Here’s a brief recap of our RV travels for 2015 as depicted on the map above. Details on each of the stopover points can be found here.
# of RV’s: 2 (2014 Alpine 3495FL, 2016 Vilano 365RL)
# of Towing Trucks: 1 (2014 RAM 3500 Dually)
Total Towed Miles: 8087
Average MPG While Towing: 9-11
Additional (unhooked) Miles: 10000
Average MPG non-Towing: 16-21
# of Stops/Camping Locations: 42
# of States visited: 14 of 50 States (28%)
Longest Single Day Tow: 393 miles
Shortest Day Tow: 12 miles (working a multi-park job)
Longest Stay: 1 month (at both Cedar Key and Carrabella, FL)
Shortest Stay: 1 Night (Camp Lake Jasper, GA, while traveling back to NC from FL for the holidays)
In discussions of the year a number of things stand out:
- The transition to this new lifestyle has been easier than we ever imagined and there hasn’t been a moment when we’ve regretted it. Even Maggie has adapted well. We plan to continue the adventure.
- Within RV population, there are many social levels — from those driving 1/2 million dollar plus Class A rigs to those living in permanently parked RV’s who are only a step from homelessness. But at each level you’ll find some good people and some not so good…don’t prejudge.
- No matter where you find yourself, there’s always something new to see and something new to be learned. Every stop has had a lesson; every person has been a teacher.
We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!