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Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Hi Howard, interesting numbers!

I have a question, do your numbers reflect that your "driving around" (once parked) miles increased once you added the Jeep?

Just curious if you (or Linda) were less likely to take a non-necessity trip when you only had the truck.

Before we got the Jeep, we were still driving the truck the same amount (actually more than our annual average). So, I'm just not sure. Certainly, we dreaded driving the truck on some occasions and we don't have that with the Jeep, but I'm just not sure how much less driving around we would have done if we had the truck only. All I know is the driving around is much more pleasant and easier with the Jeep.

Thanks for the post Howard. My only question is who leads from campground to campground and why?


And you're still having fun :-)

Interesting, I'm just finishing my third year. I've learned a lot in the process. My third year average tow was 146.6 miles. You were an inspiration to me when I first started full time. I am Thankful for you both. Happy Thanksgiving.


I lead from campground to campground with the truck and trailer. That's primarily so Linda keep an eye on our home from behind, but it's also so she can run interference if I need to change lanes. She also gives me a heads up if people are passing us, so I can give them extra room.

When we get close to a campground we haven't been to before, she'll take the lead about five miles away, and lead me in so that she can verify I won't have any trouble with access (road size, turns, and overhead clearance) and so I can watch where she turns so I don't blow by the turns and have to turn around.

It's been a pretty good system for us. :)

You made me feel good as I though My record keeping was to excess but you beat me by a mile (get the pun)

Still think you would have been ahead with a Class A towing that jeep.

Hi Howard, love the data. Is there a correlation between the higher mileage years and the years you spent out west?? Just curious what your thoughts are on the east versus west travel route mileage impact.

Except for the fact that we don't want to live in a motorhome (at least not yet anyway). :)

I don't really see any correlation in the numbers overall. Certainly, on a destination-to-destination basis, we had higher mileage days as a rule in the west (more distance between potential stopping points). But it doesn't stand out as much as I thought it would.

What I did note is that we have higher mileage days while getting to and from workamping and volunteer jobs. It seems we play right up until the time we need to get to a job, and then we hustle getting there. When a job is over, we either need to get south quickly or have some need to cover more ground to get to some other planned destination or obligation.

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