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Old 03-23-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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With gas so high I decided I wasn't going to Alaska this summer.
But I wanna go!
So I need some fiberglassrv.com rationalization help.

I'll be gone two months and will go 7000 miles approximately.
At $4/gal and 14 mpg that will cost me $2000 in gas
If I had a 4cyl TV I could probably get $20 mpg and that would cost only $1400
So I wont go because it will cost $600 more than if I had a 4cy TV
But
But
If I think about it as a per day cost well then I'll spend $33 per day on gas with my 4.0 Ranger compared to $23 per day if I had that 4cyl and if I really had that 4cyl I would go!
So thinking... $10 per day isn't bad. I could probably save that by buying cheaper beer... or what? I need more ideas.
Please help so I can go to Alaska
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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stop going out for lunch. So far, this is saving me about that.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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stop going out for lunch. So far, this is saving me about that.
Umm, lets see,

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Old 03-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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If you had a BulgeMobile getting 8mpg you would save $600 by taking the truck n' egg instead.

If you wait until next year, the cost of gas may rise even more, so by going this year you will save big bucks! Think about having done it five years ago!

BTW, I went almost twice that far from Prince George back to Prince George, but I was on just about every road I could find except the two that go above the Arctic Circle.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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You've got the Ranger now right? The 4cyl is a maybe? Besides the cost of gas, what about dependability and towing speed? Saving ten dollars a day could mean nothing if you can't tow as well and have some break downs.

I say buy a lot of beer on sale and just go for it.

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Old 03-23-2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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with a 4 cyl car and needing a motel it would cost you a lot more than that $10.00 extra per day to haul the camper. There would be motel cost and eating out costs.
It ain't gonna get any cheaper, go for it, take the trip and enjoy while you still can. Sorry to say, I doubt gas will get cheaper next yr.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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How about having a garage sale. Or collect cans.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:07 PM   #9
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With gas so high I decided I wasn't going to Alaska this summer.
But I wanna go!
So I need some fiberglassrv.com rationalization help.

I'll be gone two months and will go 7000 miles approximately.
At $4/gal and 14 mpg that will cost me $2000 in gas
If I had a 4cyl TV I could probably get $20 mpg and that would cost only $1400
So I wont go because it will cost $600 more than if I had a 4cy TV
But
But
If I think about it as a per day cost well then I'll spend $33 per day on gas with my 4.0 Ranger compared to $23 per day if I had that 4cyl and if I really had that 4cyl I would go!
So thinking... $10 per day isn't bad. I could probably save that by buying cheaper beer... or what? I need more ideas.
Please help so I can go to Alaska
You will not feel good about yourself if you don't help.

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Ok, Ok, Ok,

I have another one,

Go to the bathroom outside. You will save $'s on your water bill by not flushing so often.
Just don't get caught, I here the fines can be pretty hefty for that, as that would set you back.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #10
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Hi: Ron... You could arrange to do a photo calendar for a local business and take pic's along the way!!! Then the costs would be a tax writeoff...saving 10 bucks a day
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:33 PM   #11
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With gas so high I decided I wasn't going to Alaska this summer.
But I wanna go!
So I need some fiberglassrv.com rationalization help.

I'll be gone two months and will go 7000 miles approximately.
At $4/gal and 14 mpg that will cost me $2000 in gas
If I had a 4cyl TV I could probably get $20 mpg and that would cost only $1400
So I wont go because it will cost $600 more than if I had a 4cy TV
But
But
If I think about it as a per day cost well then I'll spend $33 per day on gas with my 4.0 Ranger compared to $23 per day if I had that 4cyl and if I really had that 4cyl I would go!
So thinking... $10 per day isn't bad. I could probably save that by buying cheaper beer... or what? I need more ideas.
Please help so I can go to Alaska
You will not feel good about yourself if you don't help.

Ron
O.k. I have better Idea then the Bathroom one!

You could rent your trailer out for a week or two to someone that wants to go on a camping trip?
Say $200-$400 a week. There is an easy $400-$800 bucks.



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Old 03-23-2008, 08:33 PM   #12
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Are you getting the full return on your egg investment, if you don't use it?
Are you sure you want to spend the rest of your summer wishing you had taken this trip?
As Gina said, it's giving up lunch. There's health benefits to not eating out so much.
Everyone should have at least one grand adventure.
I like Alf's idea.

Life is short. I'd go for it.
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So I need some fiberglassrv.com rationalization help.

At $4/gal and 14 mpg that will cost me $2000 in gas

You will not feel good about yourself if you don't help.

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I never know how much my trips cost until after I get home. While I have money in the bank, I just go. When the money's gone, I'll stop. But not before the money's actually gone, and it ain't gone yet.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:50 PM   #14
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With gas so high I decided I wasn't going to Alaska this summer.
But I wanna go!
So I need some fiberglassrv.com rationalization help.

I'll be gone two months and will go 7000 miles approximately.
At $4/gal and 14 mpg that will cost me $2000 in gas
If I had a 4cyl TV I could probably get $20 mpg and that would cost only $1400
So I wont go because it will cost $600 more than if I had a 4cy TV
But
But
If I think about it as a per day cost well then I'll spend $33 per day on gas with my 4.0 Ranger compared to $23 per day if I had that 4cyl and if I really had that 4cyl I would go!
So thinking... $10 per day isn't bad. I could probably save that by buying cheaper beer... or what? I need more ideas.
Please help so I can go to Alaska
You will not feel good about yourself if you don't help.

Ron
Take a friend with who would like to split the cost!
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:52 PM   #15
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Hi Ron;

Are you taking your trailer? Would a 4cyl pull it over the mountains? We went in 2002 and gas was high WE THOUGHT it was $1.299 in ND. Taking our trailer was a good thing. We had our own bed and we ate better and cheaper. We shopped in the bigger towns. The campground along the highway make their own power so the price of fuel is up so will the prices along the highway. At one you could get a cup of soup and half a ham sandwich for $6.50. The trip was awesome. So, liquidate what you can and go.

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Hi: Frederick... Why is there so much month left at the end of the money??? And what do you mean...OVERDRAWN??? I still have cheques left
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Hi: Frederick... Why is there so much month left at the end of the money??? And what do you mean...OVERDRAWN??? I still have cheques left
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What a cheque or check (Canada / US) ? For that matter what's money?
My purchases go like this, some number is given to me, a piece of plastic is handed over, then back, I sign a piece of paper, take the goods and leave.

At some point in time a web site says the number they have increased or decreased. Sometimes I have to decrease on part of that web site's number and increase another.
Hmm I seem to recall something about my distant past where money was used in exchange for goods, a hand written piece of paper, how quaint.
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Hi: Byron... I posted that " tongue in cheque"
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #19
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Ron...
stand out on the corner with old dirty cloths and tin cup with a sign that says.. "hungry.. anything will help.. God Bless" JUST KIDDING OF COURSE!!
Hey.. i cant really give you any help here.. but GO ANYWAYS.. you only live once and you will regret not taking that trip ya always wanted...
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Go!!!!!
Alaska is worth it, and YOU are worth it.
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