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Old 09-12-2018, 01:53 PM   #15
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When my niece got married we made it a 3 week camping trip with the wedding in the middle.
Thats my thoughts. Its going to cost at least half of the cost or more to fly or drive your van if you include motels, meals at restaurants etc. Think of it as an rv holiday, but half paid for with the price of the wedding. Since you own an rv, why would you not use it for just such an event. If the wedding is in January, you might want to reconsider using the rv.
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also I know this is 'maybe maybe' an option, but do you really need to be at this wedding? number 2 sometimes is just that, been there done that but if it is a very very very important event, then you pick an option and pay the price. whatever option that may be and it still will be money well spent if the wedding attendance is a must.

it is not wrong to skip a wedding of anyone...immediate kid included IF IT is not possible to truly attend...and kid's understand they do their thing when older and parents do their thing when older.

I am only saying cause not going could be ok also???
but that is a personal choice of course!

any money travel gift in money you spend, could be money you give to them for a new start??? again, very personal choice here

but the rv with free overnight parking, such as rest stops etc could be a lot cheaper than hotels with a car, but then again, even with the major inconvenience of flying...and who doesn't truly hate the time before a flight!!!--everyone does , it could still be your cheapest but aggrevating option.

best of luck on how you decide
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Two things that we do to reduce fuel costs. Fuel at Pilot/Flying J to get the Good Sam discount and use our Sam's Club MasterCard for the cash back - 5% on the first $6,000 fuel purchases, then 1% thereafter.
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Cheapest is to fly, rent a car and hotel for 3 nites or so. Have a good time at the wedding/reception, kiss the lucky bride goodbye and mosey on home.
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Two things that we do to reduce fuel costs. Fuel at Pilot/Flying J to get the Good Sam discount and use our Sam's Club MasterCard for the cash back - 5% on the first $6,000 fuel purchases, then 1% thereafter.
I think $100 maybe in discounts ain't going to make or break the RV trip.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:50 AM   #20
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Two things that we do to reduce fuel costs. Fuel at Pilot/Flying J to get the Good Sam discount and use our Sam's Club MasterCard for the cash back - 5% on the first $6,000 fuel purchases, then 1% thereafter.
Most gas stations we saw while in the USA, had one price for cash, and a higher price for credit. I dont see the point of using a credit card to get cash back, when you have to pay the same amount extra to use the credit card. Am I missing something?
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5 miles to the gallon each way?...1690 mi (center to center 1 way) @ 2.75 avg
flying seems far cheaper especially booked in advance
As mentioned above, its about 1,600 miles (as the crow flies) and you should be getting at least 10 miles to the gallon. So that's 160 x $3.25/gal = $520 in fuel, on way). Doubling it is still only have the amount you feared paying.

While $1,000 in fuel is not cheap, you will probably pay $300 each for air fare, then taxi or rental car, and hotel bill and meals at restaurant.

I think it is going to coat you $1,200 - $1,500 whether you take the RV or Fly.
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My son is getting remarried. We are in Oklahoma and he lives in New
Hampshire. We looked at taking the RV & it will cost us almost $2000 in gasoline alone (not counting other RV related expenses like park fees, etc.). As much as Iíd love to RV to his wedding, it just seems like there is no way to afford it. :(
So is this remarried wedding to the same girl as before? If not is this his second marriage? or is this 3,4,or 5. This would make a difference for me to go or not go. If it didnt work the first time what has changed to make it work the second time. "love"?
No date...no wedding... Just a few thoughts on the wedding part.

Now as for the travel part. Now is not the time to start heading to NH if you are on a budget. The winter is tough. If the wedding is in October early November I would pack now and leave tomorrow and enjoy the fall. Then I would drive slowly back to OK to see the fall colors.

So what I am saying is go slow and spread gas costs over 3-4months, Get gas buddy to find cheapest gas. Sams club credit card gives 15% fuel discount coupled with J you get a bigger discount. Good luck to you and your son.
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Most gas stations we saw while in the USA, had one price for cash, and a higher price for credit. I dont see the point of using a credit card to get cash back, when you have to pay the same amount extra to use the credit card. Am I missing something?
There actually aren't that many in the southeast U.S. with split pricing. They're pretty easy to avoid. Just gotta' shop around - I like to stop at Pilot/Flying J when they have good competition at the same exit(like Quik Trip). Our local Sam's Club is where we usually fill up when at home.
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How much are other alternatives?



Bus?



Flying?



Drive car?


Train?
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