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Old 04-07-2019, 03:56 PM   #99
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I deleted 17 posts because they veered off topic. Please limit discussion to fuel costs and its effect on RVing.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:21 PM   #100
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I don’t think fuel will go up huge amounts anymore and will probably come down. Every day in North America there is more than a thousand new cars hitting the road without a gas tank, no tail pipe, no oil filters, no belts, no hoses, no oil etc. Not a big number right now but about twice as fast as two years ago, and so on and so on. I think oil companies will be trying to hold on to their customer base for as long as they can by keeping prices down. Any business that loses a 1000 customers per day every day and that number increasing rapidly is going to do whatever it takes to remain relevant. Maybe they’ll buy Tesla and shut them down. . Where we are it costs about 8 times less to travel electric than gas or diesel. Of course that changes depending on gas and electric prices.

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For the last two winters, we have traveled all over the west coast, southern US, and back up the east coast. We probably did 15000 miles in two winters. The fuel costs in relation to the overall cost of the trip is probably less than 20 percent. We traveled more than most would that are completely retired. Even if fuel went up 20 percent, the additional cost to the overall trip would not be enough to stop us from going. By the time you factor in the cost of ownership, repairs, campgrounds, site seeing, restaurants and food etc., the fuel cost is only a small part of the cost of rving. We don't even have a high end coach. If you can afford half a million or more for an rv, I don't think a little extra fuel is going to shut you down. Its amazing how many expensive rvs you see out there. I have a small cabin cruiser as well. Boating is the same. Incredible amount of money in boats out there.
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I believe that the problems in Venezuela are the reason for the high price of oil. I believe we stopped all purchases of oil from that country.

Somebody mentioned Tesla automobiles which are all electric and they are beautiful. But are they towable behind our coaches. And the person that posted about them is correct. No gasoline, oil and it seems like they are perfecting the distance you can drive on them which is like three or four hundred miles before they need a recharge. I notice here in Barstow, California Tesla has some charging stations right next to a Chili's restaurant.
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I believe that the problems in Venezuela are the reason for the high price of oil. I believe we stopped all purchases of oil from that country.

Somebody mentioned Tesla automobiles which are all electric and they are beautiful. But are they towable behind our coaches. And the person that posted about them is correct. No gasoline, oil and it seems like they are perfecting the distance you can drive on them which is like three or four hundred miles before they need a recharge. I notice here in Barstow, California Tesla has some charging stations right next to a Chili's restaurant.
Hi Ray. So nope. Not towable. We tow an EV but either on a dolly or a trailer.
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Hi Ray. So nope. Not towable. We tow an EV but either on a dolly or a trailer.

Thanks Radar for the information as to whether the Tesla's were towable. They manufacture those in Fremont, California in the old GM plant. They will eventually replace fossil fuel engines. Other countries are also mass producing electric vehicles.

Some complain about the high price of fuel in California, and the reason is California is a big state with lots of highways, lots of people live in this state because of the nice weather year round, beaches, deserts, mountains, you got it all. Heavy traffic takes a toll on highways and in order to keep them in good condition it requires maintenance which takes money. That is the reason for the high prices, the states have to get money some where for up keep.

States where the population is low usually have lower gasoline and diesel prices. I try to fill my coach most of the time in other states before I enter California to save a few bucks, but it is not much. When I get home which is Barstow, Ca. I top the tank and have it ready for another run.
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Thanks Radar for the information as to whether the Tesla's were towable. They manufacture those in Fremont, California in the old GM plant. They will eventually replace fossil fuel engines. Other countries are also mass producing electric vehicles.

Some complain about the high price of fuel in California, and the reason is California is a big state with lots of highways, lots of people live in this state because of the nice weather year round, beaches, deserts, mountains, you got it all. Heavy traffic takes a toll on highways and in order to keep them in good condition it requires maintenance which takes money. That is the reason for the high prices, the states have to get money some where for up keep.

States where the population is low usually have lower gasoline and diesel prices. I try to fill my coach most of the time in other states before I enter California to save a few bucks, but it is not much. When I get home which is Barstow, Ca. I top the tank and have it ready for another run.
I hear ya. We live in BC so gas prices about the same as the California or worse. EVís sell well here. We drive two of them. We havenít bought gas in over 4 years. Our total maintenance bill for two EVís for four years has been the cost of three jugs of washer fluid. Works for us. Not right for everybody though.
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