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devotedchristian
05-21-2007, 10:45 AM
With the gas prices continually rising, For July 5-9, I guess I will have to budget at $4 per gallon-based on Orlando's prices.

How much did you budget for based on Orlando's gas prices?

A Mickeyfan
05-21-2007, 06:33 PM
That is smart... I really don't think it will be over $4..but better safe than sorry. I think by Labor Day it will be at or above that mark... especially if Fl gets hit with hurricanes!!! :scared1: :eek:

umaangel00
05-21-2007, 06:35 PM
I am going in December but I budgeted about 400 for gas. We are driving down though and I have a car that gets 30+ miles/gallon.

Minnie's Pal
05-21-2007, 06:58 PM
Just think, it wasn't that long ago (maybe 2004/early 2005) we were paying around $1.75 a gallon. So in the past 2-3 years it has doubled. So, at that rate, we could see $6+ per gallon in the near future. :eek:

Needless to say, as it rises, I watch our plans for a Jan. WDW trip start to drift away. :guilty:

hannah03
05-21-2007, 07:17 PM
We are staying offsite (within 10 miles) from 6/30-7/6 and driving only to parks and one day trip to the beach. And I budgeted $100 for an economy sized car. And then we will have to fill it up to return it so I think I'm okay :)

Microcell
05-21-2007, 07:55 PM
$10.00 for the 35 mile trip to and from the airport!

Chris
05-21-2007, 08:53 PM
We drove from MA last year and spent close to 700.00.
This year it will probably be closer to 1000.00 +

sarahlovesmickey
05-21-2007, 09:27 PM
We just drove from NH to Disney. We have a Toyota 4 Runner and we spent $350...give or take a dollar. =)

tinkerbell615
05-21-2007, 09:37 PM
We just drove from NH to Disney. We have a Toyota 4 Runner and we spent $350...give or take a dollar. =)

Whew!! This is more like what I am thinking. That $750.00 post really scared me. We usually drive a very small car and get great gas mileage. This year we are renting a Mini Van and are expecting to pay double or maybe a little bit more than that.

sarahlovesmickey
05-21-2007, 09:42 PM
yup, only about $350. I don't think that is too unreasonable and that is paying almost $3 for most of the time and $3.15 one time.

tinkerbell615
05-21-2007, 09:48 PM
yup, only about $350. I don't think that is too unreasonable and that is paying almost $3 for most of the time and $3.15 one time.


Would it be too forward of me to ask about how many miles to a gallon you get?

sarahlovesmickey
05-21-2007, 09:56 PM
Not too forward at all... =) on the highway, we get like 20 miles a gallon. I know it's not great, but we have 5 people in our family and taking a compact car is just not in the cards for us. Our 4Runner is comfortable, pretty spacious (seats 7 people) and most importantly, has a DVD player in it!! LOL

tinkerbell615
05-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Thanks. From what I have read it looks like the Mini Van should get about 25 mpg highway and we have approx 900 miles to travel so I am planning on about $300.00 -$350.00 I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed. It is still cheaper for us to go this way rather than fly when the only rates I am finding for 5-6 people are higher than my rental plus gas.

Chris
05-22-2007, 06:49 AM
Whew!! This is more like what I am thinking. That $750.00 post really scared me. We usually drive a very small car and get great gas mileage. This year we are renting a Mini Van and are expecting to pay double or maybe a little bit more than that.

Not sure if it makes a difference but we have a 12 passanger Dodge Ram which eats gas like nothing. Get about 11-12 miles to the gallon!
105.00 everytime we fill it.

gilby
05-22-2007, 06:50 AM
If you slow down about 5 miles an hour this will help you improve on your gas milage. My DH and I are going 60 in a 65 to help improve our gas milage. Not too many people passed us either. Its only 8 miles to the town we live in, but it will all add up fast.

Scutapipig
05-22-2007, 07:17 AM
www.fuelcostcalculator.com

We use this to estimate the cost of gas round trip. We've found it to be pretty close to our actual cost. I always add about $50 more to play it safe.

mousefanmichelle
05-22-2007, 07:51 AM
Just came back and drove a mini van from Michigan. I budgeted about $350 - and I came in right around there. Prices further south of MI are cheaper and I filled up the cheapest at the HESS station by the Boardwalk for like $2.77 or $2.87 I can't remember - but it was cheaper than MI.

When I left here prices were 3.09 and now they are 3.40. I can see as we get closer to Memorial day the prices will be at least 3.60-3.75. Isn't that horrible? No one is working up here in MI and yet we have the 3rd most expensive gas prices. I believe CA and IL are the most expensive and we come in next. Yikes!

Luvchefmic
05-26-2007, 03:08 PM
I used this last year to figure out what to budget and they came darn close...I am also investing in a LOT of prayers ;) Driving from Long Island New York in less than a month

http://www.fuelcostcalculator.com


Ruthie

Homer Simpson
05-26-2007, 04:10 PM
Are you guys using totals for one way or roundtrip?

Belle1962
05-26-2007, 04:20 PM
I am using the fuel cost calculator and adding $100.00. Just to be sure. We may have to detour off of I 75 in the event it is closed due to the fires.

spacemonk
05-26-2007, 04:25 PM
We use this cool gas calculator. its from AAA and its worked well for each trip. www fuelcostcalculator.com

luv2nascar
05-26-2007, 05:43 PM
we have a minivan which will get 20-25 miles on the hwy. We will drive from PA 18-20 hrs. We have done it before. It will be Sept so hopefully we will not have to run AC in the mini van all the way done. But even if we do we can get there on 3 tanks of gas so I am budgeting 7 tanks (22 gallons per fill).
154 gallons at $4 = $616
Technically I will probably budget $700 for road expenses gas/snacks/coffee
We should be fine unless gas hits $6+ per gallon then we would be looking at more like $924

mommiepoppins
05-26-2007, 05:47 PM
last summer (aug) we drove from ny-fl and all around wdw we spent 630$ for our minnie van we rented.

Tigger1
05-26-2007, 06:19 PM
I figure about 100 gallons for our 3000 mile trip. That does not include grocery store stops. We should get a little better than 30 mpg. We will go the max speed by law since we are driving so far and want to spend less time driving. I am figuring $350 if the gas company sharks are out, $160 if the sharks are caught.

Teacher03
05-26-2007, 09:22 PM
www.fuelcostcalculator.com

We use this to estimate the cost of gas round trip. We've found it to be pretty close to our actual cost. I always add about $50 more to play it safe.

Great website, thanks! It was almost exact to what I have budgeted, so I will add $50 just in case. We leave in 8 days!