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Old 12-03-2021, 10:58 PM   #15
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Our longest trip was 10 months followed the southern coast from Calf to Key West Florida to Maine. Ended up in Newfoundland, PEI, Labrador, then back to AZ. Have no idea what the mileage was.
Now that's a trip! Sounds great.
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Our longest trip was 10 months followed the southern coast from Calf to Key West Florida to Maine. Ended up in Newfoundland, PEI, Labrador, then back to AZ. Have no idea what the mileage was.
Wow- a great ride.
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From buying our current coach in 2016 after being without an RV for several years until covid hit, we were averaging about 75 days per year worth of RV use, and about 5,000 miles per year of driving. This would be a mix of solo trips, trips with my wife, or weekend trips with my college age son, or combinations of the above, ie my wife would fly out to meet me at a destination (Yellowstone for example), and I would do the long boring cross country drive by myself..


This would typically include one "big trip" of 28-31 days and 3,000+ miles every other year. The remainder being shorter mostly 1-2 week trips, long weekends, etc.ranging from 200-1,200 miles of total travel distance. In an average year this might include 2 or 3 trips with my wife lasting over 5-14 days, plus a few long weekends, maybe 2-3 weekend trips with my son, and a solo trip or two, often to a week long rv rally or other event.
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According to the posts, it is interesting to see that the average Rver actually has similar trips, both short and long.
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We boondocked as much as possible, and spent several nights at Elks Lodges. Total cost per night for 10 months $3.43. (kept Spread sheet of every night)
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Typical year, two trips. First one, four months. A few weeks back home for the peak of hurricane season, then trip two is just under two months.

Typical mileage for the year will be 12 to 15 thousand.

Covid be damned, last year was one trip, three months. This year one trip, six months.

We did not get into this for the truck & trailer to be storage lot queens.
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As the OP on this thread, I find it very interesting and fun to read the responses.

DW was wondering if there might be a geographic pattern of more long trippers vs more short trippers?

Anyhow, I love reading the various postings....
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For us I think there is definitely a geographic component, simply put we live in western Louisiana, and almost all the places we want to spend much time are 500+ miles away. Sure there are a few state parks, etc. that we sometimes go to within 100-150 miles for a long weekend, but for the most part anywhere we want to go is going to be a multi day drive away. As to the common travel patterns, I suspect most non-full timer, non-sesonal (snowbirder) RV owners have somewhat similar constraints on their time with how long they can spend away from home at a time, as well as other obligations that limit their travelings. For us I am semi-retired, and my wife still works full time, though she does get ample vacation days each year, I am not sure the exact count at the moment (she gets 1-2 more days each year she stays at her current job), but it is somewhere between 35-40 vacation days per year. Her problem is not being able to take them with all the fixed dates where she needs to be at work for one reason or another.
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