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Old 06-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #81
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That truck is in my sight,if I can get a good price I may get one. I estimate my truck and $15k but getting 20 mpg towing would make it palatable.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:55 PM   #82
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Price of gas today in Vancouver, BC is $1.559 per litre or $5.90 / US gallon.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #83
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Wow, $6/gallon is going to hurt the RV industry.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:02 PM   #84
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Makes smaller, light weight trailers more attractive.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:03 PM   #85
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And fuel efficient tow vehicles. It seems the car companys are finally getting the message . I always get peeved off when I hear a corporarte type say " oh we are not sure the North American market wants this", so they will sell smaller diesel and effiecent vehicles in the rest of the world and make us suffer because of 30 year old corporate thinking
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM   #86
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Price of gas today in Vancouver, BC is $1.559 per litre or $5.90 / US gallon.
We would love to pay that overhere.

Price today in the Netherlands for:

Petrol 95 € 1,859 = CD $ 2,43 = US $ 2,38
Diesel € 1,51 = CD $ 1,98 = US $ 1,93

per litre that is, no complaining please.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:54 PM   #87
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Wow, $6/gallon is going to hurt the RV industry.
I doubt it. When availability of gas was a problem (remember line-ups and rationing?) people were unwilling to buy RVs. When people were losing their jobs by the millions they were unable or unwilling to buy (remember 2008?). On the other hand, the price of fuel has climbed over the decades and people continue to buy it to run both RVs and an ever-increasing array of engine-equipped toys.

When I bought my first car gasoline was about $0.32 per litre here. Now someone starting the same job I had then makes three times as much money, and gas is roughly $1.20/litre... not a big difference compared to the other costs of owing and operating an RV.
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Price today in the Netherlands for:

Petrol 95 € 1,859 = CD $ 2,43 = US $ 2,38
I assume the "95" means 95 octane... that would be "premium" here. In Vancouver with regular gas at C$150/L, premium is about C$1.70/L... still cheap compared to Europe, expensive compared to most U.S. states, and about the highest price in Canada.
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I have never know a fuel price run up to keep folks home. I believe they just stay put longer in a campsite and spend less at roadside restaurants, tourist traps, and such. There was a 14% increase in sales of RVs in 2012. A very large percentage of the RV crowd are seniors with disposable income, fat market accounts, pensions, and medical coverage. A high fuel price is not going to keep me home. I'll put the tent in the hybrid first.

The US oil production is at it's highest and finished product ( motor fuel) and LPG is being exported overseas for increased profits over US sales. Greed runs rampant at every level in the US energy sector. The cost of fuel is a factor in everything you consume and will add to the cost of just plain living.

What drives up the cost of fuel in Canada? Taxes or supply and demand? I seen more Canadians at the gas stations than locals while visiting border regions of MN & WI. Diesel prices are about 50 cents lower here in the south @ $3.57.
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What drives up the cost of fuel in Canada? Taxes or supply and demand? I seen more Canadians at the gas stations than locals while visiting border regions of MN & WI.
Depends where you live in Canada. There are vast differences province to province. Lucky Brian lives in Alberta where prices are much lower. In BC prices are higher, usually the highest in Canada, and in the Vancouver area much higher, even with oil refineries in the area. Lucky us have to pay ever increasing additional taxes for mass transit as well as a carbon tax

As a heads up to anyone visiting Escape, they're just outside the area that charges extra taxes so fill up before you head to Vancouver. Better yet, fill up in Sumas, WA, much cheaper.

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