How will gas prices affect your camping? - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2008, 11:49 PM   #41
Gina D.'s Avatar
Trailer: Former Burro owner and fan!
Posts: 9,015
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.
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New prices Scott C General Chat 7 05-05-2009 06:55 PM
Gas Prices again in BC jdtrotter General Chat 7 05-09-2006 07:02 PM
Camping Costs...Beer Prices Legacy Posts General Chat 25 08-22-2003 08:36 AM
Gas prices going up? General Chat 0 01-01-1970 12:00 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.