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Old 04-25-2011, 05:41 PM   #21
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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.
I know you're about ready to head North, so I just wanted to wish you a safe & smooth journey! Don't know you Hank, but I think we would get along! JOE
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #22
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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.
Years ago when we lived in Duluth, MN, we made an annual "pilgrimmage" to Thunder Bay every summer. Back then, we pulled a small tent camper with a small car. We always looked forward to that 2 weeks and had hoped to repeat that "ancient journey" this summer. However, with gas where it is, I really don't think we'll do it this year. Hopefully things will normalize and in coming years we'll be able to repeat those wonderful trips. It's not a lack of desire that keeps me out of Canada, it's strictly cost. <sigh>
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:58 AM   #23
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Putting gas into the truck was quite a sticker shock the first few times. I was coming from a oyota Sienna that was getting about 21 mpg. Our biggest trip this year is from Buffalo, NY to Gettysburg, PA. Figure the gass is going to cost me about $400ish... JOY!!! However the family loves the camping. The wife is already talking about a trip to Disney with it (have to do some research on that to compare driving/camping v flying /hotel)... Happy Camping!!
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #24
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Disney trip

That fly/hotel thing is always something to consider on any trip of distance these days. Lot's of "specials" going on Disney area hotels...another thing to consider is the www.vrbo.com (vacation rentals by owner). We have used it several times and had good experiences. Some condos are available very close to the Disney entrance; like 10 minutes by car. You also need to consider a rental vehicle if you plan to be in the area more than a few days.
Lot's of interesting things to do and see in the Orlando area.

Just like camping....planning and the trip are at least 1/2 the fun....in the end; dollar wise; I'll bet the choice comes out about even

Good luck....
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:32 PM   #25
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I know you're about ready to head North, so I just wanted to wish you a safe & smooth journey! Don't know you Hank, but I think we would get along! JOE

Probably because of your well wishes we had a great trip home ... we left Fri. at noon and were home Sat. at 4PM.(1243 mi.) and to show my thanks I brought home about 50 lbs. of your "Love Bugs" on the front of my truck and trailer. If you look closely you can see thousands of little tiny smiling faces of those that died in the act of doing the only thing they were born to do. (I think the moderators will allow me to say that)

To get back to the original idea of the thread fuel was right around the $4 mark at most FlyingJs' (I only stop 3 times and only FlyingJ ... at home and in Fla. I use only Hess) with SC being the cheapest for a "Bio Blend" that was the only thing available at the RV island. (Ran Great)
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:44 PM   #26
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Probably because of your well wishes we had a great trip home ... we left Fri. at noon and were home Sat. at 4PM.(1243 mi.) and to show my thanks I brought home about 50 lbs. of your "Love Bugs" on the front of my truck and trailer. If you look closely you can see thousands of little tiny smiling faces of those that died in the act of doing the only thing they were born to do. (I think the moderators will allow me to say that)

To get back to the original idea of the thread fuel was right around the $4 mark at most FlyingJs' (I only stop 3 times and only FlyingJ ... at home and in Fla. I use only Hess) with SC being the cheapest for a "Bio Blend" that was the only thing available at the RV island. (Ran Great)
Hank, glad you had a good ( & quick) trip up north. Those Love Bugs, although they only last for a couple weeks are mayhem on a TV & RV. I wash the front of my truck every AM this time of year, if you let them remain there a couple days in this heat & sun there become part of your paint job. Dryer sheets (wet) are the best way to get them off without scratching the finish. Using these thin wet sheets, you feel the bugs come lose as you rub. Wash with soap after & back to normal. Maybe next yext year we can share a brew! JOE
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #27
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fuel wont be stopping us this year, just trips closer to home. if i pull the trailer someplace local and back, i will use LESS fuel then if i stay at home and putt around town helping and visiting friends. for our longer trips we actually started shopping at weis and using the sheets rewards card. i filled my tank on the dodge diesel cheaper then the price for reg. 87. so the way i figure i am spending the money on food anyway, and for every hundred we spend there its like 10 cents a gal less for diesel. and between me and my growing boy, a hundred bucks at the food store don't go very far these days. and to really top it off, the sheets is like a block from where i store my trailer so they cant keep me at home. i work way too hard to play with this camper in the driveway.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:48 AM   #28
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The one nice thing about having a company truck is that my TV doesn't use any fuel during the week, so sticker shock is not bad at all. Prices are not effecting my camping.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #29
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yea i hear ya there. its nice only putting in what i want to "play" with. they day they tell me i have to leave it at work and drive in everyday, will prolly be my last two weeks after that. i like my job, but that is one of the few things keeping me there.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:29 AM   #30
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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.
I noticed yesterday that diesel prices, eventhough outrageous, are now lower than regular gas!
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