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Old 03-08-2022, 09:18 AM   #1
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Are gas prices affecting your trip plans?

Was thinking about this last night. We have a 2 week summer trip planned going up central California, Oregon, and Washington and then back down the coast. Roughly 3,000 miles. Gas for the trip will be well over $1,600-$2,000 alone. Has me thinking to change plans a little bit. Maybe choose a base camp with less travel and spend 2 weeks exploring that area. Maybe Colorado or Montana for off road trails and fishing. Something with less day to day travel. What do you think? Have you adjusted your plans or just chalked it up to traveling can be expensive?
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Between the higher fuel cost and higher campground cost, we are making the trip shorter and staying longer in one spot to get the lower term pricing.

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No travel plan changes yet but expecting to double our fuel costs.
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No. But our tow vehicle for our trailer is electric soooo.

Stay safe on the road all.
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No, but if it did we would do what you are planning, less moving and more staying in one spot. We値l see what summer holds, but fuel won稚 interrupt our plans this year.
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Old 03-08-2022, 05:10 PM   #6
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3600 mile route planned in detail and all camping reservations made for a 33 day trip July into late August

I'll pay more for gas but if it gets to something crazy like $10/gallon that would be a trip killer.

Also, there can't be any gas supply issues, that would kill a trip.
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Gas just crossed the $4/gallon today in my area. A few stations still at $3.9999 per gallon.

My wife is in a panic. I look at it as:

I invested $25K in a TT. (I also invested $42K in a new truck to tow it, otherwise I would be driving my 2015 Canyon still.)
I spend $150 per month for a covered space to park it.
The increase in gas prices is going to probably mean it costs me $40-$50 more for our shorter trips.
We rarely can schedule more than 1 trip a month.

If we are going to let the fuel price shut down our travels, might as well sell the TT at a major loss to cut our losses.
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Gas just crossed the $4/gallon today in my area. A few stations still at $3.9999 per gallon.

My wife is in a panic. I look at it as:

I invested $25K in a TT. (I also invested $42K in a new truck to tow it, otherwise I would be driving my 2015 Canyon still.)
I spend $150 per month for a covered space to park it.
The increase in gas prices is going to probably mean it costs me $40-$50 more for our shorter trips.
We rarely can schedule more than 1 trip a month.

If we are going to let the fuel price shut down our travels, might as well sell the TT at a major loss to cut our losses.
I already had a tow vehicle and I can park my TT in the side yard. But otherwise, my view is similar to yours. Our trips are generally short and can be done on one or two tanks of fuel. The added cost might run $30 to $60 more. If I were taking the longer trips others describe, I might take a harder look at things.
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Not changing travel plans, just the way i値l do it.

My 43 DP gets 7.5 - 8.2 towing my jeep. If diesel goes to 8 a gal. i値l put it in my shop, grab the p/u and airstream. I get 11.2-12.4 with it effectively having the equivalent of 4 dollar gas.

If it gets to 12, i値l park the trailer, and use my camper, now getting 14 towing my jeep. If it goes up more i値l drop the jeep and tow the harley allowing my sight seeing at 45 miles per gallon.

I refuse to give up camping no matter what. You gotta eat no matter where you池e at so i only figure the fuel cost extra.
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I was contemplating a trip to the ocean (700 miles) over spring break. Now I'm thinking more along the lines of a 2-3 hour drive to a campsite.
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No. But our tow vehicle for our trailer is electric soooo.

Stay safe on the road all.
Do you realize how childish your comment sounds in relation to the subject?
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Staying local in a radius of 200 miles and using the wife's suv. Hybrid 39 /mpg rig , while the D P relaxes through the corporates fuel gouging tantrum - - -
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You really believe these prices are the result of gouging?

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