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Posted: 06/12/22 05:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bedlam wrote:

I just fueled for $208 at $6/gal for diesel...


$127.00 at $4.89

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Reality Check wrote:

Life is short, every day's a gift, and waiting for the perfect time is a losing proposition.. Camp on.

My wife uses the same phrase and we try to enjoy life while we can. We rolled by Realty Check on Thursday in search of better weather on the dry side of the mountains.


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No ,added a extra 51 gallon tank. Instead of using my commercial supplier I am shopping around.

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87 gallons@ $5.85 last fill up, contractor I work with just paid $6.40 in Bellinham WA.

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ReneeG wrote:

One way to save is to use your gas CC. Sinclair gives you .10 off per gallon using the card and Chevron gives you .05 off per gallon and .02 credit on your overall bill. You can see that we always use Sinclair right now.

I have the Citi Double Cash credit card that gives me 2% back on all my purchases. At $5 per gallon that also saves 10 cents per gallon. Yippee!

I did fulltime in 2020 and I was paying $1.89 per gallon. I feel like a genius because I sold my motorhome in Feb. 2021. I might buy another one next year and do it again, depending upon all the prices. I might not. It was fun, but I don't know if it's $5 a gallon fun.





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S Davis wrote:

No ,added a extra 51 gallon tank. Instead of using my commercial supplier I am shopping around.

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87 gallons@ $5.85 last fill up, contractor I work with just paid $6.40 in Bellinham WA.


I think your on to something with that idea. During the summer the TC rig is in use a ton. If you can shave off a hundred bucks a week by just stopping where it’s cheaper that is just smart. Maybe I’ll start doing that with cans. Love the tank!!!!!!

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We are still traveling when we can but just taking it slower. Instead of doing a trip in 3 weeks we now take 4 or 5 weeks to cover the same distance. Cost per week works out to be about the same that way.

Also luckily we moved states which means most of the areas we like to go for short trips has been reduced by 300 miles.


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BradW wrote:

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/report........he,averages%20%244.78%2Fgal%20in%203Q22.

Looks like the prediction for 2023 fuel price is not much better. So putting our trip off until next may not make much of a difference on fuel costs.


Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price.

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Went into town last night to get a pizza and noted the price of diesel at our only station. Today it was at $7.19. A 15 cent jump in 18 hrs. Might need to pack soon and leave while we can still afford it!


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Deb and Ed M wrote:


Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price.


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bighatnohorse wrote:

Deb and Ed M wrote:


Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price.


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In Dawson City, Yukon on a 6000 km trip from Van Isle. Paying up to $2.60/L. That's per litre, folks. X 3.8 for conversion to a gallon. Painful yes, but worth every penny. It's all relative...

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