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


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2022, 03:46 PM   #341
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 8,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by aircommuter View Post
I have a care credit card but it just sits in a stack of cards I donít use. Never knew they offered credits of sort. Do they actually give cash back? Is there some special requirements for the usage of the credits.

One thing I use AE card for is to autopay cellular for a discount. I donít carry it either.
If you have the newer CareCredit card that is also a M/C, then you can use it for anything. And you get points for every purchase, some more than others. Then just go to the website and you can redeem those for several types of rewards. I always chose the 'apply to monthly account balance' or something like that.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now  
Old 03-14-2022, 05:32 PM   #342
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by timfromma View Post
I've got a 3000 mile round trip drive to WDW in Orlando coming up in a few weeks. I booked this trip last fall long before the current fuel price spike. I am budgeting $6 per gallon for diesel at 12 MPG for a total approximate fuel cost of $1500 for the trip. I probably would have held off if I had any clue that WWIII would break out.


I thought I over priced my fuel for planning I used $4 a gallon 6 months ago and then $4.50 a gallon two weeks ago at 8 mpg. I paid $4.89 both times I filled up but got lucky my lie o meter said 9.4 mpg for my 600 trip
__________________
2019 F 250 6.2
2022 Columbus 329 DVC
moose074 is offline  
Old 03-14-2022, 05:38 PM   #343
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Posts: 185
We cant afford it, maybe something close to home and thats it.
billcrews81 is offline  
Old 03-14-2022, 05:53 PM   #344
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4,223
Not any major plan changes but actually looking at more economical methods. Ie, driving to Atlanta Speedway this week and need both food and propane. Normally, I’d drive the MH to Tractor Supply for the propane. That’s 20 miles round trip, or 2.5 gallons.at $4.15. Driving to Publix and WallyWorld for food and supplies is just over one gallon.

So, rather than spend that $15 for gas to be ready early I’ll stop at a big propane dealer 1.5 miles out of the way and a grocery five miles short of the track for food and stuff.
emm-dee is offline  
Old 03-14-2022, 06:17 PM   #345
Senior Member
 
mpouls1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 101
I use a Coinbase Visa CC/debit card. It gives 4% back in crypto that you can convert to other crypto or cash. You can manage with the app and add money to it as needed so there is more control over the account. No limits, just another option to offset inflation that I've been using when I can. As to traveling, no, it won't affect travel we only do 3 or so big trips a year, otherwise we are on a seasonal site.
__________________

2019 Flagstaff Microlite 25LB
2021 Silverado 3500 HD CCLB
2018 Escalade ESV
2009 CTS-V
mpouls1 is offline  
Old 03-14-2022, 11:24 PM   #346
Camping the Natural State
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 756
Quote:
Originally Posted by billcrews81 View Post
We cant afford it, maybe something close to home and thats it.
Sorry. Same shoes here. It's a sad time.
__________________
2021 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2614 BS
ARhappycamper is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 07:53 AM   #347
Senior Member
 
Homebrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,195
My local gas station had to close down the diesel pumps because the pumps were so old it could not charge for anything over $4.99.
__________________
XLR Thunderbolt 300X12HP
2014 Ram 3500 DRW
Homebrew is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 08:52 AM   #348
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 7,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrew View Post
My local gas station had to close down the diesel pumps because the pumps were so old it could not charge for anything over $4.99.
That's crazy! So last summer gas was around 3.15-3.30. I can absorb an extra dollar a gallon. Won't like it, but can do it. If it's double when I go, looks like I'll cancel. I'm not paying more money than a Disney trip to pull around a stupid camper.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
Yes, I drink the water!
NJKris is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 09:23 AM   #349
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,065
If we werenít visiting family the wife hasnít seen since before COVID we would not have made the trip. I even thought about a hotel ( the relatives donít have spare space). Figure $70 a night for 6 nights for two beds. Gas in the wifeís journey only around 20mpg fully loaded at $4 a gallon it pretty much a wash with the diesel cost. Now I didnít include the $24 a night stay at the lake I am paying. But I didnít include the cost of dinner we would pay sleeping in a hotel. We literally loaded food from fridge and cabinet into the trailer. So probably a little ahead after that. Plus teenage daughter has her room we have ours. That said if we hadnít been putting money back since December no trip at all
__________________
2019 F 250 6.2
2022 Columbus 329 DVC
moose074 is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 10:21 AM   #350
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Shawnee, Kansas
Posts: 76
We left KC on 1/28, gas was $2.99, and stayed pretty much there down through Oklahoma and Texas. Once we hit New Mexico it was up to @ $3.15. When we got to Tucson, AZ the going price was $3.45 - $3.55. Coming back on 2/28 it was still in the $3.35 range, and within a week of being home it was $3.79, and is still there at this time. So I was kind of use to the prices and the sticker shock. We have a trip planned to Yellowstone later (Aug/Sept) and hope that it at least holds the line.
__________________
Salem Lite Hemisphere 232IS
Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab v-10
jas451 is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 11:05 AM   #351
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 15,792
It looks like (according to Gasbuddy for my area) that prices are moderating somewhat. Or at least not rising by large jumps like the past weeks.

