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RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

I bought gas here today for $1.70, another place had it for $1.60. I may never see that again if all the green new deal works out. Never mind all my oil and fracking leases. Don’t look good folks. Yes, this is what I fear may happen very soon. Delving into more research on the carbon tax scheme, which I don't fully understand, looks like I maybe should be just as worried about the cost of electric/natural gas for the house, propane and anything else dealing with fossil fuels. An uncertain economic future for sure, at least for us.
bstar1952 11/08/20 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

Walaby - Covid Wagons, LOL now that's a great moniker....
bstar1952 11/04/20 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

OP here and lots of good comments. We are recently retired and are now more tied to a budget. Certainly not quitting RVing, just have to be more conscience of costs. Although I understand supply vs. demand, its a little disheartening seeing certain RV parks doubling the nightly rates and doing nothing to improve their parks. BTW, I average 9 mpg when towing and I did use $5 a gallon to figure my gas costs. 3800 miles divided by 9 equals 422 gallons. At $5 a pop, that's $2110. I'm by no means a math wiz, but I think that's right. No, I don't believe gas will go up that much by this summer but I do think that by this time next year it's sure a possibility.
bstar1952 11/04/20 05:16pm Travel Trailers
Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

In the process of planning a trip next summer out to Glacier NP, Yellowstone and all the NPs in Utah. About 3800 miles, round trip, and at least 30 nights. So, I just read an article in Barrons predicting much higher gas prices after the election. It’s been a good run on low gas prices the last few years and we've got in a lot of great trips. I do remember the $3.75 - $4.50 a gallon price that was common 5-6 years ago and how that curtailed our travel to the point we could only afford to go a couple hundred miles. If prices raise to $5.00 a gallon, as being mentioned by other media, and campgrounds raising their rates as is happening, we are starting to question if we can afford to continue making long trips. By the way, so far in my planning, campground nights will average $55. Of course some parks will be lower and some higher. With a near $4K just in gas and campground fees, probably looking at well over $6K for the trip. To get to the point of my post, wondering what other folks may be thinking about the cost of RVing these days? At what point does it get just too expensive? Please, there is nothing political about my post and I hope comments can be civil. I also know the economics of RVing has been discussed here in the past and I’m not harping on high costs as they are what they are. Just wondering what/if folk’s concerns might be here in the present about the high cost of RVing.
bstar1952 11/04/20 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: TT Tire Recommendation

OP here, my apologies for my original post, which by the way had nothing to do with politics. I simply had bad tires from a company that I won't purchase from again. I guess toxic politics have a way of tarnishing everything in America these days.
bstar1952 09/06/20 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie: 1/2 Towable Cross Country Trip Suggestions

If you're going to need internet to work, you may need to check out whatever RV Park you'll be staying at for good service. Out of the 156 parks we've stayed at over the past few years, I think 3 had good enough internet you could work with. A little exaggeration, but seriously most RV parks have crappy internet.
bstar1952 08/24/20 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Tire Recommendation

scbwr: Thanks, I forgot about the Maxxis tire line, I'll look in to them.
bstar1952 08/20/20 04:24pm Travel Trailers
TT Tire Recommendation

Had a blowout coming home last month and now have no confidence in the OEM "Trailer King" tires so getting ready to purchase new tires for my TT. Was going to purchase the Goodyear Endurance but now won't buy anything from GY. Looking at the Carlisle HD, which I've had before and had no problems. Anyone have any other recommendations before I pull the plug.Thanks....
bstar1952 08/20/20 10:00am Travel Trailers
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