Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2022, 07:14 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 84
Shortage of diesel fuel

I知 leaving 4 June from North Carolina to Yellowstone for 6 weeks. I have a 3500 GMC dually that gets a little more than 10 miles to the gallon. DW is concerned that there may be a diesel shortage. I have a 100gal auxiliary tank and I知 not to worried but DW is. I was just reading tonight about a diesel shortage on the east coast maybe this summer. I had budgeted $4 bucks a gallon for diesel, that gone. I brought some cheap diesel a few days ago, whoever thought cheap diesel would be $5.25 a gallon
spock12 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-15-2022, 07:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 11,459
This will be a good question going forward. There have been a few reports of shortages but whether it will be wide spread no on knows (wish I did).



My sister works for a small privately held manufacturing company in Northern Wisconsin, they run their own delivery trucks. I talked to her today and the fuel supplier told them that there may be shortages this summer. Who knows.



Time will tell.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD Cummins ISC 350 8.3L
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-15-2022, 09:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 126
Just returned from a 630 mile trip in my diesel dually. No shortage of diesel I could see. Price? Anywhere from $5.30 to $5.60 a gallon! I'm thinking with prices like that, people (including me) will be driving less so there should be more supply for those who can afford to drive at those prices.

Which may be going up. [mod edit]
deserteagle5 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-15-2022, 10:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by deserteagle5 View Post
Just returned from a 630 mile trip in my diesel dually. No shortage of diesel I could see. Price? Anywhere from $5.30 to $5.60 a gallon! I'm thinking with prices like that, people (including me) will be driving less so there should be more supply for those who can afford to drive at those prices.

Which may be going up. [Mod Edit]
People read and understand whatever they want on this. From what I know, oil companies HAD drilling rights but refused to drill or start new projects. It was better for the bottom line (their investors) to keep the status quo and artificially reduce supply. This is no different than OPEC has been doing for decades.

Punishment to oil companies is they're no longer granted drilling rights. I am no expert but this is how I understood it.

87 Octane was 1.99$/l CDN to 2.16$/l, and diesel was 2.56$/l CDN at the stations I saw today. MUCH worse than you see. I can only imagine the prices in Europe, where they've been paying those prices for decades.

I'm not convinced on any bonafide shortages, but I can see the oil czars making it look like there are.

It's over 530$ to fill my dually these days, so I do it on 50-60$ shots as needed since I drive very little and use the new ebike more and more.
__________________
2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD gas 6.0 dually
1994 K1500 Suburban shop mule and plow truck
2006 Lakota 29RKT 5th wheel
kdauto is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-15-2022, 10:09 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Wellton, AZ
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by spock12 View Post
I知 leaving 4 June from North Carolina to Yellowstone for 6 weeks. I have a 3500 GMC dually that gets a little more than 10 miles to the gallon. DW is concerned that there may be a diesel shortage. I have a 100gal auxiliary tank and I知 not to worried but DW is. I was just reading tonight about a diesel shortage on the east coast maybe this summer. I had budgeted $4 bucks a gallon for diesel, that gone. I brought some cheap diesel a few days ago, whoever thought cheap diesel would be $5.25 a gallon

We live in Arizona and so far we don't see any shortages.



You might want to check Gas Buddy. Com for diesel prices along your intended route. We use it a lot while traveling.
Hollardawg is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-15-2022, 10:16 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 11,730
Back in August of 2005 hurricane Katrina hit.

We were half way across the country on a three month trip. All the news channels said the refineries, etc were all destroyed and you wouldn't be able to buy gasoline.

We decided to keep on going and guess what....gas was never a problem.

I suspect you'll be just fine. The media likes to stir things up.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
It's so weird being the same age as old people.
Arch Hoagland is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 08:28 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 21,709
Blog Entries: 21
We have not seen or heard of any shortages, just high fuel prices. With the 100-gallon auxiliary tank, I would not worry much about finding fuel. I would start planning a fuel stop once I was down to the auxiliary tank being close to empty and still have the main tank full. This will still provide you with a pretty good range.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot, retired mechanical engineer
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 09:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,414
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdauto View Post

I'm not convinced on any bonafide shortages, but I can see the oil czars making it look like there are.
...yep. With a 100 gall auxillary tank, if I was the OP, I wouldn't be too concerned.


Dave
__________________
2022 Outdoors RV 25RDS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 11:26 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 10,980
I just drove from Florida to Pennsylvania. I saw diesel prices from $5.49 to $5.99. I did not see any bags on the diesel pumps when I stopped to get gasoline. But this could change I guess. And this was driving thru eastern states and not western states.

Good Luck
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 12:24 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,303
Diesel is 2.55$ and up/l in Quebec. That works out to 7.45$ per U.S. gallon once exchange rate is factored in. add 2% for credit card fees (exchange fee) on top of that.
__________________
2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD gas 6.0 dually
1994 K1500 Suburban shop mule and plow truck
2006 Lakota 29RKT 5th wheel
kdauto is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 12:24 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 262
Already has happened. There where some truck stops closed due to not being able to get fuel end of last fall in Ohio and Indiana. Buddy has a trucking company up there and was not happy. Can稚 spend all day looking for truck stops with fuel especially running doubles. A rv or truck it sucks but easy enough to jump to the next.
vroom_vroom is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 12:51 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,835
As far as I know it's only a northern east coast thing.
Cumminsfan is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 12:57 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by deserteagle5 View Post
I'm thinking with prices like that, people (including me) will be driving less so there should be more supply for those who can afford to drive at those prices.

.
I could be wrong but I doubt the amount of diesel used by ordinary consumers is more than a drop in the bucket compared to the trucking and farming industries.
__________________
Brian, 2011 Winnebago Via Class A on Sprinter Chassis
Tucson, AZ
https://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/1040577.png
bigb56 is offline   Reply With Quote Reply
Old 05-16-2022, 02:38 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 10,980
My brother and I were talking about all the Semi's on the highways. There were lines of semi's on my trip. If there is a Semi Driver shortage we don't see it.

My guess is like the previous post that I saw 200 Semi's to every RV I saw. This was over a round trip of 1,900 highway miles.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote Reply
Reply

Tags
diesel, fuel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diesel shortage? TampaDave Navigation, Routes & Roads 7 01-02-2022 08:14 AM
Diesel shortage? bigchick iRV2.com General Discussion 10 12-05-2021 07:34 PM
Diesel shortage along I-81 TN thru PA 5vers 5th Wheel Discussion 8 05-11-2021 06:53 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.