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Old 04-06-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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What do you use to document your travels and also keep records of expenses for travels and repairs? A computer program designed for it or just plain old lined tablet?
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What do you use to document your travels and also keep records of expenses for travels and repairs? A computer program designed for it or just plain old lined tablet?
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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I use MS Excel. I set up a spreadsheet for every winter trip plus I have one for gas/fuel and campground/nights spent. If I'm on a metered electric site I monitor by KWH usage and check the campgrounds billing in another spreadsheet.

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Old 04-06-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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try these: http://www.thecampingjournal.com/ or http://www.travelpac.com/
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We have a computer program to do it, but I don't remember where we got it. It is on MM's computer, maybe she can chime in with the answer later..
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We used our word processor and prepared a form on 8.5x11" bond paper and keep them in a 3 ring binder, works for us.
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Actually, I don't use anything. I do keep a good watch on the preventative maintenance and we have a photo album on the computer of all the spots we stay at and a small album with 3X5 pictures in it so we can show them, but that is all. I figure it just don't matter, we are going to go whatever it costs, so go on and enjoy it, try not to think of how much it costs.
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I keep a small 5"x5" tablet in the drawer next to drivers seat. I record mileage, date, total M/H miles, engine hours, how many gallons, MPG, cost/gal, total cost, and location. I also make an entry whenever I have the M/H serciced with appropriate notations. On the back side of the page I keep a log of daily travel: Date, where to where, mileage and campground/RV park.

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I use the camping journal log book, as I am not that computer savy. Its a good book and I enjoy keeping a record.
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Created a 4x6" Excel sheet that fits in a 4x6 3 ring notebook. Keeps a record of the miles, gallons, prices, mpg, and any other interesting costs.
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started doing mine in spreadsheet, but found this software that is easy to use.

http://www.rvnotebook.com/
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Thank you all for your replies, all as great and varied as this site. Because we are both fairly computer literate and use the computers quite a bit our inclination is to go with a packaged program, probably the one MM and SacsTC have been using. We have been looking at that program for a while and just wanted to get some input from others.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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I'll vouch for the RV'ers notebook also. It's good for keeping track of all the other toys too. Happy Trails!!
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I like the idea. Not just a mileage/maintenance log, but a actual RV log. One that stays with the RV unit the RV is retired! Like a Navy Ships Log.
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