Originally Posted by Richard Stouffer
Even towing a small trailer, 19.7 mpg is fantastic mileage. Those kinds of numbers reinforce the wisdom of your choice of the trailer over a motorhome rental.
Well, as will no doubt be pointed out, we only did this for two months, but yes, I feel much better about the decision.
If you figure twice as much for an RV, I saved $3,166.49 on fuel, but you do have to offset that with the cost of the mileage on the car, but I can deal with that - I'm usually a fairly low mileage driver, so I can live with that.
The remainder of the fixed costs - camp sites, laundry [well, unless you have one of THOSE rigs...], food [OK, not ice, we bought an average of 1 bag of ice per day - from between $2 and $4.50 per bag.
Before anyone else tries this, keep in mind the low profile of the teardrop - I suspect even a Scamp, with it's higher box profile would be a challenge.
Besides, there must be some value to being the smallest rig on the road.