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Posted: 02/23/22 11:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Price of fuel going up, price of everything going up, stock market dropping like a lead balloon. We may not stop using our motor home but it will most likely change our plans on how far we travel and how many trips we take this year.

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Keep in mind back in 08/09 when gas was bumping $5 a gallon a lot of people were ditching big gas guzzlers. I kept my V-10 Excursion and only drove it to and from work. Glad I did as prices dropped a year later. This will pass as does everything else.


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I used to be cavalier and claim the fuel cost would not impact my trips, however that kind of increase will have an effect somewhere down the line.
I still plan to camp as usual, however I will cut back somewhere else and simply limit my driving when possible.
My adjustments may not be camping related. But the cost will impact my travels/budget in some way


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Posted: 02/24/22 08:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I won’t effect my travel plans but it might shorten my vocabulary down to a few four letter words at fill up time.

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Well,
I guess I am going to be the odd-man-out here.

The last time the fuel prices soared, we curtailed our travel plans.

We are in a problematic position of being on a very fixed income and having had the abrogation confiscate (literally) may savings that were the result of 28 years of scrimping saving, no big toys and no great vacations. That program started when the last kid left. I am over 70 and there is clearly no time or method to recover from such a hit. We will keep the coach because it is paid for, but this will probably be another 3000 mile season. At this point, I am just waiting to see how well the kids come out after my estate sale.

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For me it's high fuel prices = shorter trips longer stays.
Opposite for low fuel prices.

I think with Russia now in a full scale attack on Ukraine and China making threats towards Taiwan that things aren't going to be the same this summer.

My thinking is gas prices are going to go through the roof.
Just because we don't get oil from the Ukraine doesn't mean the markets won't reflect that.
Ukraine is sitting huge amounts of natural resources that much of Europe uses.
No doubt this war is going to be felt economically around the world.

Anyone taking the Russia/Ukraine war lightly is going to be in for a rude awakening.

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RICK-ards Red wrote:

I am paying $1.58 per litre which converts to $5.97 a US gal here in Northern Ontario and usually in the summer it goes up as people travel but hey, still planning on a trip to the Yukon this summer.

I have not seen a casket with pockets so I might as well spend it now because I can't take it with me.


Might have entered that wrong in the old calculators. 1.58 per litre is about 4.68 USD per US gallon.

Here is a handy link for converting.

https://usgas.ca/us

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Nope. But our tow vehicle is electric sooooo. [emoticon]

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Won't stop our trips. We'll just have to budget for it.

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With potential higher fuel prices on the horizon, reduced camping trips will be the least of your problems.


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