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Old 08-29-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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How many nights use do you average a year if still working?

Just wondering how many nights a year folks use their rv? and is it year round or part of the year?

We live in MI so it sees use from mid April to late October and average 35 nights year, hoping to boost this up to 45 next year.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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We took ours out 85 days last year. We had several trips that were 3 weeks long but the rest of them were 4-5 day trips. We're on track to exceed that this year. We might top 100.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:37 AM   #3
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we live in northern Illinois. when we were working we would save up our vacation days and take the entire month of September off. beyond that we would go out on as many weekends as we could. I'd say somewhere between 45 and 50-days a year.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:41 AM   #4
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:48 AM   #5
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When I was a working man I was on a 28 day 12 hr rotating shift schedule....which had a 'long change' built in (Off Thursday PM until Friday PM---7 days)
So went camping/boating/off roading etc at least once a month

Retirement...went FT for 7 yrs

Now..roughly 6 trips in spring/summer
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:20 PM   #6
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20 - 30

Time off is less of a concern than campgrounds being overflowing on the weekends.

Money is the second biggest factor. Although money might not be a concern for some people, it is for me. Yes, we have credit cards, good Sam bad Sam and a flying j card. I donít want to over-spend knowing that when we leave the driveway, itís a couple hundred dollars minimum.

Third thing is that Iím not a big fan of going to the same place over and over again. There is only so many places we can get to for one or two nights before we need to get back home.

Fourth thing is life getting in the way. Our home is low maintenance but, itís not maintenance free.

I will say that we bought this particular rig thinking we could get further away on vacations and weekends. Truth is that we arenít really using it anymore than when we had the trailer and possibly less than the older motor home.

Life, time, & money are never equals it seems.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:17 PM   #7
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I think we will log 30 nights in ours by the end of this year.
We do not typically travel for a weekend only, however. We tend to travel during school breaks.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:40 PM   #8
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50- 55 nights.
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Well over 150 easy. We have ours with water and 30 Amp in the driveway right behind the house and close enough that the front corner of the awning is under the carport. I sleep better in the coach and since I sleep days, much darker and no road noise as with the bedroom on the front of the house.
So, pretty much every day from late March until after mid October, plus a few other weekends during the winter.

An added plus is no unexpected surprises when we go camping.
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I think we will log 30 nights in ours by the end of this year.
We do not typically travel for a weekend only, however. We tend to travel during school breaks.
School is what is slowing us down as well. Long weekends are good but it's gotten to where we avoid the ones like Memorial Day and July 4th because of the crowds. We do have our annual Spring Break and Thanksgiving Holiday times that add up to about 15 nights. Unlike most people, we rarely go out during the hot summer months. Don't have my logbook in front of me but I imagine the total averages around 30 nights a year.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:31 PM   #12
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I'll have mine out 30 to 35 times until I retire then 365!
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:32 PM   #13
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Pammi and I are still working. She's a school teacher, so from September to the next June, there are only so many times and places we can go.
I've been with my company 20+ years and get a good amount of time off, 4 weeks vacation, 6 personal days and 6 paid holidays.
We still manage to get in 2-3 weeks camping in, even if it's just a quick Friday-Saturday thing.
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:29 PM   #14
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40-45 nights per year the last 3 years. Kids are getting more into sports now, so that number is likely to drop
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