Costs for Trips
(Later Trips have more accurate information)

2014 Massachusetts to Oklahoma and back – 4,325 miles (3,813 towing)
20 days – Left May 28, returned June 16, 2014 (5 days at reunion or visiting family)
TV: 2013 Subaru Outback (4 cyl with CVT, 2700 lb towing capacity)
Pup – 2013 Aliner Scout – 1680 lbs loaded
Total Gallons of Gas: 206, Overall MPG: 21
Campgrounds stayed at: 9, Nights stayed at CG: 14; Average: 1.56

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $  745 $ 53.21
Lodging $  268 $ 19.14
Sundries $  242 $ 17.29
Restaurant Meals $  102 $  7.29
Cash $ 200 (Approx) $ 14.29
Total $ 1,557 $111.21

Cost per Day = $111 (not counting 5 days at reunion or visiting with relatives)
States camped in (9) – PA, VA, NC, TN, AR, MO, KY, WV, NY

2015 Massachusetts to Utah and back – 10,452 miles (7,817 towing).
45 days – left April 20, returned June 4 (3 nights visiting family)
TV: 2015 Toyota Highlander (AWD with 5,000 towing capacity)
Pup – 2013 Aliner Scout – 1805 lbs loaded
Total gallons of gas: 534, Overall MPG 19.6
Campgrounds stayed at: 28, Nights stayed at CG: 42; Average: 1.50

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $ 1,354 $32.25
Lodging $   942 $22.43
Meals Out and Snacks $   516 $12.29
Sundries $   251 $ 5.99
Park and Museum Fees $    23 $ 0.55
Total $ 3,087 $73.50

Cost per day= $73.50 (leaving out days spent with relatives)
States camped in (16): NJ, DE, NC, AL, LA, TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO, OK, KS, IL, IN, OH, NY

2015 Massachusetts to Nova Scotia and back – 1,560 miles (1035 towing)
8 days – July 27 to Aug 3
TV and Pup – same as above
Total Gallons of Gas: 76.5, Overall mpg 20.4
Campgrounds stayed at: 5, Nights stayed at CG: 7; Average: 1.40

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $ 196 $ 27.98
Lodging in U.S. $   68 $ 32.40
Lodging in Canada $ 122 $ 24.36
Sundries $   84 $ 12.05
Restaurant Meals (4 meals out) $   63 $   8.98
Park & Museum Fees $   33 $   4.63
Tolls $   32 $   4.77
Total $ 599 $ 85.58

Cost Per Day: $80
Provinces Camped in: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick

2016 Massachusetts to Washington State and Back
61 days – Jun 29 to Sep 8 – 12,320 miles (9,555 towing)
(but not counting 5 days in Portland and 6 days in Wyoming where I stored the Aliner and spent time with my wife)
TV and Pup – same as above
Total gallons of gas: approx. 595. Overall mpg 20.4
Campgrounds stayed at: 38, Nights stayed at campgrounds: 61 Average: 1.61

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $ 1,482 $ 24.30
Lodging $ 1,808 $ 29.64
Meals out and Snacks $    741 $ 12.15
Sundries (Groceries +) $    657 $ 10.78
Park Fees $    219 $   3.60
Missc $     68 $   1.12
Tolls $     53 $   0.87
Total $ 5,030 $ 82.45

Cost per Day: $82.45 (leaving out time spent in Oregon and Wyoming in Hotels)
States camped in (18):
PA, OH, MI, WI, MN, ND, MT, ID, WA, OR, CA, NV, WY, NE, IA, IL, OH, NY

2017 Massachusetts to British Columbia and Back
55 days camping out of 69 days traveling – Jul 7 to Sep 14 – 12,940 miles (8,122 towing)
(costs for 14 days in Alberta where I stored the Aliner and explored parks with my wife are not included)
TV and Pup – same as above
Total gallons of gas: approx. 619. Overall mpg 20.6
Campgrounds stayed at: 32, Nights stayed at campgrounds: 55 Average: 1.72

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $ 1,866 $  33.93
Lodging $ 1,943 $  35.33
Meals out and Snacks $    935 $  17.00
Sundries (Groceries +) $    606 $  11.02
Park and Museum Fees $    159 $    2.89
Missc $    383 $    6.95
Tolls $        4 $    0.06
Total $ 5896 $107.20

Cost per Day: $ 107.20 (leaving out time spent in Alberta in Hotels)
States camped in (10): PA, IN, IL, Iowa, NE, SD, WY, ID, OR, WA
Provinces camped in (6): BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC

2018 Massachusetts to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Back
14 days camping out of 15 days traveling – Aug 15 to Aug 31 – 3,539 miles (2,244 towing)
TV and Pup – same as above
Total gallons of gas: 175. Overall mpg 20.2
Campgrounds stayed at: 8, Nights stayed in campgrounds: 14. Average: 1.75

Category Cost Per Day
Gas $   603 $  40.20
Lodging $   482 $  32.13
Meals out and Snacks $   316 $  21.07
Sundries (Groceries +) $   184 $  12.27
Park and Museum Fees $     53 $    3.53
Missc $     51 $    3.40
Tolls $     42 $    2.80
Total $ 1731 $115.40

Cost per Day: $115.40
States Camped in (1): Maine
Provinces camped in (2): New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

2019 Massachusetts to Labrador and Back

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