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Posted: 02/23/12 08:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a quick survey. How far will you drive if gasoline (for diesel assume about $0.50/gallon more) and give you approximate home base rig type (basically how light or big you are). Also how many total miles you intend to travel vs last year's total for example (these are my plans the number under the amount are the number of trips).

Diesel 8,000# TH
Mileage $3.80 $4.00 $4.20 $4.50 $4.75 $5.00
100 10 10 10 10 5 2
400 3 2 2 1 0 0
1,200 1 1 1 ? ? ?
2,000 1 1 1 1 ? ?

Last Year/This Year
5,500 / 3,800 (300 miles YTD)

Home: Near New Orleans, Louisiana

As you can see I have a diesel TV that pulls about 8K# TH. The pardette and I camp about once a month close by, and only if fuel prices really go into the stratosphere would we cut down on those.
I have cancelled one of my 400 miler vacations because I want to try to go to Wyoming this summer.

Friends of mine in my same area have said if prices hit $4.50/gal they are cancelling their New Mexico trip.

* This post was edited 02/23/12 08:54am by ng2951 *

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Posted: 02/23/12 08:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Makes no difference to me. I camp to do my hobby so I will still tow about 4500 this year. Oh, yeah, more becaust I'm retiring this year and will have time to see the world more!


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I take it that you do not read current posts before posting here.

There is a post already going on the subject. Please READ IT!

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Posted: 02/23/12 08:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will go wherever I want, when I want because I love to travel...

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Posted: 02/23/12 09:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have limited ourselfs to 500 miles for the last 3 years. Not just the gas cost but also the hit we took on our retirement funds. Lots of places to camp within that distance.

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No changes. Having something like we do is already expensive.


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Posted: 02/23/12 09:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tow 9800# for as long as I want and go where I want, period.
Last year 12,000 this year 800 so far.

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Posted: 02/23/12 09:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Planning to me is deciding if I'd going West or East when I leave my driveway. Planning how many miles would be out of the question. However, it would be FAR FAR more expensive to have an RV and not use it than to pay an extra buck a gallon for fuel costs.

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Most of our trips this year are of the 200-300 variety. I have an F150 5.4 pulling 7200lbs and get on average 8-9mpg. So figuring 250 miles as an average trip @ 8.5mpg the difference is only $15.00 between $4.00 and $4.50. Not sweating it. We have a couple long week vacation times but are not sure where were going. No bias towards Oregon but it has some of the nicest CG's around and plenty of things to do while camping. So it makes it easy to stay local when gas prices rise. We have a family camp out in August thats only 3 nites but have the whole week prior. Thought about heading to Kalispell MT to see the area and then loop down thru ID to central OR where the family camp is. Will just have to wait and see how high gas prices really hit then decide.


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Posted: 02/23/12 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a lot of money tied up in my truck and trailer so I m not going to have them sit idle because fuel went up a buck since last year, I many not go cross country but I am not changing any plans either. I enjoy this part of my life to much , I see a lot of people handing over $8-or $9 for a pack of smokes , If I smoked I would try to quit and put that cash into my fuel tank, to each his own , I dont think a few more $$ per tank is going to change the plans of many people.

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