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Jayco-noslide

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Posted: 02/26/12 06:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.


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Spending more time at our seasonal site is looking better all the time.


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Yeah we are just planning on dry camping and possibly 1 nighter boondocks some land we have permission to stay.


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Have we not been through this once before. in 2008? Diesel approached $5.00 Most places it was $4.50-$5.75 I paid $5.25 in New Jersey back then.

But I survived. My rational is the only way to get value out of the RV is to use it.
Parking it or selling it will cost way more than a few tanks of gas


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I told DW that we might as well camp in the back yard and safe a ton of money. that is what it will cost us poor folk if the price does go up. Heck, we might as well make it into a tree house.

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yes...it will hurt...

but if your buying, there are some great deals out there right now, especially on 10-12 year old DP's, in my opinion

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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.


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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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My guess: Yes, $5 gas will hurt the industry a lot. It's death by a thousand cuts, and this would be a big cut.


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