream die. Maybe you can modify that dream vs. letting it go. I do use our motorhome so my ailing wife can come along (she tells me where to go:>). But, I have taken my kids and grand kids coast to coast (3 times) using our 1,000 lb. pop-up - these are for extended several week trips. I find that the small Pop-ups are easy to tow, can be towed with mosy cars (= good mileage), contain most of the comforts of home. If you keep it small and simple, they require about 15 minutes of work to set-up and then again to pack-up. We always stay at campgrounds with showers, but have a portable potty for that night time calling. Just a thought.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #33
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You guy's should stop complaining about gas prices, we pay close to $9.- here.
Yes, per gallon.
If you have a pocket calculator do your math: Euro 1.70 per liter.
Current rate 1 Euro to $1.40 ($ 2.38 per liter)
And for you non metric fellows: a gallon is 3.785 liters.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:10 AM   #34
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We are currently paying for diesel between $5.50 and 7.50 for a gallon in Aus (I converted from litres.) Petrol slightly cheaper, but of course you use more.
Many convert to LPG (propane) and thats aroound 2.50 a gallon up to a max of $4 in the outback. The new kits produce LPG mileage around the same as gas for less than half the cost.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:58 AM   #35
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With current financial environment in this country, we are making a conscious effort to stay closer to home this year. 3 years ago, at the height of the high gas prices, we traveled for 6 weeks and about 5,000 miles. In Teton National Park I topped off the motor home to make it over the mountains to the east at $4.75 a gallon ().
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:07 AM   #36
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What will happen to the RV Park CG prices/rates as fuel goes up? Also: State and Federal Parks rates?

More fuel cost = Fewer travelers = CG $$$ loss

Will they raise the rates to compensate?
Stay the same so not to driver away existing customers?
Lower the CG rates to encourage more customers to use the park?
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #37
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If we want to go...we are going. I don't want to be on my death bed and think, "damn...wish we'd have taken that trip in 2011."
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #38
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If we want to go...we are going. I don't want to be on my death bed and think, "damn...wish we'd have taken that trip in 2011."
Amen! Late last year my wife said that we needed to visit the Oregon coast again before I died. I didn't know whether that was a statement or a threat so we are going in May for three months. I didn't want to take a chance on what she meant!
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:22 PM   #39
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I noticed that several Europeans have posted on this thread and basically said "Americans, stop your whining as we pay $10.00 per gallon of fuel).

When I was stationed in Karlsruhe, West Germany it took ten minutes to drive into France and get french wine and ten minutes to get back. Used maybe one half gallon of fuel.

Where I now live, to get to the next big city (Phoenix) it's 250 miles or to Las Angeles it's 300 miles. Pull your calculator out and figure the km's.

You are comparing apples to oranges. Socialist government to..(gulp)..us. Don't want to hear anymore on how bad it is "over there".

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #40
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Fuel prices?

Like most of you, we just save somewhere else. Drive slower, Park longer, but we will not give up RVing.
A thing from the past. 67 fuel on Fort Bliss was .279 a gallon. Coming out of Teton NP we see a gas station with a price of .33 around lets say. Boy we were upset and we just drove a VW. Filling up was around a Dollar. Now we spent hundreds of Dollars. Looks like we should keep the Fuel Tanks full arriving at TETON NP
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #41
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I will park my Motorhome when they make it cheaper to hop in the Teleport machine.
Beam me to Florida Scotty.

I estimate what a Vacation will cost including Fuel, I save the money then I go.
And I estimate high, but my wife will usually shop the difference.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #42
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I live in Quebec and thinking of canceling my trip to Myrtle Beach this summer because of gas prices. Might have to stay closer to home :(
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