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RV Usage/Mileage
How many days do you use your RV per year?
30 days or less. [ 67 ] ** [22.56%]
31-60 days. [ 80 ] ** [26.94%]
61-100 days. [ 51 ] ** [17.17%]
101-200 days. [ 35 ] ** [11.78%]
Over 200 days. [ 64 ] ** [21.55%]
How many miles per year do you drive your RV?
Under 5,000 miles. [ 112 ] ** [37.71%]
5001-10,000 miles. [ 119 ] ** [40.07%]
10,001-15,000 miles. [ 44 ] ** [14.81%]
15,001-20,000 miles. [ 16 ] ** [5.39%]
Over 20,000 miles. [ 6 ] ** [2.02%]
Have you reduce your annual usage and/or mileage due to rising fuel prices?
Yes. [ 87 ] ** [29.29%]
No. [ 202 ] ** [68.01%]
Changes due to other than fuel costs. [ 8 ] ** [2.69%]
Total Votes: 891
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Jerry S.
post Jan 11 2008, 09:40 PM
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Hi everybody,

To celebrate my one year anniversary on this forum, I thought I'd try a poll. I just hope I did the "poll" part right.

The "Special Price Break" thread from a few weeks ago got me thinking about the effect sky-rocketing fuel prices is having on RV travel. Simplistically, how much these rising fuel costs are increasing the cost of your RVing is primarily a function of your mileage. For example, if you drive the RV 10,000 miles a year and get 10 mpg., fuel at $3 a gallon costs you an extra $1,000 a year over $2 a gallon fuel. While that is a lot of money to some of us, I don't see that as a "deal breaker" for many retired, full-timers on this forum. Another factor is the amount of time you spend RVing. If that 10,000 miles is spread over 5, 6, 7 months or more of travelling, you're getting a pretty good return on the extra $1,000. On the lower end, an extra $500-$1,000 for a 3 week vacation may put a long summer RV trip out of reach for families.

I think it will be interesting to see the poll results (assuming I did that part of this post right) and comments by others on this financial problem facing RVers.
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post Jan 20 2011, 09:18 PM
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I signed up to go to Kentucky again this year. I will go next November. I may end up rethinking that if gas hits $4 a gallon.....

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Jerry S.   What's Your Annual Rv Usage/mileage?   Jan 11 2008, 09:40 PM
riggarob   Hi everybody, To celebrate my one year anniversa...   Jan 12 2008, 12:08 AM
Joe-n-Doe   Rising fuel costs make us wince, but have not yet ...   Jan 12 2008, 07:20 AM
DXSMac   Good poll! So far, I'm the only vote in m...   Jan 12 2008, 09:53 AM
John S.   Well, I am the only one in the 20k plus miles. I j...   Jan 12 2008, 10:17 AM
DXSMac   Now I just go to SPokane washington once a year a...   Jan 12 2008, 11:07 PM
Terry10   Well, I am the only one in the 20k plus miles. I ...   Apr 27 2008, 11:54 PM
pianotuna   Hi Terry, Where do you find these 10 to 15 dollar...   Apr 28 2008, 12:26 AM
rodman   I am a full-time RV'er. We are retired and li...   Apr 28 2008, 03:06 PM
FosterImposters   I would certainly like to know where these ...   Apr 29 2008, 10:08 AM
John S.   I am a full-time RV'er. We are retired and li...   May 10 2008, 11:03 PM
bj41   Terry, I spent 150 a night at one resort type pla...   Jun 30 2008, 05:02 AM
Texasrvers   I'm really glad you did this poll. We are pla...   Jan 12 2008, 02:23 PM
mastercraft   This year was an exception for us because we did a...   Jan 12 2008, 10:16 PM
pianotuna   Hi all, My wife retires in September--I hope that...   Jan 12 2008, 10:31 PM
John Blue   John S. is correct on thinking about fuel cost. W...   Jan 13 2008, 09:46 AM
