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Old 04-01-2008, 12:38 AM   #855
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Cheapest in town: Costco 3.279 Regular. Cheapest diesel 4.099 ARCO.

Chevron reg. 3.499 Diesel 4.199

When dielel gets over 80 cents per gallon higher than gas its not longer cheaper to run a diesel no matter how you figure it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:11 PM   #856
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:34 PM   #857
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:23 PM   #858
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I paid 3.08 for reg today, diesel was 3.89, our trip is going to cost a fortune in gas, lol.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #859
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:08 AM   #860
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I paid 3.08 for reg today, diesel was 3.89, our trip is going to cost a fortune in gas, lol.

Well take it all into context, I still believe it beats hotels and eating out every day. Combine rental cars and airplanes and IF you are traveling for extended periods such as 1 month or more it is very cost effective. I figure on our 80 plus days on the road we save an average of 100.00/day over the plane car and hotel cost. I burn e85 when possible so it saves big time on fuel. And then------ just one food poisoning from eating out, or fancy hotel with bugs in the carpet makes the the whole thing priceless.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:15 AM   #861
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Get'n ready to take a 3 to 4 week vacation in June 08 to Yellowstone, Deadwood, Wyoming and points inbetween. Then back to California via Washington/Oregon.

Been watching the fuel prices. Especially with Diesel it's up to $4.07 or more in California. BUT, Looking to what is going on in the Airline industry, It still is cost effective when you have more then 1 person going.


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Old 04-03-2008, 04:10 PM   #862
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reg gas 3.14-3.20
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Where do you live that gas is that cheap???
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:41 PM   #863
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It still is cost effective when you have more then 1 person going.


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I agree and I think the question is not whether to go somewhere, but how far to go. We want to the NW coast, so that could be 6,000 miles. My tried and true formula is: how many miles to the furthest point and triple it. Thus about 2,000 miles to Oregon coast, say Cannon Beach or Astoria, 2,000 back, and 2,000 more that happens somehow—I don't know how I drive all those extra miles, but I do. At 12 mpg, 500 gallons. Say $3.25 per gallon unleaded, perhaps optimistic, equals $1,625 on gas ($2,000 at $4 gas). We take a lot of food with us, so we've always saved on restaurants, but we still eat out from time to time, so estimate for us is saving maybe $25 per day on restaurants (we eat one meal, sometimes 2 in restaurants when traveling without a trailer, but we still have to buy food), $50 on motels, savings of $75 per day, means on a 25 day trip, save $1,875 on that, maybe more.

If we took the 4Runner, we can get around 22 mpg, thus 273 gallons, or $886.37 for gas, almost a $750 difference, so taking the A/S saves about $1,660. I don't know about plane trips—we haven't flown since 1999 since I spent 4 hours on the tarmack in Dallas and another plane was cancelled and all of them were late. The lousy service of the '90's is even worse now. We drive and see the country.

But, there's a lot to see, sometimes again, in the Rocky Mountain West close to home.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:32 PM   #864
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Restaurants, hotels, airfare, and everything else are increasing in price right along with the fuel, so Airstreaming will still make sense even with the inevitable $6 gas. Hotels, crowds, long lines at restaurants or airports, not sleeping in your own bed and crappy food are not a vacation. I've also spent hours stranded on the tarmac.

Looking at a post from five years ago, regular gas was around $1.50. Wonder what it's going to be in another five years.
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Well take it all into context, I still believe it beats hotels and eating out every day. Combine rental cars and airplanes and IF you are traveling for extended periods such as 1 month or more it is very cost effective. I figure on our 80 plus days on the road we save an average of 100.00/day over the plane car and hotel cost. I burn e85 when possible so it saves big time on fuel. And then------ just one food poisoning from eating out, or fancy hotel with bugs in the carpet makes the the whole thing priceless.

diesel/4.19
unleaded/3.23
e85/2.69
I agree with you, i could never do this trip if we had to stay in hotels and eat out everyday. Our 4-5 months on the road trip would cost to much for me. We also have two labs, try finding a place for them every night would be just about impossible. My wife and i both hate staying in hotels also. I am figuring 4 dollar gas for this trip as an average. Out west i'm sure by mid summer it will be at the very least 4 bucks.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #866
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