Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Do You Know How Many Miles?

We have been full time traveling about ten years and the other day a thought came to me, I wondered how many miles had we driven in all those years.  For us it was an easy answer.  We keep a diary book for every transaction that was done on our RV from the day we bought it including mileage.  So all I had to do was a little bit of calculating. 

First get the mileage on our RV subtract it from the beginning mileage when we bought her and then a little rough estimating for the first 18 months we were full timing prior to getting Maggie.  The answer surprised us but didn’t all at the same time.  In total we have traveled around 80,000 miles which is about 8,000 per year…wow!

Even though we crossed country more times than not, on those times we did not, we put on many miles up and down the west coast and all sorts of side trips in between.  We truly do love to travel and not stay in one place for too long and the miles prove to us that is how we love our lifestyle to stay.

Do you have any idea how many miles you have traveled in your full timing lifestyle?  
Are you able to calculate exactly as we were able to or do you have to guesstimate?  
Do you even care?  

We found it exciting to see all the miles we have put on Maggie and see how well she has held up for us, especially when we see she is approaching 200,000 miles and is still running strong.  Well at least we think it is 200,000 and not 300,000 miles.  The odometer does not have a hundred thousand digit and we watched it go over the 99,999 once so we know she is at least reaching the 200,000 miles but it could have been another 100,000 by the previous owners since she is a 1992 and we did not get her until 2006.  Either way she is and has been a really tough gal and we appreciate her every mile she has given to us, especially when we read about others who purchased much newer ones and have been in and out of the repair shops more times than we could even imagine or even consider.

We hope you all have a safe and happy upcoming holiday, life is too short to dwell on what could have or should have been.  Live each and every moment with as much joy as you can muster up especially during those troubling times and you will come out of it eventually a lot wiser.


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2 comments:

Kevin and Tracy (a.k.a. kcgaz) said...

Wow, 80k miles, that is great. Our rig is a 93 and very similar to yours, Tracy and I have often wondered how far it would go if we ever really got out on the road. Hope to find out someday. Enjoy your travels and Happy Holidays!

Carol K said...

Good thing gas is a bit cheaper as you begin your next 80,000 miles. I can relate to the sentiments you expressed in your last paragraph. Merry Christmas, Kimberly and Jerry!