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I keep a log book on mine. I make note of where, dates, distance and anything eventful.


I find it a good way to know when you should regrease bearings, how old the tires are etc.


So I have made 23 trips with this 5th wheel.


Average trip (total miles/trips) is close to 700 miles each or just over 16K miles.


140 days total nights in 3 years of ownership.


They say the average RV'er travels a little over 3500 miles a year and spend about 21 days.
 
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No logbook. But it is a great thought. this past year we went to Disney 2500 miles each trip. Local camping add another 1K. Had bearing done this year.
 
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You should start one before you forget where you have been.


It can be a good trip down memory lane.
 
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Kept a logbook on my last trailer. Very good for tracking maintenance, propane fills, and noting any issues or repairs that need addressing before next trip. Also, nice for documenting where you have been and what you did/saw.
 
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Things like packing wheel bearing I just do on a schedule. Something we write down. Our log is skewed more towards campgrounds we like, best spaces in them, things we saw, but the older I get, the more I write things down. Could be acquired wisdom, could be, oh crap I forgot what else it could be.

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yeah there are few in there where I won't go back. Right now at Holiday pines in Loganton, PA. I probably won't be back as the sites are extremely unlevel. I have the auto leveling but almost was not able to get to cooperate.
 
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I try to keep a record of where we have been & pitches that we can get on, as here in the UK not so many sites cater for RVs or 5'ers. Only problem is that I forget where I've put them!
 
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No log book on the trailer or where we've been but if we forget where we've been because of CRS it will just be a new experience if we go back . I do keep track off tire age and replace on time not miles and the rest of the parts we just keep receipts, bearings are sealed so I replace them every 7 years or if one starts to run warm. Over the last 10 years we averaged 8 months a year in the trailer so some where around 240 nights a year, we also average 8 to 10K miles on the trailer a year.

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We keep a spreadsheet of where and how far we drive. Good to keep up with for maintenance...
 
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I just keep a maintenance log at home. Water filter changes, wheel bearing and chassis lubes, gen set oil and filter changes etc.
 
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Not a book, but keep an Excel spreadsheet. Has tabs for mileage, repairs, where we stayed and site numbers, and part numbers on anything that I replace or think I might ever replace. