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Old 05-12-2022, 03:10 PM   #29
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I am glad I sold my last PSD Excursion with 44 gallon tank in 2007 and switched to an 8.1 big block 3500 Chevy van. It would cost over $300 to fill it up at diesel prices here in my area that are as high as $7.29 !
But what is the MPG on the 8.1 gasser? My 6.0 gas work van only got 8 city 10 hiway and my Powerstroke gets 11-12 city and 16-19 hiway.
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:22 PM   #30
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I get 9-10 mpg however this last run to AZ I stopped at a truck stop to fuel up as I was almost empty. After driving awhile I noticed the fuel gauge was still showing full. I past my next planned fuel stop but eventually got nervous. I filled up and did my calculations.
I was over 16 mpg. Big difference if you can find non bio fuel
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:26 PM   #31
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Yesterday I saw diesel for $6.99 gallon in Dartmouth , Ma.. $$6.29 is a bargain which is what most are charging here. Is there a new high price refining process no one has told me about?
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:35 PM   #32
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San Juan river fishing

So I am taking my annual fishing trip to the San Juan river in New Mexico. I filled up in Albuquerque at 5.75 per gallon only put $250 in and that got me to almost but not full since I already had half a tank. I am not rich but not poor either but these fuel prices are definitely having a impact on my travels. I just checked fuel prices in Chama NM MY NEXT DESTINATION and itís $6.75 if I need any. I will be staying at Heron lake state park for a week then back to Albuquerque where the rv wi park until winter when I will head to Lake Havasu City for the winter. These prices are definitely changing my travel plans. Iím at the $6+ per mile cost factor.
I was going to S Carolina for an event 3200 mile round trip but had to cancel due to fuel costs.
We will all have to hope prices come down in the meantime my rig will be parked except for short trips.
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:40 PM   #33
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We're leaving on a 5000 mile trip inn a few months. Too much water under my bridge and too many adventures out there to be detoured by fuel costs
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:52 PM   #34
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I feel your pain. However, I'm gone. Waited waaay to long to be able to hit the road. I'm not waiting any more. I'm 73 and my biological tank is , well, you kmow....
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:58 PM   #35
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We left the moho in vegas for the summer and used pickup to Anchorage. Still cost about $1100 and wasnít as comfortable to sleep in. We have a place to stay so all is good.
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Old 05-12-2022, 04:10 PM   #36
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Well,
2020 I paid$1.70 a gallon round trip to Black Hills
2021 I paid $2.70 a gallon round trip to Glacier
2022 I will pay $5.70 a gallon round trip to Yellowstone
Oh well,
A $3000 fuel budget is now a $4800 fuel budget to Yellowstone only. If I was 40 or 50 yrs old, I guess I could wait. Iím not waiting I already did.
$1800 is nothing compared to depreciation, the clock ticking on me. Iím going.

I think th e whole yr is going to be about 14,000 miles including Florida and South Carolina this yr already.

Crank up those interest rate fast, every % higher is lots more for me. I want 14% prime again like 1981
I like your attitude and reasoning. Iíll be taking short trips in my local area as Iíve never been to 90% of them. Always took cross country trips. Im just glad Russia only exports 4-5% of their oil. If they did anymore, it would be $10-15 per gallon. Maybe even more. 🤦*♂️
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So I am taking my annual fishing trip to the San Juan river in New Mexico.
Awesome trout stream!! Have fun!
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Old 05-12-2022, 04:19 PM   #38
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We are on Chapter 9 of a 10-Chapter Book!

Time is running out folks. Life's greatest folly is to live poor and die rich. Just put me in potter's field. I too will be at the $1 a mile figure. Worse yet, they say the current prices will remain for the next several years.
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Old 05-12-2022, 04:21 PM   #39
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I used to have a 45 foot searay gallon[ a mile at cruse 25mph twin 350 Cummins
I feel the pain baby, but could be worse I guess. 😩
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I filled up in Albuquerque at 5.75 per gallon ... Chama NM MY NEXT DESTINATION and it’s $6.75 if I need any...
In the SE part of the state, gas is $3.98, diesel is $4.99 (Sam's Club). When we used to have to drive into ABQ once a week on I-25, we refueled at either Sam's Club at Renaissance or Eubank (they have only gasoline pumps) or we stopped at one of the stations at the Isleta Pueblo. Those places had some of the best prices. Fuel on the Rez is usually lower. Check Gas Buddy for diesel prices. It's really helpful. Downside is that it is dependent on people reporting current prices. I only do for the places that I actually stop at. 22 Hours ago, the Speedway in Chama (NM17 & US 64) had diesel for $5.89/gal. The Chevron right there had diesel for $5.88/gal.
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I used to have Ford F250 with the 7.5 liter gas engine and a Lance camper, towed a Jeep, got about 7 or 8 mpg so with gas at about $3.50 to $4.00 per gallon that was just about $.50/mile. Now with an Itasca Navion on the Sprinter chassis and the 3.0 liter diesel I get about 13 mpg towing the same Jeep so with diesel at $6.50/gallon that's just about $.50/mile. The Jeep by itself gets about 14 mpg but I wouldn't want to sleep in it. At 75 I have more money (and credit) than time so will continue to travel - I'm on a roughly 7k mile trip right now.
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We were never "energy independent"

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Energy independence doesn't have anything to do with the price of fuel in the USA, crude is priced based on the global market, even if the USA produced 110% of the fuel we use, we'd still be paying high prices, it's not like Exxon gives US buyers a discount, if world crude is priced at $120, they aren't going to sell it to American consumers for $80.

Pumping more oil would help the world market prices a bit by increasing demand, but it wouldn't bring prices down to 2021 levels.
What he said. The current high prices have NOTHING to do with US politics. https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/15/polit...eck/index.html
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