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Old 02-27-2008, 05:23 PM   #15
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One Canuck Chuck checking in here with gas just cresting at $1.18 to $1.20/L and the CARBON tax isn't factored in yet, The Trailer Goddess and I still have a full sheet of events to get to this year and the tow vehicle doesn't pass ANY fewer gas stations now than before.....
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #16
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:26 PM   #17
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Well, you can't take it with you so spend it.

Carol made a great point that everything around the house goes down while you are gone on trips. Most noticably for me is the electric bill as the A/C isn't on while I'm gone. That's a hefty chuck of change that is available each month of my trip.

I'm not keen on giving my money to the Oil Companies who are gouging us but that's not going to keep me home.
I figured out that on a 10,000 mile trip @ 13mpg an additional $1 per gallon amounts to about $770. Over one year that means all I have to save is an additional $64 per month or $2.00 per day.

Now when gas gets to $5.00, $6.00 or more per gallon...I might (might) rethink my position. But I doubt it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #18
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Absolutely. Last year we camped for a total of 42 days, the furthest away was Bandon and we had a wonderful time! I expect this spring/summer & fall we will continue to camp fairly close to home and will likely stay longer. We still hope to get to Utah & back to our favorite West Texas but not this year.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:48 PM   #19
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One Canuck Chuck checking in here with gas just cresting at $1.18 to $1.20/L and the CARBON tax isn't factored in yet,
We are getting a bargain here in Williams Lake at $1.15 per litre
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #20
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We up here keep going. Its just a fact of life. I will continue to do what i do.
I am continuing to work, and continuing to find time to go out with the Fiber Stream. Life is what one makes of it. I like my career, my Boss and co-workers are friends, and they enjoy pictures of Robert's and My travels as much as everyone here does.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:01 PM   #21
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If all goes well I expect to put on more miles this year than last.....Vancouver B.C.......Macklin Sask. Bolerama.....possibly Grand Marais, Lake Superior......may have to rent/borrow a couple horses to pull the Boler, so can save on fuel, ........Benny
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:18 AM   #22
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Well, the higher gas prices had us looking closely at budgets for our trips, and the ones we had planned, well, taking the Scamp was actually the cheapest and funnest option. Now that I got my notice and will be losing my job this summer, the high gas prices and no income has more or less grounded even short haul camping trips (unless we sell the house, then its all camping, boondock style).
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:35 PM   #23
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I expect gas prices are NOT going to go down significantly and I DO like to hit the road. I'm "planning" a trip into Alaska this spring and summer and I expect to go regardless of the gas prices. Who knows, if I don't go this year gas may be so high next year I won't be able to make that trip. I really hate giving to the oil companies when they make such exorbitant profitsd....billionsd.
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Well, the higher gas prices had us looking closely at budgets for our trips, and the ones we had planned, well, taking the Scamp was actually the cheapest and funnest option. Now that I got my notice and will be losing my job this summer, the high gas prices and no income has more or less grounded even short haul camping trips (unless we sell the house, then its all camping, boondock style).
Hi: That is one of the toughest "roads to haul". Darn... those pesky notices can ruin everything!!! Hang in there... all is not lost!!! I was out sourced (nice word for FIRED) @ 45yrs. old and managed to find a new career so if I can do it ...You CAN TOO!!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #25
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Got rid of the MH and got a Casita and Toyota truck. We are getting a lot better gas milage, lot better ride, and easier tow. I think for now we will go as planned. Just love this little trailer for the our bed and potty. Just traded for better gas milage so we can still keep going.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:45 AM   #27
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I plan to get extra traveling and camping in now while gas is still cheap.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:51 AM   #28
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Most of the places we camp are within about a 5 hour radius, even so, we have more camping reservations this year than we've had in a long time. Since we just downsized from our 22 foot 5000 pound conventional trailer to our 1950 pound Northern Lite, I'm looking forward to a huge improvement in mileage. You could say that was a big reason for downsizing.
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