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Old 05-27-2015, 07:24 AM   #211
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I will admit, while trying to locate a good campground for our Yellowstone trip this fall, I was alarmed by the rates advertised.

P.S. We'll go anyway, of course.

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:26 AM   #212
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RVing is much cheaper cause I'm in debt and living pay check to pay check. I camp for a week once a month during spring/summer/fall. There's no way I could afford that in any motel. No luggage to worry about, all the comforts of home plus no surprises under the bed, on the bed, behind the dressers or in the closet let alone what is sometimes missed in the bathroom.

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:36 AM   #213
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We use to run away from home almost every weekend (daughter and grandson at home), sometimes we would only go 30 minutes from home. sometimes its just to unplug. and get away from the everyday stuff. To me staying in my RV is priceless, I have a comfy bed and chair, I know the place is clean because I cleaned it. I love sitting out by the fire with my little dogs, you can't do that in a hotel.

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Old 05-27-2015, 07:44 AM   #214
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i think by going to a hotel/motel is a waste of money bc all you are doing is paying to watch someone else's tv .In a rv or tent unless you are outside listining to the birds and bees and meeting new people
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #215
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For our semi annual trek to Fort Wilderness, I ran the numbers several times and it was about a wash money wise.
The cost of eating out with two boys that were ALWAYS hungry growing up was what made the difference money wise.
Now that they are grown, taking the grandson, same problem LOL
For the weekenders and short trip, motel would be cheaper I think, but as others have stated, staying in YOUR own bed, etc.. No reason to compare prices, it is priceless
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:17 AM   #216
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Campsites here in WI are getting so expensive, unless your at a state park the fee's are getting to almost a cheap motel..than add in the expense of dragging the camper, (forget what the camper cost and maint...), its almost a wash now.
For us we bought to take our girls with (3 beagles..), no more vacations without them.

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Old 05-27-2015, 08:34 AM   #217
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I hate air travel. Than you have to rent a car, book a hotel (who knows what slept or did what in that bed the night before), lug your baggage, eat at restaurants and hope you don't bring bedbugs home. We just returned from 5 nights in the Ocala National forest for $99.00. (Salt Springs National Recreation Area). Full hook up with sewer. Saw abundant wildlife, away from the heavy traffic of RV resorts. Swam in 72 degree fresh water spring. Cooked our own meals and enjoyed the company of other campers with like interests. In a hotel you will likely never talk to anyone in the corridors. Can't wait to full time and get rid of the anchor (house).

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:53 PM   #218
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Originally Posted by Gleaner View Post
I will admit, while trying to locate a good campground for our Yellowstone trip this fall, I was alarmed by the rates advertised.

P.S. We'll go anyway, of course.
I was too, but I'll still be there this August!
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:08 PM   #219
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My favorite campground is still inexpensive and the cleanest park I have ever stayed at. Unfortunately it is 375 miles away. It is on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. The park is called Copperfield. Full hook-up is $16.00 per night. The parks that we go to for weekend trips are anywhere from $35-55 per night.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:57 AM   #220
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We bought the travel trailer and I still struggle with the cost. It seems to me that in order for the rv to be cost efficient you have to be gone at least 3-4 days. We usually travel within 6 hours of home. I am learning the overall family fun is out weighing going to a hotel because the rv trip half the fun is getting there. The problem I worry about is that trying to find an affordable State campground is becoming harder to find and reservations are too hard to find too. I will keep trying the experience but once it's not worth the effort, it will be time to go back to hotel travel.

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