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Old 11-08-2021, 03:22 PM   #21
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For me up here, itís more about the tolls. I just discovered that crossing the bridge from New Jersey to Pennsylvania over the Delaware river, which should be $3.50, cost me $13.50, even though I am towing a small single axle trailer under 4000 pounds. The $13.50 fee is the same cost as a two axle motorHome Pulling a trailer! So why do I fit in that category? Scum bags at the toll authority have declared that any vehicle over 8 feet in height be charged at that rate. That is virtually every travel trailer made except for teardrop trailer. And we just have to sit back and eat it.


Kris, there is an old joke my dad use to tell. A guy goes into the doctors office and tells him. Doc every time I bend my elbow it hurts. Doc responded donít bend your elbow.

Donít cross the bridge if you donít like the cost.
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Old 11-08-2021, 03:23 PM   #22
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Gas cost more, RV Parks cost more, food cost more, etc. The reason costs are up is because money is worth less today. Do you wonder what causes inflation? I know but I'll keep it to myself, no political fights here...
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Old 11-08-2021, 03:41 PM   #23
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In 2008, I took a trip to Disney. Right before I left gas prices hit over $4.00 a gallon. This did not stop us, it was still less expensive to tow the camper then hotel and food.

That was 14 years ago gas prices were that high. 2022 I donít think will be much higher It was 1000 miles each way that we travelled.

Life is short and you canít take it with you.
I agree we can't take it with us. We are broke down and I think the shop is going to ask how much we have to get our truck back. Everytime we talk to them they seem to want to charge for something else.

As for fuel prices, we left home on the 26th of September at $3.319 a gallon for diesel. Here it is only $4.69!!!! We still have to either go on to our destination or go home if we ever get our pickup out of hock.
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Does anyone remember waiting in lines at the gas station in the 70's during Jimmy Carter's presidency like I do?
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For me up here, itís more about the tolls. I just discovered that crossing the bridge from New Jersey to Pennsylvania over the Delaware river, which should be $3.50, cost me $13.50, even though I am towing a small single axle trailer under 4000 pounds. The $13.50 fee is the same cost as a two axle motorHome Pulling a trailer! So why do I fit in that category? Scum bags at the toll authority have declared that any vehicle over 8 feet in height be charged at that rate. That is virtually every travel trailer made except for teardrop trailer. And we just have to sit back and eat it.
I have heard that there is a reason that you have to pay to get out of NJ - because it's worth it!
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Nothing has changed for us. I used to get ful hookup sites in Ocean City MD for $35 a night when we started champing now it is 130. If you were worried about the costs and needed to be that careful then this was the wrong way to travel.


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Does anyone remember waiting in lines at the gas station in the 70's during Jimmy Carter's presidency like I do?
Was not even a though in my parents mind then... LOL

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I have heard that there is a reason that you have to pay to get out of NJ - because it's worth it!
Yep, the armpit of America... I have always said they needed to charge to leave or no one would come.
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Does anyone remember waiting in lines at the gas station in the 70's during Jimmy Carter's presidency like I do?
Yes, along with "odd & even days".
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Cost of doing business, or rather, cost of camping. We are planning a 8,000km trip next summer, regardless of the cost of gas. Remember the half price gas. Sigh.
If you come down into the United States, it will be half price compared to what you are accustomed to! Welcome back Canada! The borders are open!
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Yes, along with "odd & even days".
I was working then, at a Gulf gas station, while in college.
It was a nightmare with long lines, lots of people trying to cheat and even more angry people.
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Does anyone remember waiting in lines at the gas station in the 70's during Jimmy Carter's presidency like I do?
My dad used to make me come with him to get gas back in those days so I could keep him company in those long lines! I still remember the line spilling out into the street, like it was the end of days.
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:14 PM   #31
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Does anyone remember waiting in lines at the gas station in the 70's during Jimmy Carter's presidency like I do?
Yup. And just before this gas was selling where I lived for $0.359 per gallon before the "shortage". Gas rose to 0.859 per gallon and there suddensy was plenty.
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:33 PM   #32
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Won't change a thing for us. Prices are what they are and if we want to go, one must pay.
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RV travel was never about saving money, it was about a style of traveling and staying in parks and scenic areas instead of motels.
The $500 gas bill looks bad but even if gas was $2 or $3, the bill will still be $250 or $375 so the actual increase is only $125-250. That is not too bad.
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Nothing has changed for us. I used to get ful hookup sites in Ocean City MD for $35 a night when we started champing now it is 130. If you were worried about the costs and needed to be that careful then this was the wrong way to travel.









Was not even a though in my parents mind then... LOL







Yep, the armpit of America... I have always said they needed to charge to leave or no one would come.


Thatís why I do state parks. 30 minutes from OC you can still stay for 35 dollar.
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I do agree with you all. Tolls have increased campgrounds have increased food has increased and so has gas. I will always camp just will watch my mileage budget to hopefully maximize my travels. May hold off on few trips that might be 750 to 1000 miles next year and plan just one long distance trip and see more of the northeast.
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RV travel was never about saving money, it was about a style of traveling and staying in parks and scenic areas instead of motels.
The $500 gas bill looks bad but even if gas was $2 or $3, the bill will still be $250 or $375 so the actual increase is only $125-250. That is not too bad.
And how much have decent hotels gone up in this same timeframe?

Planning a 2 week trip in June 2022 for my daughters wedding. We have a small family group in CA, he has a LARGE family group in Arkansas - so we travel. I priced airfare for the wife and I and it would just about be even with fuel costs.
Worth it to me to have my own bed, food when I want, and bathroom always available.
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Planning a cross-country route out to VA starting this week (family reunion over Thanksgiving). Costs obviously have risen in nearly every area regardless of mode of travel. We decided long ago to take the RV regardless of diesel costs which are easily over a dollar more per gallon this year than last. If taking our POV the cost of hotel rooms are just as high as before, restaurant prices haven't changed and the price for flying are like they were only worse considering the airlines cancelling flights. For us RVing can't be beat. Get to see beautiful state parks and themes along the way as well as back along the Gulf coast back to AZ. Prices for fuel haven't changed our plans.
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Fuel costs just get figured into the vacation budget. We usually go for six weeks or so and I count it the same as campground fees, a necessary expense. We just got home from a 2500 mile trip, spent over $600 on gas, but had a great time. Even at $4 a gallon, itís only a few dollars more each fill, just add it in and go!
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Yes, along with "odd & even days".
I bought a second car (65 Corvair) so I could get gas every day and drive to work!
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Wife and I would rather spend money on camping then saving it for kids. They can work for it. Mean? Not really, they don't need ours, they do ok.
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