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Old 04-07-2005, 09:14 PM   #29
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So....I guess owning a gas powered motorhome that only cost you when you camp does have it's upside over those diesel tow rigs and trailers....nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more...

Seriously, We're headed back from CT to Louisville tomorrow in the 345. I've been tracking this trip a little more closely as prices are what they are. Quick summary: we took on 59 gals north of Cincy at 2.19 and then another 66 in eastern PA at 2.23. Gas is around 2.21 here in CT (surprisingly low).

We should require less fuel going home as when we left Louisville she was only at 1/3 of a tank and she's sitting above 3/4 tank right now so I estimate we're looking at under $500 for a family of five (with two dogs) to travel 1600 miles and spend a week with family. Not bad even when compared to cut-throat airlines or the Jeep and hotels/fast food.

Hard to make this trip any cheaper and have as much fun as we have been having with the flexible schedule we've been working around. The best part is that we ate our own food and slept in our own beds the whole time - and the kids loved it! Worth every penny.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #30
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Norby, I was just trying to say that yes costs are going up but they aren't going to keep most of us off the road. I can't do anything about the cost of fuel but I can do a few things to control how much of it I waste or use unwisely, I do like to track my usage, that way I can best determine what works for me. I will do what I can within reason to make certain that my rig is in the best possible shape for travel then enjoy this beautiful country of ours and the people I meet along the way.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:49 PM   #31
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sorry...my faux pas....money is tight right now, especially since i will be gifting my uncle next week....
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:53 PM   #32
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Porky. Diesel is running $2.60 in Paso Robles now. Even thought those oil rigs are running full time in San Ardo and Lost Hills. What was diesel in 1981 (adjusted for infaltion) going for?
I don't have the data for diesel ... but I do for gasoline ... it's probably all relative.

Based on 2003 dollars, adjusted for inflation ... regular unleaded gasoline peaked at $2.99 in California in March of 1981. That number would now be above $3.00 based on 2004 or 2005 dollars. Premium grade would obviously be much higher.

The bad news is it looks like we're closing in on the all time high. Yet today ... some traders were claiming the bull run in crude was over. I have my doubts.

Thanks for the Paso Robles update ... we'll be there on the 16th.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:55 PM   #33
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We are just planning shorter trips out to try to conserve on gas. We don't want to let these prices dictate what we do with our kids.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:06 PM   #34
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Thank God George Bush is in office I don't know how we got along before him.
...And this relates to the price of fuel exactly how?

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Old 04-07-2005, 10:46 PM   #35
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We don't even have a tow vehicle yet....

...; got the Sovereign home with a Ram 1500, but have been looking around for something a bit bigger. We're not in a big rush because Moby won't be ready for a while. We talked about buying a diesel truck because normally diesel is lower in cost. Hah! Not anymore.

But as for regular trips, we'll probably still be seen on I-35 going to Minn. to see the grandkids. After all, if we wait for the gas prices to go down, they may be grown by then.

Remember, many of us still pay $1.19 for 8 oz.(one cup) of bottled water.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:31 PM   #36
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Folks,

It's all ECONOMICS and how you want to spend your $$$$$$$. I would never cut back on streamin' and miss out on all the fun with you folks at RALLIES.

Tarheel, you have the right idea on how to stretch the gas mileage!

No......we are planning to go many places this year. They say we only live once, and we plan to do it to the FULLEST. STREAMIN... STREAMIN... STREAMIN

We save our Denali in the garage and only use it for towing. Otherwise,we drive fuel efficient cars to the work place.

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Old 04-08-2005, 06:17 AM   #37
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hi all
in France 1.18 euros for one liter.i have a van b250 convertion 5.2l.
it is really necessary likes America has this price.we will make more than 2500 km this summer with the van and our safari.
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:06 AM   #38
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Heard on the news today that the East Coast can expect $2.25 a gallon for the summer. Still won't deter us! After the winter we had we need to get out on the road!
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:40 AM   #39
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Hello overthere,


please send us some fuel!! It is so cheap where you People live.
Todays fuelprices in northern germany are 5.85 US$ per gallon for Gas and 5.22 US$ per Gallon for Diesel ... And the German Government gets about 75% of the price (as Salestax (16%) and Ecotax) .


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Old 04-08-2005, 09:01 AM   #40
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Todays fuelprices in northern germany are 5.85 US$ per gallon for Gas and 5.22 US$ per Gallon for Diesel ... And the German Government gets about 75% of the price (as Salestax (16%) and Ecotax) .


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hi bjoern,
well, you are not doing quite so badly...it appears that fuel is only costing 1.47, and 1.31 respectively....time for you to speak out against your government....across the pond here our elected idiots are already conspiring(planning) to use g.p.s. to extract more money out of our pockets, for as our vehicles improve m.p.g., the idiots get less and less tax from us.
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:31 PM   #41
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In Southern Ontario the price is about 87 cents per litre today, that's about $2.70 US per gallon. We'll soon be heading out on our longest trip ever, to Alaska. Maybe we'll drive a little slower to improve the gas mileage, but like someone else said we're not going to let higher gas prices keep us from traveling with our kids - got to do it while they're young.

Whenever we go to NY state (about 60 miles away) we fill up at Smokin' Joes just accross the border near Lewiston. It's on an Indian reservation where the gas is about 15 cents per gallon cheaper than other stations in the area. The price was $2.07 last Saturday. You can get a similar deal near Evangola State Park on the south shore of Lake Erie. Anyone know of other places like Smokin' Joes, or is this just a New York state deal?

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Old 04-08-2005, 04:30 PM   #42
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We got back about three weeks ago from a trip down to Charleston, SC with a side trip down to Savannah. It was about 2500 miles (2100 towing). We enjoyed every minute of it and never thought about not doing it or limiting our side trips, that would have put a real damper on our trip. The sticker shock you experience as the gas pump clicks off and you gasp at the 'new' all-time record high price you have to cough up is a momentary discomfort. Soon you're back cruising down the road, maybe a little slower than you used to go, occasionally looking back at that silver beauty and thinking about what fun you're going to have.

I hope we all have many happy trips, long or short.
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