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Offline Ron Wenrich

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Poll: fuel & driving
« on: March 27, 2005, 08:40:58 PM »
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005, 08:49:33 PM »
I don't do any driving just for fun anymore.  I do have a 38 mile (one way) commute to work every day.  These prices are really hurting financially. 
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2005, 08:54:37 PM »
will concentrate making the most of one trip rather than going at my convenience

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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 09:14:54 PM »
Yep, put stuff off and try to do everything need on a given side of town, on the same day.
May mean it takes a couple days or more to get something done, but I'm not wasting as much time and a lot less gas.

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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2005, 09:18:03 PM »
all of my driving is in my truck, pulling the sawmill or going to the sawsite.  It'll effect my driving only in that my bottom line gets diminished.  I can't stop and have already hit my customers enough to have them back off.  It's not just my cost, they have to pay for fuel too and their available cash is afffected.   It's a double whammy.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005, 09:27:45 PM »
 I just purchased a 60 hp 4x4 Landini farm tractor to replace a lot of the logging I do with the skidder. 7gals a day instead of 20 helps.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2005, 09:49:43 PM »
Being a little "frugal" by nature, I don't do too much unnecessary driving.  I am now having to look into the possibility of buying a semi and hopper bottom trailer to haul my crop out of the bins.   $2.20 gas + 300 bu. truck + record crop = Yikes!!!!!! when paying the fuel bill.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2005, 10:17:14 PM »
I've already curtailed my driving as far as is practical.  Now I'm on the look for an economical vehicle to do the runabout duty, and have my eye on a 5.9 Dodge to replace the F-350 with a 460.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2005, 10:22:32 PM »

  We drive 160 miles, one way, and then use 2 outboards to run 10+ miles each way, under a good load. Then we haul heavy loads home. Haven't raised the price of product much since we started. Gonna give up the logging gig, and go on Welfare. ::) ::) ;D
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005, 10:32:01 PM »
I have a short drive between the dairybarn and the sawmill.  Outside of going to town to  church and ocassionally to get a haircut,  I rarely go anywhere. >:(

If I get a chance to go somewhere,  I'm gone-------don't care what gas costs :D :D
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2005, 10:35:25 PM »
About half of my truck driving in the last 6 months has been hauling for the local Amish. If fuel keeps going up I might start hiring then to haul my stuff instead . ;)
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2005, 10:49:53 PM »
I do lots of driving, to and from jobs and running estimates.  I never charge for estimates and don't plan to. It has gotten, however, where I pretty much don't do estimates on minor repair work.  I'll either go out and fix the leak, or not.  To me it's a waste of time to go out and write a estimate in the less than 200 dollar price range.  If prices on fuel go much higher  I'll have to raise the pride of roofing to help cover it.  Pretty much the only increases I've added in 3 or 4 years have been only to cover the increase in cost of materials.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2005, 10:54:20 PM »
Gas prices won't effect the mill much since most of my sawing is for myself, My running habits won't change much since I've always tried to get everything I need on the fewest trips, since I HATE going to town >:( >:(

It will effect the big truck when it goes to work soon but thats just a fact of life. Thats one reason I only haul local close to home. no getting trapped out somewhere with no freight going my way for decent rate.
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2005, 11:00:00 PM »
Well, its starting to have an effect on my life and business.......I burn LOTS of fuel diesel for mill, tractors trucks family car generators...etc.
I have seen my net visibly effected....And inflated prices on steel and other goods and materials seem to be hitting as a result...I dont believe I have, NOTICED an overall gouge this big in my profitability since  I started out in 1984???????????????
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2005, 11:28:21 PM »
   Charles wrote  "  I'll have to raise the pride of roofing "
Now just how high can you raise the pride of roofing. I bet it is as high as the roof now. ;)
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2005, 11:37:03 PM »
Typing error! ;D  Shoulda said PRICE, the pride part don't change regardless! :)   8) 8)
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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2005, 04:44:39 AM »
Over here we been watching the price for years, its about $7.23 a gallon now, and due to rise to about $7.74 in the next cauple of weeks.
When you say economical, what do you mean?  my small van loads out at one and a half tons, and averages 38 to the gal loaded, or pulling the lt40hd, the engine is only 2ltr but i still chuff along at 50/60mph
 cutting with the kolher command pro 25 use's about 4 gal a day, on big dryish oak, 5.9 seems huge there are a few (Big) yank trucks here, but they dont fit down the roads to well :D :D



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Re: Poll: fuel & driving
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2005, 08:40:50 AM »
$7.23 a gallon!!! >:( YIKES. The Dodge 5.9L  is a diesel, much better on fuel than the Ford 460 cubic inch gas hog he wants to replace. Still, it is a large vehicle, not very useful on narrow British roads.
Carriers here are adding a fuel surtax to their invoices. When I quote on non-stocked items, I have to pass it on.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2005, 08:50:38 AM »
The ever increasing cost of fuel hurts but the only effect it will have on my driving habits will be which vehicle I drive.  If I need the truck, I need the truck.  One car gets better fuel mileage than the other but it runs on premium so it can be a tossup as to which is least expensive to drive.   ::)
My time has always been more valuable than the price of fuel and I try to be very efficient with trips to anywhere.  It is rare I will drive to town for anything today that I can get when I am in town tomorrow.
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