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cbshoestring

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Posted: 06/11/22 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Hemi, buy I'm sure it's the same for diesel.
When the bank teller counted out $100.00 bills, I repeat.... one stop for fuel, 2nd stop for fuel, 3rd stops for fuel, 4th stop.....

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These are the "Good Old Days"

Three years from now, when diesel is $15 a gallon, we'll be on here saying...I remember back when diesel was just $6 a gallon.


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these are the good old days. my boss said that back in 1971 he was right.

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midnightsadie wrote:

these are the good old days. my boss said that back in 1971 he was right.


This one got me wondering what gas really did cost in 1971 (sorry, I couldn't find similar data for diesel....though no doubt someone will):
Inflation adjusted price of gasoline

Anyway, the national average was $0.36 per gallon. If that was adjusted for inflation (1971 to April 2022) it would be $2.57 today.....interestingly, about what it was before it started it's rapid rise.

I also found it interesting that the long term inflation adjusted average since 1918 was $3.20/gallon

I have noticed that, in the past couple weeks, it seems that the spread between the price of Diesel and Gas is decreeing here (Bend, Oregon). I wonder if anyone else is seeing similar?

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I just sold my 5th wheel. It would cost me $1050 to drive to and from to see my grand children in Phoenix. That's not going to happen. I can fly round trip, do an Airbnb for the same price, saving all that drive to spend with them. Now I'm pondering whether or not to sell my 2000 F350 7.3 truck (165,000 miles). I doubt if I'll put another 2,000 miles on it this year.

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jdc1 wrote:

I just sold my 5th wheel. It would cost me $1050 to drive to and from to see my grand children in Phoenix. That's not going to happen. I can fly round trip, do an Airbnb for the same price, saving all that drive to spend with them. Now I'm pondering whether or not to sell my 2000 F350 7.3 truck (165,000 miles). I doubt if I'll put another 2,000 miles on it this year.


1. That extra time with the Grandkids is priceless -- enjoy it!
2. IMO, yes, sell the 7.3. The market is hot and the 7.3 is a very high-demand engine. It might surprise you what you can get for it.


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

I just sold my 5th wheel. It would cost me $1050 to drive to and from to see my grand children in Phoenix. That's not going to happen. I can fly round trip, do an Airbnb for the same price, saving all that drive to spend with them. Now I'm pondering whether or not to sell my 2000 F350 7.3 truck (165,000 miles). I doubt if I'll put another 2,000 miles on it this year.


1. That extra time with the Grandkids is priceless -- enjoy it!
2. IMO, yes, sell the 7.3. The market is hot and the 7.3 is a very high-demand engine. It might surprise you what you can get for it.


Yep--- I was going to trade my 1999 7.3 around 2010... the dealer only offered me a few thousand so I kept it. I finally decided to sell it in 2015 and got way,way more than the dealer had offered me years earlier. A guy actually drove over 500 miles to come see it and buy it.

Back to the original subject.... we are at the beginning of a 8,000 mile trip. It does hurt when I go to fill up and it's over $600, but we are going to continue with the trip and enjoy our travels.


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As one man put it, I can buy fuel but I cannot buy more time.

Prices will curtail most people's travel, and even stop many of them, but some have the resources and determination to not be deterred at all.

We didn't have any trips planned this summer anyway. However, it's not diesel or gas prices stopping us. When we resume travel it won't be as we were accustomed. No long and extended trips for now, hopefully later

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when I retired 15 years ago I did a retirement cost analysis. One of the costs I took into my driving and traveling costs was diesel fuel. I allotted $5.00 a gallon. Looks like the chickens have come to roost, no big deal. I must've driven hundreds of thousand miles by now.
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It must be time to go, the suns out and I've got a full tank of diesel!
We have a granite fireplace hearth! Love to be a little different.

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I've made several mistakes in the last 72 years. It hurts.


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