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View Poll Results: Are fuel prices affecting your RV travel plans?
I will take all my planned trips and I am not concerned about fuel prices. 13 34.21%
I have cancelled all RV trips until fuel prices are lower. This might include selling the RV. 4 10.53%
I plan on taking fewer trips due to fuel prices. 2 5.26%
I plan on taking shorter trips due to fuel prices. 4 10.53%
Both option 3 and 4. 7 18.42%
Other, please post your reason. 8 21.05%
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Old 05-30-2022, 07:05 AM   #1
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Are fuel prices affecting your RV trip plans

There are several posts asking this question but none of them are in POLL form. It might be informative if we can quantify how this will impact us.
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Old 05-30-2022, 07:34 AM   #2
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With the high fuel cost and the shortage of longer-term campsites, we plan to stay put for a while and get some minor medical issues taken care of.

Got to looking at the cost for fuel stops plus the higher cost of campsites and it is a no brainer to stay put for a spell. We may be in a hot area, but the campground is nice, and the fee is $600 per month including electric, all concrete pads and roads and the WiFi is provided by hard wired ethernet to each site plus WiFi.

50-gallon fuel stops would run a minimum of $250 and possibly up to $350.

Those of you that choose to travel, enjoy the trip.

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Old 05-30-2022, 07:55 AM   #3
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I had to vote Other. We won't change our planned trips, but the price makes me cringe a bit till we're back on the road enjoying the ride. The value of our homes have gone up a bunch in the last 18 months, so I remember what that has done to our net worth when the fuel bill comes out of our account. Then I feel pretty good, as the increase in value of everything has benefited us far more than our costs to live and travel.
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Old 05-30-2022, 08:13 AM   #4
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Our annual trip of 2200 miles is now going to be either by car and hotels or flight and hotels. 220 gallons of diesel is more than we are willing to buy. We will still spend as many nights out, but we will stay in state. 6 nights at a state park and approximately 400 miles round trip will cost about $400. Five trips planned. $2000 budgeted. It stings, but we love to camp.
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Old 05-30-2022, 08:48 AM   #5
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I voted other. The reason is our tow vehicle is electric so gas prices don’t come into play.
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Old 05-30-2022, 09:05 AM   #6
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No …but sure is affecting my fishing trips when boat gets 2.5 mpg.
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Old 05-30-2022, 09:54 AM   #7
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After returning from a short trip through northern Wisconsin and the Twin Ports, I can say that I've seen less RV traffic on the roads, trailer & MH. Even pickup and boat traffic was what I would call rare or light.

Personally, the four or so three or seven day trips we've taken in the past are now down to probably two.
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:03 AM   #8
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I voted "Other" as we are still planning to take all our scheduled trips at this time but we are concerned about fuel prices. As it stands now we have 5 trips covering ~6400 miles planned - half of those are to meet up and spend time with our youngest daughter who lives out of state. So we absolutely do not want to cancel those. The remaining trips are usually closer to home. At $6/g that would be ~$4500 in fuel for the entire season which is spread out over ~5 months. I am still working full-time and we are in a position to absorb the increased fuel costs so we will continue to hit the road and travel as planned.
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:15 AM   #9
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I voted "Other" as we are still planning to take all our scheduled trips at this time but we are concerned about fuel prices. As it stands now we have 5 trips covering ~6400 miles planned - half of those are to meet up and spend time with our youngest daughter who lives out of state. So we absolutely do not want to cancel those. The remaining trips are usually closer to home. At $6/g that would be ~$4500 in fuel for the entire season which is spread out over ~5 months. I am still working full-time and we are in a position to absorb the increased fuel costs so we will continue to hit the road and travel as planned.
Same here, will be taking all our usual trips but still concerned about fuel prices so checked "other".
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:20 AM   #10
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But just for an FYI. I full-time now, my annual trips consist of leaving in late summer early fall for Mazatlan Mx, returning late spring early summer so I rack up a whopping 4800 miles a year.

I guess it means fewer dinners out and less time in campgrounds too and from.
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:33 AM   #11
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I voted other because, although the higher fuel cost have not affected our rv plans so far (12,000 miles this year) they definitely will cause us to reconsider whether we can rv travel as many miles next year if Covid becomes less of a threat, enabling us to travel abroad by air. When we travel abroad, we will have to reduce rv miles.
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I clicked "Other," as there IS a limit to how high the fuel prices go before I consider cancelling. Right now I'm thinking $6 a gallon, but we'll see.
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Old 05-30-2022, 03:13 PM   #13
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Chose #1

We are doing all planned trips for a total of ~7000 statute miles. I voted option 1 but am willing myself to ignore fuel prices, well sort of. I'm working some overtime hours to take the sting out of 10 mpg for those 7k miles. We're boondocking inroute a bit more to save some coin.
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I chose OTHER. We have a 2400 mile trip coming up in a week. We'll be gone 24 days. I'll burn right around 400 gallons of fuel. We're already paying $6.50 a gallon for diesel in the Republik of California. Our trip will take us into Oregon and Washington. Last year, the trip probably would have cost us about $1600- $1800. This year, I figure about $2300.00, $500 difference. I typically pay a guy $220.00 to wash/detail the coach before a trip (about 6 times a year). This trip, I'll cut back by detailing the coach myself. So I see it as a $280 increase on this trip..

We'll also pack more meals and probably go out less, probably saving us another $200 on the trip. I didn't calculate toad fuel, but I'm not that concerned about that.
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