RLM   I'm in the over 200 category. With respect to ...   Jan 13 2008, 11:15 AM
Butch   We have, for the last three years, cut back on ou...   Jan 14 2008, 08:43 AM
BJMA   yes, gas is a factor, but you know what, it is sti...   Jan 14 2008, 12:02 PM
FosterImposters   We're one who's reduced mileage is NOT rel...   Jan 15 2008, 02:57 PM
RLM   BJMA>I differ with your statement that "it...   Mar 9 2008, 08:02 PM
DXSMac   As other's have stated in the thread, it...   Mar 9 2008, 10:29 PM
Testudo   We operate a small truck camper but obviously fuel...   Mar 9 2008, 08:18 PM
Butch   Here in New York in the past, when the infrastruct...   Mar 10 2008, 08:45 AM
HappiestCamper   Or to cover the fees for Client #9.... Here in N...   Mar 12 2008, 07:45 AM
Butch   Or to cover the fees for Client #9.... Just go...   Mar 12 2008, 08:53 AM
rodman   I sure hated to do it but we have had to park the ...   Mar 17 2008, 09:06 AM
DXSMac   In WA we have high gas taxes, because we don't...   Mar 17 2008, 11:20 AM
Beastdriver   jj: I don't know about other taxes, but the ta...   Mar 17 2008, 12:45 PM
DXSMac   jj: I don't know about other taxes, but the t...   Mar 17 2008, 04:02 PM
Jerry S.   Hi again everybody, It has been 3 months since I ...   Apr 11 2008, 09:13 PM
FosterImposters   ...For those of you considering cancelling that t...   Apr 12 2008, 11:18 AM
Texasrvers   We have been talking about a really long (miles an...   Apr 11 2008, 09:45 PM
DXSMac   I still want to do my Pennsylvania trip, despite g...   Apr 12 2008, 09:35 AM
Parkview   :) " I can't wait to get on the road ag...   Apr 12 2008, 11:09 AM
jperera   We have just started a cross country trip - from W...   Apr 12 2008, 09:21 PM
Lee and Fran   When I joined this forum I was a summer rv user. ...   Apr 19 2008, 11:30 AM
DXSMac   When I joined this forum I was a summer rv user. ...   Apr 19 2008, 12:20 PM
Testudo   As a follow up to my March 10th comments.... I do...   May 4 2008, 08:06 PM
Butch   With the higher pricing of fuel as of late, we hav...   May 9 2008, 08:27 AM
Lee and Fran   We have found that when traveling if we find the p...   May 9 2008, 12:30 PM
DXSMac   I'm paying $40 a night (well, $36 wi...   May 11 2008, 08:16 AM
moqui51   Luckily for us we have been RV'ing for about 2...   May 22 2008, 07:43 AM
Jerry S.   Hi, it's me again. Recently returned from our...   May 30 2008, 09:08 PM
rangiebob   Hi everybody, To celebrate my one year anniversa...   Jun 1 2008, 02:16 PM
Lindsay Richards   We just postponed a great planned trip to follow t...   Jul 16 2008, 06:57 PM
Glenn Norton   Gas in Canada has hit the 5 to 6 buck a gallon thr...   Jul 16 2008, 11:02 PM
Jerry S.   Just an update to my 6/08 post about what you can ...   Sep 26 2008, 10:52 AM
Jerry S.   Now that I am done traveling for the year (just in...   Nov 29 2008, 02:12 AM
wolverine767   between 10,000 and 20,000 miles here. Gas prices h...   Jun 4 2009, 04:00 PM
RockHound   We have a pop up so compared to most of y’all, we ...   Jul 9 2009, 05:50 AM
rgatijnet   My own opinion is that we are all on borrowed time...   Jul 22 2009, 04:26 PM
Kirk   rgatijnet Just be careful as you dance around th...   Jul 22 2009, 04:32 PM
rgatijnet   rgatijnet Just be careful as you dance around t...   Jul 22 2009, 05:34 PM
Trailer Park Casanova   http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f18/tpc123/P1000...   Sep 1 2010, 05:57 PM
kaydbug   :P I retired this year and we have tried to go som...   Dec 20 2010, 07:04 PM
Jerry S.   It has been a little over 3 years since I started ...   Jan 18 2011, 10:36 PM
FosterImposters   We too are looking forward to hitting the road aga...   Jan 20 2011, 09:47 PM
John Blue   Not me. We plan to keep moving around the USA. D...   Jan 19 2011, 08:17 PM
