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Lwiddis

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Posted: 06/01/22 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on your age...and luck! I say go and enjoy. You may not get another chance.


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We're still doing the western states swing. Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Home. Home prices set the bar high. Looking forward to sub $6.00 diesel


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I'm going to be doing the sights and fishing I never did here in Flushington State. Lots of BLM to explore and Forest Service Land. Sweetie is still handcuffed to the worktable but I'm free as a bird.
I was toying with Alaska but not sure about this season. I still have time to decide yeah or nay. Current conditions could make it easy to get into places normally booked full.


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No truck camper here, but towing a 13k FW is pretty heavy and we don't plan on discontinuing our trips. We just returned from a trip to the mountains. We planned as we always have, to take one day to check out the local campgrounds, fill up our tank and back to our site where we stayed put for the rest of the trip.


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mike/kellie wrote:

We're still doing the western states swing. Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Home. Home prices set the bar high. Looking forward to sub $6.00 diesel


$5.69 to $5.79 here in Idaho.

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We always consider the difference between normal fuel price and the scalper fuel price. It's not $5.67 a gallon is too high, it's only $1.57 higher than last trip. So, at per thousand miles an 10 mpg, we only spend an extra $157 dollars for the trip - well, for each thousand miles.

If we can't afford that, we should get out of camping ... sell our $45,000 rig and all our gear. And stay home ... think about the difference between spending $5.67 a gallon as $567 opposed to the $410 already planned in the budget, and instead of $5.67 a gallon, when you budget just think only $157 more. So, if $157 more keeps you home, don't know how to change that. In fact, if you cut your trip one travel day short, you'd recapture that $157 in fuel and also camp fees.

Trip based on 1000 miles and ten MPG ... equates to $.567 per mile in fuel cost per 1000 miles. When fuel hits a dollar a mile, that might keep me home, or closer ...


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Ramblin' Ralph wrote:

I'm 80. I don't have time to wait for lower prices. I'm starting Ramblin' 2022 next week for 5 months! [emoticon]


Give 'em heck Ralph..74 here with the same attitude...lol

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jaycocreek wrote:

Ramblin' Ralph wrote:

I'm 80. I don't have time to wait for lower prices. I'm starting Ramblin' 2022 next week for 5 months! [emoticon]


Give 'em heck Ralph..74 here with the same attitude...lol


Looking forward to your reports again Ralph.

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One way to save is to use your gas CC. Sinclair gives you .10 off per gallon using the card and Chevron gives you .05 off per gallon and .02 credit on your overall bill. You can see that we always use Sinclair right now.

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ReneeG wrote:

One way to save is to use your gas CC. Sinclair gives you .10 off per gallon using the card and Chevron gives you .05 off per gallon and .02 credit on your overall bill. You can see that we always use Sinclair right now.


Get the Upside app. Locally I have never gotten less than 14 cents per gallon back. Has been as high as 32 cents. Check it out. Our adult son got us hooked up with it just a few months ago, and the cash adds up quickly.


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