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Old 02-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #15
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I eat regular food (peanut butter sandwiches, carrots, home-made coffee, cheese and crackers, etc.), and I figure I would have been eating that at home anyway.

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Oh so raisin bread is for special occasions?
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:43 PM   #16
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Budget, that's like something we did during our first 15 years of marriage. Nope, no budgets now but our cost arn't outta sight as long as I can keep the wife outta those dang Walmarts. She thinks they're like flea markets expecting to something different at each one. I keep telling her it all comes from China but she just don't believe me. Budgets - yeah right.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:16 AM   #17
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:44 AM   #18
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Put us in the "what budget??" category. We seem to average around $100 day. Just happens. Some days WAY more, others less. We tend to eat in - and on travel days frequently do sandwiches at lunch time. Like to stop at a park in a small town.

Camping fees & gas are the two big drivers. BEFORE this trip we always had hookups. I use a CPAP and we really wanted the 110. NOW I picked up an extra battery and a small Honda 2000i genny and we are doing it a bit different.

We are 10-11 days into a 6 week trip. Will report back to this topic with a post trip breakdown. (Thank GOD Michele is good at keeping those records. I was a bean counter before retirement and don't care to count them so much anymore. lol)
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:03 PM   #20
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we did a big trip to the northwest in 2006, gas prices were real high, we went right at 12,000 miles and spent just under $5,000 bucks. We were gone 8 weeks in all and we aren't big spenders. that included a set of tires and a new battery, both for the trailer. Sounds like you will be more travelers than destination folks. 400 miles a day will be about 3 tanks of gas for every 2 days of driving plus when ever you stay in a campground average [at] 30.00 per night. so the activities and eating will be the unknowns, plus emergencies (hopefully none) These figure are still estimates but would work for our situation. We are taking the on the southwest this year starting with the Blue Bonnet
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:58 PM   #21
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We have only camped for one night so far as winter has stood in the way. Not to mention that we have yet to equip the uhaul like we want it. We are anticipating a trip of several months.

However, being rather frugal, we have gone through each page of the trailer life guide and marked all of the camping places that go for less than $12. We marked the ones with power with green ink and the non-power places with red. We would be unhappy in the large, expensive, plastic, campgrounds anyway.

Considering the lack of low priced camping sites in new england, we have decided to travel elsewhere. Probably to the PNW.
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Planned distance to travel divided by miles per gallon times cost per gallon. Cost of food usually stays with in my 100 to 150 dollars per month budget. Seldom pay for entertainment. Make use of most available free or low cost camps sites. Very reluctant to pay over $15.00 per nite.

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In 2009 we took 8 trips and put 9305 miles on the Casita. We payed for one might at a campground. And that was when we visited Gina D. in Arizona. (She did give us a discount, though. )

On the road we stay at truck stops, casino parking lots, rest areas, etc. Our destinations are BLM, USFS, National Grasslands, or relative's driveway.

We freeze portions of our home meals most nights and take those. Most meals are fresh or frozen from what we brought. If we stay at a casino, since we don't gamble, we do go in and have a restaurant meal.

So, mostly, we just pay for fuel.

It's a great life!

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We have only camped for one night so far as winter has stood in the way. Not to mention that we have yet to equip the uhaul like we want it. We are anticipating a trip of several months.

However, being rather frugal, we have gone through each page of the trailer life guide and marked all of the camping places that go for less than $12. We marked the ones with power with green ink and the non-power places with red. We would be unhappy in the large, expensive, plastic, campgrounds anyway.

Considering the lack of low priced camping sites in new england, we have decided to travel elsewhere. Probably to the PNW.
As you saw in my above post we did the Northwest and its just as expensive as New England, We have found that the real cheapy campgrounds are not even worth the price they're asking and they are far and few between. We seniors in Florida get 1/2 price and it still averages about $12.00 bucks a night with water and elec. We camp in Virginia's state parks at least once a year and they are not cheap anymore, last year we stayed at Douthat state park and it was about $28.00 with no hookups. Of course there is always Wally World or Flying J, if you want to call that camping. We have stayed in a few Federal campgrounds that are unmanned, but again no hookups pit toilets & no showers. We do like clean restrooms
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OOPS!

I should have mentioned that I am a retiree and therefore the $12 maximum mentioned is after the old F--ts discount.
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