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Old 02-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #57
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The cost of fuel will affect my travel. I will stay closer to home, take fewer trips, and stay longer. Not that I get out that often anyway… I fully expect to pace myself and put myself in a position to successfully weather the inflation we are about to experience.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #58
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It is not out of the realm of possibility for gas to hit $5 by Memorial Day Weekend. We will keep our current travel plans which include a family jaunt to upstate NJ in late May, a trip to the Adirondack region of NY in early June, and a few trips to the NJ shore later in the Summer. All of these trips will be from SE Pennsylvania.

At the cost of gas, not to mention of campground sites, I will probably spend more time at home this summer working on getting the AS roadworthy than traveling with our Scotty.

The bigger question is whom do we write to, as common citizen folk, to question the decisions being made that are driving up the fuel costs so high? It is no fun being an American anymore...but maybe that is the point of all of this?
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #59
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I think food prices are worse

gas prices are not really what nails my budget--it's FOOD PRICES. I'm amazed at what it costs to feed a family with 3 kids. At the moment I spend more on food than my mortgage. Then there's medical. Gas is pretty far down on my lists of budget breakers. If i could feed my family with the same amount of dollars i feed my vehicles i'd be dancing. Even when/if it hits 5 bucks--it still will be way less than i pay for food. I'm sure i could feed the kids mac and cheese and all of the great value processed crud from walmart everyday but then they'd be overweight and unhealthy for sure. I still don't like rising gas prices--don't get me wrong. I still ride a vespa all summer when I can (that covers the insurance and upkeep for owning one but it will take a few years to get the money back from the puchase price as well).

ps: by buying a 16 foot bubble I don't have to buy and fuel a honking tow vehicle too so that helps
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #60
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We'll fuel this week when going into Phoenix at Loves' who is usually the lowest along with Flying J. Since we take 60 gallons and I've not fueled since we came down, it should be interesting, to say the least. Fuel is about what it was in March of 2008, according to my fuel/mileage logs.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:45 PM   #61
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With the Safari 20 SE and '06 Tundra for travel, Suzuki Samurai for local jaunts, and Jetta TDI for family car, not too bad on fuel, so things won't change much. May drop towing speed from 60-65 to 55-60, as I expect traffic will generally move at a slower pace as well to conserve fuel.

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:04 PM   #62
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Gas possibly going to $5 a gallon

Well I just retired and don't plan to curtail my planned camping trips this summer with higher expected gas prices. I just bought a new Honda Civic (25 miles per gallon city & 36 highway average) couple weeks ago to help reduce my yearly local driving expense. I can use gas expense money saved to feed my Ford F-250 V-10 that get 10 mile per gallon when pulling the 25' Airstream.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:26 PM   #63
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I'm going to enjoy driving...as it was a few years ago...alot less people on the hiways...seemed like 1970 again.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #64
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It probably won't change my travel plans unless travel gets unsafe due to the high price of food and fuel. You see the ugly results of the world wide recession in other countries. With higher prices here, when so many are out of work and/or way over extended, we may see those ugly results in the USA. If it gets bad enough for me to change my travel plans, I'm thankful I'm in the USA to weather the storm.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:59 PM   #65
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3000 mile trip at $3.00 per gallon at 14mpg 70 mph = $642.00
3000 mile trip at $5.00 per gallon at 16mpg 55 mph = $937.00

$ 295.00 dollars and going a little slower on a 21 day trip = 14 dollars a day. I should be able to find the extra money in the couch, or have garage sale. But it is easiser to go find or make that 300 bucks than to not have the memories. And if I can not make that extra 300 bucks then I will just shorten the trip by a 1000 miles
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #66
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Hi, unlike most of you, we need to travel about 1,000 miles or so to get out of town. We want to travel to places we haven't been to before and see things that we have never seen before. You can camp anywhere, but that's not our purpose for traveling. After we leave California, gas prices will seem like a bargain. I will just have to pay the price, like it or not. Gas will never be $0.25 per gallon again, so when I'm ready to go, I'm going.
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Hi, unlike most of you, we need to travel about 1,000 miles or so to get out of town. We want to travel to places we haven't been to before and see things that we have never seen before. You can camp anywhere, but that's not our purpose for traveling. After we leave California, gas prices will seem like a bargain. I will just have to pay the price, like it or not. Gas will never be $0.25 per gallon again, so when I'm ready to go, I'm going.


Lets see.. when I started driving gas was something like .79 cents per gallon. I couldnt believe how expensive it was

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If fuel gets that high I'm gonna have to cancel my Nor by NorEast reservation
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:20 AM   #69
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Lets see.. when I started driving gas was something like .79 cents per gallon. I couldnt believe how expensive it was

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How much is that in today's dollars?

Better get used to fluctuation in pricing with it remaining a bit higher on every cycle, oil is an inelastic commodity, and it is getting harder and harder to come by.

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Drive less, stay longer is our plan we call it CHANGE!

Before blaming speculators...The ban on Gulf drilling has been lifted and yet not a single permit has been issue to this day! Who fault is that?
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