At the end of last year, I reported that we were the proud owner of a new camper which will become our main source of vacation time starting this upcoming summer.
A few days ago, I started having a mild panic attack when I looked at the gas price situation and some of the surrounding news. In Michigan, gas prices have gone up around 30 cents over the past couple of weeks. It seems every year the gas price rise starts earlier and earlier in the year, and the projections get a bit higher for the summer projections.
This year, people are already talking about $5 gas. Thinking about the cost associated with towing a camper, it seems that any ‘savings’ we are getting on paying for cheap campground accommodations would be negated by higher gas prices. The vehicle we tow with gets about 20MPG regularly, and I’m assuming that will drop significantly given that we’ll be towing another several thousand pounds.