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Old 04-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Since when......

......does fuel become the most expensive part of the camping trip? We're heading out for the weekend to a place about 80 miles from home. Just put a whole bill into the fuel tank that was already 1/4 full......Something has got to give. If it doesn't, as much as I don't want we may have to get a seasonal site. Make the madness stop!!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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I feel your pain - I run super unleaded and have the 36 gallon tank - makes me quiver every time I fill up my Dodge

I figure I am gonna blow atleast half to three quaters of a tank this weekend on my trip.

I have been trying to do the state parks because they are cheaper and just as nice to camp at compared to the privately owned ones
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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There's a campground about 2 miles from the house, maybe I'll start going there LOL!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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There's a campground about 2 miles from the house, maybe I'll start going there LOL!!
its funny you say that cause I was talking to my father and he basicly said the same thing about camping close

If it gets me away from the house and I can relax I am in like Flin
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Well, if the kids start getting on my nerves I can tell them to just ride thier bikes home.
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Well, if the kids start getting on my nerves I can tell them to just ride thier bikes home.
thats funny atleast you can send yours home - I cant send my 4 year old home unless I want DCF knocking on my door wondering what I was thinking

I may be coming your way in July unless something changes - am suppose to be going to Manasses VA and then to Carlisle PA and then back to Manasses to pick my daughter back up provided the price of fuel doesnt keep going up between now and then - if it goes up and stays there I may have to cancle the trip and camp closer since I am coming from Florida
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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As bad as your gas prices are, it's worse in Ontario. In our area regular is $1.28 per liter or $4.84 per US gallon. Looks like more NY and PA camping for us...the sites are also a lot less expensive.

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Sherdep - Are you staying overnight somewhere in Manassas? We live in Manassas and I've got 4-year old twins and a 5 year old. Let me know if you want to meet up or need recommendations for anything in the area.
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Been doing that for a couple years. Cost me 127.00 yesterday for 3/4's of a tank. We always plan on fuel being the most expensive part of vacation. Spent 2k on fuel last summer for our 6000km 14 day trip to Ontario and abt 1500 on everything else including meals,and campsites.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:56 AM   #10
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Wonder if i could get a 5th wheel hitch for my wifes Camaro.....that joker gets 30mpgs
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Wonder if i could get a 5th wheel hitch for my wifes Camaro.....that joker gets 30mpgs
I don't see why not....this guy did it with a Blazer: Chevy Blazer With Custom Hitch | This Is Just Stupid!
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Wonder if i could get a 5th wheel hitch for my wifes Camaro.....that joker gets 30mpgs

And the cool factor.. But where oh where to put the kids.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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I don't see why not....this guy did it with a Blazer: Chevy Blazer With Custom Hitch | This Is Just Stupid!
That's awesome
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I bet I could bolt the hitch right onto the deck lid, I'm sure she won't mind.
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I know what you mean. Couldn't believe it cost us $150 round trip to go 3 hrs away from the house. That is with filling up in PA where gas is cheaper than wonderful NY. I keep saying gas prices aren't going to change my camping but now I'm not sure.
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I bet I could bolt the hitch right onto the deck lid, I'm sure she won't mind.
How about a simple hitch on the roof.......if it can be done with a Volkswagen Bug, I don't see why it couldn't be done with a Camaro ??



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Old 04-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #17
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Heck yea!!! Parking would be easy!
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I've seen the VW video before, it's truly a classic, better yet, it seems to handle the load rather well..... LMAO

Fuel costs will cut into my budget, but it won't stop me, I will just have to plan ahead and the distance travelled will probably change. However this summer we have our plans in place and I will just buck it up for our 2000 mile trip, over 50% of my budget is fuel
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I've seen the VW video before, it's truly a classic, better yet, it seems to handle the load rather well..... LMAO

Fuel costs will cut into my budget, but it won't stop me, I will just have to plan ahead and the distance travelled will probably change. However this summer we have our plans in place and I will just buck it up for our 2000 mile trip, over 50% of my budget is fuel
Just filled up and Diesel was $4.20 a gal.
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Our next three planned trips are all within 70 miles from home. At 10 miles a gallon / a tank will get us there and back !!

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