Ok, I'll admit I'm a little obsessive about numbers
If I hadn't been traveling only with my tablet, I would probably have tracked all this in a spreadsheet.
Total nights: 52 nights; just under 8 weeks
Avg. cost/night: $4.88 (I included campground, dump, and water fees - might be a bit more if I include the propane). All camping was dry camping, no hookups. My solar set-up worked great!
Excluding the intense travel days to/from the Southwest, 50% of the nights were for stays of 6 days or more.
Total Miles: 3,908
Total Amt for Gas: $1,013
Avg mpg: 14.5
This trip was the longest trip I've spent in the trailer
And only the third trip with Faye Wray, the incredible shedding cat.
I learned a few new things on this trip that have initiated some purchases and a couple of changes in the trailer.
I used to say that traveling with two retired racing greyhounds was like sharing a dog crate; traveling with one tiny 6 pound cat was like sharing a litter box. There was litter everywhere, on the counters, on the floor, in my bed. This meant a LOT more cleaning. There was also a lot of cat hair; drifting like snow into the cup holders in the car, covering the upholstery in the trailer, covering the carpets and my clothes. I went through an entire lint roller and barely made a dent!
One result of the 'cat impact' is this purchase:
|12 v vacuum from Amazon.com|
I think this will work well on the upholstery and trailer carpets. And, it doesn't seem like it will be too big.
There is a cat-related project in the works; but details and pictures will have to wait for a future post!
Storing all 'outside' stuff in the back of the Honda worked well
I hate having to shift a bunch of gear at the end of the day just to be comfortable in the trailer. Having all the outside stuff in the back of the car meant I could relax in the trailer immediately. This was especially nice on travel days when I was over-nighting in a Walmart or other pseudo-campsite.
Although, the clutter did prompt Lance, who I met at the Quartzite Fiberglass Rally, to indulge in this prank.