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Old 02-29-2012, 05:09 AM   #113
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Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS View Post
Hi, I'm getting a head ache trying to read all of this math. I tow when I feel like it and drive whatever vehicle that I own, whenever I feel like it. I fill my tanks when needed, at the price, for name brand fuels. [no off brands or Joe's Dairy gas] We even drive about 50 miles [round trip] to, take a walk, in a great Mall, and we buy our lunch there too. The mileage my vehicles get, the way I drive, is what it is and not going to change. I'm trying to enjoy whatever years that I have left in this world and the only pennies that I count, get wrapped and taken to the bank for paper money. I'm a few pounds over weight, but if I want a Donut, I'm driving to the best Donut shop in town to get one, or two. Whatever is left, when I pass on, my kids can have.
Great attitude. I personally have no wife or kids, so my main financial concern is to ensure that my hard-earned money only lasts EXACTLY as long as I do, to not have my money outlive me or me to outlive my money.

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:44 AM   #114
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Back from our two week vacation to Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Escalante, Capitol Reef NP, Arches NP, Black Canyon NP, and Colorado Springs.

4,303 miles total.

$2,050 fuel
$1,080 food
$380 campgrounds
$250 parts/service
$120 souvenirs

Grand total of $2,800 for another priceless getaway. (Food expense not considered)


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Old 07-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #115
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Has anyone on these forums considered or actually implemented supplemental hydrogen on their tow vehicles?
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #116

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Has anyone on these forums considered or actually implemented supplemental hydrogen on their tow vehicles?
Not here....went as far as washer solvent, (alcohol/water) injection on our first TV, 85 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. On demand system, 3/4 throttle switch. Kept it nice and clean inside and a bit cooler running the grades.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #117
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Diesel fuel is very reasonable right now in Oklahoma, $3.28-$3.35/gal. We have been planning our 3 weeks to grand Canyon and the Great Circle for a year. Fuel cost will not be a deterrent, regardless of cost. Our Sprinter is getting 18-21/gal. Not an issue for us.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #118
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Final', looks like your fuel costs are similar to ours—half of all costs including food.

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #119
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We just got back from a three week trip of 2400 miles. I spent about $950 or so on gas. On one level that's pretty painful. But it's a better deal than I usual get from going to short rallies. I don't think that's going to be typical of the trips we take in the future. We visited too many destinations this time. I think in the future, I'd rather spend a week minimum in any one place. That makes the fuel expense a lot more tolerable.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #120
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Rob and Protagonist, I love your outlooks! We have been empty nesters for almost a year and still trying to get use to it While not a financial windfall, we have had some extra $$ to spend. We watch the cost of gas, but try to plan accordingly. We bought our trailer to travel which means we need to drive. Our current tv is 9 yrs old, but still reliable. My wife and I both work in healthcare and that's more of a concern than the price of gas. We just get creative with our trips and try to plan some stops in advance.

I remember as a kid when my parents were planning a trip to New England and Nova Scotia, and all of the AAA books and maps they had. To a point the planning portion is just as much fun as the trip it self.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:20 AM   #121
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We are headed to points west from VT tomorrow - Rocky Mountain National Park CO, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Fuel prices are whatever they are. Carpe Diem!!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #122
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It's that time of year.. got to start booking reservations, now

and with fuel prices pushing $3.90/GAL

is it going to impact your plans?
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #123
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Nope, big out west trip for July.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #124
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Paying Canadian prices all year round, we'll get excited when we pay US prices during our planned summer trip to the Boston area so no, the cost won't bother us.

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