Camping 2016 Season By The Numbers

This past weekend, we took our final camping trip of the year, and capped it off by getting the RV trailer shut down and stored for the winter.  We had a great season and I thought it’d be fun to recap by sharing some numbers:

# of Days in the Active Season – Our first night of camping was May 26th and our final day of using it was October 9th.

# of Camping Trips Taken

# of Nights Camping

# of Michigan State Parks we camped at

# of parks that were ‘new’ to us this season

# of Tow Vehicles we used to tow our trailer

# of Miles Towed to get to and from our trip

# of round trip miles to the campground furthest away

# of times we camped there

# of round trip miles to the campground closest

# of times we camped there

# of total sleeping configurations (seven trips had our family of four, one trip had my wife & I as well as my sister-in-law and her boyfriend, and one trip was a boys weekend with just my son and I)

# of times our outside rug got flooded during thunderstorms

# of days we got to spend at a beach while camping

# of birthdays we got to celebrate while camping

# of 30-amp extension cords that partially melted from overheating

# of bottle of anti-freeze I thought I had when getting ready to winterize for the season

# of bottles of anti-freeze I actually had

# of memories created this season

# of days until the first day of camping in 2017

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12 thoughts on “Camping 2016 Season By The Numbers

  1. Wow you all are some serious campers. I am so jealous. Being able to spend that much time in nature sounds amazing. I am definitely going to put that down as one of our goals for 2017 to go camping more often. Thanks for sharing!!!
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    • We probably won’t go as much next year because we have a spring trip to Florida planned, but it will likely be a mix of more of the same campgrounds we often go to. It’ll be interesting to see if we get a new-to-us campground in next year or not.

  2. That’s awesome! I love that you tracked your numbers and I absolutely love camping, but we didn’t do that this year. We’ve gotten to the point where we have so much camping crap (I mean stuff) that it’s becoming a chore to go camping. We’re really looking forward to eventually owning a popup camper so that all the “stuff” that we have can easily be stored in it. Didn’t you own a popup before your RV? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the popup idea!
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    • We went from tent camping straight to our travel trailer. Our intention was to get a hybrid but when we started looking at things, we decided to skip that step. We knew we’d probably end up with a trailer in a couple of years anyway, and everything else lined up to support it (our budget, our towing capacity, etc.) so we just went for it.

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