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Old 03-16-2008, 06:20 PM   #29
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I just filled up with Deisel Fuel for trip next week. Its now $4.71/US Gallon. Thats $1.24/liter at my place.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:08 PM   #30
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Sorry to hear that Ches. I thought your Prov 'govmint' subsidized you guys in Alberta?
$1.12.9 today here in Ont.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:14 PM   #31
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Sorry to hear that Ches. I thought your Prov 'govmint' subsidized you guys in Alberta?
$1.12.9 today here in Ont.
No subsidy here----We pay through the nose. Its mostly all exported out of Country.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #32
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Will the rising gas situaton affect your camping? I myself am currently looking for a different tug. Not necessarly because of gas prices, mostly just for upgrade and comfort. But milage will certainly be a factor. How will other folks out here change your style. i.e. camp closer to home? Also what are your tug suggestions for a front bath S-13, (IMO must heavier than no bath)




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Old 03-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #33
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I just wish I could go camping. The wifes schedule is killing me.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:22 PM   #34
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This summer, we're going to keep pushing the long pedal on the right. We'll be waiting for a check in the middle of the trip so we can return home and some of our usual events will have to be skipped.

We also think the petroleum industry profits are obscene, particularly when some of those we are fighting are using it against us.

Unfortunately, we're not in a position, age wise, to postpone our journeys.

Bandon will have to be skipped, but not because of fuel, our niece is getting married in Southern Calif., that same weekend.

Living on a fixed income does leave something to be desired, but we continue to enjoy the Lord's blessings each day.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:27 PM   #35
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High gas prices aren't going to stop my wife and I from traveling, but me getting laid off certainly will. All of our summer plans have been changed to "Looking for a job".

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #36
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High gas prices will put a crimp in our campimg plans, that's a given. Trips to Bandon are out of the question, but we can still take advantage of the many great places that are closer to home. Fortunately, we are located fairly close to scenery such as is offered in southwest Colorado or New Mexico, even southern Arizona has much to offer. This year a jaunt to Wyoming and Yellowstone is in the works.

Maybe there will come a time when gas is so expensive we will have to abandon any ideas of using our Casita. Won't sell it though. It will probably not be a marketable commodity by then. Maybe will construct a museum to display it, show the younger generation what people used to do in a now defunct activity known as camping. Don
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #37
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We will stay closer to home most of the year but are also planning a trip to Wyoming in Sept. A friend of mine told me we may as well plan on doing our usual travels because he does not expect that gas is going to get any cheaper. I suspect he is right. May as well bite the bullet and do what we want.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:47 AM   #38
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Hi: Playing the gas game is like playing hockey... The object is to get the puck outa here at all cost!!! I just have to take another blood pressure pill and go fill up!!!
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High gas prices aren't going to stop my wife and I from traveling, but me getting laid off certainly will. All of our summer plans have been changed to "Looking for a job".

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Hi: Dan... I was "Outsourced" nice term for "Fired" @ age 45. I feel your pain and know something will come up. It did for me...but a career change was in order!!! I will retire in 6 more years and then look forward to using our Boler a lot more. Regards
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Will the rising gas situaton affect your camping? I myself am currently looking for a different tug. Not necessarily because of gas prices, mostly just for upgrade and comfort. But milage will certainly be a factor. How will other folks out here change your style. i.e. camp closer to home? Also what are your tug suggestions for a front bath S-13, (IMO must heavier than no bath)
I'll tell you this: I wont go to Alaska with my Casita this summer as I planned unless I get a 20mpg tow vehicle and I cant see that with anything other than a four cylinder.... toyota? ranger?

As far as camping around here it is going to be tough on city folk. More tough on them than me.

I wont go as far now. I will spend more time in the Henry Mountains and the Aquarius Plateau and out on the kaibab. I think there will be fewer and fewer people driving in from LA and Phoenix and the like because they, like me, will stay closer to home. This means more available camp sites around here I guess.

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Old 03-19-2008, 12:49 AM   #41
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plan on doing our usual travels because he does not expect that gas is going to get any cheaper
this is truly the bottom line. Well said.

I have started doing stuff I probably should have been doing anyway, and this does make you think about tossing money out the window.

I have to actually carefully plan my $$$ for Bandon this year. I stopped going out to lunch, which was usually my "big" meal of the day. I spent part of last weekend cooking up things to freeze and take with me. (I am not much for sammiches and chips)

I will be car pooling soon, as soon as we get a schedule worked out and my employer can see fit to not send me all over, even in town, where my own car is required. (They are considering a 4th company car so those of us that are mobile workers can leave our cars at home)

I have yet to work out the exact math, but I will be looking into Part timing in my trailer, down the hill, during the week. My gas and utility savings in my bricks and sticks may just put me ahead a little if I did that. One dog is a problem and she can't be left alone in the trailer during the day, so day care will need to be arranged. That may be the buck that breaks the deal.

As it stands now, I spend almost as much on gas as I do my mortgage. Granted, I have a good mortgage and it's low due to a whole lot of factors, but still, the comparison is frightening.

I will stay on the mountain mostly, this summer, and limit my weekend jaunts. This won't be the year I do the Sierras and Oregon. I can only do one.

But still, in the great scheme of things... I got it pretty good. I ate today, and will eat tomorrow. Anything else is a bonus.
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