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TonyDtorch

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As of Wednesday November 1st,   there is a new 12 cent a gallon tax on gasoline... and a 16 cent tax on diesel fuel.

This is the first of 3 tax increases for a total of 62 cents a gallon.


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And our roads will benefit  ???   I seem to recall similar gas tax increases and promised road improvements in the 80's; Or am I hallucinating?
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I'm glad I'm not in CA.

Our taxes went up Jan 1 of this year like 18-20 cents per gallon - claiming it was for road repairs - which
I haven't seen much of any so far. 

Maybe it's their way of making sure electric cars happen sooner rather than later.
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I'm sure part of the tax revenue will be used for the administrative costs of a new committee that insures the money gets spent properly.   

Just look how the state lottery has helped our schools to become so much better..... ???
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Not to worry...That money will be added into our California State general fund.

That way it stays safe until it can be used to improve our highways...and the interest earned will help CALPERS stay funded for a while longer.


(...and poof! ..it's all gone. )
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Years ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor he said he was going to fix highway 99 from Bakersfield to Sacramento. And he did. It is pretty much completed now and in pretty good shape.

We've traveled the length of it this past few months and, with the exception of a few small sections that are being worked on, I'm happy with it.

 
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OH NO!  We in PA were number 1 in fuel taxes, does this mean we will fall to second place?

Our taxes are slated to rise every year for the foreseeable future, so we might regain the lead.

I bought just 1/2 tank in PA since the big increase last January, and I plan to buy as much of everything out of state for years to come.  PA, you’re fired.

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Darn you CA, BC is apparently following suit. I paid $1.21.9/l tonight for diesel. :'(

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I paid $2.22 per gallon earlier today for gasoline in Louisiana
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regular gas around me is $2.70 gal.      after Nov. 1st  .. it'll be near $2.85 a gallon.

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I truly wish that such a beautiful state did not have so many problems and detractors. We have made two trips through the state and worked for our site for five months. But, we probably won't go back. And, I will miss it.
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Gas prices in Delaware have been all over the place. Some days $2.35. The next day down to $2.19 and then back up to $2.22. Sure, we may have cheaper gas in Delaware but then again you have to live in Delaware to really enjoy it. We don't have a sales tax so it is not uncommon to see vehicles from PA, MD, NJ at Costco, Sam's and other shooting centers. I think the only advantage to living here is maybe some cheaper gas and no sales tax.
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I think the only advantage to living here is maybe some cheaper gas and no sales tax.

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 >:( I'm in mid tennessee and the price of diesel rose $.04 over the weekend to $2.68.9. Before the hurricanes it was $2.16.9 ::) I guess were paying for California too!  :-[ The price of groceries will follow, then clothes, hard goods and anything else trucked in I imagine.

So there goes the big 2% increase in my SS and pension check!! You never come out ahead of the Federal and State governments! But heck were FREE! LOL!
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As of Wednesday November 1st,   there is a new 12 cent a gallon tax on gasoline... and a 16 cent tax on diesel fuel.

This is the first of 3 tax increases for a total of 62 cents a gallon.

Thanks for the reminder.  I had totally forgotten about this. Sure hope to see some of the road repairs from this tax that are well overdue.
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>:( I'm in mid tennessee and the price of diesel rose $.04 over the weekend to $2.68.9. Before the hurricanes it was $2.16.9 ::) I guess were paying for California too!  :-[ The price of groceries will follow, then clothes, hard goods and anything else trucked in I imagine.

So there goes the big 2% increase in my SS and pension check!! You never come out ahead of the Federal and State governments! But heck were FREE! LOL!

Where in Mid Tennessee are you? We spent 6 months in Smithville when I was working for a gas pipeline inspection company. We were across the street from a state park. Enjoyed Tennessee but not so much Smithville.
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This is the first of 3 tax increases for a total of 62 cents a gallon.

Can't find anything that supports a 62 cents a gallon increase.   Are you saying the total tax will increase to 62 cents or increase by 62 cents. 

