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bigred1cav

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Posted: 06/12/22 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

what travel?





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I just sold my 40 foot diesel pusher. A couple years ago it cost about 50 cents a mile in diesel, now it's doubled and costs $1.00 a mile. To expensive for me. Downsizing to a small travel trailer (just me and my dogs) and a gas truck to pull it with. Probably still won't be doing as much camping as I use too, but can go when I want.

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One good option is the old Merle Haggard song...."I think I'll just stay here and drink".

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We have a trip planned Pt. Reyes later this month and that will probably be be my longest trip in the motorhome. We live in El Dorado county in Calif. and there are many beautiful areas we can take the motorhome that will be less than 100 miles and that will keep us using the motorhome. But I have a new plan I have just bought an electric bike and if I made a trailer for it I could load my wife and camping gear and head out. All I would have to do is convince my wife?


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Of course this all begs the question of what the ridiculous fuel prices will do to the value of our RV's? If we decide to sell can we find a willing buyer and at what cost? The present inflation and predicted financial future recession tells me that the number of people that can afford an RV will continue to diminish. Hard to tell but it doesn't look good right now and they are saying that it will get worse before it gets better.

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Fuel prices will continue to go up as the supply gets tighter. I remember back in the 70's when you got gas on odd/even days based on your license plate number. Not sure how that will work with all the vanity plates now.[emoticon]
I just got a notice the other day that my credit limit on one of my gas cards was raised to $5000.[emoticon]
It hasn't really curtailed our driving/travel plans any. But I have noticed the local camper sales lots are getting in more 2-5 year old campers lately. Get a call a week that they have a new 5th wheel in their stock.Hopefully soon I can update my sig.[emoticon]


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I don't go as far, but I go just as often. More often even.
I don't always take my trailer in good weather.

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

Of course this all begs the question of what the ridiculous fuel prices will do to the value of our RV's? If we decide to sell can we find a willing buyer and at what cost? The present inflation and predicted financial future recession tells me that the number of people that can afford an RV will continue to diminish. Hard to tell but it doesn't look good right now and they are saying that it will get worse before it gets better.


Like I tell people that have recently asked about Real Estate --- NOW is the time to sell, now is NOT the time to buy.

I'd think, as you mentioned, the same would hold true for most RV's.


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