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Old 04-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Fuel prices!!!

Just wondering if gas/diesel prices are affecting anyone's camping, or travel plans. Seems to continue to go up, and history says prices go up even more during the summer months.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yep, diesel prices are killing me. Sad to say, but it will not affect us going out. Taking out the TT on the weekends is what gets me through the week, so I guess I'll be taking what ever abuse the gas companies dole out.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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WOW, here in Southwest Florida $4.05 for diesel, & it's going to get worse. To be more specific SAM, the fuel prices has GREATLY effected our summer travel plans. Originally we had a trip planned that was taking us through Las Vegas, on to Portland, OR. across the US to Western NY State, visiting our children in all locations. We'll that's all off........Instead, our kids are coming east & we'll visit in Buffalo, NY & Cap Cod, Mass. during July & August.
I'm sure the diesel costs will still be like a couple house payments.....JOE
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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WOW, here in Southwest Florida $4.05 for diesel, & it's going to get worse. To be more specific SAM, the fuel prices has GREATLY effected our summer travel plans. Originally we had a trip planned that was taking us through Las Vegas, on to Portland, OR. across the US to Western NY State, visiting our children in all locations. We'll that's all off........Instead, our kids are coming east & we'll visit in Buffalo, NY & Cap Cod, Mass. during July & August.
I'm sure the diesel costs will still be like a couple house payments.....JOE
Joe, We just filled up in Nikomis, Hess was $4.05. We have another week before we head north and I know fuel prices will be climbing as we go. That is not the only thing that makes me want to stay ...... the weather this month has been perfect .... only ran the A/C three nights and that was mainly because of sun burn. We sure do love your neck of the woods, Hank ..FYI, Seffner Flying J was $4.19 last week.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
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Joe, We just filled up in Nikomis, Hess was $4.05. We have another week before we head north and I know fuel prices will be climbing as we go. That is not the only thing that makes me want to stay ...... the weather this month has been perfect .... only ran the A/C three nights and that was mainly because of sun burn. We sure do love your neck of the woods, Hank ..FYI, Seffner Flying J was $4.19 last week.
Where are you staying while here, just curious.......Sarasota Sunny South near Siesta Key? (GREAT PLACE BTW). Also, make sure you stop for dinner & a drink 2-4-1 at OPHILIA'S, just another block past that Hess Station at Lorral Rd....in the plaza to the right. VG food & equally good prices. While your there, get a haircut from my buddy John Farina(N Jersey) who has the barber shop next door, tell him Joe (with the Glock pistol) (don't be alarmed everybody carries down here) sent you!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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Where are you staying while here, just curious.......Sarasota Sunny South near Siesta Key? (GREAT PLACE BTW)
Sun-N-Fun in Sarasota. Been coming here for about 16 yrs. and can't wait to retire and winter here. I think I was born to be a "Snow Bird". BUT!!! Have to work a few more years.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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We had planned a 2 month trip through Ohio (kids) and on to North Carolina (kids) then back up through New York, across to Canada and back here through the UP of Michigan. Not sure if we'll do it with gas prices. We're paying $4 a gallon for regular and $4.35 for diesel. It gets a little cheaper toward Detroit, but not much.

Ohio is around $3.72 for reg and $3.99 for diesel.
North Carolina $3.65 and $3.99

Like most, I think gas will rise the more demand we have during the summer.

What scares me is the trip back through Canada. It's about 25 to 40% more in Canada (using US dollars) so, if we do the trip, it'll probably be back through NJ, Penn, Ohio and back home.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
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Fuel prices in Canada are indeed more; and, like the US, it varies from region to region. Now that our dollar is slightly above the US$, the exchange rate might have some, slight negative impact on US travellers who pay for gas in US funds.
The last time I checked, our fuel prices were, on average, approximately 25%-30% higher. I haven't seen any 40% difference but there well may be.
Regardless of which side of the border you live on, it hurts just as much when you pull up to the pump.
And just to think that Easter usually marks the beginning of the price increase. It will get worse. Not a Happy Easter thought!
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #9
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Nope, fuel increases is not a happy thought,

BUT !!!!! Happy Easter, just the same !!!!!

I'm stiil not sure which way we'll come home if we even make the trip, but either way, fuel will play a major deciding factor. Without getting into politics, I wonder just how much of this is real and how much is planned to reach a political objective?????? Either way, it hurts the travel budget
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:21 AM   #10
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Here in Northern California....regular unleaded is $4.37 a gallon and diesel is right around $4.45-$4.50 a gallon.
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