Saturday, September 7, 2013

At $4 A Gal Does RVing Have a Future?

It has been a while since I have added a post to the Mission Bells RV blog.  It seems like there is much more activity on our Facebook page and so I have just let that handle most of the traffic.  But blogs are supposed to be where we put down something that we want to pass on to others and offer a little bit of wisdom.  Facebook is more "hello how are you".  And in our case it seems like we post about a thousand tempting pictures of food.  You would think our club liked to eat?  Likely very true.  I have asked a couple of members to write something for the blog, but any one of you is welcome to do so.

So is RVing as relevant at $4 a gal as at $2?  Yes, or at least camping and RVing is certainly still relevant.  Fuel has cost an arm and a leg in England for years and "caravanning" is very popular there.  Same in Australia.  But their RVs look a bit different.

More like these guys here and not the really big ones some of us drive.

The other thing is, when gas prices go up maybe we don't need to drive so far to enjoy ourselves?  With RVing the vacation starts when you close the door to the RV.  So small trips to local destinations like what we do on our weekend outings / meetings get us away from the things we are normally surrounded by.

And there is always going back to

And that is not such a bad idea for those that are able to sleep on the ground.  We still have our LL Bean tent in our garage.  I think it has been used once in the last 10 years.  I sold my camp stove last year on ebay.

We recently spent a week camped in the Grand Teton National Park.  It was a wonderful experience and adventures such as that make RVing relevant at any price if it can be afforded.

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