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LandYacht35diesel

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Posted: 06/11/22 08:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is parked in my workshop … NO travel for me with fuel prices like these at over 6$ per gallon even though I can BABY IT to get almost 16mpg.

GOT TO do a major LPG gas upgrade anyways ….

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Not at all since all my engines use gas. I learned a long time ago that diesel is not for me.
Gas prices have had nothing but good affects as we have more open spots.

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I expect diesel to keep going up until summer is over then it might drop a bit. By next year you will be happy to $6 per gallon.
I just bought a new truck, so I still plan on towing the 5th wheel.


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bgum wrote:

Not at all since all my engines use gas. I learned a long time ago that diesel is not for me.
Gas prices have had nothing but good affects as we have more open spots.


Open spots ? …. So you don’t have a fully self contained RV ?

Gas prices have taken a MAJOR HIT too.

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just look how one person can change the world. this is all man made . but I,m still going to do what I want.

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LandYacht35diesel wrote:

bgum wrote:

Not at all since all my engines use gas. I learned a long time ago that diesel is not for me.
Gas prices have had nothing but good affects as we have more open spots.


Open spots ? …. So you don’t have a fully self contained RV ?

Gas prices have taken a MAJOR HIT too.


We do have a fully self contained rv. We have not run on diesel since we sold our 5th. After owning a 35 foot class A and a 35 foot 5th wheel we woke up to the fact that bigger is not better when it comes to RVS. We can get into any rv park except class A only. We get a little more than 15 mpg when towing, and can maneuver easily. We have what we want in a RV: a clean bed, a clean bathroom, air-conditioned and heated space,hot shower, refrigerator, and stove/microwave, entertainment center including TV, and it's paid for.
If you have anything better please let us know so we can check it out.

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bgum The question was about diesel prices and how it affects travel plans not gasoline. Gasoline prices are going up too, which will hurt just as much. I think you better downsize again. To a electric vehicle and a tent. Some of us like to traveling in class A's and fifth wheels.

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To the original question, how has the price of diesel affected your travel? The fuel bill is twice as much.


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To answer the OP's question...Usually, we take the Allegro on longer trips and the Isata on shorter trips. Because of the higher price of diesel over gas, we will take the Isata on all trips this summer.

The price of gas is about a dollar a gallon cheaper than diesel and the Isata gets 15mpg compared to the Tiffin at 9mpg, so we will be taking the small gasser. We definitely won't be staying home all summer!


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Posted: 06/11/22 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm far less concerned with how the price of diesel fuel will affect my travel than I am with how it will affect our supply chains.

Remember the old saying "if you've got it . . . a truck brought it" and the vast majority of those trucks operate on diesel fuel.


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