An increased registration fee takes place on January 1, 2018.  It will be based on vehicle value and range from $25.00 a year for vehicles valued less than $5,000 to $175.00 a year for vehicles valued at $60,000 and more.

Personally I think we should do what London does and tax vehicles for driving into the city.   Only in our case, we should tax certain out-of-state drivers who drive into California.  However, only those certain drivers who bad mouth the State every time they can.   
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Personally I think we should do what London does and tax vehicles for driving into the city.   

We lived in Cambridge UK for several years and for some odd reason on a few occasions I drove into London. You could go online and register your plate number and upon returning home go back online and pay the fee. Problem the system never worked. I called their office and was told if there was no fee attached to my plate number not to worry about it.
There are places I would pay to drive to in California, like the Redwood Forest. One of the most beautiful places on earth.
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Californians are bracing for the first phase of the SB-1 gas tax and vehicle registration hikes, which could help boost prices by up to 29 cents per gallon over the next 32 months.

SB-1 will begin with a 12 cent per gallon tax increase on November 1. That works out to a brutal annual cost of about $1,200 per California family. But the full increase will not initially be felt, because Nov. 1 is also the date the  seasonal surcharge for California’s reformulated gasoline summer blend, which amounts to several extra cents per gallon, rolls off.

Moreover, SB-1’s total family pain may be much higher than 12 cents, over time, thanks to the following deadlines: 1) a value-based transportation improvement registration fee kicks in January 1, 2018; 2) the price-based excise tax resets on July 1, 2019; and 3) a new zero emissions vehicle fee begins on July 1, 2020.


SB1 was estimated to have the same financial impact as a 62 cent a gallon tax.


A one party government gets expensive.

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Can't find anything that supports a 62 cents a gallon increase.   Are you saying the total tax will increase to 62 cents or increase by 62 cents. 

An increased registration fee takes place on January 1, 2018.  It will be based on vehicle value and range from $25.00 a year for vehicles valued less than $5,000 to $175.00 a year for vehicles valued at $60,000 and more.

Personally I think we should do what London does and tax vehicles for driving into the city.   Only in our case, we should tax certain out-of-state drivers who drive into California.  However, only those certain drivers who bad mouth the State every time they can.   
I just received my Cali DMV renewal that's  due Jan 8th.  2003 CRV $196.  It would have been about $110 prior.  That's just shy of 80% increase.  Not looking forward to motorhome renewal time.  And that's every year!  Darn it, I love where I live, but no chance of my income increasing I may need to consider moving in the future.
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I just received my Cali DMV renewal that's  due Jan 8th.  2003 CRV $196.  It would have been about $110 prior.  That's just shy of 80% increase.  Not looking forward to motorhome renewal time.  And that's every year!  Darn it, I love where I live, but no chance of my income increasing I may need to consider moving in the future.
You can move to Delaware. No sales taxes. Vehicle registration is cheap. Gas is relatively cheap. Beaches suck. All the waterways are pretty much just mud. You have San Diego, San Francisco, the Redwood Forest, Monterey, the mountains in the morning and the beach in the afternoon. If our grandkids weren't here we would like to try there. We'll pay a bit more in taxes to live somewhere beautiful.
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SB-1 will begin with a 12 cent per gallon tax increase on November 1. That works out to a brutal annual cost of about $1,200 per California family.
 

Help with me the math here.  At $1,200 per year at $.12 per gallon, does that mean the average California driver uses 10,000 gallons of gas per year?

What am I missing?
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Help with me the math here.  At $1,200 per year at $.12 per gallon, does that mean the average California driver uses 10,000 gallons of gas per year?

What am I missing?


I think most of that cost is due to sitting in traffic.
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Local news said the estimate of all the new fuel taxes and registration fees will be aprox $1200 per family.  a  family can spend $4200 per year for each car   . most families have 2+ cars

I know many people with 4 vehicles. 

It's the registration fees.
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Help with me the math here.  At $1,200 per year at $.12 per gallon, does that mean the average California driver uses 10,000 gallons of gas per year?

What am I missing?


