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View Poll Results: On average, how many nights are you camping per year
New RV - still in driveway or thinking about owning 2 1.71%
3 days or less 1 0.85%
7 days or less 0 0%
14 days or less 6 5.13%
21 days or less 13 11.11%
30 days or less 30 25.64%
45 days or less 26 22.22%
60 days or less 19 16.24%
90 days Plus or Minus 18 15.38%
More than 180 or Full Time 2 1.71%
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #21
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Sitting aside the number of nights camped, the number of trips I am able to take is pretty closed to what I had visualized.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #22
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Leaving Virginia thursday for a week in SC. that will make 43 for the year. wish it could be more. I have had a camper since 1980 and still love it. Had tent camper, pull behind,5th wheel, class A and now back to pull behind.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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DW and I are both in education, so we routinely manage 10 weeks away during the summer (except this last year due to medical issues). Next longest trip is Xmas for about 2 weeks, then Thanksgiving, then Columbus Day ......etc, etc. I think we get our moneys worth out of out TT, and our moneys worth in relaxation.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #24
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spend with the family on vacation vs going the hotel route.

plus, the hotel gets kinda testy when you build a camp fire in their lobby ... just sayin
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by herk7769
Remember it is an average of all years camping; not last year.

See my tag line and the average is 56.5 days

I purchased my first hard side TT in Sept 2007 and started to keep track of nights camped with the 2008 camping season.

My average nights camped since 2008 is 60.6 nights per year.

2008 -33
2009 -51
2010 -68
2011 -69
2012 -82

I currently have 97 nights reserved in 2013. No, I'm not retired. I work full time for a major telecom company. Outside sales; work from home ...and home can be anyplace with good cellular coverage - like my favorite state park on the CT shore! :-)
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #26
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Don't have the days that we camped previously with our pop up. Our 2nd year in our tt we camped 42 nights last year and 48 this year.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
34 nights camped this year

I still think we need a section for just poll's

wink wink hello is anyone listening ! ? ! ? !

Maybe you can start a poll to see if thats what members want.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #28
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We are retired and what I call like to call, "reverse snowbirds". We live in Arizona and vacate to cooler climates in the summer so generally about 120 days per year.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #29
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We are camping a minimum of one week out of each month - plus other occasional weekend trips and two or three trips to the coast each year - so we're in the 90+ nights per year category. We're over 1/4 of our time in the Columbus.

Fortunately I work from "home" and I define "home" as wherever my pillow is...whether it be home on wheels or my brick and mortar home on 5-acres.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #30
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We usually end up with around 50 nights a year, would like many more though!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #31
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work from home

someone is either bragging or blessed
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #32
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We would definitely added at least a week or two before the end of the year. We wanted to head to Florida (1200 miles RT) but at nearly $4/gal that ain't gonna to happen...
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #33
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Due to cardiac surgery for me last December and rotator cuff surgery for DW in April, followed by a BIG family reunion over Labor Day, we only got six days this year. Previous years it has been in the 20 to 30 range.

We hope to be out there a lot more next season, gas prices permitting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:13 PM   #34
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Days camped:
2010 = 80
2011 = 175
2012 = 127
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #35
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Being a bit analytical (DW calls it anal) I track my out of pocket costs when we camp. Last winter we spent 61 days in Florida. We travelled 2400 miles and stayed in 10 different campgrounds (no Wal-Mart or dry camping). Out of pocket costs = $65.54 per night.

I compare that to the extensive auto trips we have taken to the West Coast, Alaska and Canadian Rockies where we must eat in restaurants and stay in motels. I found that I must budget $200 per day for those trips.

I don't include the depreciation on the Motorhome in camping costs just as I didn't include the same on the minivan when I took those long $200/day auto trips.

Hoping to spend 90 days in FL this winter.


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Nights camped in 2011...78 , 2012...73,
Nights camped in 2013...123, 2014 ...101
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #36
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2012-72 so far
We are new to camping so I think 72 or more will be our average. I'm retired and DH is self employed so he can work from the trailer.Eventually we will become full timers. Life is Good!
Pam & Don
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108 days camped 2013
74 days camped 2014 so far
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