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#1 OFFLINE   stuwu4s

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:56 PM

Now that diesel fuel prices are almost $4 per gallon here on the East coast and they say it will continue to rise, how will this affect you this year. I was in CA last week and the prices there were already at the $4 level before it was $100 a barrel. For us, we are retired, i was not a Senator or Congressman or federal civil service, so our income is fixed at the proverty level. This means we will not take any long trips, but will take more weekend type trips. Maybe 2-3 hours each way. I hope to do more trout fishing this year. Last year i was able to go only 3 - 4 times.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:10 PM

Same thing we are planing short trips on the local level. Have one longer trip planed in May have to go to a wedding, and that will be it. Lots to see and do in the local area.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:54 PM

In the past, we made it a habit of going to the Canadian rockies almost every year. Now we plan on shorter trips.

One thing.... if fuel reaches high enough maybe you won't need campground reservations due to lack of crowds. So when you do get to go it'll be a better quality time for you
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:36 PM

Since I work for an oil co. I'm fortunate to get a break on my fuel. Usually I get it for .24 cents on the gallon cheaper then the general public. Still to doggone high for long trips because I can only get that break at our bulk plant witch gives me about a 400 mile radius unless I can figue out some kind of auxilary tank.

And don't blame me for the high cost of fuel because I don't get anymore$$$ when the price goes up. :P

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:43 PM

that is the reason we gave up the year round site (300 miles round trip) this way we can do more camping closer to home within 100 to 150 round trip is a lot of great camp grounds
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:56 PM

We just sold our Pathfinder (crappy gas mileage and an engine ticking after 120,000kms), and bought an new Honda that gets 50 mpg on the highway.
So, between the 10 mpg F350 and the Honda, the gas costs are much better, averaging overall.

We really won't cut down on any of our trips.
We should be on the preferred customer list with the oil companies for the amount we spend on fuel.
It's just part of what we do for fun, ride quads, motorcycles, and camp.


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Posted 01 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

Its to depressing to even talk about it what about all these companys that are going to be laying off bigtime and who will be the first one out of busines.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:22 PM

For me, it's a piece of cake!
I chose an F450 as my daily driver, so I am already used to dropping 150 bucks a week into the pig. :cry_smile:
I won't be surprised to hit 200 a week by summer. :cry_smile: :cry_smile: :cry_smile: :cry_smile:

But what the hey, we were up skiing a couple of weeks ago and I saved a couple hundred bucks because we used the camper instead of a condo, so I'm even steven. :rolleyes: Good thing I promote my company wherever I go. :P

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:24 PM

My truck has officially retired from my daily driver as of last Thursday. As a result of the fuel savings with my new MINI Cooper I don't think we'll be altering our driving this summer. Our trips will be long weekend trips mostly this year. Not because of fuel cost, just timing. We're doing one trip to Idaho, otherwise "short" trips to Oregon and Arizona other locales over 4 day weekends. (which ties into the driving poll - we do long drives so we can spend as much time as possible at our destination.)
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:09 PM

More short trips in BC & WA state, If I take a long trip it will be over an extended period when the fuel costs are not such a factor. I may also plan on spending more nites in Wal Marts. I figure why not find a nice picnic site to spend the day then drive to the nearest town after dinner & crash out in Wal mart. $30 saved on a campsite pays for 1/3 a tank.

Diesel here today is $4.25 US per US gallon or 1.10 Can per liter. Needless to say I will drive the 3 miles to Sumas to fill up.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:23 PM

Well I just drove our updated set of wheels home today and paid 1.19 per litre or about 4.35 per US gallon. Now that I finally got some descant wheels, we'll be hittin the road and burning even more gas on the lake :P :rolleyes: .
They want to double the size of the Upgrader so we see the fastest price increases known to mankind.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:41 AM

Dunno, probably stay within a 1 1/2 - 2 tank range. Glad I went on my Cali adventure last year, though! Planning to try and get some fishing in in late april, and then maybe again in May. Family was planning to head back east this summer, got the time off for it, but will have to see what happens there, might wind up with a month off twiddling my thumbs.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

Renee's job benifit gives us free fuel for both pickups. We camp within a round trip of a tank fill up of our favorite camping spot. :D

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:50 AM

Probably wont affect too much. But I'm going to be in a bad mood for a long time. :(

I just got the new CAR AND DRIVER magazine, I think its labled April 2008, staff writer Patrick Bedard has a one page piece regarding the price of diesel in the USA and why he thinks diesel is now more than gas and why it will become more so. It envolves the difference in US and rest of the world refineries (Catalytic vs. Hydro cracking) and how each process yields a distinct ratio of gas to diesel. An interesting read.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:04 AM

Federal Taxes are 25% more on diesel than gas
State taxes are also higher for diesel than gas

Our tax dollars at work: http://www.eia.doe.g...t/pdf/enote.pdf

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:31 AM

Stay closer to home. Ohio amish country cannot be a better destination. Also camper was bought for short excursions. Possibly going to look at a small scooter.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 04:14 PM

Since both my wife and I are still working full time, our camping is mostly comprised of weekend trips to local state parks with in an hour or two or maybe 3+ hours down to Chincoteague, VA for a long weekend. We're still planning a 10 day trip to Maine this summer and will just have to bite the bullet on fuel costs. Just making my hobby more expensive.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:36 PM

I still work for Uncle Sam, so for me it means I have to spend more $$$ :fing32:

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:41 PM

I typically do not travel to far on trips, so this will not affect me going but will raise the cost of the trip.

I have to say when I bought my Diesel truck in 2000, fuel was 30 cents cheaper than regular. Diesel was always cheaper. Now........it is more then premium......Personally it is all a scam as the gas companies claim highest profits in history....
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

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