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Old 09-19-2021, 02:20 PM   #1
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How many trips per season?

How many trips do you take per season? I live in RI, have 2 small school age kids, and work full time along with my wife. Obviously we have winter up here which sucks. I usually put the coach in the barn after Columbus Day and take her out once the snow melts. In a typical season I try to get 4 to 5 trips in. Typical trip is 4 days, but we squeeze in a minimum of 1 whole week long trip each year.

This is in between sports, using our other house in Florida and working full time. I get extremely jealous of the full timer lifestyle. I plan on attempting something like that when the time comes, maybe 4-6 months of travel and spend the rest in Florida. First chance I get I want out of New England and the winter.

Just curious what other families in colder climates do.
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Just curious what other families in colder climates do.
When we lived in Michigan we took up cross-country and downhill skiing along with ice fishing. That kept us somewhat busy. When we went full-timing we wanted out of those frigid temps. We settled in the Southwest with absolutely no regrets. After traveling the country that was our #1 choice.

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I know the time will come and I don’t want to rush old and have my kids grow faster than they are. I guess seeing the rv sitting in the driveway going unused is bothering me. We are trying to find one last trip this season somewhat close. Looks like Charlestown Breachway is where we will be headed for the last half of Columbus Day weekend. We might steal a day from school to do it. That will make 5 trips this summer/season. 1 with the old rig and 4 with the new one. Works always gets in the way!!!
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We typically get 4-6 trips in per season, most of which are 7-10 days long with a couple 2-3 day mid-week trips close to home. A couple of the longer trips are always to the southwest - southern Utah/Northern AZ - where we meet up with our youngest daughter who lives in AZ. It is a bit of a juggling act at times as we currently have 6 feral rescue cats including a recent "tri-pawd" addition, so we have to line up the cat sitter a ways in advance. I still work full-time but it is much less of an issue since COVID as I am now permanently 100% work from home (or where ever the home on wheels is parked). This added flexibility helps a lot in being able to plan far enough in advance to ensure good reservations when needed or going during the off season.
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We typically get 4-6 trips in per season, most of which are 7-10 days long with a couple 2-3 day mid-week trips close to home. A couple of the longer trips are always to the southwest - southern Utah/Northern AZ - where we meet up with our youngest daughter who lives in AZ. It is a bit of a juggling act at times as we currently have 6 feral rescue cats including a recent "tri-pawd" addition, so we have to line up the cat sitter a ways in advance. I still work full-time but it is much less of an issue since COVID as I am now permanently 100% work from home (or where ever the home on wheels is parked). This added flexibility helps a lot in being able to plan far enough in advance to ensure good reservations when needed or going during the off season.
We travel with our cat as well. We have a ragdoll and also travel with our puggle(dog). Add in my 6yr old boy and 11yr old girl and we have a full house when we hit the road. I take a lot of random trips with just my son and I. It’s a lot harder to get my daughter and wife to come, but they do 4 times a year or so.

We were out last weekend and have nothing planned going forward. I would like to get out one more time near south shore mass for another tournament my son has. Not many parks are still open which stinks. We will go out all year as long as we have a place to go and something to do once we get there.

The KOA in CT off exit 92 seems appealing. It’s about 45 mins from me, close to the casinos, and supposedly open all year. I know there are a few places in NH open year round as well. I am looking for places that have something to do at the camp because my toad is back in CT with my mom. She has a CRV that I can flat tow, but is 2hrs away in CT. My wife can also follow us in one of our cars too, but that’s not the first preference.
Just need to find somewhere. I would love to go camping in December and get snowed on. I think it would be a fun experience for my kids.
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I don’t count trips, I count days per yr.
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We typically spend 5-7 months a year in the MH. That's usually split over 5-7 trips. We used to do a lot of weekend/long weekend trips, but stopped that as retirement offers us more options and to be honest, many campgrounds are really packed on weekends making a short stay somewhat a hassle.
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It's always hard to justify the expense of a RV when you are limited in using it. Luckily we stopped thinking about that many years ago. We both work also but have no children. We do a two week trip every spring and every fall and utilize all holiday weekends etc. Other than that she sits & I wash & wax a lot.
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Normally about 10 trips, ranging from 3 nights to 10 nights.

In winter we xc ski and hike, also do some winter tent camping.
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