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Poll: Gas Prices Changing Your Plans? (73 member(s) have cast votes)

How are gas prices affecting your travel plans?

  1. Makes no difference, I'm hitting the road! (57 votes [78.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.08%

  2. Ouch, I'm staying close to home, shorter trips (14 votes [19.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.18%

  3. My wallet is empty, no trips for me. (2 votes [2.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.74%

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#11 craig333

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:29 AM

There will still be some long trips. Just more of the shorter variety in between. Its going to make it more and more tempting to make the plunge to small motorcycle for exploring and using the camper more as a base camp.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:36 AM

I'm heading to baja next week so I hope Pemex isn't as greedy as Exxon/Mobil.
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#13 ski3pin

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

I'm heading to baja next week so I hope Pemex isn't as greedy as Exxon/Mobil.


Yeah, since I started this topic I've done some looking around on fuelmeup.com. Gas here is $4.30 a gallon. It's $3.60 in Beatty, NV and $3.06 in Colorado Springs (we should go visit my brother). Prices on the Sierra east side (Bishop, Lone Pine, Mammoth or the middle of Nevada are usually close to or a little higher than here. Moral of the story...............we need to take longer trips :rolleyes:
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#14 Ted

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

You save money by traveling. I love it!
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#15 SunMan

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

I'm heading to baja next week so I hope Pemex isn't as greedy as Exxon/Mobil.


You're looking at $3.06 for diesel. $2.75 for the magna users out there. Have fun Dick.

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#16 MarkBC

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's $3.60 in Beatty, NV and $3.06 in Colorado Springs (we should go visit my brother).

Visit your brother with a large tank-trailer in tow: empty heading east and full back home! Posted Image

Prices on the Sierra east side (Bishop, Lone Pine, Mammoth or the middle of Nevada are usually close to or a little higher than here.

Based on my recent trip down there: Highest in Bridgeport, so fill up in Gardnerville, NV if heading heading south and save $1/gal.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

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Based on my recent trip down there: Highest in Bridgeport, so fill up in Gardnerville, NV if heading heading south and save $1/gal.


We drive by Walker, Bridgeport, and Lee Vining and as we do we play the "Guess how high gas prices will be?" game. We play the same game at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, but sometimes you just need gas. And, I do like to buy occasionally hoping that I help keep them in business so when the need arises I can get gas. Panamint Springs Resort sometimes makes Furnace Creek look cheap. It was $5.28 a gallon for regular on New Years.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

And, I do like to buy occasionally hoping that I help keep them in business so when the need arises I can get gas.

Yeah...I always buy gas in Fields, Oregon (Alvord Desert country) when I visit there even if I could make it to a cheaper source, for the same reason as you.
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#19 craig333

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

I always check the casinos when I'm in Nevada. Nothing like cheap fuel to get you to spend the savings inside :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:25 AM

I always check the casinos when I'm in Nevada. Nothing like cheap fuel to get you to spend the savings inside :rolleyes:

Speaking of casinos...In Bishop the cheapest gas seems to be at the "Paiute Palace Casino" on the Bishop Paiute Reservation on 395 at the north/west end of town.
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