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Old 02-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #21
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I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East , and if the world economy improves and the demand for oil rises , we will see gasoline prices rise accordingly. I planned on gas rising to $4.00 -$4.25 US / Gal. this summer . It sounds like I under estimated on fuel costs so some other discretionary spending will have to be curtailed .. I can stay at lower cost camping spots , eat more meals at home and shorten my trips. Norm I believe has the right idea by choosing a vehicle that has good MPG numbers and is capable of towing his Scamp . The truck I bought can tow 8550 lbs , a bit of overkill for my 2400 lb Scamp and I will pay the price in fuel costs.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #22
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I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East , and if the world economy improves and the demand for oil rises , we will see gasoline prices rise accordingly. I planned on gas rising to $4.00 -$4.25 US / Gal. this summer . It sounds like I under estimated on fuel costs so some other discretionary spending will have to be curtailed .. I can stay at lower cost camping spots , eat more meals at home and shorten my trips. Norm I believe has the right idea by choosing a vehicle that has good MPG numbers and is capable of towing his Scamp . The truck I bought can tow 8550 lbs , a bit of overkill for my 2400 lb Scamp and I will pay the price in fuel costs.
I consider this to be (in the long run) good news.
(Yeah, I know, I'm weird!) Here's my thinking...

If more & more folks start to "downsize" their tow tugs, the prices on the big ones (that I want) will drop to where I can justify getting a newer one. Maybe there will be more spaces avail in campgrounds too!
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #23
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I expect with tensions rising in the Middle East
I agree, the combination of 40% of world oil going through the strait of Hormuz and fragile peace oil prices could skyrocket. Average EU fuel prices are at $7.50/gal, and $8.73/gal in Netherlands, real ouch.


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Old 02-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #24
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As I have said several times, I don't like $3-4 gas, but it could be a lot worse.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #25
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$3.33 in Scottsburg, Indiana, this time last week it was $3.59 but there was a Super Bowl just up the road a ways.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #26
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Colorado must decide to stick their taxpayers some other way! We have high state and county gas taxes in Cook County Illinois. It's around $3.80 at our local BP station.
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Colorado must decide to stick their taxpayers some other way! We have high state and county gas taxes in Cook County Illinois. It's around $3.80 at our local BP station.
Cook county Illinois is the worst, when I was driving a semi the company had a terminal in Chicago and they didn't even want us to fuel up at that terminal.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #28
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our Canadian gal is about 1/5 larger.

However, since the Canadian Gallon has not been used as unit of measure since (I can't remember when) - that is not really relevant. Americans want to know how many liters to the (teeny-tiny) US gallon, (about 3.78) and everyone else in the world buys gas by the Liter.

US Citizens always used to get ripped off by getting short-changed on the size of the gallon. Everyone else used the liter or the Imperial Gallon, which was based on a larger quart - 4 imperial quarts exactly equalled 5 US quarts - so an Imperial gallon was 5 US quarts. (the rest of world could never understand how Americans could stand to pay for a full gallon, but only get 80% of a gallon every time!) Imperial gallon was 160 ounces, US gallon was 124)

Now the rest of the world is metric, while the US still uses tiny gallons!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #29
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And just how big is a pint of beer? (...it comes in pints?)

another Dave in BC (who'd be happy to pay $3.50 a gallon, even a small one)
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #30
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And just how big is a pint of beer? (...it comes in pints?)

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Only if you don't buy a growler...
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #31
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #32
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$3.99 here in Eureka, CA.

At least it ain't four bucks!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #33
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And just how big is a pint of beer? (...it comes in pints?)

another Dave in BC (who'd be happy to pay $3.50 a gallon, even a small one)
568 mL in Britain and Ireland and to some extent in other Commonwealth nations. There are two customary pints used in the United States: a liquid pint (473 mL) and a less-common dry pint (551 mL).

Arent you glad you asked! Seems even the pint of beer is smaller in the US Now we know why they pay less for a pint of beer as well
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The "ounce" was the same in US measure or Imperial. However - 160 oz to an Imperial Gallon, 128 oz to a US gallon.

so - a quart is 1/4 of a gallon, so: a quart is 40 oz imperial, or 32 oz US
so a pint (1/2 qt) is 20 oz imperial, 16 oz US

So when you were in the US, and ordered a pint of beer, not only did you get weaker beer, you got less of it, too!
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Fuel cost vs Universe.

To get further than a pint of beer, this can help to get a perspective of a small or big pint, or a gallon, or a big imperial one, or $5/gal, or $8/gal, or $15/gal vs Universe. Enjoy it.

http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589...e_enhanced.swf

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Only if you don't buy a growler...
Hi: Donna D... My Dr. has told me I can have 1 bottle of beer a day...so I buy growlers (64 fl. oz.) It's only one bottle??? Our Brewery
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Hi: Donna D... My Dr. has told me I can have 1 bottle of beer a day...so I buy growlers (64 fl. oz.) It's only one bottle??? Our Brewery
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
When I have "one beer" at the local pub, it is a small pitcher, about 60 ozs. So over a week I may have 2-3 "beers" on the average, maybe less in winter and more in summer.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #38
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Stand on any street corning and listen to our use of the right pedal. Gas is still to cheap.
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Stand on any street corning and listen to our use of the right pedal. Gas is still to cheap.
No, it's never too cheap. In my daily work, I have to drive 50 to 100 miles per day. At $3.50/gallon, I can't afford to do other things due to gas taking a higher percentage of my income.

In addition, Friday and relatives passed away. This week I have to make an unexpected 1200 mile trip at $3.50/gallon.

No, gas can never be too cheap!
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