Some think the price of gasoline is a bubble, some think $4 a gallon is here to stay and some think it will go much higher. Let us assume it stays at $4 a gallon or more; what happens? I don't want this to be a rant thread about gas prices, but some serious thought about the investment we have in pups and how limiting a factor this is. GM shut down four truck factories today and said they will sell off or cease producing Hummers. The F-150 has gone from 17 consecutive years of being the best selling vehicle in America to the 5th best selling vehicle. This is not just a matter of what a camping trip cost us, but future tow vehicles as well. Vehicles that twenty-five years ago were four cylinders are now sixes, sixes became eights. Tow ratings went way up. Now it would appear that 1200 mile camping trips over the summer will require substantial financial investment. Maybe for some of you that is a long ways, but that is three days in a neighboring state for me (Wyoming or New Mexico). On the one hand I can see pups getting more popular as they gain buyers who would of gone for hardsided travel trailers. On the other hand, I can see smaller pups making a comeback so as to be towed by much smaller and less powerful vehicles. On the third hand maybe interest in any sort of RV declines to the point where they are no longer worth producing. I am fortunate in that I have two motorcycles worthy of long distance travel and I simply must get out and see the world, but what are the long term changes here? Keith and Claire 2006 Tacoma 2007 Palomino P283 "History is not just cruel. It is witty."