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Has the current high price of gas caused you to alter any RV travel plans?

There is no denying that gas prices have skyrocketed. Right now, the national average for regular gas is $3.38 per gallon and diesel will set you back $3.71. California, the state with the most expensive gas, is chargin’ ya $4.07 a gallon for regular.

Have these high prices caused you to alter any of your RV travel plans? If not yet, will it in the future? What if prices keep rising?

Tell us in the poll below. And please, feel free to leave a comment, but keep politics out of it. If you don’t, we reserve the right to delete it (and we don’t want to do that!).

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Bob Weinfurt
19 days ago

We stayed pretty close to home this summer but will be taking a 600 mile trip for Thanksgiving with family.

Bill Langton
20 days ago

We recently altered our route when we figured out that adding a few hundred extra miles was not worth it in the PNW where fuel prices can be over $4 a gallon!

Ernie
24 days ago

I continue to travel as I have planned. I just THANK all my liberal friends every time I fill up.

Skip
25 days ago

As mentioned before it’s a supply and demand issue. I think it’s something we have to work with and budget for. We decided not to do as much running around and plan excursions from base camp/home base more carefully. So when sight seeing the local area and need to food shop do it on your way back and not have to go back out once at home.

Bill
25 days ago

I can’t afford it in the least and I’m surprised so many RVers can do so. Simply raising fuel prices one cent increases profits by 1.4 plus million a year and gas has gone up by 100’s of penny’s. The tax on gas alone is raising about a trillion dollars a year.

Kathryn
25 days ago

Haven’t changed plans. After all, we need to get home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We do gripe a little, though.

Richard Hughes
25 days ago

We spent the summer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. I suffered paying nearly a dollar more for gas, then diesel, when we switched to a truck and trailer. Now, back in Tucson, the prices are what we paid on our trip, so we have become accustomed to being gouged.

Jeff Craig
25 days ago

I’ve only cancelled three trips this year. One due to a family issue, and two others because of very high winds and bad weather.

Bill
25 days ago

We had planned taking the LONG way to our winter hide out. But, with the rising fuel costs and some other expenses which the total is still unknown, we have elected to take the more direct route.

Mike Albert
25 days ago

We returned Saturday night from a 58 day cross country trip, S/W Florida to Southern California. (Went I 20to I 8 going out and I-10 coming home) We encountered a hurricane and tornados, as well as high winds, mountainous roads and we flat towed our Jeep Wrangler with a 25’ B+ Diesel. We did not encounter crowded camp grounds and mostly everyone was warm and friendly.
Amazed that while driving through Texas, we only saw a fraction of oil Wells working and less than 1/4 of wind mills operating. Can’t figure that out if there is a shortage. I would have thought they would be producing more and storing it for winter. The wind mills in Arizona and California seemed to have a majority operating. Diesel was relatively higher in California and Florida than in other places. Loved it so much (this was our first cross country) we made plans to do it again next August and September. So, NO, the price did not affect our decision to go.

Last edited 25 days ago by Mike Albert
Mike Albert
25 days ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

ALSO, we used the Gas Buddy application and we did use discount club/cards fir Marathon, Shell and Speedway. We stayed away from the truck stops. Their prices were from .40 to almost ..85 per gallon more.

Mark Willis
25 days ago

My wife and I had planned on leaving this week to head south. A trip similar to one we had taken two years ago. Unfortunately, I had ordered a new F150 back in July and sold my Expedition. It looks like I will be lucky to see my truck before the end of the year. Hopefully, that’s not wishful thinking. It had to be resubmitted as a 2022 as they stopped producing the 2021 model back in September. According to the dealer, Ford started taking orders for the 2022 models last week. I really get a little chuckle when I see articles such as the one RV Travel published recently on the 2021 F150 or see commercials for them on the television. So, the answer to the question would be yes as normal if it were possible.

Leslie Smith
25 days ago

Yes, we will stay within 200 miles of home. We will also mostly boondock.

Ron Lane
25 days ago

Since our motorhome is in storage from mid October to mid May, we have no plans for any rv travel anyway.

Roy Davis
25 days ago

I answered other because we have slightly changed. What we have done is travel about the same distance, but stay longer or boondock more than in the past. Our attitude is that, if you can’t afford the fuel, you can’t afford to RV. Being retired does give us the time to stay longer.

Steve
25 days ago

Our diesel prices are lower than regular gasoline. So, no, our travel has not benn altered in the least.

The Lazy Q
25 days ago
Reply to  Steve

Diesel finally increased above gas where I currently live, for the time being, it royally sucks but I’m heading out Friday for our next trip.

Fred
25 days ago

The 9% who say they’ve cancelled or postponed a trip because of high gas prices should significantly help with the campground overcrowding you hear so much about. Maybe that will make it easier to secure last minute reservations or show up spontaneously.

Bill
25 days ago
Reply to  Fred

Don’t get to giddy about all those lost souls who can’t
afford to RV with the new gas prices. Your president has publicly stated he is intending on removing millions of vehicles off the road. You might be next.

Paul Cecil
25 days ago

The answer I wanted to say is.. No, but I am keeping an eye on things. May have to make adjustments as required.
I have to admit that folks comments have me shaking my head in wonder. I am old enough to remember when fuel prices went above a dollar a gallon. You would have thought that it was the beginning of the collapse of society. Well it was not! We are still here and doing fine. Price of fuel going above 3 dollars? Oh well, just make an adjustment to life and keep on trucking. It is not the end of anything.

Robert
25 days ago
Reply to  Paul Cecil

Day before the election, gas was $1.48 a gallon in Amarillo, Texas!!

Ron Lane
25 days ago
Reply to  Robert

And your point is?

mike
25 days ago
Reply to  Ron Lane

poor ron poor ron

Dana D
24 days ago
Reply to  Ron Lane

I think Robert’s point is, the USA was energy independent in January 2021. Biden stopped the Keystone pipeline and stopped drilling on public lands. Then Biden (according to the news media) asked OPEC to produce more oil. Now gas/fuel prices are 60+% higher than they were in January 2021 and the USA now relies on OPEC production.
You get what you vote for!

Ray
25 days ago

We continue as usual, but are putting more time, within reason, into finding the best price for fuel.

Donald N Wright
25 days ago

I have kept my RV at an RV storage lot where the RV’s never moved. I want to wear out, not rust or rot waiting for “someday”.

Bruce
25 days ago

Has not stopped me yet but I feel it. When I get to a spot I tend to not roam around checking out the area as much as I did before to save on fuel. Try to plan a little more where to go.