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Old 12-27-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Do you have a "Camper Fund" in your family budget?

Do you have a "Camper Fund" in your family budget?

We do..so when asked "What do you want for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc" the answer is money and gift cards for the Camper Fund.

I am fortunate that the Wife and I equally share our passion for our hobby - Camping, RVing, Glamping meaning we pool our resources to feed our passion.

We always have a list of mods, upgrades and tweaks for our StormPOD. This year our take of gifts and contributions will make it possible to make a sizable dent in the living list.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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Every payday I pull out the same amount of cash from my bank. When the next payday rolls around, what's left in my pocket goes into a desk drawer and is considered camping money. That stash encompasses all things camping related; gas, food, parts, site fees, etc. It is basically there for "emergency use". Meaning, when we want to head to a state park but don't have the extra money in the bank to finance our R&R.
Had to dip into it last week to order a new water pump.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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We have a camper fund also and I'm going to be emptying it come the end of February on a 2016 Catalina 243RBS!
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:13 PM   #4
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We have such an account. We put a set amount in it each month. Our son and daughter-in-law gave us a VISA cash card for Christmas to add to our fund for a huge trip we're taking next spring/summer.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
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Yeah, it is my regular account. Sometimes getting away is more important than the bills! I have another account for fun money - which I use for going to bike week or other fun activities. So I guess that includes camping too.
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No. Time is our enemy, but we do get away whenever time allows.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:57 PM   #7
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As I enter retirement, my days of Nice Pvt CG's might be ending and I'll be dry camping in the desert again. Paying 50+ a night gets old quick. When this TT and truck are done it will be time to do something else.
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We have a "Mad Money" fund. Both MoparMom and myself contribute funds to this every chance we get. You learn that we RARELY ever stay in pay campgrounds or RV parks. 90% of all our travels is purely boondocking.
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I have a line item in my monthly budget for my camping habit :-)


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Old 01-07-2016, 09:38 PM   #10
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Every month I add money to our camper and truck account.

In fact I am spending some of it now on a new truck.
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