View Poll Results: How have gas prices affected you?
No effect 22 26.83%
I pre-plan errands to minimize time out in vehicle 25 30.49%
I commute with others 5 6.10%
I don't travel as far away with my RV 27 32.93%
I don't travel as often with my RV 31 37.80%
Other (please elaborate) 11 13.41%
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:21 AM   #29
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Another Diesel model one could consider when towing up to 7400 lbs is the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 DIESEL...

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:45 AM   #30
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we are cutting cost in other ways ...we bought campground memberships to cut cost on that end , as we are retired and spend most of yr. on the road. Staying longer at sites helps . We also don't eat out much. We meet alot of RVers that eat out frequently. We are also buying two bikes today , so we can make short outings without driving the big truck. So to answer the question ...yes it effects us all one way or another.... but we will AS

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:07 AM   #31
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I am curious, what is the deal with gas pumps in your area maxing out at $75 dollars thus causing two sperate purchases? In my area of the US I have never seen this or heard of it. Just thinking about my most recent fill up of $90 and two other Pickups with bigger totals than me and a motor home with probably a 100 gallon tank at the time I was filling up seems rather bazarre to limit to $75 dollars????
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:09 AM   #32
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One other thought, If I were to use my Gas card twice at one would reject the second purchase as per MY gas company saying its a fraud protection thing. Whould have to carry two different cards for ONE fill UP?
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:36 PM   #33
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I know it seems odd's not just here in NH ..I had it happened at a FLYING J in Pa. off of I-81 as well..
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #34
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I'll be tring to saving money on lunch,and paying less to camp.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:13 AM   #35
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I select "debit" on the pump, I can then fill up. It also doesn't put a hold on the card for 3 times the purchase amount.
BTW, gas prices have slipped a bit here, I'm heading over to get some "cheap" gas, only $2.90/gal.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:16 AM   #36
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Just got back from the midwest rally. Gas around Chicago is at 3.65 for 87. Down 175 miles away, it's $3.07. Hard to believe I would actually think that $3.07 sounded good.

Yes, it is having an impact on us.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:14 AM   #37
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I sold my 15K+ GVWR 38' triple-axel 5th Wheel, Purchased a used 9K GVWR Airstream, and filled the fridge with Bread, Water, and cat food .



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Old 06-25-2007, 05:44 AM   #38
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With New England area gas prices leveling out around $2.75 and with our Bambi II on the road, trips don't cost as much now as they did when we used our GMC 2500 HD to tow the 2002 Bambi. Towing with the GMC resulted in 10 mpg whereas towing the Bambi II with the Toyota is 20 mpg.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:58 AM   #39
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Slowly we are seeing gas prices decline in the southern New England Area. We just paid $3.17 for regular this morning to fill up the Tahoe after coming home from a rally last night. The cost of fuel will not derail any plans we have made to be Airstreaming with our friends. Gas for your TV; $79.50 - a weekend with our Airstream friends; PRICELESS! If any thing we keep adding rallies this year to our schedule for this year. Between all the great fun rallies with our WBCCI unit NEU which we hate to miss even one, and the other gatherings we members and other Region 1 units we have a total of over nine rallies scheduled and that doesn't count trips to Cabela's and little getaways of our own. Any excuse to be in the Airstream.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:03 AM   #40
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I just looked at my log yesterday and we went on a trip in April of last year to PA and paid between 2.87 and 3.11 for gas so prices right now are about the same as last year as far as I can see.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:43 PM   #41
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Passing through Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolinas. Gas prices have ranged from $3.06 in North Carolina, to $2.73 in Columbia, SC. The most I paid was $2.90. It haven't slowed me down a bit.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:54 PM   #42
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We just returned from a trip to the Okanagan in BC, Canada. Average gas prices were $1.13 per litre, Canadian dollars. Prices do seem to be declining. We did not see nearly the number of RVs on the roads last week going out but today, on the way home, we could not believe the number of rigs heading out for the holidays (it's a long weekend in Canada with July st being Canada Day) and also the start of the summer camping season. It was incredible though the amount of RV travel heading east into the mountains on the Trans Canada Hwy and I suspect the routes into the US were as busy if not more so. With today being only Thursday I can imagine it will be holy terror on the roads tomorrow. I think people have just decided the cost of gas is what it is and be danged, they are going camping.


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