Thursday, July 06, 2006
How to spend the 4th of July,
Off+road+Jeeping Fun Life Jeep Family
It is a 1974 Dodge RV that we might could afford. It needs some work, there haven't been any takers so far for $1500. Do you think it would pull our Jeep?
We don't have a Jeep, but I think son, Mike, would loan us his for a few days. I don't think he keeps it licensed or inspected just for back and forth to work. It has been ages since I've seen it, it may not have a tow bar for me now either.
Guess besides fixing up the RV, we would have to bring his Jeep up to snuff too.
I just heard that gas prices will top three bucks a gallon by this weekend. That big RV gets what 6 miles to the gallon? You could pay for a lot of hotel rooms by the time you got that RV anywhere. And as far as the jeep goes, I use to have one, they are pretty high maintenance - stick to golf.
I don't know about that other RV though. $1500 is pretty cheap. I'd say forget it and get something a little newer! Just buy a 4 wheeler instead of a jeep too.
Rachel, we have been there. When Mrs. Jim and I were married I had a popup tent camper/trailer and a John boat (and a motorcycle). The 1979 (Tropical Storm Claudette) flood got the camper and motorcycle, we gave away the John boat when we move up here to high ground.
at $3.00 / gal, that equals ~ 50 cents per mile.
How can you enjoy going anywhere for 50 cents each mile?
They are good for the oil company profits and employment around here.
One dealer here sells 'up to 1,200 vehicles a year.'
Also see owner profile for these vehicles.
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