Fuel highest cost on record today

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    I see fuel has hit the highest price so far.. nearest high was last May....


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    Having run Yanks of some sort for most of my life.

    I allways used to say....... "We got em so we gota run em".

    But now I am pleased to say........ "You got em so you gota to run em".
     
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    It`s not so much about it goin up, you just got less for your tenner:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It's a major consideration now though Isn't it?

    Over £6 a gallon:Eek!:
     
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    it hurts .. a lot, and will curtail my travelling. :Sad:

    This year it will be the UK for the main break.. going to Wales.. No bad thing, it's a great part of the UK. must be 20 years since I last visited.. :Blush:

    Booked a lovely CL on the Gower for two weeks in July .. £11 per night with EHU .. last time we were there Paul was only a wee boy.. now he's married with his own lad.. :Smile:

    looking forward to it a lot.
     
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    Sadly its been over £6 a gallon for quite a while now........it was when it hit £1.33 it was there............
     
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    Jim, waste some diesel and get down to South Pembrokeshire when you are there. Knocks the socks off the Gower in my ( biased) view. About 40 ish miles west.:thumb:
     
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    Indeed , closer to £6.50.

    Some Funsters though ( I wont name names) have been getting it cheap.

    Well, they thought they were cos they thought there were less litres to a gallon than there actually are :Eeek::Doh:
     
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    Yes, Pembroke is great, have spent a few holidays there.. It's not off the itinerary as we have several weeks .. Gower is just the first stop.. much depends on the weather and of course funds..
     
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    Nikki and I have just been looking at the CC rallies for Cheshire, all on our doorstep, many I can go to work from if im working the weekend and saving a fortune, a little as £12 for the weekend, and of course all with in a 50 mile round trip.

    Sadly the price of fuel has made us think very hard and meant we had to knock Whitby on the head.

    However, priced in to a family Holiday, I can still justify motorhoming as on the whole, it means an extra £100 ish on a holiday trip to say France, but, still much cheaper than a package deal and far more fun.:Smile:
     
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    Buttons is not one of them is he?:Rofl1:
     
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    No. Buttons is more extreme.

    1.5 litres to the gallon:BigGrin:
     
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    I agree.

    It is a consideration though.

    I am off to Northern Spain on 3rd April. Ferry both ways with Commodore cabin, and apartment in Spain for 7 nights with sea view. Cost about £1100.

    Last Easter went in van to same area for 2 days longer and cost £1350.

    Bonus is we have a car this year.
     
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    We went to a CL called Mewslade on the Gower last year and what a beautiful place it is. I just can't describe the view down to the beach and have told my family I want to be scattered there (not too soon of course). Have a lovely time. :BigGrin:

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    It's scandalous that we are now paying more for petrol than pretty much everyone else in Europe. Here's the list:

    http://www.motorhoming.com/motorhomingnews/581-european-fuel-price-comparison

    More than even the likes of Sweden where it is currently 1.39 euros.

    It is nothing short of a major tax these days. I'm baffled as to why we have to pay so much more tax here than everywhere else. What have we done wrong over the last two decades to end up in such a mess :-(
     
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    We pay a different amount of tax here because our tax regime is different. There would soon be plenty of people howling if we had taxes imposed by the EU rather than being set at Westminster.

    Bear in mind, also, that recent price increases are nothing to do with the government and taxation. As pointed out on radio this morning, if the current government policies had not been implemented the cost would be 10p a litre higher. If we are suddenly nearer the top of the "high price league" than before then that is down to imposition of price increases by the suppliers, not the government.
     
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    Never been on a package holiday, couldn't justify the cost. Now it seems motorhoming is going in the same direction, never have I been so glad that the end of my life is much nearer than the beginning. I really do feel as though I am unable to live a decent life at todays prices. I have not been worse for drink more than once since I was 18, I intend to rectify that at my retirement bash with my home made wine. following that we will (assuming we can find site/animal sitters) head to France/Belgium for our final trip abroad. The motorhome will then be relegated to being used as a country cottage on the smallholding and short local runs. The end of the world is nigh.:Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad:
     
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    certainly it is not easy to keep a motorhome on the road these days

    I can relate to the issues you mention Roger. Life was a lot easier a few years back. I do watch what we spend now and that is not just on our motorhome but in general.

    We take one season at a time.. it is much more health than wealth that worries me.. the old bones do not want to do what the brain commands ... so a day at a time.

    Hope you get a sitter for the animals so you can head South.

    Bob
     
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