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Gas here in Vancouver is basically $ 1.45/liter = roughly $ 6.50/ imp. gallon.
Predictions are possibly $ 1.75/liter (or more) by summer =$ 7.90/imp. gallon.

Enjoy your $3.40 gas while you can!


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cpaharley2008 wrote:

With daily increases and no end in sight, I'm getting a little uneasy not only with camping but the economy in general. I thought of downsizing my Hemi to a V-6 for economy but the 2-3 mpg difference is not economical. But the car dealer was saying that once it hits $5 he will be out of business. Then I was thinking about RV dealers and boat dealers.
I thought we were on the road to recovery but it seems that road has taken a detour. Anyone else feeling a little uncomfortable with what is happening?
Pretty soon we will all be driving 4 cyl and pulling popup campers just to go camping!! I'm afraid for the heavy and big campers as well as other recreational activities.


What is going on camping wise in countries where gas is already 2x our current prices?

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Chaos, just look at Greece!!


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It's just not the gas that's going to go up.. Just went grocery shopping today and just about everything in the store costs more than it did a month ago...

Mitch


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It's just not the gas that's going to go up.. Just went grocery shopping today and just about everything in the store costs more than it did a month ago...

Mitch


That is a fact. I have mentioned it but the Crunchy Chicken at Taco John's is still the same price BUT the FREE cup of ranch dip is now $.29.

The thing that concerns me most is that me and others may have about the same income 20 years from now when things are 200-300% more expensive.

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Gale Hawkins wrote:

MitchF150 wrote:

It's just not the gas that's going to go up.. Just went grocery shopping today and just about everything in the store costs more than it did a month ago...

Mitch


That is a fact. I have mentioned it but the Crunchy Chicken at Taco John's is still the same price BUT the FREE cup of ranch dip is now $.29.

The thing that concerns me most is that me and others may have about the same income 20 years from now when things are 200-300% more expensive.


x2 on the income. My retirement $ is fixed for life. When gas, food, health ins goes up, somethings gotta give. I was fortunate enough to be able to retire at 56. I'm 59 now. I am still weighing out when I want to start collecting SS. (if it's still there when I'm 62-67 haha) Depending on the economic as well as finacial conditions at those yrs will determine wether I will take a hit and collect at 62 or wait it out for more money at 65-67 yrs.

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I'm only 48 and I've already decided I'm taking my SS as soon as I can. I think (hope) that will still be 62. My Dad retired @ 58 and he is now 68 and started collecting at 62 and he's glad he did.. You just don't know what's going to happen, so might as well get something now.

He did really well with his career and investments, but anyone that is retired is on a 'fixed' income, no matter what and it's all gonna take it's toll.

I actually don't think I'll ever be able to retire like my Dad... I'll probably be that 'greeter' at Walmart or asking you if you want to 'Supersize that' when I'm in my 70's... I'm doing well in my career and income now, but in 15 years, what's it gonna be like?

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I just filled up my Honda Car which gets 30 mpg around town and it cost me $5.00
more to fill it up for the same distance driven one month ago today. I will hate to fill my F250 {38 gallons} and a lot less mpg when we leave Yuma in a little more than a month


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We will still camp, we are going to stay closer to home. I am a self-employed building contractor, and building sucks right now, but my wife and I have been blessed with enough work to survive. Hang in there everyone and don't give up what you enjoy. We are all in the same boat...


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samsontdog wrote:

I just filled up my Honda Car which gets 30 mpg around town and it cost me $5.00
more to fill it up for the same distance driven one month ago today. I will hate to fill my F250 {38 gallons} and a lot less mpg when we leave Yuma in a little more than a month


?? Why did you even go to the gas station for a little over a gallon of gas??

I hope that was a typo..

Did you mean $50?

That would be only about 13 gallons of gas at my corner Shell station (3.99/gal)

Mitch

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