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Old 04-17-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Days/Nights and Miles per year

How many days/nights per year do you use your RV? Also how many miles per year do you drive?

If you full time, do you stay in place more and drive less?

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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We're full-timers and have ended up driving quite a bit -- since July 2010 we've driven just over 12,000 miles. We had originally decided to take it slow, but that hasn't worked so well for us; we've actually found that we're ready to move on after a few weeks in one location! :P We're also trying to see a ton of the country, so that compels us to move frequently as well.

What's your experience like?

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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Bought our new coach in 4/07... about half time for a bit over 2 years and we put on about 20,000 miles in that time. Went full time 9/09 until Feb of this year and put on another 14,000 miles.

We found that... even if you're not on a strict budget... staying at least a week at one place really helped keep CG costs down. Buy the time we came back off the road in February, we were begining to look at monthly stays as a preferred strategy.... except of course when we were traveling from point A to point B. In those cases we always used CGs and never did the WalMart thing.

We'll now probably travel about half time again... certainly all of the summer months since the place we just bought is in Arizona!

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Old 04-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #4
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Right now we are traveling about twice a month, two to four days at a time. Also making shorter trips due to cost of fuel. Have several 1 to 2 week trips in the planning stage, Missouri, Texas and Tenn., just trying to figure the best times to go.

Right now we are putting about 5 to 600 miles a month on the coach, not many, but are having great time. Finding out it is not the distance you drive, but just the fact that you are going and having fun. I guess thats what it's all about anyway, right.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:48 AM   #5
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We're full-timers, so we sleep in our motorhome about 355 nights a year. The only time we don't sleep there is at Christmas when we drive north from Florida in the car to stay with our daughter for about 10 days.

We usually put about 10k miles a year on the motorhome.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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We've been full timing since 05 (no house/no stuff). We're finding that we DO hang around an area longer than when we first began partly because we've learned to
S L O W D O W N, and, partly because of the dramatic increase in the cost of diesel.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:05 AM   #7
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We spend about 4 months or so a year in the rig. I like to stay put for periods of time rather than move every day as it saves a lot of gas. The Saturn toad is cheap to drive. Of course, there are exceptions like our 09 trip to Alaska.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:01 AM   #8
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We average 160-200 nights/year and anywhere from 8,000-10,000 miles. We've been at this a long time and seen most of the major sights across the continent, so no longer travel as much as we did several years back, when 200 nights and 12,000 miles was typical.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:30 AM   #9
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We are full-timers and average about 7,400 miles per year on the RV. We drove more the first year as we essentially drove around the perimeter of the Untied States. Since then we tend to go south in the winter and north in the summer. We try to spend at least a week, or even a month, at a time in each location and use the toad to explore the area. We are now spending 5 months at a location in Arizona so we drive even less. We were planning on driving the RV to the Midwest from Arizona but with the higher fuel prices we decided to head into the Rocky Mountain states instead. By the way, we drive the toad about 16,000 miles per year.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #10
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As a sometimer we spend about 150 nights per year and avg about 10k miles. M/H is 5 years old and a little more than 50K miles. Toad another 20K miles. So much to see and so little time,
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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We got our Georgetown last July and did 19 nights away, covering about 2400 miles. We were hoping for a full season this year, but recent spinal surgery for a herniated disk will delay the start of this season, probably until the first part of June.

Typically, we do short trips, going out on a Sunday afternoon and heading home on Friday, keeping to about 200 miles a day.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:19 AM   #12
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Snowbirds/snow travelers for us. last year we were gone Jan - Apr and put 10,000 miles on the rig and another 4,000 on the toad. Finances kept us home this year (froze my butt off, thank you very much)!
Next year we'll leave even if I have to push the dang thing the first 1,000 miles. We will be staying longer at each site. When on the move, we try to keep it under 300 miles a day.
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Bought our Dolphin in Sept. '07. Since then we have averaged about 130 nights/year and driven it a total of 20k miles. That included 2 months full time while we were between houses. We used to make two trips to-from Arizona per year, but now we put the coach in storage in AZ while driving the toad home for winter holidays.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #14
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We got our RV in 09/07 (it's a 2008 RV)
By the time it was here, it had around 3,000 miles on the clock, now we have 15,600 miles on it.
We use it about 100 days a year. Don't get too many miles on it, since every scenic spot is soo close here in BC.


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