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8ntw8tn

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We'll probably cut back on our summertime travel so we can continue our winter travel to Texas. We had to leave our winter Texas home early because of a death in the family and really noticed the extra fuel expense on the way back home. We'll probably camp just as much this summer, but at closer places with less travel.


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Life is way too short to be measured by some percentage increase in the cost of fuel - at least for an old timer like me. DW and I do what we want, go where we want, when we want regardless.

And if you are still working, then I suggest you go wherever you can, whenever you can - enjoy while ya can and if you have to work a little more OT to pay for it... do it.


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8-10k miles this year. Probably close to 90 days camping unless fuel gets to $7/gal then we would cut back some


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M GO BLUE wrote:

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


I am with you, I don't allow anything to come between me and what I love to do. I will just factor it into my over all cost for the trip and away I will go. Has nothing to do with the size of my bank account, it is not huge, or rig, when the travel budget runs dry, then that will be another story.


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I'm a little confused by the way you framed the question but we have a 1989 Chevy P32 chassis rated at 15,000 lbs and we have a trip planned to Missouri and surrounding area. I need to be in Branson for a submarine association reunion and it is one of the five states we haven't visited, so of we go. At the cost of rooms today and the fact that we will be using our own bedroom, kitchen etc. we'll drive and if it gets to $5.00 a gallon, EH. If we're lucky and the grandkids schedules permit, maybe a trip up North or maybe just to Mammoth Lakes.


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Very little change will happen for me. Of course currently, I have little vacation time so we don't go very much in the spring and summer.

However, in the fall, nearly every weekend, from September thru November, we drive a average of 450 miles round trip (sometimes more sometimes less) to football games. We do weekend tailgating trips with our other RV football tailgating friends.

Unless gasoline gets insanely high in late winter of 2014 (we will have newly retired the previous August)we plan to take a trip across country all the way to LA, and hopefully take in Yosemite also.

We plan to come back via the old Route 66.


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The distance I travel depends primarily on the amount of vacation time and not any costs.


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If the cost of gas goes out of sight, we have three CGs not too far from where we live that we will utilize more. One is only 13 miles from our house. Actually that one is our favorite and we camp there several times over the summer season.


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I really can not see why they raise the prices of gas. for one thing, when they do it just keeps people from driving more so they actually get less money for their wallets and the states get less money for taxes thus the roads suffer and it hurts all the way down the line so the economy hurts too. I ride a Honda scooter in the fair weather days of the year. I save a lot of money every month. we will be camping closer to home and maybe even boon docking. so the economy will suffer a lot unless the gov steps in and does something, face it gas was only $189 when obumma took over.

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MNtundraRet wrote:



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!


I thought these boring price of fuel threads were banned years ago?

From the sticky at the top of the forum;
Dick A Moderator wrote:


Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/21439818.cfm

Posted: 05/21/08 12:25am
All other fuel threads will be automatically deleted.



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