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StirCrazy

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Posted: 06/02/22 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dr J the Canuck wrote:

No cancellation. Heading to the Yukon for 3 weeks. 4000+ miles round trip. 2011 F350 6.7L diesel. Not happy about the diesel fuel costs (~$8.25/US gal) in BC/YN, but would be even less happy if we didn't go. Will be fuel and food smart, and will remind ourselves at the pumps that there aren't many truck camping summers left for these 65+ year old bones.

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wow is it that expensive on the island? its 2.06 /L up here so after both conversions its 6.23US/Gal (us) I hope it drops there as I am traviling down the island for a week at the end of the month. after just checking gas buddy diesel is 2.19/L in victoria today so that works out to 6.61 US/US gal


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Posted: 06/02/22 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I am a member of the died to soon, wife club. And I would tell all of you this. Screw the money, unless it will put you out on the street, do it and do it now.


If you do not you may well live to regret it. Think about life, not a buck or two either way

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Posted: 06/02/22 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

So why is Getupside App strangely void of any real info on the web?
This is not a sarcatic question. Does anyone know the basis or endgame with that? (Not that I give a ____ or have the time nor inclination to submit receipts for "rebates.")

Paging RetiredRealtorRick....


I haven't the SLIGHTEST idea how it's funded, nor do I care. When I reach increments as small as $15, I cash them in. Simple as that. My son paid for Christmas gifts for his children from this app last year. (He never cashed in anything during the year).

How the he11 does GoodRx get funded?? How does GoodRx make money?? Do you care??

I was skeptical at first, but not anymore. Saving money is saving money. I see no "downside" to Upside, and that's why I use it.

For the record (I see a LOT of skeptics on this forum), I have NO PERSONAL INTEREST, INVESTMENT, or CONNECTION to the Upside app. --
I'm just SMART enough to use it, and benefit from it.

Use it or don't -- it's your choice -- but don't jump my case for sharing something that can actually save money for other forum members.

Oh, and BTW, it does not involve submitting receipts or anything like that. You might actually want to look into it before 'you' decide how it must work.


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midnightsadie wrote:

every one ,every one just sit on your butt for one month .I mean every one. there be such a drop it,ll wake up the people who made this mess. for those that don,t care about the price, go have some fun.


No, it won't. The fuel used by RVing is but a drop in the bucket compared to all the people driving to work and hauling goods.


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

So why is Getupside App strangely void of any real info on the web?
This is not a sarcatic question. Does anyone know the basis or endgame with that? (Not that I give a ____ or have the time nor inclination to submit receipts for "rebates.")

Paging RetiredRealtorRick....


I haven't the SLIGHTEST idea how it's funded, nor do I care. When I reach increments as small as $15, I cash them in. Simple as that. My son paid for Christmas gifts for his children from this app last year. (He never cashed in anything during the year).

How the he11 does GoodRx get funded?? How does GoodRx make money?? Do you care??

I was skeptical at first, but not anymore. Saving money is saving money. I see no "downside" to Upside, and that's why I use it.

For the record (I see a LOT of skeptics on this forum), I have NO PERSONAL INTEREST, INVESTMENT, or CONNECTION to the Upside app. --
I'm just SMART enough to use it, and benefit from it.

Use it or don't -- it's your choice -- but don't jump my case for sharing something that can actually save money for other forum members.

Oh, and BTW, it does not involve submitting receipts or anything like that. You might actually want to look into it before 'you' decide how it must work.


Fair enough. No real offense meant.
And another search now, says it's funded by merchant commissions. Upside provides purchase and marketing data to merchants/companies, fee gets split between consumers who participate and of course Upside.

Apologies for the inferences.


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Just pulled my camper from south Louisiana to Colorado for 2 week vacation. Fuel ate me up across north Texas with the wind. But with 2 small children, and I'm not getting any younger, you can't make
those memories at the house. So we said screw the cost

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jimh406 wrote:

The polls are saying most people don't think they are doing well now. I can't think of any reason why some would think that most people are doing well now. Maybe they aren't paying attention.


Perception vs reality are often different.

It feels bad when you drop $100 filling the tank vs the $50 you paid a year ago. So people perceive things as bad.

But between the covid response splashing around trillions in cash, wages going up and easy to find jobs, the people are able to still maintain their lifestyle. The numbers say even with the inflation, people are still doing well.

Now, with inflation up, covid cash largely running out, don't be surprised if things take a hard nose dive and reality catches up with perception.

To the original question: 5000miles at say 12mpg
- At $2.50/gal = $1041.
- At $5.00/gal = $2082

Assuming a 3 month trip, that's around $350/month extra and probably not enough to really impact the decision. Of course:
- I'm still going to be doing some driving regardless.
- Food isn't any different at home vs on the road.
- Utilities savings will offset a good chunk of the campground costs.

Now if you are doing 5000miles in 2 weeks, some of those numbers do change but that's 7+ hours driving per day and doesn't sound fun.


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And if you divide that amount of difference over a two week stay, without towing anything or driving much. You get a small daily increase in vacation costs. The fun and relaxation alone should be worth it.


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Haven't started any yet, but burning through about 90 gallons or so of fuel a week since the old Dodge had to resume Daily Driver Status.

The camper kind of was built with a double purpose in mind, one of which was potentially as a "stay in town" solution if I needed to cut my commute costs for a while by staying in the camper and floating around near by my work place during the week days and then heading home for the weekend.

Since its been ten years since I last camped anywhere, I'm not currently planning to cut back on anything, since nothing is in stone yet, more concerned with shortages vs fuel prices and the resulting hyper price spikes it may cause for regular consumables.

I may also speak with my manager about seeing if I can get approved for a "workcation" model for periods of time since we have our Star Link RV unit now, which means as long as I can get it some sky I can get online with decent enough latency to do my job remotely for a change.


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TxGearhead wrote:

I've got a paid for ticket and a camping spot for the Knoxville Nationals Sprint car race in Knoxville Iowa in August. I'm on the fence about cancelling. 1,000 miles one way. So 2,000 miles at 10 MPG x $5 gallon is expensive.


Never been to the Knoxville Nationals, but if I already had the tickets, extra bucks for fuel wouldn’t hold me back! I can already smell the Castrol and feel the dust in my lungs from here.

Go have fun. You’ll never regret it.


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