Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

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Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by moosehead » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:18 pm

Don't know what forum to ask this in but...my wife and I are thinking of taking a road trip down to Virginia and North Carolina this April to visit a few outlaw relatives...we hate April up here...cold, wet, rainy etc...so how's gas prices down there in those areas??

Reason I ask is my wife wants to take the old RV 'cause she wants to bring our two dogs with us....she can't bear the thought of leaving them at the kennel. Trouble is, our old RV gets about 12-15 mpg ...its a pig to say the least (7.3l 460 cu. in snortin' Ford V8!) . Our gas up here in Canukistan is going to $1.20 per l which is about $5.00 US per US gal!! Yikes!! So, is your gas cheaper (per gal)?? Just wondering...

I keep telling my wife we should be taking the car (TDI VW Wagon...gets about 900+ kms (500 miles) to a tank but the damn dogs (labs) hate riding in it...they only like the RV...shizen! I got a head ache thinking about it. Trip would be about 2000 miles round trip for us
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by melville » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:00 am

moosehead wrote:Don't know what forum to ask this in but...my wife and I are thinking of taking a road trip down to Virginia and North Carolina this April to visit a few outlaw relatives...we hate April up here...cold, wet, rainy etc...so how's gas prices down there in those areas??

Reason I ask is my wife wants to take the old RV 'cause she wants to bring our two dogs with us....she can't bear the thought of leaving them at the kennel. Trouble is, our old RV gets about 12-15 mpg ...its a pig to say the least (7.3l 460 cu. in snortin' Ford V8!) . Our gas up here in Canukistan is going to $1.20 per l which is about $5.00 US per US gal!! Yikes!! So, is your gas cheaper (per gal)?? Just wondering...

I keep telling my wife we should be taking the car (TDI VW Wagon...gets about 900+ kms (500 miles) to a tank but the damn dogs (labs) hate riding in it...they only like the RV...shizen! I got a head ache thinking about it. Trip would be about 2000 miles round trip for us
We're cheaper than you as a general thing, 15 to 20% usually. I knew bike racers in BC who would fill up on the US side of the border both leaving Canada and returning when they came down for racing. Locally by me (an expensive place for gas) 87 octane is ~$3.80. Last fill up on the Kombi was >$50!
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by moosehead » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:12 pm

Thanks melville,

Yikes...I figured as much. Went on the AAA website and they got a fuel price survey and it ain't sweet. Only good point is our dollar is par with US $ so 3.80 is better than 5.65 (converted to US volume stuff) ...OK....gonna sell the ol RV anyways...doesn't owe us anything and maybe one of the kids wants it as they're the ones using it all the time.

Kombie eh? Been looking for a VW westy but they are hard to find and when you do its $$$$. Saw a real nice 1975 (shades of the old days) with original blue plaid upholstry but the guy wanted a fortune for it. Like to get one of their diesel vans and convert it maybe??
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by timr75/r100r » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:30 am

Prices have jumped about .20 a gallon in the last week here in VA Tidewater, regular is around $3.19 / gallon, diesel $3.25.

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Post by melville » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:22 pm

I have a Westy also (it's in my avatar pic) and mileage is not much better than your RV, currently getting about 15 mpg. When my Airhead is done, I can set to tuning it properly, but will probably not do better than 18 mpg. Probably more fun to drive than a regular RV, though. And the radiator never boils over.
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by Sibbo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:58 pm

It's around $6.25 a US gallon right now , 12 mpg is for the rich alone !
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by Deleted User 287 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:09 pm

In Indiana and Ohio it shot up to $3.50+ for the cheap stuff about a week ago.
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Post by Steve in Golden » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:19 pm

What's really lame about the whole gas price horror story is, there's no shortage of petroleum. It's all speculation by the thieves on Wall St, and the little guys take it in the shorts. As usual.
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by melville » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:17 pm

Yeah, quick update. Now over $4/gal here in Stonerville.
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by moosehead » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:39 am

Yikes! Prices are all over the map but stll considerably cheaper in the US than in CAN...by at least 20-25%! I think most of this differnece is due to gas taxes here.

Yesterday I filled up our old Wolfsburg (the execellent beater) at C$1.26 per l...that would be equivalent to approx $5.00 per US gal (4l per US Gallon). I agree, bandits on Wall street just find various ways to play with prices so they benefit from these price changes either up or down...pisses me off....is not based on any supply/demand economics.

Anyways, we're going aheaad with the trip...its still cheaper travelling in the US. Besides, we love the trip down through Virginia and into North Carolina and out to the coast areas...just poking along...and nice people everywhere we toured over the years on the bike. Maybe should trailer a bike down with us and get some riding in...hmmm.
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