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View Poll Results: How will high fuel prices affect your RV plans? multiple choice
None whatsoever, I will do what I want regardless 91 40.09%
I will camp closer to home 58 25.55%
I will go where I want, but spend less on other things 49 21.59%
I will go less often 24 10.57%
I will drive slower and easier to save fuel 56 24.67%
I will buy a more fuel efficient TV 1 0.44%
I`m rich, who cares about fuel prices? 1 0.44%
I`m broke, not going anywhere 2 0.88%
I will stay longer in one spot, but camp just as often 23 10.13%
Other- please explain in thread 9 3.96%
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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Life is short.

Go where you want while you still can.

RV'ing is still an economical way to travel, even with high fuel prices.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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We've been RVing since 1972 and none of the "spikes" in fuel have ever caused us to cancel or shorten a trip and I'm not starting now.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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I voted "other", because I've had a major issue with the manipulation of crude oil prices for a long time It bothers me that the price of a gallon of gas can hold me hostage when on a fixed income. I'll leave it at that



Anyway, I plan at least one "long distance" trip a year that I just go and ignore the pump prices, and the remaining camping trips are close to home.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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Well data from the poll so far suggests there are no rich JOF members, and there are no broke JOF members. Just a happy medium.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #15
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Me gonna drive me scooter no mattser what dey to do us.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:44 PM   #16
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It takes approximately 120 gallons of fuel for me to go from Idaho to Arizona. At $4 a gallon that is about $480. At $5 a gallon it would be $600.

$120 is not going to keep me in Idaho with a snow shovel for a hobby.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #17
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I voted to drive slow, which I typically do anyway. I remember the early 1970's when the Double Nickel was put in place. For those young folk, the maximum speed limit was lowered to 55 mph nation wide (even in Canada). This was done to save fuel during the last big energy crisis. My how history tends to repeat itself. I also voted to stick with our camping plans for the summer, which would mean a total towing distance of about 1200 miles for the season. Still a much less expensive vacation than what people get from a travel agent, and alot more fun too.
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What I remember about that period was waiting in line for gas... sometimes an hour or two and then being told you can only pump $10 worth. At the time, I was working in and around Boston and I had a 63 mile commute each way!
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I remember the early 1970's when the Double Nickel was put in place. For those young folk, the maximum speed limit was lowered to 55 mph nation wide (even in Canada). .
*trip down memory lane*

DAvid! I remember getting my license and the speed being reduced to 55mph!

Saving grace? I was 16yrs old taking my mom to a medical appt an hour away and she felt bad that I got the ticket. I was extremely annoyed with the slow pokes in front of me. Zig-zagging back and forth through the traffic on a two lane highway that used to be something like 70mph made sense to me! Duh! It didn't matter if you had a light colored car, if you zig zag you might has well have a bright red car with neon lights LOL. The first and only ticket I ever had! Tears didn't even work LOL! To this day my heart races when I see a police car behind me.

Gas is now over $4 where we live. I'm afraid that we will cancel our plans for a trip back east this year. Altough it would've been a 3 month triip, it looks like we will wait til next year and plan for an extended 6 month opportunity.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
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Gas is now over $4 where we live. I'm afraid that we will cancel our plans for a trip back east this year. Altough it would've been a 3 month triip, it looks like we will wait til next year and plan for an extended 6 month opportunity.
What? At this rate you`ll never make it to Crabland! Even nambarC is pouting!
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