View Poll Results: Will the price of fuel affect your plans?
Yes, I'll cut back on distance or number of trips. 16 27.12%
No, The price of fuel won't make me change my RV usage. 43 72.88%
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Will the price of fuel affect your plans?

g1g's post on this subject makes for an interesting poll.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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so doubt that it will.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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Sold the Class A and bought a Class B - get 21 mpg (diesel). I'll cut back somewhere in our budget so we can continue to travel.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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So far it has not affected our travel plans. We've made two trips totalling about 4,500 miles. Highest we paid for diesel was $4.959 per gal. in Indianapolis. Lowest was $4.039 in early May in Minnetonka, MN. We are seeing mostly about $4.699 right now.
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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We have a E250 Ford Van with a Sportmobile top and self converted that gets 18 mpg . We are going to Alaska . We know that the price of gas probably won't get any better next year so we will go now on our adventure and next year cut back some .
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So far it hasnt affected our travel plans. We are cutting down on running into town whenever we need something. Trying to cut back on local running around vs. travel/camping plans.
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We are still going to travel, but I'm sure glad we have our B, rather than a big old gas guzzling A or a 5th wheel! Then the fuel prices really would cut into our plans.

At home we are trying to cut down on trips to town (12+ miles each way) and trying to do several errands on each trip. In addition, we're pretty much trying to drive the speed limit- even if it does piss off the guy behind us. I amazed at how many people in the big Escalades and 4WD pickup trucks are still speeding down the road at 15 or more MPH over the speed limit....

We will still go to Moab this fall, and we'll still travel to see our grandkids though. Those trips are worth just about any price!
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We will still go to Moab this fall, and we'll still travel to see our grandkids though. Those trips are worth just about any price!
Agree 100% with this statement.
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It is hard to say how it affects me as I just got my B a year ago and since work two jobs I don't have much time to get out right now. I will be carefull on how I plan my trips now and also plan on boondocking some nights to save $$$.
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The grandkid aspect is important. Last year we made three trips to northern Virginia (Washington DC) on account of daughter and granddaughter. Two of the trips were by B and one by flying. The two trips by B were cheaper than the one by flying.

This year we combined our first Virginia trip with the RV.net B rally that got us half way there and the Indy 500 race on the return. All in all, so far this year we have put on 4,500 miles, spent about $800 in fuel, maybe $200 in camping fees. But we have been to see our granddaughter, two B rallies, my annual high school reunion and a major auto race, and, ahem, 11 pork tenderloin sandwich opportunities in 5 states. We've camped in 6 different states. I figure during that time away from home we probably would have expended $200 worth in gas for local travel. Food and other necessities are probably a wash. So the whole experience over 3-1/2 weeks out was maybe a net $800. That's cheap for what we got. We can no longer fly to Washington DC for that.
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