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Iluv2camp13

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Posted: 04/22/13 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many people are camping and how far are they traveling?

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we're still taking three major trips a year, about 4000 miles for two and 2000 for the third one. this year, we're taking a cruise in place of one trip...and spending more on it ):


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Iluv2camp13 wrote:

How many people are camping and how far are they traveling?


This week we are traveling 240 Miles to camp for 3 days. For us it is less expensive than staying in a motel, or condo.
Gas for the trip around $175.00. Campsite, with tax, $165. Total, $340.
3 nights in a condo. $600+ 3 nights in a motel room, actually 2 rooms. $600+. SO. It's pretty plain to see. The camper is a better value.


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Will go on 4-6 four day weekends, less than 120 miles round trip, and one trip to beach around 500 miles round trip. Our beach stay is six nights on the beach for $209 plus fuel approximately $200 for diesel. We eat our own food and sleep is our own bed. Can't get this at a hotel or condo. Loving every minute of it. Travel on.


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No one ever said RVing was cheap...either suck it up and get out there and enjoy yourselves OR park the RV




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DutchmenSport

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Now that we are a 1 house owner couple again, our finances are not so tight. We'll be camping a lot more this year. Farthest trip will be from (near) Indianapolis to North Western Iowa (approximately 500 (plus) miles). That's the farthest we'll be going this year. But several week-end trips planned more local (all within Indiana - longest distance one way, about 150 miles).

It's not the distance you travel to go camping, it's what the purpose is for going in the first place. If all you want is a get-away, camp in your driveway and close the windows so you can't see out and pretend you're somewhere. However, if you are going to an event, visit relatives, or even for business, then there's a purpose. Of course recreation is a purpose also? Boating, canoeing, hicking, ATV's =, sporting events, all excellent reasons to go somewhere!

The older we get, we want to get "away" for a purpose. We live in the country and, as far as 'getting away' for the sake of just 'getting away'.... fact is ... we're already "there"! So, before we leave our solitude, DARK nights, peace and quiet, no traffic, no kids running through our campsite, cars blowing horns, and obnoxious people who have had too much "bubbly" next door, we've got to have a good reason to go somewhere now! So we are planning for a purpose now! Not just to "get away!"


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Posted: 04/22/13 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For me anything past the driveway is "away". We do alot of local CG's with friends, It works for us. Happy Camping


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I can go 20 miles and be in a wilderness, but I prefer public sites where I can meet the locals and bicycle riders. I am a loner, but do not need to BE alone.
My favorite day trip site is fishing access on a dam, with university student housing nearby. Lots of friendly foot traffic and fast food delivery available.

Driving it 2-3 days a week does not cost more than parking it and making insurance payments. The expense is paying to park 5 feet from other rigs full of loud drunks and kids. I do not do that.

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We don't worry about the distance, we just stay longer to take advantage of weekly or monthly rates, or we stay at cheaper campgrounds. We cut expenses in other ways like being careful buying groceries and not going out to eat in restaurants as often. We try to find the cheapest fuel.


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Posted: 04/22/13 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ooo! ooo! ooo!...ME! Over here... I am. LOL. I left on a camping trip over 2 years ago and I don't have to go back. I don't know how far I'll travel this year. Maybe 9-12k miles. I'm a camper, not an OTR driver.


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