Kind of stalled around the $4.50 mark around here but surprisingly about 30 cents less around Seattle, go figure.

As usual world events caused everyone to panic, speculators to drive up prices, and then some reality set in.

Currently I'm adjusting my discretionary purchases and that alone has offset any increased fuel costs. Weather here will improve soon as it always does each year and that will make local camping a great option as opposed to traveling 1k miles or more.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will." (Japanese Proverb)

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 11:58 AM   #352
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 5,818
No moderation here. Fueled up last Monday at $4.10. Today it's $4.79. Name brand stations around town are all in $5 territory. We've never seen this before.
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 12:57 PM   #353
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 7,718
Home heating oil here has been falling since 3/8 when it was $5.25. Like TitanMike said, over reaction and panic rules the day. It is now between $4.80 and $4.29 depending on seller. Hoping this continues to stabilize and might be a barometer for overall fuel prices.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
Yes, I drink the water!
NJKris is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 01:25 PM   #354
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,607
While not cheap, gas prices seem to have stabilized just a bit. I can’t believe I passed a station and thought 4.19, man that’s cheap!
__________________
2019 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS
2018 F 150 Supercrew 6.5 bed 3.5 EB Max Tow
Jfkmk is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 01:48 PM   #355
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJKris View Post
That's crazy! So last summer gas was around 3.15-3.30. I can absorb an extra dollar a gallon. Won't like it, but can do it. If it's double when I go, looks like I'll cancel. I'm not paying more money than a Disney trip to pull around a stupid camper.

Damn, that bums me out, Kris!.....I was planning to break out the Patron for our beach and sound side lounge chair chats at the OBX in September. Really hoping it doesn't come to that tho. But, I completely understand you gotta do what you sometimes don't wanna do.
__________________
2020 Forest River Sabre 37FLH
2013 Ford F-350 XL Crew Cab 6.7L Diesel DRW
Tulip, the Wonder-Shepherd
GPs37FLH is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 02:00 PM   #356
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrew View Post
My local gas station had to close down the diesel pumps because the pumps were so old it could not charge for anything over $4.99.
You must be too young to remember when the stopped at .99 and put a sign on each to add a dollar up front.
aircommuter is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 02:49 PM   #357
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jfkmk View Post
While not cheap, gas prices seem to have stabilized just a bit. I canít believe I passed a station and thought 4.19, man thatís cheap!


Just read an article oil dropped to 97 a barrel. Two main reasons weíll really one. Stock lost interest as many people started buying oil early driving up stock so now most losing interest and rumors of china going to slow manufacturing due to COVID outbreak. So worried about overseas demand.
__________________
2019 F 250 6.2
2022 Columbus 329 DVC
moose074 is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 02:56 PM   #358
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Pleasant Prairie WI
Posts: 1,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by aircommuter View Post
You must be too young to remember when the stopped at .99 and put a sign on each to add a dollar up front.
I remember riding in my dad's 56 Nash when he crept by pumps at .16 / gallon and was incensed it was a penny cheaper a block away - he just let out the clutch and kept moving down the road.

And there was no self service back then either.
__________________
2006 Sunseeker 2860DS Ford V10 5 speed with Tow/Haul
Winegard T4 In Motion Satellite Dish
Furion Rear Camera, RecPro 70" Recliners
Mohawk Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
2013 AWD Acadia Denali, Blue Ox Equipped
ChrisParise is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 03:24 PM   #359
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisParise View Post
...And there was no self service back then either.
But they did clean your windshield and check your oil...
PodGeek is offline  
Old 03-15-2022, 03:26 PM   #360
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by PodGeek View Post
But they did clean your windshield and check your oil...
...and give you maps and hand lotion , yeah, that was in the 50's!
OldGal3 is online now  
Closed Thread

Tags
fuel, gas, travel

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.