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Old 05-21-2022, 09:02 AM   #1
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Operating costs-gas prices

I'm surprised that no one is moaning and wailing about the cost of fuel and the now high operating costs of owning an RV. I wonder if sales have dropped off.
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:10 AM   #2
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Oh, there's plenty of moaning and groaning about fuel prices but those threads often turn political pretty quickly.
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Fuel is only a small portion of overall costs.
Going to AK. Price increases will add 1-2 thousand, but overall only 10% of total of our 11000 miles. Canada's gas prices are over 6.50 now.
Yes I hope the increases slow own sales.
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One of the things I have noticed about the threads on increased fuel prices is that people are posting what it will cost for fuel to travel now, instead of the INCREASED cost for fuel to travel now compared to the cost of fuel before the pandemic.

Here is a link to GasBuddy for gasoline prices. The 6 year chart is most informative.

https://www.gasbuddy.com/charts
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:37 AM   #5
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One of the things I have noticed about the threads on increased fuel prices is that people are posting what it will cost for fuel to travel now, instead of the INCREASED cost for fuel to travel now compared to the cost of fuel before the pandemic.



Here is a link to GasBuddy for gasoline prices. The 6 year chart is most informative.



https://www.gasbuddy.com/charts
50 percent higher now! Pretty easy math...
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50 percent higher now! Pretty easy math...
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Hmmmmm..... My math must be rusty because, based on the table provided above, I get a 76.9% increase in the price of regular gasoline from January 2020 to today and an increase of 164% from when gas was at its lowest point in April 2020 to today.

Are you figuring the change in percent or the difference in those numbers based as a percentage? I'm certainly not very good at ciphering but I'm pretty sure that's two totally different formulas.
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I've parked mine for the summer, as I am lucky to live where a lot of folks "vacation".
Just attended an "open house" at the local KOA, (which I owned for 10 years back in the '70's - '80's).
When I left in 1984, a full hook up, water electric and sewer was $14.00 + tax, and I would listen to them cry about the price. Today it is $65.00 + tax.

I'm hoping that after November, when the tourists go home, and the summer driving season is over, gas prices will ease off a bit, so I can head south for a while.
I ditched our Jayco Seneca 33ss (Duramax diesel) for the Pace Arrow 37c (gas) because the DW could no longer slither down into the cockpit, and once there could not get out. Now she sits on the "floor" level and has a much better view.
PLUS, I get to buy gasoline, and we're never stranded with a DEF head failure.

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I'm surprised that no one is moaning and wailing about the cost of fuel and the now high operating costs of owning an RV. I wonder if sales have dropped off.


Diesel was $5.00 a gallon when I bought it and itís $5.00 now. When someone ask me my mpg or how much itís holds it just part of owning it and a small part of the cost. Iím getting new tires again Saturday which equals to a crap load of fuel. My opinion if you stop RVing because of the extra fuel prices you need to sell it. Same thing with boats.
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We were planning on going out to Hoover from FL this spring and hitting all the national parks along the way, but switched gears due to gas prices. So we did a New Orleans-Hot Springs-Memphis-Nashville-North AL-Savannah-home loop. Saved about $2,000 in gas, but was still out for 6 weeks and had a great time. My point - some of us just adjust our plans. Since I just retired my cash flow is still sorting itself out, and my wife and I decided to to postpone the west trip for now to save the money. We'll probably go next year. I kept track of the miles and gas, and towing a GMC Acadia we got 7.2 mph. I was happy with that.

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50 percent higher now! Pretty easy math...
VERY INFORMATIVE!!!! Look at the graph for a 6 yr span and the last 18 months really tell a story

Thankyou for finding that!
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Hmmmmm..... My math must be rusty because, based on the table provided above, I get a 76.9% increase in the price of regular gasoline from January 2020 to today and an increase of 164% from when gas was at its lowest point in April 2020 to today.

Are you figuring the change in percent or the difference in those numbers based as a percentage? I'm certainly not very good at ciphering but I'm pretty sure that's two totally different formulas.
No biggie, but my math may be more rusty than anyone's.

The graph shows about $2.25 on Jan 1, 2020 and about $4.60 today. A teensy bit over a 100% increase,, if I'm figuring right. Or am I looking at something wrong?

Anyway, we didn't have any plans to take our cross country this year but I'm thinking that if we did, that we'd still try to go, maybe with a change or two in the itinerary.

Edited to add: Ooooppps, I calculated from January 2021, not 2020. The 76.9 looks to be pretty dang close,,,, without going over.
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Your lucky. I payed $6.57/gallon for diesel in California. I watched financials today and they are predicting over $9/gallon by end of summer with a shortage. It is all in the noise so long as your trip is finding a park you want to stay at for three weeks to a month at a time. For two to three days, well.....
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Hmmmmm..... My math must be rusty because, based on the table provided above, I get a 76.9% increase in the price of regular gasoline from January 2020 to today and an increase of 164% from when gas was at its lowest point in April 2020 to today.

Are you figuring the change in percent or the difference in those numbers based as a percentage? I'm certainly not very good at ciphering but I'm pretty sure that's two totally different formulas.

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