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Old 01-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #15
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When you make the reservations ask them what their policy is about what happens if you get delayed a day or so....engine problem, wreck,heart attack,etc
Usually they will allow you to come in at at later day. However if they are booked up, too bad for you and you lose your deposit. The time you have to notify them prior to cancelling varies widely. I've 24 hours to three days to two weeks.

I think if you went earlier, as you mentioned, it would work out better. Doing away with the PCH would help also, do that at another time with the family.
This is a business trip.

We've been talking about the possibility that we may miss a date at a campsite by a day due to the unforseen, this is great advice.

It IS a business trip, but not on the way back. We may end up taking the I5 back down, but we're still going to have to take the bikes out a little too!! I mean heck, what I start my own business for if I can't have a little fun now & again??

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I may have missed it but given the size of your rig you should use the truckers atlas for road info and Big Rigs Best Bets for campground advice
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B4 you enter Canada, fill up the RV, around Burlington, WA.
Closer to the border, they want a few pennies more.

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There is another aspect of your trip that you have perhaps already thought through. Income tax filing; the IRS has strict rules for business trips, expecially when using an RV. Your office in the toy hauler qualifies-but- it must be for strictly business-no other usage. This disqualifies virtually all motor homes and nearly all trailers with the exception of toy haulers.
That is my understanding of the complex rules and laws concerning this subject.
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There is another aspect of your trip that you have perhaps already thought through. Income tax filing; the IRS has strict rules for business trips, expecially when using an RV. Your office in the toy hauler qualifies-but- it must be for strictly business-no other usage. This disqualifies virtually all motor homes and nearly all trailers with the exception of toy haulers.
That is my understanding of the complex rules and laws concerning this subject.
I would think that fuel, CG expenses and food would be deductible but unless this is a regular thing, deducting MH expenses or taking a depreciation expense is probably pushing it.

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I would think that fuel, CG expenses and food would be deductible but unless this is a regular thing, deducting MH expenses or taking a depreciation expense is probably pushing it.

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Thanks for mentioning this aspect of our business trip!

My TH has a 10' enclosed garage, which will be used exclusively (during this trip) as a mobile office/recording studio. There will be a dedicated, semi permanent desk, two monitors and sound deadening panels along with all the other necessary office stuff. Also, I'm having the back of the TH wrapped in my company's logo which makes it a rolling billboard.

I would think that CG expenses would be covered too, since you'd be able to write off a hotel room wouldn't you? A hotel room would be more expensive in the long run, I would think.
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I would think you would have no problem deducting the CG, fuel, and meal expenses on your trip as well as the cost of the wrap you did. Now if you try to take deductions on the garage portion of your coach or depreciation of the coach or other coach expenses.... get yourself some professional advice as they say. You may well though be on solid ground by figuring out a historical per mile cost of operating and maintaining the rig and taking that deduction rather than just deducting the fuel.

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Thanks to all for all the great advice so far, this is great stuff.

I did have a question that I keep forgetting to ask. How are the tunnels on the way down the 1/PCH/101 from Portland to say, Crescent City (and beyond)? My TH is @ 13' high & I wanna make sure that I keep it in one piece! Any trouble with this? We're staying in Crescent City and Leggett & want to come down PCH to get there.
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