Texasrvers   We always manage to plan trips when gas is the hig...   Jan 19 2011, 08:47 PM
DXSMac   I signed up to go to Kentucky again this year. I w...   Jan 20 2011, 09:18 PM
pianotuna   Hi Foster, I get the same break as soon as I hit ...   Feb 12 2011, 06:57 PM
rollinghills   We're planning on going to Glacier and Yellows...   Mar 4 2011, 10:59 AM
Wink   We are camping longer at a time.We just make the t...   Apr 10 2011, 07:07 PM
Glenn Norton   It has been almost three years since I first answe...   Apr 10 2011, 10:09 PM
pianotuna   Hi Glen, Since I purchased my "new to me...   Aug 25 2011, 10:53 AM
Glenn Norton   Hi Don: I guess your mileage also depends on how w...   Aug 26 2011, 11:14 AM
Jerry S.   Hi again folks, As the originator of this poll/th...   Sep 30 2011, 08:44 PM
RFCN2   Jerry, Be careful of the Grand Canyon as it can b...   Oct 3 2011, 07:31 PM
Jerry S.   Bob, Thanks for the warning. For what it's w...   Oct 3 2011, 09:25 PM
Jerry S.   Well my traveling is over for the year. The trip ...   Nov 10 2011, 11:15 PM
chowhound   Well my traveling is over for the year. The trip...   Nov 11 2011, 04:16 PM
Jerry S.   Has it already been almost 4 months since my last ...   Mar 7 2012, 11:53 PM
Jerry S.   Since everytime somebody new takes the poll in thi...   May 29 2012, 09:11 PM
John Blue   Jerry S, I hope you are OK and can travel soon. ...   Jun 2 2012, 08:06 AM
Jerry S.   John, Thanks. Unfortunately, I am still in ...   Jun 4 2012, 08:39 PM
Jerry S.   Just an update if anyone cares. Physically, we ...   Jul 7 2012, 10:49 PM
Jerry S.   We managed to be on the road for the full 4 weeks....   Aug 17 2012, 08:31 PM
GandJ   Some kids are already back in school and most sta...   Sep 16 2012, 04:57 PM
TXBobcat   Just an insite.. The date of GandJ & Jerry S. ...   Sep 16 2012, 05:59 PM
Texasrvers   I was mistaken in what I said so I have removed my...   Sep 16 2012, 06:25 PM
GandJ   My bad. Actually my post is a month after Jerry...   Sep 16 2012, 08:03 PM
Jerry S.   OK, let's get this straight before everybody g...   Sep 16 2012, 08:47 PM
Texasrvers   I am so glad Jerry has the eyesight to see what th...   Sep 16 2012, 10:05 PM
Jerry S.   Hi TX, Thanks for the compliments but I'm not...   Sep 16 2012, 10:42 PM
jamarynn1   The trouble is that the gas companies use this bot...   Sep 17 2012, 12:27 PM
mpfireman   Our travel depend upon what we want to do and see....   Nov 5 2012, 11:54 AM
Jerry S.   Well, we managed to get on the road for a full 5 w...   Nov 7 2012, 09:38 PM
Jerry S.   To answer the final question of my previous post -...   Apr 9 2013, 10:24 PM
Texasrvers   So sorry to hear about your recent health problems...   Apr 9 2013, 10:42 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Jerry, to comment on you last message about gas pr...   Apr 9 2013, 11:48 PM
Texasrvers   I'm going to make you guys cry. We just saw ...   Apr 10 2013, 04:15 PM
Jerry S.   We are finally on the brink of our travel season. ...   May 4 2013, 08:47 PM
Glenn Norton   Gas prices just went up over 10% this past week in...   May 17 2013, 07:00 PM
jamarynn1   We have WAWA gas stations opening all over Central...   May 17 2013, 09:54 PM
Jerry S.   Well, our 4 week trip to MS and LA is about to end...   Jun 1 2013, 09:48 PM
NHillCountry   Excellent thread! The price of fuel really ...   Jun 30 2013, 04:03 PM
Jerry S.   It is hard to believe that we've been home for...   Jul 5 2013, 09:00 PM
John S.   Well i amswered this in 08 and i was at 165k now I...   Jul 17 2013, 12:30 PM
GaryWT   New trailer this year, we are shooting for 40 nigh...   Aug 26 2013, 10:24 AM
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