I'm not sure. Not long ago, $2.50 seemed way high but we have adapted to some extent to it being between $3 and $4. $5 sounds terrible but if it gets there over a period of several years or goes up and down we may adapt to that too? Also, keep in mind, that for those who buy new, expensive RV's, the biggest cost of RVing will probably remain the actual cost of the RV, that is, the depreciation over a period of time.
Yeah we are just planning on dry camping and possibly 1 nighter boondocks some land we have permission to stay.
4 whopping cylinders on Toyota RV's. Talk about great getting good MPG. Also I have a very light foot on the pedal. I followed some MPG advice on Livingpress.com and I now get 22 MPG! Not bad for a home on wheels.
I would honestly worry a lot more about people who spend most of their income on necessities which would ALL increase in price as fuel prices rise. If my vacation gets interrupted, I feel bad but if I have problems feeding my family that's a real problem.
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I'm sorry, but $5 per gallon for gas will definitely affect how often and how long a trip we take in this household. If it stays that high, yes, I will get used to it....but we will still take fewer and/or shorter trips. As we enter into retirement now in a few more months, our income will decrease. There is no way around it.
RVing is something we love to do, and had hoped all our lives to be able to do a great deal of it once we were able to retire. Now though, we will be picking and choosing our trips. $5 per gallon will impact our travelling. Getting 'used' to the price of fuel will not change the fact it makes RV travel very expensive.
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Nope. In the grand scheme of things that's only another $100 to fill up. Might sting a little but not worth walking away from a dream. Not to mention it might spur some manufacturers to get going with some decent mileage rigs. As it stands now my MH only gets 3-4 mpg worse than my truck and I can't quit driving all together.