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Old 03-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #11
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GUYS i didn't write it, it was taken from rvnews.com.
That website lost all credibility with me now.:lightning:
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 AM   #12
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Now what would your list and prices look like for 10 weeks on the road? Remember this would be at $5 PER GALLON everywhere.
We went on an 8 week trip and traveled 8,000 miles in 2008 when diesel was at its peak at $5.29 a gallon here in CA. It cost around $3,500 for fuel and about the same for everything else.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #13
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We went on an 8 week trip and traveled 8,000 miles in 2008 when diesel was at its peak at $5.29 a gallon here in CA. It cost around $3,500 for fuel and about the same for everything else.
Dang 3500.00 for fuel and I bet the oil companies posted record profits that year too!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #14
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Sorry for jumping the gun. In the future I will read the header a little closer to see who wrote it. It would be very hard for us to make that kind of estimate because we would not even consider a 10 week whirlwind trip.

Now buying a 1/4 mil used Prevost for a 10 week trip and then quickly selling it afterward? I still want to know the color of the sky in that guy's world.

Have fun camping whatever your interests are!
$250k to spend and then think it will sell fast after the trip is over is nuts but some people have tons of money to blow.

We currently get 5 weeks vacation per year but my employer will not allow more then 2 weeks at a time off. It would be nice to dream of 5 weeks off in a row.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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Dang 3500.00 for fuel and I bet the oil companies posted record profits that year too!
I will let you know before the next trip and you can buy some stock.
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In 2008 we took a 10 week 9,250 mile trip west and paid over $5/gallon for diesel in California. We did a lot of Camp Walmart as well as national/state/local parks and privates. Our total cost, including the entertainment & sight seeing ventures was $5,960. Of that fuel was $3,745 and we got 11.3 MPG. Camping fees was $587 with the highest in Salt Lake City $39/night.

In 2009 we took 9 week 5,590 mile trip ending in Maine. Our total cost was $3,635 and of that fuel was $1,155 and we averaged 12.26 MPG. Our highest camping fees were in CT @ $45/night.

We have generator on our 5th and that really makes boon docking (Camp Walmart) do able. We always call ahead and verify the Walmart allows over nighting. We try and pick out one that is not next to an interstate as we find they are quieter. When we hit a full service camp ground, I dump and fill up with fresh water. We can stay out 4-5 nights before hitting the next camp ground. Our restriction is we run out of fresh water. I have have never dumped at Pilots/Flying J's etc.
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Interesting 'logbook', thanks. I keep one for my boat now I will get one for the TT.
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We are in the process of planning some summer travels so after picking myself up off the ground I went back and re-read the cost calculations and considered the source! Don't think we'll make it 10,000 miles but we're thinking about 3,000+ and a lot more economical for sure!
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Where going, txdoodah?
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