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Posted: 03/08/22 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't even look at the price. If I want to go I got to buy fuel and I am rolling out in 2 days. I worked hard to have enough to play now and I intend to play. Every thing I have is paid for, everything!

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I don't even look at the price. If I want to go I got to buy fuel and I am rolling out in 2 days. I worked hard to have enough to play now and I intend to play. Every thing I have is paid for, everything!


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Same here we are traveling this summer,booked our campsites 6 months out. My truck gets 9 miles to the gallon pulling the trailer so its going to hurt filling up but you can't take it with you so enjoy.

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Only 1% of US oil imports are from Russia, so the ban is more symbolic than effective. You won't see any supply disruptions due to that.

The direct economic effect, however, is another matter. The price rises you are seeing are due to market panic and oil company greed. It is worth noting that oil company profits are at record levels. THEY aren't hurting one bit, WE are. Robert Reich has pointed to the approach the Europeans seem to be taking: impose a windfall profits tax on the oil companies. They want to price gouge? Fine, they can fork over all that extra money to the government and do their share helping pay off the national debt. Done right, it would remove their incentive to jack those prices up sky high on the rest of us.

As for our travel pans this year, yeah, $4+ diesel fuel prices are going to hurt. That makes leaving the TT home and staying at motels more attractive. I get 14 mpg towing and 28 mpg without the trailer. On a 400 mile day's drive, that's $64 extra dollars in fuel (give or take a bit). That atop a campground fee makes a guy think about the options.

But we are planning on going . . .





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Imagine being a trucker......a buck and a half a mile for fuel and DEF alone.

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Just look at it this way: You're not spending your money, you're spending your heirs money.


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Posted: 03/09/22 10:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At this point I expect no significant supply disruptions.


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CarnationSailor wrote:

ferndaleflyer wrote:

I don't even look at the price. If I want to go I got to buy fuel and I am rolling out in 2 days. I worked hard to have enough to play now and I intend to play. Every thing I have is paid for, everything!


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X3. That being said, I tell DW “we have money for anything we want but not for everything we want”.

Seriously gas prices now just have to be folded into our priority mix just like everything else. In my 76 yr life experience I have found our #1&2 priority’s get funded, lower than that maybe not.

Our priority list shifted last Dec when we decided we had see all fifty states to our satisfaction and sold our motorhome. Now international travel is more our thing. We all have different and changing priorities as we go thru life.


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It is SNAFU. 20 & 21 it was Covid. Now Ukraine. Down here on the farm, what can we do? About the best we can do is carry on as best we can normally.

You might want to adopt the fuel strategy of driving in the north where fuel stations are few & far between & not guaranteed to be open. Drive on the top half of your tank. When you get to half fill up at the next available supply.


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The only supply disruptions are a result of PANIC buying, just like toilet paper at the start of COVID.


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