I think most of that cost is due to sitting in traffic.

So 10,000 gallons @~ $4.00 per gallon means that the average California driver is  spending about $40.000 per year on gasoline?  I doubt that to be true.
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Help with me the math here.  At $1,200 per year at $.12 per gallon, does that mean the average California driver uses 10,000 gallons of gas per year?

What am I missing?

It's the new math.  Kinda like when Ben Carson, former brain surgeon turned HUD financial sleuth found a bunch of errors totaling $500 Billion.  Not a small feat considering the overall budget is less than $50 Billion. 
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TonyDtorch

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Where will the money go?

Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program – $3.24 billion a year on average: Off the top, the program allocates several hundred million dollars to various endeavors:

▪ $400 million to maintain and repair state bridges and culverts

▪ $200 million for Sacramento and 23 other counties with local transportation taxes

$100 million to increase the number of trips by bike and on foot

▪ $25 million for the freeway service patrol program

▪ $25 million for sustainable communities planning grants to local governments

▪ $7 million total for transportation-related research and education at UC ($5 million) and CSU ($2 million)

▪ $5 million in workforce development grants to local agencies

Of the roughly $2.48 billion remaining, half would go to Caltrans for state highway maintenance and rehabilitation. The other half would go to cities and counties for road maintenance and repair projects and railroad grade separations. It also pays for an emphasis on “complete streets” that are safer for walkers and bikers, capture stormwater, and include other features.
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I was wrong.

 I just found this quote in the LA Times..."Brown said the taxes and fees will cost most Californians less than $10 per month".

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-gas-tax-signing-20170428-story.html


whew ...had me scared for a minute. 
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I was wrong.  I just found this quote in the LA Times..."Brown said the taxes and fees will cost most Californians less than $10 per month".

Proud of you Tony. Takes a big man to say you are wrong
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I was wrong.

 I just found this quote in the LA Times..."Brown said the taxes and fees will cost most Californians less than $10 per month".

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-gas-tax-signing-20170428-story.html


whew ...had me scared for a minute.
    You actually believe Jerry Brown???????

TonyDtorch

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Jerry has already been our governor for 4 terms,  after all those years as a well respected Democratic leader of one of the largest states in our nation,   

I wouldn't be surprised if he runs for the White House.
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Jerry has already been our governor for 4 terms,  after all those years as a well respected Democratic leader of one of the largest states in our nation,   

I wouldn't be surprised if he runs for the White House.
   god help us

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It's time for brown to retire.
I truly believe politicians should have term limits.
Another smart move is sanctuary state...
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Got my renewal for the motorhome registration.  Based on what the previous owner paid, we're up about $100.00.  That's what I was expecting.  Should be about the same on the Jeep.  Maybe $25.00 on the old Infiniti.  So $225.00 total increase for vehicle registration.   Another $120 in increased gas prices based on 15,000 combined miles.  Total increase, $345.  That's $28.75 a month.  A bit more than the $10.00 a month that was mentioned.  But then, maybe the $10.00 per month is an average for everyone in the State.  ;)   If so, a family of four would on average pay another $40.00 a month.  That's a tougher sell than $10.00 a month.  I'm good with the increase if they actually fix the roads.  However, I'm not holding my breath. 
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good with the increase if they actually fix the roads.  However, I'm not holding my breath.

Me too.   
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Unfortunately we have heard those promises before. And the worst part is, for those of us that have lived long term in CA know that once that tax is imposed, it never goes away. Ever. 
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I give up on ca..

I figured if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.....

