is the price of fuel /gas/diesel going to limit your trips? here in michigan diesel is $3.85,so a weekend trip is going to cost us $300-400 dollars:bang: then there's the gas/oil for the boat:scratchhead:
Its not limiting us too much right now. I still tow with a gasser, and 87 octane here is around $3/gallon give or take.
So, we are already limited by the tow truck, because its a 2000 Ram and doesnt have the tow gear. I have to tow in drive, and when I am pulling the camper down the interstate at 60 plus MPH, i am turning over 3000 RPM and it is burning some gas!! Its just not fun towing like this for long distances. The fartherst I have gone is 4 hours, and I swore I wouldnt do it again with that truck.
So,I plan to get a diesel next year. I dont know if it will limit our travels, but I doubt it. We will only go so far on a normal weekend anyway. On long weekends we will go further, but that is only every once in a while, so I dont think it will deter us any.
Of course, I guess it all depends on mileage too. I pay $3 plus a gallon for gas, but I average about 8 MPG when towing. If diesel was $4 a gallon, but I got twice the miles per gallon, it may not be so bad. A few friends have dodge ram diesels and they said they get 15-17 mpg towing. I could live with that.
We are just trying to save more, and offset the costs of it.
We are not willing to give up our camping, or let it keep us from going as much. For now, we are just going to pay it, and keep on camping. We may not be as many "toys" for the RV to help save on fuel prices though.
Well what is happening for my family is now instead of taking alot of long weekend camping trips, we are planning fewer trips with longer stays. So instead of going to the beach camping for friday- monday about 4 times a year we are going once this year for 10 days, so thus saving us gas money to and from.
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