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Old 02-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
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We have plenty of our own oil, but we are not allowed to access it, instead we buy it from overseas...makes sense, right. So we will all have to pay.

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:55 PM   #16
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Another problem is we don't have enough refineries. Oil is not going to last and what we do have has to be refined. Wells are drying up and we will run out. It is not an infinite resource. Electric cars need coal fired plants to make electric. We have not built a nuclear plant in over 30 years to add more electic resource. Shale with oil needs energy to extract the fuel and using ethanol is just going to drive food prices even higher. Challenging but I am sure we will figure it out.


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Old 02-26-2011, 05:55 PM   #17
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No, not fewer trips, but perhaps trips closer to home...that's the best way to save... We have learned that we don't have to go on a long distance trip to have a good time. We just need to "get out of Dodge." Last year for our 2 week Holiday trip we were no further than 120 miles from home ant any given point. We are certainly not going to stop towing our Airstream! It is still the best bang for your buck in terms of vacations...
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:25 PM   #18
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If it gets too expensive to go far, then go near. Either way, still get out and camp.

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:39 PM   #19
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We ordered our new Woodall's Directory and there is a section called one tank trip vacations that I am looking forward to checking out for this year.

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:56 PM   #20
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Every economist has a forecast but most of what I've read is that the spike in crude is temporary. The world economy is too unstable to even sustain $4 gas. If it hits much over that I would change my travel plans for the summer and choose to eliminate a 3rd. long trip. If I had to bet I'd say we'll see a decline in price after memorial weekend shows a decrease in demand.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:09 PM   #21
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Life is way too short. We'll keep traveling and just pay it. We won't like it, but we will just do it anyway.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:33 PM   #22
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$$$ gas $$$

Don't worry about tomorrows problems.Each day has trouble enough for itself.BUT
I guess the first thing is to save gas,so I will start farting in a jar.
Then lets see I can stay 6 months in Quartzsite AZ on BLM land for a total of $180.There I do not use much gas.That takes care of a nice warm winter.
Now lets see it is 270 miles up hill to the campground that we host above the mogollon Rim over looking the Tonto Basin in Arizona.So that would be about $180 worth of gas. The best part is our house is right in between.So that takes care of the 6 months for a cool Summer.
Since we boondock in both places we may have to look at more solar power so we can run the generator less.
Then if all fails and gas goes up above that I may do just like our Government does to save themselves,I may just go to printing money .
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #23
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Our 3 month trip this year will not be as long, mileage wise, as previous years but not because of the diesel prices. It just worked out that way. We will spend lots of time at TCPC before making our way the the International. For us the added fuel expense just takes away any free money for shopping and eating out from time to time.

Around here I feel sorry for the truckers. The truck stops price their diesel at least 50 cents over other stations off the Interstate. When we travel I never use truck stops. Thanks to the total length of my rig I can get into any convience store. In the past week diesel has gone up 30 cents a gallon.

If it goes like it did several years ago the economy will not recovery for many years and a lot of folks are going to be out of employment.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:07 PM   #24
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First of blame the money grubbing speculators, the same ones that helped to wreck the mortgage market and that we were so careful not to raises taxes on, it's tough living the high life I guess. Us serfs will just have to belly up to the bar so they can maintain their lifestyle. On our trips the marginal difference really won't matter too much, if need be we will skip eating out while camping, something we might do once or twice on a normal 3/4 night trip. Eating out is a bigger waste of money than gas anyway in my book, but that's another thread..... If we were taking a long, cross country trip the impact would be greater. I do most of my own maintenance both auto/truck and home, I figure the bucks I save on that helps to pay for our Airstream/camping expenses Heck I just traded in my Jetta TDI, I did the math and was willing to pay the extra fuel cost on my 100 mile RT commute to get out of that nice, but utterly boring car. LIFE IS SHORT have as much fun as you can AFFORD (that's the key word, affordability will vary between different folks and their circumstances). Also, there are tons of places to camp around here within 50/75 miles, I'll bet there are where you live too. I hope everyone is able to keep enjoying RVing.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:14 PM   #25
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and here comes the second wave...i told you so...or did i ? this is the second half of the crash. get ready for the inflation part it's loads of fun! do you think the gas lines will be longer than they were in the 70's?....that's why i bought an airstream. i wanna look good and be comfortable while i'm waitin' for my gas! see ya'll at the pumps or the cheese lines....
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #26
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Gas to Hit $5 a Gallon by Memorial Day(Perhaps)

I will admit to being more than a little worried about the potential of fuel prices nearly doubling by the time travel season arrives. I just finalized the last of the plans for a Wally Byam Caravan Club International/Vintage Airstream Club Caravan that I will be leading, and I am worried about the impact such drastic fuel price increases can mean -- I know the last caravan that I was on happened during similar scares in 2008 -- and I only paid the maximum scare price on two tanks during the caravan the rest were much less scary. Participation levels are a different question as my 2008 destination was Yellowstone National Park while this year the caravan will be touring Illinois -- not quite the same excitement level.

The consolation for me is that the caravan takes me no forther than 500 miles from home.

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Old 02-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #27
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I won't like paying it, but it won't stop my 3000 mile trip coming up in April. Gas will cost me $2000 instead of $1500. As others have said, you only live once!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #28
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I'll maybe start going out late at night with a siphon hose.

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