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Old 04-23-2011, 03:57 AM   #11
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You only live once, keep traveling and having fun. Gas is only a part of a trips expensive.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:41 AM   #12
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I paid $4.89 in Paso Robles California last month for Diesel. Paid $3.89 yesterday in Topeka Kansas and they don't have their own oil production up here. What a State Cal is, they drill their own oil, refine it double the price. I'm a Native Californian and have never been able to figure that one out, I guess they call it Smog Control.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:18 AM   #13
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I guess one of the thinks we can do to help the situation is slow down. 60 MPH is going to be my top speed.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #14
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Yes the gas price is a little disturbing. I have seen some comments about the Canadian Price being 40% higher.
If the reference was per gallon, one needs to make sure they compare to the correct gallon.
The US gallon is about 3.85litres, The Canadian gallon is 4.5litres.
Our current gas price is $1.35/litre. (So about $5.20/ US gallon)
Sorry I do not know what the price is for deisel....

Current US dollar being below parity with the Looney will mean an extra hit for our US friends driving above the 49th Parallel.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:04 PM   #15
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Using your figure of $5.20 per US gallon, that price is $1.40 per gallon higher than the lowest price I could find in Detroit, Michigan ($3.80) . This works out to about 37% higher --- close to 40%! - in Ontario. By the time you factor in the current exchange rate, any American travellers are probably looking at paying 40% more if they were to drive in Ontario. In Alberta where the gas is the cheapest of all provinces, it would be close to 33-35% more.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:06 AM   #16
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We are paying about $4.29 a gallon here in northern Indiana for diesel. It is going to slow us down a little when it comes to the longer trips and will probably end up camping closer to home but shouldn't stop us from camping. We have a trip planed to South Dakota in the fall so we are hopping the fuel prices will be back down to reasonable rate by then.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:43 AM   #17
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We will be leaving our tt in storage at a close to home campground this year. the way i figure it. It will cost me 175.00 usd to leave it there. I will spend more than that in 2 trips for gas pulling the trailer.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:59 AM   #18
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Just when the economy seems to be on the upswing, we get blindsided by the oil companies. I guess me & you, Mr & Mrs. JQ Public better just keep licking our wounds, as we always have!
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #19
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Exclamation National NO Drive Day

If we could get everyone in North America to stay home for one day and not drive I think we could wake up these speculators. If we could do it for 3 days we would have enough oil that they would have to lower the price because they couldn't store anymore. Just ny 2 cents worth!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:20 PM   #20
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$4.68 today in Fresno, CA !!!! Gotta love it. This has not put a huge damper on our outings, but gas is in our conversation now where before it was just part of it and dealt with it. Lets bring this up again in a few months!!
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