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Old 04-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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any one going anywhere this summer?

with price of fuel i was wondering if any folks are planning to go on vaction ? we are planning a week trip to wisconson dells other then that just camping a few days a week close to home, Im makeing a sewage dump station at my house , we plan on boondocking as much as we can , and to beable to come and dump the tanks will make life much simpler

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

We aren't going anywhere. Has nothing to do with fuel costs. We plan on spending the summer and every drop of spare cash finishing the bus and getting it ready for next winter. We already took the first step in this... we shifted into a "long term" site (in the same park) and that saves us $25 per month. Plus we have shade from a couple of trees. I figure we will be here for two years (Spring 2014) and then I will transfer to another state... someplace (GA coast or maybe LA or MS gulf coast).
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

We've been thinking of taking a road trip to the area around Mount Rushmore in the bus but we're not sure if we'll be doing it this summer. Gas prices are a small part but the big reason is that we may have just saved up enough to start looking for another house so we may be moving.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

I plan to travel coast to coast, roughly 6,700 miles. Fuel costs are obscene, but I have to look at it this way...
This 3 week vacation:
  • A) will cost the same as a 1 week cruise to Alaska or flight to Europe
    B) will allow me to set my own schedule and see whatever I want (within reason)
    C) will allow me to stop whenever I need to and not worry about shopping for a hotel
    D) will give me an opportunity to see some cool places in America
    E) will be a once-in-a-lifetime event - I don't usually have this block of time to spend away from work.

I've gotten rid of my original debt, so all my money is now going towards the bus and vacation fund. If I'm smart and disciplined, I should be able to pay for it all before ever leaving the house. This will allow me to save the credit card for emergencies (though I sincerely hope to never have to use it).
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

i will go over to the other property... with 2 rigs... will cost about 2k for fuel...
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

We are planning a trip out to the Texas coast in a couple weeks. Port Aransas. The Mustang Island State Park looks promising! It would be great if my veggie oil system would be installed by then, but I don't see that happening, so I will end up spending about $175 on fuel divided up between two families. Not too bad.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

I have 2 annual trips that I will be going on... offroading in IN with a group of guys using old military vehicles and our racing lawn mowers, and the family camping trip here in OH. The bus is being planned to go to both, so I better get cracking!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:36 AM   #8
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

My wife has just informed me that she doesn't want to go back to the other property until fall... may have to goof off next to the ocean until then... well... after the work is done on this place...
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

would love to but depends on gas and time off..
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Re: any one going anywhere this summer?

Quote:
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My wife has just informed me...
That sounds very familiar!

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