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Old 11-09-2021, 05:21 PM   #61
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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?
Does anyone remember the gas lines in the '70s during Richard Nixon's presidency like I do?
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:21 PM   #62
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Yeah, I remember the gas crunch in 1971. I was next waiting in the gas line, when the attendant rolled out the sign out of gas. Then one Sunday morning in N.C. I couldn't buy gas because of the Blue Laws. I remember as a kid in Fl. the stations would have gas wars. Gas was about $0.30 cents. we use to siphon gas from cars into glass milk jugs.
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Yeah, I remember the gas crunch in 1971. I was next waiting in the gas line, when the attendant rolled out the sign out of gas. Then one Sunday morning in N.C. I couldn't buy gas because of the Blue Laws. I remember as a kid in Fl. the stations would have gas wars. Gas was about $0.30 cents. we use to siphon gas from cars into glass milk jugs.
I remember the oil embargo as 1973-74?
In the sixties we were getting gas for 27 cents and filled a couple for the boat up at the lake. We had a hot rod boat with 6 ea 2 bbl carbs. Skied for miles behind that thing.
Our neighbor had a hot rod Biesmeyer hull with a 392 hemi. He ordered AV gas from the Chevron supplier and they would deliver a couple barrels. He through down a tire a kicked the barrels out of his truck.
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I remember the oil embargo as 1973-74?
In the sixties we were getting gas for 27 cents and filled a couple for the boat up at the lake. We had a hot rod boat with 6 ea 2 bbl carbs. Skied for miles behind that thing.
Our neighbor had a hot rod Biesmeyer hull with a 392 hemi. He ordered AV gas from the Chevron supplier and they would deliver a couple barrels. He through down a tire a kicked the barrels out of his truck.


Remember in the sixties minimum wage was somewhere around $2.00 an hour. My first job in high school in the 80 s was $3.19 an hour.
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Last April we went south east for two months great trip across New Mexico down across Texas around the gulf coast around Florida, this April we are thinking about going North east, putting camping money in the kitty and seeing where we are then, can't wait I think I'll put a little more each time in the kitty just in case.

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Remember in the sixties minimum wage was somewhere around $2.00 an hour. My first job in high school in the 80 s was $3.19 an hour.
Yep, in 1968 our shop rate was $8.00 dealerships were $9.00 it was a time when less was more, kinda like a search on the internet today.
Some Chevron stations had custom supreme 100 octane.
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Old 11-10-2021, 04:41 AM   #67
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Does anyone remember the gas lines in the '70s during Richard Nixon's presidency like I do?
Wasn't quite old enough yet to be filling up a car. Do remember it was about 25 cents a gallon though. And cigarettes were under 50 cents a pack and kids could pick them up for their parents. And vending machines that sold almost anything.
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Old 11-10-2021, 06:53 AM   #68
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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.
Wow! The 8í high, I believe, was recently added when the DRJTBC changed their toll structure. Far be it for them to give up their shiny new SUV at the toll bridges or give up the (2) FT employees per bridge on the ďfreeĒ bridges who simply watch traffic 24/7.
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The toll to cross the George Washington Bridge with a 2 axle trailer in tow is $74 off peak and $76 peak.
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Remember in the sixties minimum wage was somewhere around $2.00 an hour. My first job in high school in the 80 s was $3.19 an hour.
$2.00 minimum wage in the sixties? My first job in the ‘70s paid $1.20, then quickly it rose to $1.30/hour.
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The toll to cross the George Washington Bridge with a 2 axle trailer in tow is $74 off peak and $76 peak.


Hitting one of the pot holes on that bridge will cost more than that in damages.
We go around up 87 to stay clear of that bridge.
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$2.00 minimum wage in the sixties? My first job in the ‘70s paid $1.20, then quickly it rose to $1.30/hour.
Worked at a "Shopper's Fair" in the summer of '73 for $1.85/hour. Took home about $60 (cash) for a 40-hour week.


I thought that they ripped me off, or else I didn't understand withholding...ah ha, that's probably it.
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Sorry I meant 70s but typed sixties
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Mid sixties in Ohio gas was .25 a gallon unless there was a gas war on the Ohio/Michigan border, then you could get it for .18 a gallon.
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yes one tank of fuel out one tank home. that's the plan for 2022 make early reservations
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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.
I have since discovered 8 bridges crossing Delaware that have no toll! Normally I've found that planning a route to avoid tolls is not worth the hassle, using more in gas, and more time to avoid them. But in this case, it is worth taking the little bridges.
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I have since discovered 8 bridges crossing Delaware that have no toll! Normally I've found that planning a route to avoid tolls is not worth the hassle, using more in gas, and more time to avoid them. But in this case, it is worth taking the little bridges.
Not while pulling a trailer.
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We have made a point of adding money each week to our RV Travel account. It adds up and hope it will offset some of the outrageous increases we now pay for diesel.
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Old 11-11-2021, 11:14 AM   #79
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We have made a point of adding money each week to our RV Travel account. It adds up and hope it will offset some of the outrageous increases we now pay for diesel.
My Social Security Cost of Living "bump" will be adding a tank of gas per month in 2022. Not much but it helps.
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I actually hope the higher prices affect people’s plans, if they stay home I will have less trouble finding places to stay when we take our trip next summer. We are heading from FL to CA, OR WA and will end up in Vermont and possibly Maine before returning to Florida. I have enough put away to cover the trip so it would take a very extreme increase for me to not go, gotta get ‘er done before I can’t get ‘er done anymore.
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