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Old 05-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Average number of camping adventures per year?

Just wondering how often our Fellow Forum Members are fortunate enough to use their expensive toy "The RV"? Those who are Full Timers are very blessed to do what the rest of us get to do only on assorted occasions during the year. In our part of the US, we are limited to a camping season of April thru Nov. We average 2 long trips (500 miles plus) and 4 to 6 trips under 200 miles per season, since my DW is still working.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Generally 2 (sometimes 3) weekends a month... Varies... About the only time we don't go out is Jan/Feb.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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We’ve been lucky with our schedules and have been going out close to twice a month for the past six months. Most of them have been an average of three nights. From now on, it’ll probably be once a month aiming for long weekends.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Been retired about a year so we are trying one long weekend and one week long a month. Like to try some longer ones next year. Life is so good once we pull out of the driveway.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Not retired yet, so we are limited to a long weekend to Canada (that's where Kate is from), a couple long weekends to Hatteras one in spring, one in fall, and a couple or three week treck to Florida in February. We don't travel much in the summer because it is pretty darn nice right here.

One of the nice things about an RV is that they are adaptable to so many different life styles.

Once we are retired, we plan to follow the sun from Christmas to Easter or so ....
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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Forgot to add to my post above, we're not retired. Will probably die at my desk at work.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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Around 8 ranging from 3 days up to 6 days
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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We're not retired, but getting close! We have averaged around 27 nights (the days only count if you spent the night) of camping per year over the last 6 years. Hope to double that next year when we retire.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:01 AM   #9
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Well it is a long way off for me to retire but we just bought our camper this spring and have been out twice for 3 days a piece and are going out again for Memorial day for a 5 day excursion! Can't wait. We are a military family so we take what we can get for time, but it is looking like with our home campground only 45 min to an hour away that we will be getting out quite a bit over the next couple of years! Yeah camping!!!

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #10
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We usually get a 3 week "road trip" during the summer and 2 or 3 regular weekend trips each month. Additionally, we tow to an unimproved campground and often spend 5-6 days, then leave the RV, drive home with dirty clothes, etc. We pack the truck with "provisions" and return for another 4 or 5 days, then pull the RV home. Of course when we do that, the first stop is at a campground with full hookups so we can empty holding tanks and get cleaned up. Often that's a campground in Marquette, MI called "Tourist Park."

Then there is the "obligatory" deer season camping trip which normally is the last trip of the season. That's 2 weeks of dry camping somewhere in northern Michigan.

So all told, we probalby use our RV 60-70+ days during the May-November season. After that, it's "ice and snow" so the trailer is safely tucked away inside for the winter.


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