Will fuel prices limit your touring.

May 7, 2012
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I used to fill up the car tank somewhere between £50 and £60 but the last one cost me over £80 and the price has risen further since then with more rises promised. This will hit us hardest when the increased consumption will kick in with a caravan behind. I wonder if this will in any way affect peoples touring either by cutting out some trips or making them shorter.
 
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This season we are only travelling up to 150 miles away from home to enabled us to see if caravan holidays are still practical due to my personal heath issues .
 

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Would imagine it will get much worse Ray in all aspects in the cost of living. EDF sent us our lecky Bill yesterday and nearly went through the floor boards. :cautious:... Seriously considering a seasonal this year ( if available ) . Mostly Kintyre I do my touring so I'm as well as basing myself down there.....


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I fully agree we are in for price rises in many areas, fuel, wheat, power, deliveries etc. etc.. but I do hope the weather stays comparatively mild. My gas bill for Jan/Feb was nearly £60 less than Dec/Jan. because this will be helpful for those struggling to keep warm this winter.

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Would imagine it will get much worse Ray in all aspects in the cost of living. EDF sent us our lecky Bill yesterday and nearly went through the floor boards. :cautious:... Seriously considering a seasonal this year ( if available ) . Mostly Kintyre I do my touring so I'm as well as basing myself down there.....


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We also check some seasonal service hardstanding pitch and they were coming in big sums and electric was extra not like what we paid in 2011/12 so good luck if you can get one .
 

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So far , I doubt it will affect our choice of touring destinations ( but who knows how high it will go,). More likely we will think twice about all the little trips we do, back and forth to the shops, days out, etc. Already of the generation that put a jumper on first and turned the heating up second, so more of that I guess. Thinking twice about small purchases and treats etc. Very fortunate not to be in the position of choosing heating or eating and can only feel for those who are.
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Jun 16, 2020
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I thought I would fill up as down to about a third. Tesco £1.50.8. Esso £1.57. 5

Big difference is that Tesco had sold out. It will be interesting how much it will be when they get a delivery!

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I mentiond this in another thread, I think our times away will be restricted to maybe within 100 miles from home. Fuel at present near us in Milton Keynes at a BP station has gone Down, from £1.57 to £1.54. So I filled right up.
 
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I think the answer to Raywood's OP is it depends on each caravanners personal circumstances. For some the higher fuel costs can be absorbed by their elevated income or reserves, for others who have less disposable income it may begin to play an increasingly significant part of their holiday costs and it they might curtail their expenditure by not towing so far.
 
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You can’t take it to the grave 😜. Yes the prices have increased but it will not stop us heading off to Near Lindisfarne next week. I expect my extra fuel costs will be somewhere between £50/70. Not too bad for three weeks away. Plus think of the savings on my home heating costs.. Hotels and eating out are still very expensive. Maybe it’s HMGs way of making us all green by not travelling at all🤔🤔😵‍💫😵‍💫😎😎
 
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I have just sone a quick calculation, on fuel costs.
A 200 mile trip at say 25 mpg. Fuel cost £1.50/litre = £6.82 ./ gallon 200 miles = 8 gallons= £54.60
A 200 mile trip at, say 25 mpg. Fuel cost £1.60/litre = £7.28. / gallon 200 miles = 8 gallons =£58.20
A difference of £3.60 so thats not bad at all really.
So sod it going to get the caravan out. 😂
 
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I have just sone a quick calculation, on fuel costs.
A 200 mile trip at say 25 mpg. Fuel cost £1.50/litre = £6.82 ./ gallon 200 miles = 8 gallons= £54.60
A 200 mile trip at, say 25 mpg. Fuel cost £1.60/litre = £7.28. / gallon 200 miles = 8 gallons =£58.20
A difference of £3.60 so thats not bad at all really.
So sod it going to get the caravan out. 😂
Don’t forget the built in fuel economy kit. It’s your right foot.
 
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Drove to the caravan show at the NEC today, not with caravan on tow. Stopped for a coffee at services on M40 and noticed that diesel was £1.79.9. I’ve got a few long trips booked for this year but will leave the motorways to fill up.
 
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Even if fuel price rises can be absorbed by the user, I have a strong suspicion that as a result of world concerns about the invasion of Ukraine, not only will fuel prices rise even higher, there is a increasing possibility supplies might be restricted enough for rationing to be needed. Remember the 1970's.
 
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Even if fuel price rises can be absorbed by the user, I have a strong suspicion that as a result of world concerns about the invasion of Ukraine, not only will fuel prices rise even higher, there is a increasing possibility supplies might be restricted enough for rationing to be needed. Remember the 1970's.
Indeed! I well remember the wafer thin coupons. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. At risk of upsetting the Greens , surely it is now time to fully develop our own fossil fuel reserves, Shetland’s and North Sea.
 
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Even if fuel price rises can be absorbed by the user, I have a strong suspicion that as a result of world concerns about the invasion of Ukraine, not only will fuel prices rise even higher, there is a increasing possibility supplies might be restricted enough for rationing to be needed. Remember the 1970's.
In 1973 after the Yim Kippur war the Arab oil producing countries effectively stopped oil production. Rationing coupons were issued but never used. There was also an idea for two tiers of price. A set amount of fuel per week at lowish prices with any additional purchases at a higher price. That idea did not fly.
I suspect that drivers will moderate their habits based on price. In January it is estimated that there was a 15% reduction in miles driven, compared to three of the previous months when fuel prices were lower.
To further complicate things the chap that organised Xtinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain is working on recruiting volunteers to shut off supplies from refineries. He need not bother as the workers at Fawley our largest refinery have rejected a 2.5% pay offer and are being balloted for strike action in April.
 
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We also booked three trips to Staffordshire ,Lancashire and Lincolnshire and looking forward to going so far .
 
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Esso today £1.56. 🤬🤬🤬As Hutch points out overall the extra cost in real terms for low mileage won’t hurt too much, Delivery and transport costs will be reflected at the shop tills.
 
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Filled up both cars last week. One was 3/4 full diesel and the petrol 1/4 full. Cost together a tad over £112!
Instead of short aways we are switching to at least a week away at a time and be cutting back on those anyway. Preference is to be away at a site for at least 2 weeks or longer before moving to another site.
 
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Morrisons in Chippenham were £1.48 but when spending £40 in store you get a 7p off a litre voucher, finishes today, so effectively £1.41 a litre not long queues and voucher valid until next weekend. Think all Morrisons stores doing the voucher, prices vary by store for fuel, Ross on Wye always seems to be dearest.
 
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Morrisons in Chippenham were £1.48 but when spending £40 in store you get a 7p off a litre voucher, finishes today, so effectively £1.41 a litre not long queues and voucher valid until next weekend. Think all Morrisons stores doing the voucher, prices vary by store for fuel, Ross on Wye always seems to be dearest.
I got 75 litres at 7p off last Monday, nice saving.
 
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We won't let it stop us, just got back from a great weekend away and back out in 2 weeks.

It's not a cheap hobby but then again I don't drink or smoke.

Kev
 
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