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Old 03-30-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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Amount of use does have a large effect on the cost picture. Within the past year we have used our trailer over 130 days and towed over 8000 miles. For fuel I used 12 mpg towing vs 24 if not towing costing fuel at $3.90/gal. We averaged lees than that for fuel and also campsites were less than $40 averaged.

I am attempting to compare similar travel. Flying to resorts in the Carribean is a different travel experience.

I find the cost comparison as follows:

Accommodation RV at $40/night 5200 Hotel at $100/night 13000

Meals RV. 20/day 2600 Hotel $60/day 7800

Fuel RV 2600 Hotel 1300

Totals RV 10400 Hotel 22100

Difference RV Travel less 11700 That is quite a bit!

Yes the trailer did cost $25000 last spring. It has proved economical so far with the amount of use and travelling we are doing.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #22
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You may know prices you have experienced in USA, but you don't know prices in Canada.
The cheapest one week resort vacation for 2 in the Caribbean costs $3,500.
A week in Disney World Mid-level resort costs $5,500.

As far as I know there is no surcharge for Canadians. A week at Disney for 4 can be had for as little as 2000. A week in Jamaica flying from Toronto round trip to an all inclusive resort for 2 runs from 1800 on up.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:51 AM   #23
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Taking my family to experience the great outdoors, without having to rely on Ipods, cellphones, computers and television? PRICELESS
100% agree.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:46 AM   #24
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I am not in a position to draw on years of experience in this area, but I am more interested in the independence that can be had with our little TT. My wife and I haven't done any heavy duty "camping", but I have used both an older 197 and our new (2012) 197 for excursions involving gopher shooting and waymarking.

My vehicle would use more extra gas pulling the TT on an all day run than a reasonable motel would cost, so there goes any "savings" right there. I am not making any payments on any of our three vehicles, but we did finance the trailer. Again, we could "holiday" for a while on what the trailer will cost us once it is paid for.

We are looking forward to heading to the Yukon with our TT this year. We got up as far as Grimshaw, AB, last summer with the car, more of a scouting trip. We aren't going to be worrying about what the cost comparison is, nor will we be adamant about actually getting into the Yukon. We do plan to have fun, though!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #25
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Taking my family to experience the great outdoors, without having to rely on Ipods, cellphones, computers and television? PRICELESS
Amen brother!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #26
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Who started this argument anyway?
This forum is about camping in a Jayco.
Amen to that!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #27
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IMO RVing is an experience/lifestyle that's not for everybody. You can spend as little or as much as you want depending on your budget and what kind of experience you want. The quality of the quality time I spend with my family while RVing is 2nd to none so I don't even begin to put a price tag on that , I consider it a investment in my family.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #28
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When you factor in the payments on the RV and the added fuel plus the outrageous price of many campground RVing is not that cheap.... BUT if you boondock the benefits outweigh anything... waking up at a small still lake with deer grazing by your front door... PRICELESS
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #29
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True story.

We spent over $300 a night to stay at the Wilderness Lodge at WDW in 2010. Upon check in, we found someone else's toe nail at the entrance to the bathroom. That right there put my husband on the path to getting a trailer. If we are going to sleep it filth, it had darn well better be our own.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #30
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I agree

I agree with TNchuck100 DW. I don't like to sleep in a bed I don't know who slept in before, or if they even cleaned the blanket!!! It is not so much the savings, it is the fun of camping and having all your own stuff with you!
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