2019 North Carolina Mountains Again travel blog


Our expense summary for this year's journey is below. The expenses were considerably lower this year on just about everything, from fuel to campgrounds to repairs! It averaged a little over $66 per day including our patio furniture, storage shed and gas grill.

Final Expense Summary:

RV Fuel - $902.00 or .339/mile

RV Maintenance - 1,177.22 (annual maintenance)

Generator Maintenance - 170.87 (annual oil & filter changes)

Auto Fuel - 331.00

Campground Fees - 4,602 or 25.35/night (6 months of monthly rates held it down a lot, the two weeks at Tryon and the trip to the Ark Encounter added to our normal monthly rates at Trails End which raised our average a bit)

Attractions - 152.56

Food - 2,166.07 or 11.46/day (some of this is cleaning supplies, paper products and other non food items purchased at the grocery store)

Restaurants - 903.89 or 4.78/day

Laundry - 52.25

Clothing - 20.00

Household - 233.24

RV Site Amenities - 1,560.58 (patio furniture, storage shed, gas grill, and flowers)

Gifts & Souvenirs - 178.66

Miscellaneous - 86.03

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Total - $12,536.52 or 66.33/day

Total miles driven in Mothership - 2,661

Total days on trip - 206




We plan on returning to Trails End next year for another summer in the Smokies.

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