It’s hard to believe that in all of 2016, Dianne and I only took the trailer out on four camping trips. Of course, those four trips did involve spending 81 nights in 21 campgrounds spread through seven states.
As a former math major who worked 25 years in the finance industry, I always like to calculate the price per night for our trailer camping.
Taking the total price of the trailer and all the modifications and gear purchased for it along with insurance, plates, propane, camping fees and extra gasoline burned pulling it, our per night cost for camping stood at to $261 per night as of the end of 2015. For the same nightly rate, we could have stayed in a nice Marriott.
I’m happy to report that as of the end of 2016, our per-night costs have dropped to a mere $159, or roughly the per diem cost of a decent Comfort Inn. I’m hoping that by the end of 2017, we’ll be down to Super 8 rates.