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post #1 of 23 Old 04-04-2008, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Prices changing your life style?

Not sure if this has been posted, but thought I would run it. Was wondering if these outragoeus fuel prices are changing anyones plans for the summer. I know I heard on the radio that some survey was saying that 50 percent of the population has canceled there spring trips due to them, what about the diesel crowd? It hasnt really changed my life style, since I just drive to work and dont really do any traveling. Thought this could be a gripe outlet.
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I refuse to let it change my plans... I enjoy life to much to sit at home and brood over it.

Sure it costs more, I just don't put quite as much into my savings as I used to... oh well... I still enjoy life.

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It hasn't really stopped me it just made things a little harder. I take the trailer out and go camping and this summer will be the boat but now I have to plan a little more to make sure ill have the 300 or so for gas. So it won't stop me just have to set a little more money a side

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Not me either, I make money on my truck. My company gives me a very generous truck allowance, they pay all maintenance, mods, insurance, registration, and fuel. I fuel up at least 2 to 3 times a week, so to say the least it's nice to be appreciated.
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it doesnt bother me much, personally. but business wise it sucks cause we have to add fuel surcharges... and i dont like that, and for this summer, thats why one of my boats is a sailboat, with a diesel for when the wind dies!


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Not sure if this has been posted, but thought I would run it. Was wondering if these outragoeus fuel prices are changing anyones plans for the summer. I know I heard on the radio that some survey was saying that 50 percent of the population has canceled there spring trips due to them, what about the diesel crowd? It hasnt really changed my life style, since I just drive to work and dont really do any traveling. Thought this could be a gripe outlet.
Don't take my Dually on vacations,got a Vette for that.Haven't driven my truck in months due to the prices and a company truck that I drive to work.damn shame.
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Fuel prices won't stop me either. Although I have to say I don't have any plans this year to drive too far away, and for me that's an oddity. I am normally driving everywhere. This year has just worked out to be a local one. My big trip I am flying overseas. Next year though will be more driving, I can see it already.

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Less trips to the dunes but the ones taken will be longer.

Holding off on purchasing a toy hauler... thinking people might start to sell and I can get one cheaper!

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Yea,,,,,it's a bummer digging deeper in the pockets but still gotta get out and go. No since sitting home sulking over it. Yup,,it sucks but we gotta suck it up. just have to cut back a bit on the luxury items. " MODS DON"T COUNT" There a must!! I tell my wife: They make the truck better honey
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Well the way I look at it is.. I'm not rich but I wont stop living due to fuel costs..

I just filled up tonight cost me $174.50 to the cap, the fuel light was on and the manual says I have a 148 Litre tank .. I brought it up to the cap it took 144 Litres

Such is life, and if you think about it some other countries have had the prices we are paying right now for years.. guess its our turn to bend over and take it dry

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