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CavemanCharlie

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Posted: 03/19/22 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We are getting ready to leave for a month long trip through Utah, Arizona and points beyond in under 2 weeks. My wife asked if we were still going with the gas prices being what they are. I told her that it only adds a couple of hundred dollars to the trip. If I can't afford that, it is time to hand up the truck keys and sell the TT.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

I was checking prices on Gas Buddy yesterday for the Bushnell, FL area. Most stations were in the $4.19-$4.29 range for regular, but checking again this morning most of the same stations are down to $3.91-$3.99.


Wish we would see those prices again - that's not even an increase from last year out west...

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In VA the prices dropped from 4.55 to 4.29 in the last few days. Diesel was $5.99 and now into the low to mid $5 range. Found that our fuel discount plan, TSD, dropped T/A $5.40 advertised on the sign to $4.60.

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We moved to a state park near St Marys, GA today, and most of the gas prices we saw here were $3.83 or $3.86.


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Many times in life it seems like my timing is off. One example, the US government raised the lifetime senior park pass price from $10 to $100 just before I qualified. But with gas prices going to all time highs and maybe beyond, this time I feel like my timing was right.

I had dreamed about trying full time life in an RV for about 10 years. In 2020 after retiring I finally pulled the trigger. I bought a nice new Winnebago motorhome and I travelled around Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas for 11 months. We spent the summer in Arkansas and the winter in South Texas.

Then in Feb 2021 I decided to put the RV plans on hold and I sold the RV to a dealer. Including sales tax I probably lost about $10,000 on an $80,000 motorhome. I had no problem with that. I spent about the same living in it for 11 months as I would have renting an apartment in Dallas.

I have a lot of good memories and sometimes I think I want to try it again, but not yet. I was hurting when I filled it up at $1.89 a gallon back in 2020. Now with gas prices more than double I am so glad I got out when I did. Someday maybe I'll do it again. But for now I'm comfortable in the old 'sticks and bricks'.

I saw this story today. Maybe someone else has already posted it. A man filled up his converted bus for a cross country trip and he spent $944 at the pump.

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I'm more worried about getting fresh produce and groceries than I am about buying fuel. Hasn't happened here yet but friends in MD and PA are saying grocery store shelves are half empty. They said trucks just aren't showing up and when they do, they're not full.


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Like many of you, we live on a fixed income. I'm not poor mouthing, but we are feeling the increase in prices on everything. Our pockets don't reach down to our knees. We are vacillating on canceling our two week trip in April to save money for a 3 1/2 month trip north to escape the heat in AZ. We would save about $1700. That would give us a fuel pad up to about $6 per gallon for summer. If diesel hits $6.50-7.00 by summer, we might have to reconsider our plans.


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I would encourage everyone to travel if they possibly can. We have reached the age where health problems prevent us from using the motor home much and I regret not using it more when we were still able. I regret more what I haven't done than what I have!!! Money is something that you can't take with you when your life is over.


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Pulled in for a bit over 1/2 a tank of fuel.

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After the TSD discount the final cost was actually $584.50 but that still stings. Won't stop my travels but dang!

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olfarmer wrote:

I would encourage everyone to travel if they possibly can. We have reached the age where health problems prevent us from using the motor home much and I regret not using it more when we were still able. I regret more what I haven't done than what I have!!! Money is something that you can't take with you when your life is over.


my mom would often say "you will get a nice inheritance" my response "if you EVER decide NOT to do something because you want to leave the money to me, I'll be VERY mad. Do what YOU want, if there is anything left, fine but you don't OWE us ANYTHING, you raised us fine"


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