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Old 02-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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Fuel Prices - Hate the subject. It's amazing to me to see a few of my local gas stations actually putting up larger illuminated Gas Price Signs with flashing prices. You'd think it was a bargain but they're 8 cents more expensive than the station next to them? You can see that thing from a 1/2 a mile away and it's not at an exit on an interstate.
I had coworkers ask me why would we would buy a motorhome with gas prices so high. We didn't buy it just to look at it. My wife and I have always camped in one form or another since we met in 1977. Tent for over 20 years, a pop-up for a couple years, a hybrid trailer for 5 years or so. It's gotten more expensive each time we made a change but it's what we enjoy. Sure some think that staying in a motorhome isn't camping well that's their opinion and that's cool. Whether we're staying at a site at the beach or on a lake in Western PA it doesn't matter. We enjoy the outdoors, seeing nature's beauty and hearing the birds chirp in the morning. It costs more this year no matter what your plans are. Fuel cost effect every aspect of our lives from the price of food to the price to go to work to make the money to buy the food. If I stayed home, they win and that's not happening! We just try to adjust to be more efficient, travel with less food and drink. We can always go out and get those things with the car instead of adding to the weight of traveling down the road. We're not going to drink a weeks worth of beverages on the road to our destination, why carry the extra weight when you don't need to.

Most importantly and be safe

As for our government officials, I don't expect them to help us out of this any time soon or if they actually can do anything about it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #32
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HOB, I know how you feel. I plan all my trips. I did buy a new TT last year, however my TV is 11 years old, I purchased it new in 2000 and intend to keep it til' I die!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #33
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Still going to Indiana and Ontario this summer. For us travelling state side is like getting a major price break on gas.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #34
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We need to start selling them our grain for $142.00 a bushel see how they like that.....................
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #35
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I will not stay home, but I may travel as far, if they actually manage to get gas/diesel to $5. I did buy a new trailer this year and will never look back. LET'S GO CAMPING!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #36
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Right now in Ontario we are paying around 1.28/litre (5.12/us gal) Hopefuly goning to travel as usual. (Rally in Goshen, BC Can. 2013, and where ever in between,)
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #37
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I will not stay home, but I may travel as far, if they actually manage to get gas/diesel to $5. I did buy a new trailer this year and will never look back. LET'S GO CAMPING!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #38
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I will not stay home, but I may travel as far, if they actually manage to get gas/diesel to $5. I did buy a new trailer this year and will never look back. LET'S GO CAMPING!
Same here but I use gasoline and the diesel prices are already near $5 a gallon out west.

Regular gas here in Phoenix was $3.599 was yetserday but they are raising the prices whenever they want.
Its all because of the speculator buyers of crude oil that makes the prices go up. Nothing more.
The US consumption of gas has been decreasing over the past 8 years and not up. Hummm someone has to be making the money? SHELL, CONOCO, BP quarterly gains are in the billions.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #39
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call it gouging, call it profiteering, call it speculation, but don't call it INFLATION


ABC News - 02-22-12. Gas Price Report (Gas price rises 10 cents live on air in Los Angeles) - YouTube
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I agree Diese and Gas should be cheaper but when you think about a camping trip, say I fill up 4 times going and back and pay 70.00 each time at pump. My tank is only 18 or so gallons. So if gas goes up 50 cents etc or so its not a deal breaker for me really.
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