I'm gonna get me some of that $100 million for bicycles money and buy property in Sodona AZ.
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You can move to Delaware. If you travel north and want to avoid some traffic and a red light every hundred yards or so, you can take Del 1. From Dover to Wilmington, about 50 miles, during the week the toll is $2 each way. On the weekend the toll is $4 each way. Our gas is cheaper though. I think it's about $2.35 gal. On the other hand California has the PCH and Delaware has RT 13. I would gladly pay the extra gas money if I could drive the PCH.
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Must not have been just Cal. Our gas usually increases .20 or more on Tues and then drops through out the week. Not this time, .20 tues, .27 Wed. $2.69 yesterday when I came home from the cemetery. 
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Gasoline here in Des Moines Iowa had been decreasing a few cents every couple of weeks for the last couple of months, then yesterday it went up 10 cents to $2.49.  I am glad I still have 3/4 of a tank that I paid $2.14 for at the end of July.
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I just paid $3.49 for mid grade at a Chevron .... it was $3.02 about 2 weeks ago

 Thanks Jerry  ??? ........(12 cent increase my ass).

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For diesel I paid 2.79 3 weeks ago,
Today same place is 3.79 a gallon so much for the wee increase. This is also Chevron in Solano County, CA

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We usually head east from San Diego when we take off on an RV trip. I haven't filled up with California diesel fuel in almost a year. Our 150 gallon tank makes it easy to get to Yuma (3 hours) or some other Arizona town, so that's where I've been fueling up. I filled up in Yuma three days ago, and after driving back to San Diego, I'm only down a little more than an eighth of a tank.

I filled up the Jeep while we were visiting Tombstone last week, and gas was $2.14 per gallon. That's more than a dollar a gallon cheaper than at the 711 near my house.

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Years ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor he said he was going to fix highway 99 from Bakersfield to Sacramento. And he did. It is pretty much completed now and in pretty good shape.

We've traveled the length of it this past few months and, with the exception of a few small sections that are being worked on, I'm happy with it.
Glad to hear that as I will be taking 99 south all the way to hwy 58 this Sunday.

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I filled up the Jeep while we were visiting Tombstone last week, and gas was $214.00 per gallon. That's more than a dollar a gallon cheaper than at the 711 near my house.

Kev
At that price, it will cost me almost $11,000.00 to fill my 50 gal gas tank!!! That's probably more than my RV is worth!

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... I will be taking 99 south all the way to hwy 58 this Sunday.

Don, FWIW we prefer to take I-5 south, then Hwy 46 via Wasco to Hwy 99, and south to Hwy 58. Don't have to deal with the small towns and associated traffic on Hwy 99.
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Don, FWIW we prefer to take I-5 south, then Hwy 46 via Wasco to Hwy 99, and south to Hwy 58. Don't have to deal with the small towns and associated traffic on Hwy 99.
I agree. The reason I always prefered 5 was because 99 was like driving off road since it was in such bad shape. But then again I haven't lived in California for 20 years so things may be different.
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My issues with Hwy 99 are the high truck traffic and all the small towns you go through, which means additional traffic.
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It used to be,  never take 99 if you don't have to.

 

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Don, FWIW we prefer to take I-5 south, then Hwy 46 via Wasco to Hwy 99, and south to Hwy 58. Don't have to deal with the small towns and associated traffic on Hwy 99.
I have done the I-5 to Wasco thing countless times and that is exactly why I will never do it again during this time of year.

Ever been in the fog so thick on I-5 that you could not see a foot in front of you? And you don't know if you're going to get rear-ended by an 18 wheeler any second if you don't keep the speed up? The worse part is the next exit could be many  hours away at 15 MPH, if you can safely go that fast! That doesn't happen on 99. At least on 99 you can usually get off the freeway MUCH sooner when it becomes foggy.

Anyway, in a few days I will report back here about the shape 99 is in.

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At that price, it will cost me almost $11,000.00 to fill my 50 gal gas tank!!! That's probably more than my RV is worth!

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Ever been in the fog so thick on I-5 that you could not see a foot in front of you?

Understood Don. We've always been lucky and not seen any fog on I-5, but have heard/read lots of stories. Easier to navigate the Delta or the Bay by boat in thick fog; Radar and GPS kept us out of trouble numerous time.
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That I-5 Tule fog is an absolute nightmare to drive in,  and it happens on the 99 too.

but, it usually only happens in the rainy season.....so that should mean it doesn't happen any more, you have nothing to worry about....except for the cost of enough fuel to get home.   ;)
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That I-5 Tule fog is an absolute nightmare to drive in,  and it happens on the 99 too.
Yes, it can also happen on 99. Take the next exit and wait it out off the freeway. Perhaps a few minutes away, unlike on I-5.

BTW, it was in November several years ago we were on I-5 in the very thick fog.  I will never forget it. It's amazing that nothing happened. It was much like driving totally blind. But that might have been extra bad because it was at night.

-Don-  Auburn, CA
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Understood Don. We've always been lucky and not seen any fog on I-5, but have heard/read lots of stories. Easier to navigate the Delta or the Bay by boat in thick fog; Radar and GPS kept us out of trouble numerous time.
I think anybody who gets stuck in the fog as bad as we did would reconsider ever taking I-5 again, especially during this time of year. The main problem is nowhere to safely get off the freeway for hours. And I mean hours because the drive will be very, very slow to the next exit, usually many miles away, unlike 99.

-Don-  Auburn, CA
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2002 Suzuki DR200SE
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2017 Zero SR 13 w/pwr tank

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The main problem is nowhere to safely get off the freeway for hours. And I mean hours because the drive will be very, very slow to the next exit, usually many miles away, unlike 99.

Aye Don, I got that very good point from your earlier message. I hadn't thought about that.
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I almost forgot to report back on  the condition of Hwy 99. It was fine, but some parts had newer pavement than other parts. But it was okay to drive on the entire length down from Sacramento.

Gas is about $4.00 per gallon in Needles, CA. The price is about half that (below $2.50) just across the river into AZ.

-Don-  Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Thanks for the report Don. Aye, Needles has been known for it's very high gas prices for years.
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Not to worry...That money will be added into our California State general fund.

That way it stays safe until it can be used to improve our highways...and the interest earned will help CALPERS stay funded for a while longer.


(...and poof! ..it's all gone. )

Sounds like California uses the same lock box that Social Security was using until Congress found out that it was unlocked and helped themselves.

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Personally I think we should do what London does and tax vehicles for driving into the city.   Only in our case, we should tax certain out-of-state drivers who drive into California.  However, only those certain drivers who bad mouth the State every time they can.   

Many moons ago (1971) I left the state shortly after they sent me an income tax form already filled in.  Sadly for them I was in the military and Cal was NOT my home state.  One kid born there but that was the only valuable thing we produced in our short residency.  I don't knock California, just laugh a bit at some of the things they do but since it will soon be seceding from the union, I may need a visa to visit anyway.....lol
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We just spent two and a half weeks in California and are now in Arizona but just across the river from CA. Highest diesel we saw was at Furnace Creek in Death Valley - $4.99. Furnace Creek is legendary for fuel price gouging. Drive into Pahrump, NV and it was $3.65. We have been buying diesel in both CA and AZ for $3.60 - $3.80. It is more dependent on competition and how close to the interstate than the state we are in. Go into town and fuel is 30 - 75 cents less than on I-40.

Personally, I enjoy visiting California as long as I stay out of very populated areas. That is more due to the trouble we have finding parking for the truck when unhitched from the trailer. I traveled to CA a lot on business for years, so the traffic doesn’t bother me. There is a lot of beauty here, and we are coming back before our Quartzsite trip too.
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Thanks for the report Don. Aye, Needles has been known for it's very high gas prices for years.
Where I am now, Yuma, AZ the gas price is as low as $2.25.

BTW, ever hear of an RV park that doesn't accept credit or debit cards?  Riverside RV Park in Yuma.

That's where I am now, but the price is right. $20.00 per night. I gave them cash for a few days here.

Where I stayed a week in LHC, near the London Bridge, it was more than $60.00 per night. Sam's Beachcomber RV Resort.

It's hot here. Must have been over 90F today. I even had to run the AC when it as already dark.

Tomorrow will only be 87F with a real feel of 89F.    I just checked.

Hard to believe some people even live here in the summer!

-Don-  Yuma, AZ

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2002 Suzuki DR200SE
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2017 Zero DS ZF6.5
2017 Zero SR 13 w/pwr tank

 

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