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Old 08-21-2018, 01:59 PM   #21
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We aren't quite retired yet but we do about 90 to 125 per year some times more.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:35 PM   #22
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We winter near Disney world and both of us have worked or do work at Disney world. Disney world is a expensive experience but Disney does everything first class and it is worth the experience. Ft Wilderness is a first class campground but very expensive .It is on the park and the perks are the same as if you were at the Grand Floridian which is the most expensive lodging in the park.

The Ft Wilderness package is a very good buy but not cheap.We have never stayed there since we only live 20 mins from the park but have been there many times.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:56 PM   #23
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Once we get the broadband availability worked out the numbers will go up. Right now don't have a number, but it is not enough.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:22 PM   #24
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We winter near Disney world and both of us have worked or do work at Disney world. Disney world is a expensive experience but Disney does everything first class and it is worth the experience. Ft Wilderness is a first class campground but very expensive .It is on the park and the perks are the same as if you were at the Grand Floridian which is the most expensive lodging in the park.

The Ft Wilderness package is a very good buy but not cheap.We have never stayed there since we only live 20 mins from the park but have been there many times.
We do 2 weeks every year at FW, it is just the best campground experience, beautiful landscaping, plenty of recreational options, you can hop a bus to any park or Disney Springs for dinner. 2 years till retirement, plan on spending our first month of freedom there
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:03 PM   #25
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This is our first year of long timing. We will be out around 170 days, next year probably 230.
We’re averaging $ 42 per day for Campgrounds, we stay in private parks with full hookup. We’ve had a pool at all but 1, it had a beach. We’ve been staying a week in each and that helps. Finishing this trip late October with a month stay in Gulf Shores.
Have used Good Sam & Escapees.
Staying in Nashville and that one will be our most expensive this year $70 per night.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:42 PM   #26
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Some years we spend half our time in the trailer, some years less. We spend four months in Florida, then during the summer we take long trips, short trips, and attend a music festival or two.

We just got back from a 61 day trip across the U.S., to California, up to Vancouver Island, and back through Canada. It was a great trip! I reserved everything I could, and we did stay at a few places that donít take reservations and did okay.

I would say we make good use of the trailer.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:48 PM   #27
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This is our tally for the past nine years, it also includes the planed stays for the balance of this year:
2010 47 Nites
2011 220 Nites
2012 269 Nites
2013 276 Nites
2014 365 Nites
2015 309 Nites
2016 283 Nites
2017 276 Nites
2018 292 Nites
We have hit all 49 Continental States and all the Canadian Provinces except the Northwest Territory and are just shy of 100,000 miles
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM   #28
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This is our tally for the past nine years, it also includes the planed stays for the balance of this year:
2010 47 Nites
2011 220 Nites
2012 269 Nites
2013 276 Nites
2014 365 Nites
2015 309 Nites
2016 283 Nites
2017 276 Nites
2018 292 Nites
We have hit all 49 Continental States and all the Canadian Provinces except the Northwest Territory and are just shy of 100,000 miles
We are jealous! 3 more years to go for us & then we can plan some long journeys. Currently we have a seasonal spot upstate NY, we average 50 nights there which works out to 35$ per night including electric. We try to get in another 12-18 nights before & after so we get a fair amount of use out of the camper. We do plan to do the same & get to every state & province once we are no longer part of the rat race.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:50 PM   #29
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We like using the Passport America (1/2 of camping at many locations that work for us) or we use Good Sam discount or Elk's Lodges with RV facilities.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:16 PM   #30
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:13 PM   #31
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We live here in beautiful Idaho, head out to the National forest, find any site with a fire ring and camp for free. Federal campgrounds are 6.00to 8.00 a night. This of course is boon docking. We go at least every other weekend. Two weeks during spring and fall. 100 to 110 nights a year
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:42 PM   #32
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how do u find corp of engineer parks?

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We full time and have two home bases, one in NM and one in KS but we do have something to contribute. Since we have significant expenses at the home bases we save where we can when we travel. We have a Senior Pass from the feds so when we stay at a Corp of Engineers park (usually very nice) we can get a 50 amp site for $10 per night. We also use Passport America for low cost stops, Overnightrvparking.com to find places to boondock and discounts from Good Sam or Escapees the rest of the time.
Hiw do you find Cirp if Engineer Parks? Is there a book?
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:07 AM   #33
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We are not retired, and we camp around 30-40 nights per year. Most of our trips are within the state and are at COE campgrounds or state parks. Prices are in the $20-$30 range depending on full hookups or not. We try to stay 10 days at a time on each trip, but DW can't get enough time off sometimes. We still have a 10 night stay at Branson to look forward to in a few weeks, and a 10 night stay at a state park in November. We had a couple 4 night stays earlier in the year and a 5 day trip to Topeka to see NHRA drag races.
We have made a 15 day trip to Daytona Beach to visit my son, and of course that expensive mouse. We hope to do a 15 day trip next year to yellowstone and mount rushmore.
As we dont want to board our 2 shih tzu's, all of our overnight trips/vacations include the camper. We just feel better being tied to using the camper than to board our girls.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:28 PM   #34
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Last year we did a 78 day trip and averaged $23.39 a night for campgrounds from OH to Pacific Northwest, down the coast to SoCal, across the south to FL, then back up to OH. Basic campgrounds to resorts, all full hooks ups, 50 amp, pull thru.
Earlier this year we did a 60 day trip and averaged $44.31 a night for campgrounds from OH to SoCal and an MOC rally in Ut.
Next week we leave for 27 days with $30.04 a night average for the Eastern seaboard.
Have never payed $100.00 a night to camp.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:34 PM   #35
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We are Long-timers, not to be confused with Full timers. I could never live in any RV all the time, that's my opinion. We go out for 180 to 200 days a year. Then I get to come home and enjoy the stick house.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:26 PM   #36
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Hiw do you find Cirp if Engineer Parks? Is there a book?
check this post in the forum.
http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/....php?p=1077595

It has a link to a site where you could download a pdf of CoE sites in the US

Enjoy!
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:44 PM   #37
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We have snow birdied for four years now. We flee the cold and snow of upstate NY early Nov and don't come back till May. We stay mostly in NW GA where we have a private site on my daughter's farm. From there we venture out sometimes to the coast and sometime to FL when GA gets cold. We probably do 30 to 40 days at regular RV parks and usually pay 30-50 per night. I've never paid more than 70 but I guess I would at FW. We drag the Monty home every summer but end up not going out as our SB home is in a resort area so we staycation.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:40 AM   #38
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We're right around 100 nights a year, probably half of that spent at race tracks where you pay anywhere from $100 for a week (dry camping, unreserved and generally requiring a fair amount of leveling) to they Daytona infield where you're paying for the atmosphere at a significantly higher rate.

Away from NASCAR we use the state park systems a lot. Some are better than others so you have to read the reviews thoroughly (and with a grain of salt) but generally quite affordable.

I have an Access Pass but haven't used it for camping much. Hope to change that this fall when we head to the Southwest for a while. We'll also boondock as much as practical as dispersed camping seems to be much more prevalent once you get west of the Mississippi.

Military family camps are another affordable option if you have access. Like state parks, some are nice, some are just a place to put your feet down overnight.
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