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Old 01-12-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Trip log

From the time we purchased our first RV, we kept a log of where we went, the weather, what we did, etc. We might not write in it everyday, but we do keep track of where we've been, etc. We keep track of where we get LP Gas, the good places we want to return to, and the ones we don't! Just thought I'd pass along this little tid bit, esp for the newbies.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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I'm trying to impress all the young people in our family to keep some sort of diary thru their coming years - to include pictures along with dialog - sure wish I had more of my "life" to look back on

and it's SO easy to do in this age of electronics - computers and their programs/digital cameras/storage for both

the hard part is just getting them to "do it" !.....Bill
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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I too keep a "captains" log. Dates, routes traveled, campgrounds and site numbers, unusual events, as well as the overall mileage pulling the trailer.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Fantastic ideas of what to log!

In addition to tracking miles i am also going to track fuel cost & consumption. My truck is still new and it will be interesting to see how the MPGs go as the new motor gets seated in.

Thanks for starting the thread! I'll be watching for more ideas...

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PS Thanks for the BBQ thread too...I almost choked on my coffee laughing when I saw that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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We do that as well, actually wife does, while we are on the road. Incredible how many times we refer back to it when we are trying to recall some info. Great idea!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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Great post! I just started a log for the new TT on order. Wish I had started it years ago when we started camping. Oh well, not too late to start a new tradition.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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I also put a tab in my log book on the page that has the last camping trip for a year. On the tab, I put how many nights the camper was used, and the mileage for that year. I also keep a running total of number of nights and mileage in my notes for each trip.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #8
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Log book

I guess I've been doing just the minimum....... just like when I was in school
We have a calendar in the 5er that we put down the "slot" we were in. We have our favorite ones depending on what time of year it is. Early spring we tend to be closer to the water (lake) in the middle of the summer we camp under the oak shade trees makes a world of difference!! Here in Ks. it was 102 deg. in the shade last summer, and the wifey was wondering why I was lighting a campfire?? (atmosphere baby, atmosphere!)
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #9
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Likewise, keep track of date, time departure/arrival, route, trailer mileage, fuel costs, CG, rates and site, number of nights, local attractions and restaurants with comments. Very helpful in planning another trip in the same general area and also just to look back at the year in camping and deciding where to go next year.
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Short & simple for me. I keep a log in Excel on my computer with dates, campground, site #, mileage and numbers of nights.

I use a notebook to keep campground information (maps, notes, etc.) along with a copy of the Excel log for easy access.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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We keep all log data in a book and in picture form. We take pics. of entrance to CG, site # , and others. On trips where we see alot of friends we sometimes go to Shutterfly and make a book. They are inexpensive gifts.
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Since our very first day of camping, wife keeps all our info in a book she bought online called: Camping Journal RV Log Book.
Sells for $20, brown in color and it's about 11x17 landscape format.
Great log book...wife and I record our info on the last night of our trip just after the kids go down for the night.



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Since our very first day of camping, wife keeps all our info in a book she bought online called: Camping Journal RV Log Book.
Sells for $20, brown in color and it's about 11x17 landscape format.
Great log book...wife and I record our info on the last night of our trip just after the kids go down for the night.
I just went on to Amazon and bought this log book. What a great idea and something fun to add to the trip.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #14
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There's a trip log app for android and I-phone as well as I-pad . Free!
Free free free! !!

Trip log /gps mileage tracker is one.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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I'm not good at record keeping I've tried over the years to keep tracked of where we've been rating the campground, what the weather was, what we saw, where we ate, gas and mileage ect. I tried note books books just for camping then I tried using my tablet. If I have to much effort into it it ain't going to happen
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I too keep a "captains" log. Dates, routes traveled, campgrounds and site numbers, unusual events, as well as the overall mileage pulling the trailer.
I do the same thing, using the log book refills available at Camping World and other places. In addition to the camper mileage being helpful, I also log any maintenance or repairs on the camper just so I can look back and know for sure when it was done.
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