'ON THE ROAD INFLATION' It's been over a year since we were last on the road. It's clear that inflation will become a travel factor. For example gas has gone up at least 40% since January, nothing (to do with the pipeline problem). While preparing my Scamp
for the road I need some lumber and was shocked by the price. As well definitely food prices are up.
Since we originally planned to travel to Canada I keep an eye on the value of the dollar and exchange rates. the dollars down in value and not faring well against all other major currencies. As well I've noticed camping fees up in NL.
Unfortunately our national policy is for higher inflation and higher gas prices.
Of course we're relatively light
users of gasoline towing a Scamp
typically getting 18-19 mpg. Yet it's our single largest expense. Fuel for a typical day's driving is the order of $30-40. Not counting non-towing miles to $450-600 a month, or for this 6-7 month trip about $3000. (These numbers make sense because we usually tow only every other day.)
As to camping fees we've averaged under $15 a night for all of May paying $11 a night for 9 of the 16 nights until the 31st by staying at COE Parks.
Just a few thoughts based upon our first 10 days on the road. Of course we're getting to old to worry about the money, it's time that will be the limiter (unless inflation really goes crazy).
I will say being back on the road is great. We've had to fix 5 little problems with the rig. Not bad considering it had not been on the road in 3 years