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Old 01-02-2011, 06:48 AM   #57
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Those little trailers have been around for years usually towed by mc or street rods. zz
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #58
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I think that the key here (---which many have stated or implied) is that you don't have to travel great distances to enjoy a vacation in your Airstream. Most of us could inscribe a 100 mile radius about our homes and find plenty of good camping areas - and for a lot of people a 25 - 50 mile radius would do the trick! I know that the Airstream was designed with travel in mind - but it was equally designed to be enjoyed when parked. So, $40, $80, or $160, I'll still consider the days enjoyed in a beautiful park with the Airstream to be a bargain!
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:01 PM   #59
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Read the Constitution.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:18 PM   #60
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Read the Constitution.
And how does this answer his question?

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Bart:

You are correct, reading the Constitution does not answer the question about how gas prices will effect travel plans. I was not specific enough in the snide comment. I was referring to many other comments concerning our lack of domestic energy production -- the creation of the EPA was unconstitutional (not an enumerated power -- and has stiffled domestic production), inflation hurts all of us, it is a sneaky tax (Federal Reserve -- unconstitutional -- creates inflation and is favored by most banking interests), etc etc. We can get out of this mess but we need to get back to the Constitution -- which has not been followed since the early 1900's.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #62
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I am unsure how constitutional law has anything to do with domestic energy production and the the price of fuel in relation to travel. Since it has been brought up…

I want to point out the Constitution is an example of brevity with much left to interpretation. To truly understand it and not just read into it what you want to see, it helps to read federal case law on constitutional issues perhaps preceded by a couple of semesters of study in advanced courses in con law. It would also help to focus somewhat on the "necessary and proper" clause since it expands on the enumerated powers—it's not there to just fill space. The framers were not inflexible men who thought nothing would ever change so they wrote a document that could accommodate change while preserving the spirit and substance of the governmental structure. An inflexible constitution would have crippled development and stability and probably would have been long ago substantially re-written to reflect change. Flexibility is part of the essential genius of it.

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Gotta say,Gene I like the way you think,very well thought out !
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Gene's point is well taken. The Wikipedia has pretty good x-linked articles on the Constitution and its interpretation. It can pretty much absorb an afternoon or two.

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Old 01-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #65
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Recently heard some experts on the radio who believe it quite likely we could see gas prices spike up again even higher than a couple of years ago when they were over $4.00 a gallon. $4 seemed to be the point where people really changed their driviing habits. They see spikes up to $5 per gal. At what point would you cancel that long camping trip should these forcasters be correct?
Getting back to the point (and keeping the politics out of it.....again), it's already too high. Quoting the price of your RV and your tow vehicle ans saying who cares is ignorant...some of us don't have the luxury of saying who cares, because we have mouths to feed.

The only advantage I can see to diesel spiking again, like it did in '08, is that I might be able to buy another F350, since you couldn't give them away, when I bought my King Ranch.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #66
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Gas/cost is always a factor to me - the price of gas won't stop me - what I'll do to compensate is take shorter trips - I figure once you are inside your trailer, the grand canyon looks the same as downtown Houston -

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It's not only the price of gasoline, how about the cost of a simple bottle of beer?

Years ago, it cost a quarter. So which inflated more, gasoline, or beer?

A bottle of beer today costs $3.00 for 12 ounces. The same 12 ounces of gasoline costs 43 cents.

So.....do we give up the beer?

NO WAY.................... JOSE

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I remember in the 60's
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WOW!!! Good ol' days.

I wasn't born till 68.

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I started on the City of Miami Police Department in 1968. The starting pay for a Police Officer was $409 per month. That's $2.36 per hour. As I recall a gallon of gas at 32 cents and a pack of smokes at 35 cents was pretty pricey.

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WOW!!! Good ol' days.

I wasn't born till 68.

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I couldnt imagine anyone calling the 80's or 90's the good ol' day's.....
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