How Much Do You Use Your Camper?

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  1. Yorick

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    I just worked out and amazed how much I've used mine.

    Had it just short of 5 years and the MOTs show I do 10,000 miles a year.

    Now to nights usage.

    Three 7 weeks trips to Lanzarote.

    Four 3 weeks trips to Europe.

    50 track days.

    And about 20 days in Cornwall.

    And 20 visits to pals

    Probably 350 in years :)
    Blimey. Well used van :)

    You?
     
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  2. buttons

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    I bet it has been resting up since you have been in Lanzarote.:)
     
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    100,00 miles since 2005 use the MH 4 days every week except xmas week.
     
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  4. berni109

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    Not enough
     
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    My little van has done over 50000 miles in the past 5 years..
    I'm in it more than I'm at home ....or maybe I should say I'm in a house when I'm not at home ...:LOL:
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  6. Yorick

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    Sod that. Done plenty of nights. Currently at beach near Le Santa. Superb sunset :)
     
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  7. funflair

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    Over 6 months last year and about 8000 miles per year average over 4 years we have had it, nearly three months already this year and going away again on Saturday for another 5 weeks and then back just in time to go to Stratford FUN rally.

    Martin
     
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  8. PhilG

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    Out most weekends march to november, local stuff , plus 4 or 5 short euro trips.. would be more , but cant drive to furthest tracks so fly instead, else would be 15k a year easily, as it is , around 7-8k.. new van not been off the drive yet and ive been to holland and germany in the car and hotelled it.. hopefully out this weekend if the snow stays away.
     
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  9. Jo662

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    We have had three motorhomes in six years. We average about 10,000 a year.As we work
    we only get about five weeks away on the continent,but we do the odd pub stop and I do
    about 10 trackdays a year.:)
    When we retire we hope to do longer winter tours like a lot of you do,we are looking forward to
    that but we dont want to wish our lives away!:)
     
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  10. lorger

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    Only got the new van end of January and registered middle of Febuarary and since then done 2000 miles and about 20 nights, would be more if work didn't get in the way. Hope to get away next weekend and off in June for two weeks then two week in July and also have a week in Berlin planned for September so hopefully loads of weekends in between
     
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  11. Anthea M

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    How are the old legs after the marathon Gerry ? Well done again!
     
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    12,000m pa.
    Value for money - yes!
    Gotta use it.
     
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  13. JJ

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    More or less 360 nights a year since around 1990... (in the region of 9,360 nights)

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Ours is off out n about most weekends. Clocked up 10,000 last year which oncluded a month in France. The rest just jaunting around.
     
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    No idea.. But I can say I have noticed something really odd.
    We seem to be out in it less since I retired rather than more..

    So much other stuff keeps getting in the way :(
     
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    No idea but out most of late spring till early winter ...dont count the miles just the enjoyment of seeing new places and meeting great people does me fine.. Roy
     
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    Not wanting to hijack the thread, there fine thanks been a run to ease them off.
     
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  18. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Even though Ralphs still working full time , running his building co, we manage to use Pug every other weekend . Throwing in a Friday and Monday every so often too .
    We also have at least 1 longer 2 week break , as well as a couple of week long ones throughout the year. Where we go further a field within Britain.
    We still fly away on our main holidays . This year Sissi in Crete in June and Imerovigili in Santorini end of August. :cooler:
    Though this might be the last year , for aeroplanes :pray2:
    ( I don't like flying!)
    I'm all for taking Pug over the water. Something we've never done in a Motorhome yet , well not counting OuterHebredise and Isle of White of course.
    We've just thought , including the past, that 2 weeks wasn't long enough to travel too far, in a Motorhome .
    So we've decided to move things about and stretch to 3 weeks next year. So Buster needs a passport sorting.
     
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  19. kaasbroodje

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    Averaging 5,000 miles and around 50-60 nights per year...
    I think that's pretty good considering I'm in full-time employment and have two kids at school.
    Would obviously like to do more, funds and commitments prevent us from doing so.
    Despite my best efforts, I know we can't squeeze in much more !
     
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  20. MikeD

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    Around 5000 to 8000 miles a year with two three months trips. Spain in the autumn and somewhere else in the spring.

    Hardly use it when we are in the UK
     
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