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Old 07-29-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Question Cash?? Credit Card??

Just wondering, how many use cash, how many use credit cards
or both when traveling?
I usually use a debit/credit card and carry small amount of cash but
I know, from looking at some of the campground listings, that some
are cash or check only.
I know we can go to Walmart and get cash with a purchase, which is
what we intend to do if we need more.
Just curious how others manage finances while on the road.


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Old 07-29-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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We carry both and try to use cash for fuel due to having our credit card compromised while traveling. I have a safe installed in my fifth wheel for cash, camera, 'puter, and the like so we do not have to take all that with us every time we leave the rv.
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We carry both and try to use cash for fuel due to having our credit card compromised while traveling. I have a safe installed in my fifth wheel for cash, camera, 'puter, and the like so we do not have to take all that with us every time we leave the rv.
Not to Hijack the thread, but where did you install your safe?

Back on task...

We have a CC that gives us 5% cash back on gas anywhere...guess what we use to pay for gas?

We also cart the checkbook with us but honestly? We have written maybe 10 checks in the last year.

Try to squirrel a few $20 away for when the debit card does not work - which, interestingly happened over the 4th. The small CG we stayed at did not accept anything but cash!
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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Use credit card mostly, cash for food usually and when cash runs low, use debit card to replenish cash. Checks for large unexpected purchases like TOWTA's Caddy last year on the way home from Goshen, Moline, IL, Trenton, MO, Carlisle, AR.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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Use credit card mostly, we get cash back. We also take about $100 in ones and five so we have the right change to pay camp fee in envelope.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #6
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I try to pay cash for fuel because of the six cents extra for credit cards some places charge for not dealing with me face to face.
Credit/debit for everything else because that is what the money manager wants.

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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Credit card only in emergency. Cash is king, debit card ranks second. Thank the good Lord, an emergency requiring use of a credit card hasn't presented itself.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:36 PM   #9
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Credit card for fuel and campgrounds, cash for everything else. Like Filthy beast I have a safe hidden in the MH for my cash.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:00 PM   #10
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Thought I was the last person that used cash for food, coffee, and other small items. Rare to see anyone in a drive through with cash any more.
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