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Submitted: Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:45
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Has anyone cancelled their trip up north due to fuel prices?
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Reply By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:48

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:48
Yea – you can cancel it, but I guarantee you will regret it next year when fuel became even more dearer …………………………………………………
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Follow Up By: Avan - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:55

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:55
No way am I cancelling my trip as I planned this trip 17 months ago and budgeted fuel to be $2.20lt. (diesel)
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:52

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:52
North of where and how far?

Echuca is North of Melbourne and Cooktown is North of Townsville.

Not quite sure what you mean.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Avan - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:57

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:57
Up the centre and down the west coast over three months, leaving July 1
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:25

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:25
Please Avan,

If you want to get sensible information, put up something more than a 7 word question.

Try adding
Vehicle
Towing or not
Travel distance
Destination
Availability of your chosen fuel

We'd love to help. Help us to help.

Jim.



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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:52

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:52
Naaah...we have cheap fuel up here. :)))
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:55

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 21:55
You must be very insecure if you need to ask such a question
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Follow Up By: Avan - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:06

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:06
Not insecure , just curious. I booked into a park up north and was told that the reservations were up on last year. I was surprised and thought the question would have some interesting replies.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:52

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:52
Ummmm Maybe you should have said that in the beginning. :-)

Fuel is only part of the equation. So it costs a bit more to get there. If yer running short on the readies then maybe you have to cut out something else along the way. But go we must!!!


Cheers
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Reply By: ctaplin - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:03

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:03
Today here in Gove, NT I was confronted with $1.99 per/litre after it has been $1.86 for several weeks. I think it will be over $2 here soon and only go higher.
I agree with other comments, do the trip now as it will only get worse.

Chris
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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:28

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:28
Leaving the 28th of June....heading north.....looking forward to it....fuel?????....just like everything else..." you might catch cold"
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Reply By: macbushy - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:42

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:42
Do you remember when you said, " I wont go there with fuel being $1.00 @ litre" now saying, " wish I went there when fuel was only $1.00 a litre".

Still applies.

Just GO....

Roxby diesel hit $2.00 @ lt a couple of days ago.

$300 to fill the 80 serires now.

$750 to visit the kids in Melb, from Woomera. LOL (if I drive). DO THEY REALISE ITS THEIR INHERITANCE I'M SPENDING TO VISIT THEM

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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 02:49

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 02:49
As I said in an earlier post, If you cancelled your trip because of fuel prices, then you do not want to go in the first place.

CHeers
Bucky

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Reply By: Member - Kevin J (QLD) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 07:55

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 07:55
Did you stop drinking when the price of a stubbie hit $3?

Did you stop going to the football when admission got to $15?

Go now but go slower.

I can remember I threatened to give up smoking when Rothmans hit 3/- a pack of 20. Glad I gave up long before it got to the prices they are now. Won a Shire Council contract in 1977 to supply diesel at 7.2cents per litre duty free and the duty was about 4 cpl at that time. God I'm old!!!

Kevin J

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 08:08

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 08:08
That's OK Kevin, I to can remember those sort of prices. I am probably older as I can remember a meat pie was about a bob.
My Mum used to give my eldest brother two shillings to buy himself, me & our two sisters an ice cream each!! LOL
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 08:03

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 08:03
Isn't it surprising how quick we get used to increased prices. Diesel is about 1.80 here in Newcastle. If I drove past a servo to day and saw it at 1.50 I would think it was "cheap!!" Yet it would only be a couple of months ago that 1.50 would have been considered expensive.
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Reply By: Member - John G- Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 13:06

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 13:06
G'day Avan

I think the impact is likely to be more long term than whether or not we (all) think about cancelling next trips.

We bought our rig about four years ago as potential retirees and wannabe travellers. Folks who are in that position now, must be thinking about their travel options and may even be trying to guestimate costs five and 10 years ahead, while at the same time trying to make sense of superannuation fund and inflation predictions.

I think the question then is what the future holds for the caravanning and campertrailering lifestyle.

Our thinking now is along the lines of don't travel as far afield, and stay longer in places, but that's because we enjoy the lifestyle, it's a legitmate hobby, and we love the Country. However, if you sit down and do a systematic long term cost analysis, there are much cheaper options.

Cheers
John

Cheers
John
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:38

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:38
We all have our limits. Ours passed a few months ago. Yes the price of fuel has not only made us cancel our trip to Innamincka but sell the fourby and the camper.
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:24

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:24
Howdy Brew, that's not good news, having to part with part of your life style, & I'am sorry to hear it.
I am very close to retiring, Friday 27th of this month is the day. I sort of agree with John, It's all very well for a lot of us to say " just get out there & do it" regardless of fuel price, but when you have take into consideration the long term performance of your super fund ,if you are a self funded retiree, then it does make you rethink your plans. We will still continue to use our van & vehicle, regardless of fuel cost, but we might have to stick closer to the east coast of Oz, rather than venture further afield. Time & finances will dictate. But we will do it!!

Trouble is the way the economy is going at the moment it is not only fuel prices, the cost of living in general is skyrocketing, particularly groceries. ( Beer seems to be holding steady, you evil bastard!!)
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Reply By: Col88 - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 20:40

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 20:40
I thought there would have been a big downturn in the caravaning/camper area, but I was at the local Jayco dealer last week and the salesman said May had been their biggest month for sales.

Surprising. Unless he was talking rubbish. I mean, he is a salesman.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 00:12

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 00:12
We're off on Wednesday week, the 25th, regardless of what price the fuel is. We'll just adjust our travel to the conditions. Drive a little slower, stop a little longer in places we like, and all that stuff. In a nutshell, we're leaving Melbourne for Lake Macquarie to meet up with family, then we're all heading to Groper Creek, at the mouth of the Burdekin River, just East of Home Hill where we'll prop for 6 weeks. We're having a week in Tin Can Bay on our way up there. After Groper Creek, we'll be heading down to Rubyvale, on the gemfields to try our luck . A couple of nice sapphires might offset the cost of fuel. Just about all packed and ready. I can taste those mudcrabs already!!! Cheers all.

Roger B.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:07

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:07
Hi Roger

You Victorians should leave our Muddies alone,lol after reading your
reply, re: the trip your going on, I cant wait to retire myself,
sounds good cant wait, leave some Muddies for me.


Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 22:23
Daza. I'm not a greedy man mate. We'll leave you plenty of crabs.I'm happy for you to keep your crocodiles too!! In fact we only use one pot. That gets us a couple of decent crabs every couple of days. Hope you enjoy your retirement too. We try for one big, say 3 month trip every year, and a few shorter local trips.Take Care.

Roger B......
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