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View Poll Results: Did Did You Change Camping Plans -due to higher fuel costs-?
Yes - cancelled long distance RV travel plans 2 9.52%
No - Still doing a previously planned long distance RV Trip 10 47.62%
Yes - Will be doing a lot more of "Camp Driveway" 1 4.76%
Not worried, we take our rv locally anyways 7 33.33%
Yes - We just aren't taking as many trips this summer 1 4.76%
Yes - We are selling our RV 0 0%
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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I have wondered how many people have changed plans due to the fuel prices. Either not traveling as far or made other cost saving changes to compensate for the high fuel costs.

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Old 05-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Our camping trips are usually only about 100 - 150 miles one way.
So we just suck it up and pay the piper.
We do take the lighter pop-up when going up into the mountains.

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'm still taking my planned summer trip, which will be a little over 4000 miles pulling the trailer, plus whatever unhitched driving I do. I'm going to try to limit the trip to 6000 miles or less.

From Kansas, I'm going to Moab, UT, then up to Seattle. Averaging 10mpg minimum, I should be able to make the trip using at the most 600 gallons of diesel. Guessing $4.50 a gallon for diesel along the way, fuel will cost around $2700.

Sounds like a lot, but that cost will be spread out over 4 months, so it won't be that bad, especially if I find enough places to boondock for free in my travels. And it'll be worth it to be able to spend some time with my two sons up in Washington.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:05 AM   #4
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We spend the sumer and early fall on our river lot in Idaho and then pull to Arizona for 6 months. No changes here.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:16 AM   #5
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none of these are what we are doing. We are camping closer to home.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:49 AM   #6
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Well for our summer plans we canceled our Alaska trip as the mileage was 15.500 miles. We have decided to do the less miles trip of 4,600 mile to Yellowstone, a couple Rallys and the Ballon fest in New Mexico. We changed because the other couple worried about Fuel Prices. Both trips will be three to four months long. I had planned the western trip for next year so we flipped the two trips. Hey our plans are written in Jello !!!

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