Thursday, May 31, 2007

RVers ride out fuel price hike

If he's running on empty, Bill Phillips easily can spend more than $600 to fill the fuel tank of his 45-foot-long Legendary Prevost motor coach.

"It heats up my credit card," he said.

But Phillips said the high cost of fuel is not about to deter him from seeing the country behind the wheel of his luxury RV, which gets about 6 miles per gallon when he's towing his Cadillac Escalade. The retired contractor from Clearwater, Fla., was parked recently at the Premier RV Resort in Coburg with his wife, Shaaron, and their three toy poodles, Cory, Cody and Rocky.

"You don't like the higher prices, but you don't buy the kind of rigs we drive and stay home because gas is up a quarter a gallon," he said. "It doesn't really affect my travel. You just ride and bitch, I guess."
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