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Old 04-19-2011, 12:00 PM   #57
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Greg, Hubby says he saw where in Mexico gas is 2.80 a gallon. Can you drive across to fill up?
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No, I would have to cross at Presidio, Tx. Kinda sorta too far and I don't have a passport. Also they like to cut heads off of white people, I like my head.
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If you think not being able to use your kayaks sucks, we were all over New York, and no New York state parks allow dogs. WTF, I thought every RV'er has a dog. As for PA, the Allegheny National Forest is among my favorite. Really beautiful, and lots of places to kayak and for the dogs to swim ;-)
No New York parks for us then
We love our dogs
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all the parks we have camped dog friendly with no do and have dog beach area's
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Greg, Hubby says he saw where in Mexico gas is 2.80 a gallon. Can you drive across to fill up?
Mexico is listed as one of the most dangerous places to visit in the tourist bureau. Would rather visit other places.

We are $1.31 L X 4 = $5.24 US gal
If you are local to border and station is also maybe?

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We will not win and drag races, the slow and steady still wins the cash day.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:35 PM   #61
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Gas prices will not reduce the time or distance of trips in the Casita. What will change it the amount we spend eating out and buying coffee on the trips. (Joyce and I are both big coffee drinkers).

In February we spent about 3 weeks in Texas State Parks to escape the Kansas cold. We did not eat one single meal out. Did buy some coffee and a few ice cream cones at McDonald's.

Next trip we will be making all coffee in the Casita, even on the road. We have an old fashoned Percolator.

I spent many years working at a lousy job so I could enjoy travelling in retirement and am not about to change my Casita travel plans due to high gas prices. We will cut out the crusies and air travel, however.

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Hubby says he saw where in Mexico gas is 2.80 a gallon. Can you drive across to fill up?
A San Diego Union-Tribune article quotes that $2.80 per gallon price (8.92 pesos per liter Mexican), but you have to figure in Mexican Auto Insurance (American policies not valid in Mexico) sold at the border ($5.00 per day minimum liability only comprehensive extra), plus the border inspection wait times in both directions (News radio quoted 2 hours wait for northbound traffic this morning at 9:00AM PDT). I don't think those hurdles are worth $17.00 per tank savings.
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I'm with you Tom, I bought my 13'Trillium so I could make traveling affordable.

Gas prices are nothing compared to motel's and eating out.

I will be doing the Oregon Coast this June and Utah in September, the gas will just not be that much.
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We will be going to Florida in May and camping free on relatives' rural land, so the cost of that trip will be mostly the gas. We'll skip eating out except for coffee on the road.

The rest of our camping this year will probably be in Georgia or Alabama Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds or national forests where our senior passes make it very affordable.
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We're beginning our 9 day trip home in the morning from FL and except for 2 nights where we want to be near relatives, we'll be staying in Passport parks, paying 1/2 price. This does help to reduce our camping fees.

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No New York parks for us then
We love our dogs
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all the parks we have camped dog friendly with no do and have dog beach area's
Our experience has been quite different from that. We've camped a bit in New York, (three parks last year, several the year before...) and I can't remember stopping at a state or DEC campground that didn't allow pets. However, some, like Letchworth, only allowed pets in certain loops. Pet policies differ from park to park, though.
For those of you who camp a lot with pets, here's a link to a recent study that may help as an initial tool to plan your trip around New England. Check the website for the parks you're interested in to find out the individual policies:
STATE PARK AND CAMPGROUND PET POLICIES

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Won't stop us. Gotta do something with our money so the kids won't inherit it.
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Won't stop us. Gotta do something with our money so the kids won't inherit it.
BaaaHaaHaaahhaaahaa. CUTE !!!!

No, it won't deter my travels. But, I did get the Sirius Travel Link subscription, which gives me the fuel prices along my route. I used it for the six month trial period, but when it expired, you had to buy a whole radio subscription to get the Travel Link. Someone found intelligent life at Sirius and realized that they could make money just selling the Travel Link subscription without a radio package to people who would otherwise buy nothing. I did, and I do save money on fuel from this sweet little service. I think it ran me about $75 bucks for a year. Sirius Travel Link - SiriusXM Radio
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The gas is 1.376 Litter X 4 US Gal = $5.504 for a week now.

Still need a trip with some real distance to fully test our setup. Around town or local is not a problem. Then we will have a more accurate estimate of the actual fuel costs.
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on the news today they're talking about it hitting $6 a gallon now by summer....
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