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Have you considered selling your RV because of high fuel prices?

The average price of a gallon of gasoline reached $5 on Saturday, June 10. In some states, California for example, the price at some stations is above $6, and diesel even higher.

RVs and/or their tow vehicles are not known for their great fuel efficiency, so the high price tag is hurting some pocketbooks. Big diesel pusher motorhomes are paying $1 or more per mile right now, and with gas industry experts expecting even higher prices this summer, that’s about to head up.

There is little doubt that at least some RVers have considered hanging up their keys over this, but how many? What about you? Have you given serious thought to selling your RV due to the high cost of fuel? Or does the price need to go considerably higher for you to give up RVing?

Please take a moment to answer the poll below, and feel free to leave a comment.

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Linda
20 days ago

We are full timers and will continue to RV. We decided last year when we booked to stay a little longer in places instead of constantly moving. Still enjoying RVing.

David F.
20 days ago

Actually considering going to MH from TH. Wife’s idea, and I sort of agree.

CampNoMore
22 days ago

Sold our TT & TV a year and a half ago. Anytime we miss it, we read all the articles on campground crowding and the no camping etiquette crowd and reaffirm our good decision!

B N S
23 days ago

This Is All By Design….

Bud
23 days ago

Sorry, off topic. Why can I not get the polls to open? Have they been removed or something? I see that it says that on slow connections to wait. I’m on cable internet and can stream HD movies with no buffering. I have not been able see any polls for approximately two months or more. Thanks!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
23 days ago
Reply to  Bud

Sorry you’re having problems with the poll, Bud, and I’m sorry I don’t know what to tell you. I’ve just written an email to our IT folks but I’ve scheduled it to “send” to them tomorrow morning. (Don’t want to bother them on a Sunday night.) I’m sure someone will reply to your question in the morning. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
22 days ago
Reply to  Bud

Good morning, Bud. OK. Here’s what Kim, our IT dude, replied to my email this morning: “They are blocking our third party scripts, that is always the reason. Nothing we can do except tell them to stop blocking scripts on our site.” And here’s what Jessica, another tech-savvy person, has replied previously about this situation: “Sometimes script blockers and ad blockers interfere with our polls since they are from a 3rd party site. If you have one of these, try and turn it off and see if that fixes the issue.” Since we get very few complaints about our polls not showing up (fewer than one a week), it seems to be on an individual’s device. Sorry, Bud. I hope you can figure it out. Good luck! Take care. 🙂 –Diane

kat
23 days ago

Fewer trips and all closer to home!

Pamela Holt
23 days ago

We are taking less trips, but we also are making sure our tow vehicle is as efficient as it needs to be (new plugs, etc.).

Bob Weinfurt
23 days ago

Definitely keeping my old MH. I filled the propane and fuel tanks last fall so I have enough gas for many local boondocking trips. Now I just have to find the time to go.

Paul
23 days ago

Not selling, its home! We just drove from SoCal
to the northeast for the summer where we will be until early October, then we will drive back to SoCal 3,200 miles by our usual route. I will complain each time I fill the tank. Coming east each fill up was just under $400. I expect that westbound it could be as much as $700 – ouch! but I am fortunate to be able to pay it. I just hope it continues to be available.

Ken Cramer
23 days ago

Canceled our trip to Yellowstone this year because of diesel prices and where they may go. But will pay the price for closer camping as we can. Thankfully where we live a lot of places to visit only a few hours away.

Ken C
23 days ago

We live in Ca. Fuel prices are around $7.00/gal today. Our class A gas holds 80 gallons so we’re talkin’ over $500.00 to fill her up and we get 7-9mpg depending on if we have our toad attached. They say that prices are still on the rise.
Our plan was to sell at retirement and upgrade to a diesel pusher. We would then spend more time on the road and hopefully pay less for fuel in other states. Ca is the worst!
So we may take a break and sell now instead of waiting.

Lois
23 days ago

No. Full time. Spending 1200.- 1400. Hundred dollars for fuel is cheaper than keeping a house warm in the north. Several people we know have over a $2,000.00 bill for Seasonal heating. When not at home, travellers still have to have heat to keep pipes from freezing. Our life is on the road. We work and save for expenses. Retired and loving the journey.

Kevin
23 days ago

No not considering selling our motorhome, but may shorten up the number of trips we take. We will still go to Arizona for a couple of months this winter. As with all things it will eventually come back down in price.

Bob
23 days ago

Not planning to get off the road yet, we are currently in northern California and plan to spend the winter in on the gulf in Mississippi this winter. Just figured the cost of fuel to get there and its over 1,900 dollars at todays prices. If it continues to rise will have to reconsider the full time lifestyle.

Bob p
23 days ago

Our TT is paid for, this past March and April we rented it to a couple from MI. Since we live in FL our TT is unnecessary for us so we can rent it out for the winter months.

MattD
23 days ago

Won’t sell my RV nor will I sell my BOAT!

Mike and Patty
23 days ago

It’s kind of funny. People always ask us if we have an issue with the cost of filling the tank on our class A motorhome even before the gas hikes. We always tell them “If you worry about the gas then a motorhome is not for you” and then remind them that a motorhome is a project, not just a vehicle. They look at us with the understanding “AH OK I get it” We love the travel and we love these newsletters. Thank you all.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
23 days ago
Reply to  Mike and Patty

Thanks, Mike and Patty! And we love you, too, as well as all of our other terrific readers! Take care, and many safe and happy travel miles in your MH! 😀 –Diane

John Koenig
23 days ago

No plans to sell here. I’m basically happy with my Super-C RV and, am looking forward to when a degree of “normalcy” returns, especially re the covid problem.

paul adams
23 days ago

Not selling either. We leave our RV and car in storage in Florida and fly down from Chicago with our points. Nothing spent on gas or plane flight just the storage and camping for the winter.
I sympathize with the RV crowd driving a thousand or more miles each way.
But I don’t expect the gas prices to effect the long time RVers.

Left Coast Geek
23 days ago

I *am* considering trading my 2002 F250 diesel 4×4 longbed for a newer more efficient and somewhat smaller truck/SUV as a tow rig, but fuel efficiency isn’t the primary motivator, rather its the awful turning circle of the early Super Duty trucks, and the general giant size of it, making it impossible to park in normal sized parking spaces. The catch-22 is, the vehicles we’re looking at are all in the $50K+ price range, while this truck is 100% paid and rock solid reliable even tho it has 260,000 miles.

BTW, I’m seeing $7/gallon now for premium and diesel around here on the mid-left coast, and I gather that Southern California is even worse.

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