Monthly Archives: June 2018

RV travel expenses vs. other travel types

The total expense for my recent Florida-Michigan trip was $3183 for the 22 days.  That is a burn rate of $144/day, which is very cheap by most vacation standards for two people unless you just rented a cabin somewhere and … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does It Make Sense? Day 22-White Springs, Florida Trip Expense Total

  I had one of those “Oh, shit!” moments while driving down I-75 on the way home.  It was when my phone rang.  I’m in the habit of just automatically putting every call through on the speaker, so when the … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does it Make Sense? Conclusions Days 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Hiawassee, GA

I’m cruising toward Georgia in the Carolina Mountains at the breakneck speed of 10MPH.  That’s because someone failed to put the DEF (exhaust fluid) into the tank, and when that happens the vehicle goes into “limp” mode, which I should … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does It Make Sense For You? Days 14, 15, 16 Claytor Lake, VA

  Before I start, I just want to shout out to that lone Ohio roadway crew that must handle the whole state.  I know this because you haven’t had time to fill in the car-swallowing potholes that line your highways … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does it make sense for you? Days 11, 12, 13 Mackinac Island, MI

So today I’m driving up to Michigan with a nearly full bilge tank sloshing around in the belly of my 5’er.  The plan is to drop it along the way before I arrive at my friend’s house, because I don’t … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does it make sense? Days 8, 9, 10 Lexington, KY-Horse country

Once again I drive through a torrential flood to make the trip down the mountains from Boone more interesting (at least in the Chinese sense of the word).  As an additional bonus, I also get to brave a narrow gauntlet … Continue reading

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RV’ing-does it make sense? Day 5,6,7 Boone, NC

  Part of the fun, I suppose, of traveling in an RV is the thrill of testing your driving skills by going mano-a-mano with tropical storm Alberto as you head into the twisting highways of the North Carolina mountains while … Continue reading

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