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Linda W. Anderson

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Re: 2020 Champs
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2018, 04:07:42 AM »

When I finally get home tomorrow night, I'l'  figure out my fuel cost minus a couple o side trips, but when I drove my "beast" to south Jordan, 2 yrs. ago, my gas alone was $2,500!!  I don't now o any way to reduce that, but have you considered giving a discount to those who would pay for their entries early, make RV reservations/hotel reservations early, etc.?  Could NADAC get in on a corporate fuel card program where each person had their own card and either got a discount or rewards?  Just thinking of some possible ideas.
Linda
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Holy Cow Linda you are making me rethink our plans for an RV in the next year or two!!  I may need to pick your brain next time I see you :-). I was thinking 10 miles/gal (I know that size, fuel type etc impacts it but thought that was a good figure just for an idea) but for the roughly 4000 miles from VA to South Jordan and back that would be 400 gallons. Don’t recall fuel prices in 2016 but don’t think they were over $6/gallon, so it must be the mileage is WAY less than 10!  If fuel was $3/gallon that would mean you were getting less than 5 miles/gallon.  Puts a whole ‘nother spin on the RV picture for us!! Guess I better start doing more research....

Vicki Storrs
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Just to be clear, I did several extra trips in addition to going to South Jordan, so my milage was probably right around 9 mpg.  Lie Amy says, the hills out west and the wind make a huge difference i you have a high profile RV.   To compensate, I drive a Honda Fit aroun d town and get 34 mpg!
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Vicki Storrs

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Re: 2020 Champs
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »
Thanks both of you!  Our Navy moves had me hauling horses in a 4 horse gooseneck trailer back and forth across the US a couple times with my diesel truck and I didn’t think my mileage was that bad—climbing the mountains kinda got evened out a little by the flat states in the middle—but 5 mpg had me Rethinking the RV plans.
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Re: 2020 Champs
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2018, 05:24:07 AM »
Gas motorhomes are not bought for fuel mileage but convenience.  Where you pay more in fuel, you pay less in overnight lodging and you don't eat out as much.  Towing a small/medium travel trailer/5th wheel is more economical and it gives you that vehicle to get around town when at a campsite.  My motorhome got maybe 9 mpg but last weekend, I got 16 mpg towing my new 25' travel trailer with a F-150 3.5 with ecoboost.
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Re: 2020 Champs
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2018, 12:34:04 PM »
So for me, in 2017 when I went to Ohio, the total cost without fuel was close to $3000.  I did have 3 dogs entered, so that alone was $900.00, then I did 2 pre-champs runs with 4 dogs for another $96.00.  So for me, the actual cost of running my dogs was $1000.00.  Then add the cost of crating in a stall (no free ones left when I heard about it), hotel was about $700.00 I think but I would have to check that.  I stayed Tuesday through Sunday.  The rest of the money was videos, pictures and raffle tickets.  I had a room with a kitchen so I made my own breakfast and dinner and brought lunch with me. 

I like the idea of ride share or hotel share but I think it isn't always feasible unless you know the person and their dogs.  A 2 room suite would work well, but again, I travel with 4 dogs so it would be difficult.  I looked into a camper last year and it was more than the hotel, so I didn't go forward with it.  I am going to look into it again for next year and see what I can find.  Maybe someone knows of a place that will bring it out and drop it for a rental.
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