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wanderingaimlessly

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Posted: 02/23/22 04:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll still go, I'll beotch about the morons in power screwing things up for no good reason, but I wont let morons stop me.

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I happened to notice one of the local dealers has an "inside sale" going on. They do not list a single class C, or other self propelled RV. I find that quite odd.

They do have a couple of 5th wheels that are listed above $150,000.00. (cdn dollars)


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Posted: 02/23/22 05:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am paying $1.58 per litre which converts to $5.97 a US gal here in Northern Ontario and usually in the summer it goes up as people travel but hey, still planning on a trip to the Yukon this summer.

I have not seen a casket with pockets so I might as well spend it now because I can't take it with me.


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Back in 2013 we took 'the big circle' trip, 10 weeks and 9000 miles. From Tennessee we went up to Mt. Rushmore and then out to the Olympic Penn. then down to the Grand Canyon then on to the Gulf coast in TX , along the coast to LA. MS. and then over to Mobile AL. then back up to home in TN. The most I paid then was 3.94/gal. and that was high then too. Total cost for gas for the trip was around 2600 bucks. The wife and I just had a conversation about this today and we said we are going to go at least a FEW places this year. I just filled up today at 3.29/gal....97 bucks.

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I am paying well over $10gal now. Put $120 in my Toyota Yaris just a few day ago. WHOA! The good news is that 12 gallons of premium runs the car for almost a month. Most of my 'errand' type trips I use a 125cc scooter which gives 80mpg & even that only burns a few gallons a month.

My Chevy 3500 beast in the US is another matter. A 12,000 mile trip coming up. The truck averages just under 11MPG. Gonna be a pricey trip this year.


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Posted: 02/23/22 07:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

Everybody claims the cost of fuel will not change their travel plans. I wonder how many of the same people whine about the store clerk getting a pay raise causes prices to go up? Do you look at corporations raising prices at the same time as they have record profits, call it inflation?


You are mixing up two separate issues. There's a difference between dealing with a price rise and encouraging a price rise.

Also, no one is complaining if a store decides it makes sense to pay a clerk more. The complaints are largely about the govt forcing stores to pay the clerks more even if they pay doesn't match the value and often forces automation which takes away their jobs...and on top of that the govt mandates simply drive inflation.

Ironically, a big part of the fuel price increases are govt created. Producers are hesitant to put a lot of money into increasing output, which would lower prices, when the western govts have made it very clear they are going to undermine the industry.

But honestly, it's unlikely to stay up in that range permanently. At $2-4/gal, most commuters have little incentive to muck about with electric vehicles. At $7-10/gal, expect a lot of commuter cars to flip over to electric because it makes financial sense.

Commuter car fuel usage far outweighs the impact of RV fuel usage, so you will see fuel demand drop which in turn will force fuel prices down.

To the original question: At $3.50/gal, we are projecting around $1100-1500 in towing fuel for the upcoming year. Double that and we may not be happy about it but it's not enough to stop us from going.


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Posted: 02/23/22 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wouldnt stop me.
When I check out I cant take it with me,so might as well spend money on doing what I like.
Besides,once EV motorhomes come driving will get cheaper.

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way2roll wrote:

I'm going to travel no matter what. In the grand scheme of things fuel cost is one of the smaller expenses in RV travel. I do ponder on the real reason. Is it supply chain issues, tensions with Russia and Ukraine, political, an eco-political push for EV's? All of the above? But the US is supposed to have some redundancy and stores in cases of oil shortages (whatever the cause). But just like anything, the wrong spin from any leader can put investors and suppliers in a panic and wreak havoc on the economy.

Theres enough oil for hundred years yet in Alaska alone.

Its all about pretend scarcity as always to justify raising prices.

Russia has lots o oil so its big huge competition to Us.
Time to stir some tension there and have them duke it out and hopefuly destablize Russia economy.

I Watch Russia insight channel and RT america to see what exactly goes on there bc western media never tells the whole story.
Its just one sided propaganda,sadly.

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Posted: 02/23/22 08:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, I rethink it all.
For big cross country trips it used to be $750 in gas, now its over $1,000, and $7 per gallon would be over $1,500... If I want to tool around the western states it is even worse as those are the blue states with high prices, so I would be more cautious with trips and plan for the least miles driven between stops.
I might consider a trip closer to home instead.
For local trips the cost is $20-40 so that is not a trip killer.
What hurts is the driving for normal life, which is a lot more miles than an RV trip.

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nope.


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