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Is the continuing increase in fuel costs changing your RV travel patterns?
When we finished workamping in Iowa last September we headed for Arizona, as usual, some of the fuel was over $4.00 so we thought our "Trip of a lifetime" would have to be on hold again this year. Well, fuel went down, so we left Quartzsite, Az after the RV Rally. Stayed few days in Yuma with friends, then headed east. The highlights were a weekend in San Antonio with family, The gulf coast, saw dolphins, we enjoyed Charleston, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, Myrtle Beach., spent 2 weeks in DC, Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Ellis Island, and Liberty Island, Gettysburg, PA. Then headed back to Iowa to work and spend time with our families and friends.
We didn't think fuel was going to get any better. I made a promise to my mother that we would go to Williamsburg before we have to give up the road life, it's been 10 years, hate to think of the day we can't do it anymore. We had alot of rain and 50 degree temperatures with some 30's at night, It was January through the middle of April. We would love to do it over again, didn't get to do it all. If not we will probably go to AZ again, and maybe travel a month in September and another month the middle of March. There is so much to see in this beautiful country of ours, so we are living the dream. Take lots of digital photos and video.
We did this all towing a 38 foot fifth wheel with a 95 Ford 7.3 Power Stroke crew cab duelly with now, 261,000 miles on her. Good old truck. We get 9 to 11 mpg towing, depending on road conditions, and 15 to 17mpg solo
We use Passport America, Coast to Coast and Good Sam. Eat most of our meals in the rig, except for lunch. Or start our siteseeing after lunch. Fuel was just under $2.00 and not over $2.29, so we lucked out. It was what we called "Our trip of a lifetime" so we may not ever be able to do it again. We still have the upper east coast, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Washington and Oregon to do to fill in our map. It can be done. We were fortunate, we didn't have any big RV or truck expense, or illness. What a great winter!