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Last week was a transition time for both of us. We really didn’t do much of anything except relax. That was a good thing, as we both needed some down time. Extended travel can be hard work!
I’ve started to compile a few statistics from the trip that might be of interest to at least a few folks. Today’s installment has to do with the question we were asked most often on the trip, “How many miles per gallon does the RV get?” Really, more people asked us about mileage than anything else. Here are a few statistics related to miles and mileage.
· We traveled 25,238 miles during the nine months we were on the road, including the 3,528 miles that I drove from Colorado to Maine at the beginning of the trip. We had guessed that we would drive approximately 28,300 miles.
· We averaged 91 miles per day. Our longest driving day was 333 miles. We had quite a few days when we didn’t drive at all.
· Our average mileage was 18.7 miles per gallon. During the trip we had guessed that the average might be closer to 20 miles per gallon. However, we’re still happy with 18.7 since our original budget was based on 18 miles per gallon.
· We spent a total of $5,289.07 on diesel fuel. We had budgeted $7,914 for the trip, based on $5.00 per gallon (we wanted to use a worst-case scenario to be on the safe side). Thankfully, prices were much lower than that.
o The lowest price we paid was $3.599 per gallon on January 25, 2012, in Americus, Georgia.
o The highest price we paid was $4.699 per gallon on March 22, 2012, in Trinidad, California.
We did much better than we had predicted, and we had money left over for other, more fun, items. Even though the price of fuel is still expensive, it’s not a reason to cancel a trip.
|We Kept a Log of our Daily Mileage and Fuel Expenditures|