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Old 11-05-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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When does fuel cost force to park?

Well fudge!
DW and I have been planning our February trip from Indiana to warm Florida. This is/was to be our first big time use of the MH. 2400 miles round trip.
Today we read in the paper the cost of fuel is going up..by design. Yesterday the Fed made some moves to weaken the dollar...by intent.. rationale is to help the debt somehow...but according to article written by Washington Post...a weaker dollar raises oil per barrel cost so as the dollar weakens oil cost go up. The Fed wants to manage the weakening of the dollar and if all goes according to hoyle the end result (1Q11) will be less debt but gas will be between $4-$5/gal.
At $4/gal our MH needs becomes a CG queen somewhere.
Curious to know at what $/gal will force you to park it too?
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:36 AM   #2
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Since Newton's law states all things that come down must go back up. Wait a minute, that's not right?
Oh well, Yes we knew that sooner or later gas prices would rise back up by design. We may travel less miles, but have no intentions of turning our baby into a trailer park queen.

P.S. I would like to comment on the move by the feds (short for federal banking system, actually very little to do with the federal government) but not supposed to get political here.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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5,00 bux a gallon would be my 2nd thought price
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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I think it would just mean shorter trips, maybe a bit less often for us. Folks in the UK are paying upwards of $6 and still driving their RVs. I guess it depends on your priorities.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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I think it would just mean shorter trips, maybe a bit less often for us. Folks in the UK are paying upwards of $6 and still driving their RVs. I guess it depends on your priorities.
Yes but most RV's in the UK are tiny compared to US standards, and have much better fuel economy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #6
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OK, I'll go on record here, as long as it's available, I'll pay the going rate. Not going to let something like the cost of fuel ruin this lifestyle. BTW, the higher the price, the fewer vehicles on the road and more vacancies enroute and at destinations. How cool is that?
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
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OK, I'll go on record here, as long as it's available, I'll pay the going rate. Not going to let something like the cost of fuel ruin this lifestyle. BTW, the higher the price, the fewer vehicles on the road and more vacancies enroute and at destinations. How cool is that?
And then it comes down again because supply & demand will force it back down so it can slowly creep back up. Just look at the past 8 years.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:34 PM   #8
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When oil was $147/barrel, gas around here was about $4.30/gallon. Currently oil is about $84/barrel and gas is $2.99. I would think that gas might go to $3.50 or even $3.75 but 4 to 5 bucks per gallon within the next 4 months, sound like Chicken Little fear mongering to me.
Another way to look at this is to figure out how many gallons of gas you will us on a trip then multiply that by how much you thing gas will go up. That will give you how much extra you will actually spend for fuel.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:42 PM   #9
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When I start making plans for next years camping trips in the next few months, I'll listen to what gas prices are rumored for next summer. We had planned either a trip to the UP of MI. or the Smoky Mtn. for our big trip. But if $4 or $5 or higher gas is the level of greed BP feels they need to recoup profits lost because of their little gulf accident, so be it. We will just stay closer to home in Ohio or PA. (One tank trips).

In the past few years the ever looming summer gas prices have changed our travel plans. It has delayed planned trips to VT and Myrtle Beach until this past summer. I thought with the recession, gas prices would moderate. We did both VT and MB this summer.....2 weeks at each... There are plenty of great places within a one tank trip (250 miles) from our home base here in NE Ohio. The others will just have to wait......
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In 2008 we did a round trip out to Portland, OR. On the average we paid $4.30 with a high of $4.75 in the Tetons. But this year we only put on about 2,000 miles (about the same as 2009).
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We purchased our rv to see America. That's what we will do. We might not remodel the bathroom as fast, but we will continue to travel, see the sights, and visit family, friends and catch some college football games. Maybe I'll spend an extra night at a family visit local, or at a Walmart, or something along the way instead of pulling into a campground every night. Don't sweat the small stuff. Generate the memories!
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The highest we ever paid was $4.65 a gallon for diesel...didn't stop us but we do stay longer at one place....
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Still being employed, but with 6 weeks of vacation, we have to watch where our vacation $$ go. It has been 15 years since we have stayed at home. So we count ourselves lucky to be able to go RVing 5 - 6 weeks in the summer instead of staying home and doing yard work or house projects.....
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:36 PM   #14
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We wont change our plans either. We might not have quite as much money when we decide to stop traveling,,but meantime we going to travel.

There will be plenty of time to just sit,,and how long I have to sit doesnt really matter,,
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