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Old 10-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by sherman12 View Post
SKnight you may see your nights camped drop dramatically!LOL....
I end up on my own my nights camped will increase dramatically!!! Lol!

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Old 10-09-2014, 12:06 PM   #162
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No ebola in the camper. Had a trip planned to a B&B in the DFW area for the DW and I on Nov. 1. Looks like we'll be camping somewhere instead.

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:06 PM   #163
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Price of camping

We discovered the same thing. Fortunately a full timer told us about Passport America. RV parks that belong to Passport America give a 50% discount to members. Surely not the only answer but every little bit counts.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:41 AM   #164
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All u Do in a motel is watch tv shower and sleep u should just stay home
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:29 AM   #165
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Last year, my boss went on vacation to the east coast and he doesn't have an RV so they stayed in hotels.
When they got back, they all noticed strange bug bites ALL over them with the kids having it the worst. BED BUGS!!
I soon learned how hard it is to kill them....they ended up throwing away three suitcases full of their stuff.
Now what do we have going around? Just something called the Ebola won't catch me in any hotel!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #166
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Thanks everyone for your comments and sharing your experiences! I was just stating how when I was a child, camping was a less expensive alternative. Looks like in most cases, it still is! I love camping and will always camp, regardless of the expense!
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:27 PM   #167
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Sitting in the Sheridan Hotel on Canal St. New Orleans. Even in the upscale hotels at $289 a night the same drunks come back at 3-4 am. Would much rather been here camping but I'm still waiting on delivery if the new truck.
Can't remember ever spending $59 on breakfast in the campground either.

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Old 04-05-2015, 05:55 PM   #168
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What is cg
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:31 PM   #169
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RV vs. Motel: Not cheaper!

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What is cg

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Old 04-07-2015, 09:15 AM   #170
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IMO you need to compare apples-to-apples...

We have 3 kids, so sharing two side-by-side twin beds in a $100/night motel room is no longer very enjoyable... In order to match the amenities of our 2-slide bunkhouse TT, we need a 2-room suite with mini-kitchen (to save on eating out). Friends & family rent 2-room time-share condos for about $1,500/week (peak season) - or about $250/night. Like when we camp, they bring their own groceries & eat-out sparingly...

So last year we camped for 30 nights... That would be $7,500 in condo rental fees... In comparison we spent about $5,000 altogether on camping-related expenses ($167/night). This includes TT payment, repairs, campsite fees, & even the extra gas I use for my daily commute driving my Ram vs. previous Accord...

Therefore, when doing an apples-to-apples comparison, our break-even point is around 20 nights. Anything under 20 nights & we would be better-off just renting a condo for 2-3 weeks. However, anything over 20 nights and we are better-off owning a TT. PLUS, it's much easier to book campsites vs. condos... Some condos have to be booked 1 year to the date and/or you just keep booking the same spot year-after-year... What fun is that? I like the diversity that owning a TT brings. One week we are in the mountains & the next we are on the beach. NICE!

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