Originally Posted by melissab
Well put! But where do you find $8 campgrounds?? And until the kids are gone and we retire it will take us a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time to spend 200 nights in our trailer. Although we may take more 3 day weekend getaways since there will no longer be the hassle of a popup.
I don't find $8 per night campgrounds, but what I said was...
"Our average cost for lodging with the Scamp
has been $8 per night."
That average is brought way down when in transit to a destination...
Those nights are spent for free at Wal-Mart, CrackerBarrel,Truckstops, and rest areas. We have found a couple of places with hook-ups for $11-$12 though.
Our recent trip to Florida was a bit higher than our average ... we spent 9 nights at $22(Sebring and Ocala) and 7 nights at $0 for an average cost of just over $12 per night.
Sometimes when we visit friends along the way, we stay in the driveway instead of a motel or intruding on their hospitality.
When racing SCCA we often stayed for free at the track, this added (hardly needed) security and extra sleep, as well as saving the Motel bill.