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nhshep wrote:

After six years of 4 day camping trips 6 or so times per year. Last year we did a seasonal site. On our 4 day trips one day was getting to the campground and setting up, camp for 2 days, the 4th day we had to check out late morning.
Now with the seasonal we don't care about gas prices and we are camping from the time we open the door. It is seasonal for this year too, a welcome break. Maybe next we'll hit the road with short trips. There are bargains out there for seasonal sites depending where you are located. It was because of high gas prices we looked at this as an opportunity to get more camping in rather than a set back and less camping.


I second that! We're in our 2nd year as a seasonal camper, and I don't see an end to it. No gas cost, backing or towing issues. I'd guess more seasonal sites would become available if there was an increased demand for them.

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Just go back form a trip to Germany, where gas is $8.07 a gallon. And guess what you see RVs going up and down the road. You adjust and spend less in other places. Funny Diesel over there was $7.80 a gallon, less then gas here its the other way around.

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jerem0621 wrote:

10-12 years ago people were asking what would happen if gas went to 3-4$. Guess what. We adjust our life styles and move on.

Camp closer to home? Yup.

Stop camping? No way!



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Not to get POLITICAL or anything, but we have a TRILLION barrels of crude shale oil that is OFF LIMITS for some reason...

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I expect we will still use the TT. Maybe not a long cross-country trip, but we'd definitely camp here in Georgia and maybe go down to Florida. No different from planning any other vacation. We'd just have to put the cost of gas into the budget.


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If gas prices increase will seasonal sites cost more or will competition bring prices down. Our CG cost 1 mile from the ocean.
$2100 seasonal sewer & water included, electric runs $20 per month.
CG open Aprl 15 to October 18, can't beat that price if we add up what 8 four day trips would normally cost. We use ur compact car on seasonal CG visits not the truck. Last year we paid $3100 seasonal.
Both prices include storage on site.

A tip: don't book the seasonal prior to open season wait until June/July ask that it runs until following june/july, some CG managers want to fill seasonal sites ad willing to work with you.
Find a campground with activities that way you'll never get bored.

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jerem0621 wrote:

jwoodie wrote:

Not to get POLITICAL or anything, but we have a TRILLION barrels of crude shale oil that is OFF LIMITS for some reason...


Not getting political but my father in law says

"why would we want to use ours (oil supply) when we can burn up theirs?"

Makes sense to me.

Thanks!


Because theirs is costing 5 time the amount that it would cost to use ours ..... that's why ... lol

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WyoTraveler wrote:

If gas went to $7 or $8 a gallon think about diesel price per gallon. Then think about the cost to transport commercial goods, groceries etc. I'm not sure camping would be the thing I would be worrying about. I have seen hay go from $60 a ton to over $150 a ton mainly because of fuel costs. You can hardly give a horse away in Wyoming.


I agree with this...if gas/fuel suddenly jumps to $7-8/gal we as a nation will have a lot worse things to contend with other than camping...like buying food, clothes, etc. No reason for it to happen or even be as high as it is...politics and greenies are the direct cause. Trying to shove 60 mpg cars and -0- emissions down our throats without a clear plan how to achieve it.

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jwoodie wrote:

Not to get POLITICAL or anything, but we have a TRILLION barrels of crude shale oil that is OFF LIMITS for some reason...


Not getting political but my father in law says

"why would we want to use ours (oil supply) when we can burn up theirs?"

Makes sense to me.

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shenandoahvalley wrote:

WyoTraveler wrote:

If gas went to $7 or $8 a gallon think about diesel price per gallon. Then think about the cost to transport commercial goods, groceries etc. I'm not sure camping would be the thing I would be worrying about. I have seen hay go from $60 a ton to over $150 a ton mainly because of fuel costs. You can hardly give a horse away in Wyoming.


I agree with this...if gas/fuel suddenly jumps to $7-8/gal we as a nation will have a lot worse things to contend with other than camping...like buying food, clothes, etc. No reason for it to happen or even be as high as it is...politics and greenies are the direct cause. Trying to shove 60 mpg cars and -0- emissions down our throats without a clear plan how to achieve it.


I will second both of these notions and find it hard to believe that most people don't think about that. Look around you. All the way around you. Every single thing you can see was delivered to store (or you) on a vehicle burning fuel. You think you'll still get milk for a $1.00 when the store has to pay 3 times current cost for delivery?

Camping might be the start, but it will be least of your worries.

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