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I was looking for a previous post and found this from over 11 years ago. I wonder what Party was in charge at the time of this post? Doug
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"Having owned a 1993/1992 GBM for four years soon I have no complaints in a $$$ sense BUT had I been in better shape to afford a 'toy' in 2007 in hindsight I could see the 'wisdom' of buying newer.

Why? Because a transmission or frig are going to cost about the same for the same class of MH where it is 10/20/30 years old but the 'remaining' time to 'drive' that repair expense out of them decreases with their age.

While gas is going to $10 a gallon before many of our expiration dates will be reached we are knocking on $5 gas' door as I type. This will park even more MH's and make those who are upside down even more upside down it they are have not sold out at the smaller loss by now.

Those of us living today have yet to grasp the meaning of 'down sizing' at a local, state and national level I expect.

Remember a few years ago when people were buying brand new DP's for less than 3 year old similar used one's were priced?

When it finally hits banks the better times have come and gone those who still have their cash will be paying less for the same than today I expect.

Waiting for things to get better may be a suckers game too. Who knows?

With that being said the price of used cars are crazy today.

While inflation is wild in some sectors today we will have to wait and see what much higher costs every where will impact future pricing. Land and gold grabbing is over the top. Time will tell if the smart or dumb money is doing the buying or the selling."

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I love the question the first paragraph. I probably should not comment any farther. GRIN

I just filled the front tank in my 1990 F150........Only paid $4.36 a gallon, for 17 gallons....Makes me cringe thinking about filling the MH...... Oh well, that's why we worked so hard and save in our younger years.

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Ten bucks a gallon? Then things have and are getting better!


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Amazing how some people have to go political when politics has nothing to do with the price of fuel today.


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Doug, you are wrong on this one. Stick to what your expertise is, I have always admired that.


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dougrainer wrote:

HappyKayakers wrote:

Amazing how some people have to go political when politics has nothing to do with the price of fuel today.


You have got to be kidding. Politics ALWAYS influences fuel and inflation. I have lived thru 1973/1978/1991/2007/8 and now this debacle. Doug


Not true. I've lived through those same years. Oil is a commodity, and it traded on the world market. Supply, demand, and projections drive the price, NOT local/national politics. Capitalism at it's finest.

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Is the US a major exporter of oil?
In 2020—and even through the worst of the pandemic into 2021—U.S. producers of crude oil and petroleum products made the U.S. a net exporter for the first time since 1949.


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Do the folks who blame whoever is president even read international news????

Inflation is everywhere and so are high fuel prices. Geesh.


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Heisenberg wrote:

Doug, you are wrong on this one. Stick to what your expertise is, I have always admired that.


My post content was NOT my take 11 years ago. It was a long time member of this forums post. I just stated the opening. Doug

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People believe what they want to believe and there are plenty of media on either side of the aisle to feed constituents' hungry agendas. Facts are slippery things and often it's hard to even tell what the facts are when biased news outlets literally tell absolute lies on a daily basis.

But Oil is a commodity traded just like orange juice. It's subject to supply, demand and speculation. During covid, oil companies were actually losing money. There was no demand because no one went anywhere - for a long time. Post covid demand went from nothing to everything in a shorter span than oil companies could react to ramp up production. Neverminded the hesitancy to over produce if demand suddenly dropped off again which would result in another negative return. And then Russia - one of the largest oil producing nations in the world - attacked Ukraine. That's a big of an impact on speculation and a scramble for reactivity as one can imagine. The entire world is in a state of runaway inflation and oil is expensive literally everywhere on the planet. Many countries are paying much more than the US at the pump. Sure there's politics at play, but nothing on the order of a global pandemic and one of the number one suppliers at war and under extreme sanctions. Believe what you want, but no one person is responsible for gas prices. But everyone likes to blame someone and it's usually a person they already don't like.


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