Originally Posted by jen b
Probably not - we have done a decade's worth of a couple of trips a year to visit family/race bikes in northern europe, which puts US fuel prices into a certain perspective. And with the dollar value being so crappy against the euro, we are still looking at some significant cost savings by staying in north america.
I know what you're saying about European gas prices, you find the same issues in some parts of Canada. Traditionally in Europe the very high prices of gas in Europe are the result of a very high tax burden.
I think that the rapid increases in gas prices effect the prices of many other things as well. On our return to NH this week I found heating oil approaching $4. As a result of these increases everything we buy will increase dramatically. Unfortunately I don't believe $4 is going to be the high point with CA already over $4. How will RVers feel about $5 a gallon. O says to "get used to it". I guess we will.
There's no doubt it will cut back on travel. One headline today said "$5 possible by Memorial day" and another said '"Drivers starting to cut back on driving".
Our reason for purchasing a Scamp
16 was recognition that we were headed for higher gas prices and that we wanted to continue our travels. We feel we can RV until $9. Then it will be equivalent to driving a motorhome in the old days. It's also part of the reason that we tow with a Honda CRV, 23 mpg towing is sounding better every day.
Hoping the world smooths out and prices drop again,