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Old 02-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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I'm taking delivery on a new MH next week and nothing is going to change my plans to enjoy it. I am going to do my part in November to see that we have people in DC who allow active development of North American oil resources and the pipelines to transport it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #12
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D-MO,

I dKidn't say anything about not being able to afford what I drive now. I said I don't think I want to invest $32K into a new trailer when I can modify what I have now. I don't need a new trailer just thought it might be a good time to buy one. I'm planning on doing my mods and traveling with the trailer I have now. Don't think I'll go to Canada and pay their fuel prices though.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #13
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Well, to combat high fuel prices, I did not change my camping trip frequency/ distance any. I did go to a more fuel efficient tow vehicle a couple years ago though. If $3 is tolerable, $4 is only 25% more, so go to places closer to home and it is a wash.
What I did to significantly reduce my fuel bill was get a honda civic to commute to work with. My job is 24 miles from home and I make trips to other towns at least once a week. This car reduced my non camping related travel by about 50%. It gets about twice the mileage of the other vehicle I was using as a commuter. I also plan a little better. Currently for 2 drivers we have a yukon that gets 14mpg, my f250 that gets 17-18 unloaded, my jeep that get 10-12 (rarely driven) and my civic that get a worst tank so far of 36.5, best tank 42 mpg. So, when driving, we try to use the civic as much as possible to save on fuel. It saves me probably on average, $150-200 per month just in fuel costs, plus I am putting wear on a car that is cheap to maintain instead of racking up miles on ones that cost more. Insurance is just over $100 for 6 months and the car was $3500 cash to buy.
If spending a few extra $$ per trip steers you away from an expensive rv, you need to take a look at the whole picture.
Works well for me!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #15
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Hob: you are right the price of gas here in Canada makes your hairs comes off your head. Today's price is $1.259 per liter . Not for big gas eaters!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #16
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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capucine You should try living in NS.My wife just filled up her little car,takes Supreme to make it run right,payed $1.429 per liter.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #18
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capucine You should try living in NS.My wife just filled up her little car,takes Supreme to make it run right,payed $1.429 per liter.
YIKES! That's $5.41 per gallon.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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That was for Supreme.If her car would run right on regular it was 8 cents a liter less.The worst part of this is that gas prices in NS are regulated and are adjusted at midnight Thursdays,so they will most likely be higher in the morning.
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My wife and I are really glad that we are at a perminant camp site and really happy that we can get into our pt cruiser and drive the 18 miles to our camper
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