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Old 04-30-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
stiles watson
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When a savings ain't.

In making our plans to go to Branson, I checked out a Passport America CG near Harrison, AK. The 50% rate was $16 for a 50 amp site. It was 10 miles off the beaten path making a total 20 extra miles. It is not near shopping, so more miles.

Another CG, not PA but Good Sam, is $20. It is right off the Highway and virtually in the city limits near shopping. The difference is $4.00, but the fuel is at least $8.00+ more to get to and from the $16.00 CG.

Sometimes 10% is better than 50%. Diesel new math.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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You need to be an accountant or mathematician now a days to get the best deal. I have a spread sheet comparing the three Diesel stations, cost, distance and savings based on estimated number of gallons needed to fill the tank. Sometimes it was better to spend 15 cents a gallon more and not drive the extra 20 miles, obviously it was not an empty tank. I know what you mean.

I do the same with trip planning. I look at the shortest route and then the quickest. Since my max speed is 60 and I try to stay around 55 the shortest route may be the most cost effective. Coming home this Monday I cut 20 miles off the trip making it 70 instead of 90 by using the shortest. Not a bad drive in the middle of the day.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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We stayed at the Stagecoach RV Park this summer and loved it. It is Passport America and is close to everything. It has wi-fi also. They take recommendations. The price is $15 a night and $3 extra if you want a pull through. We are going back there in May for a few days. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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$3.00 for a pull thru!! That gets me cranked like $8.00 for sewer!! I just look at those people and tell them I can backup and then ask where the dump station is.
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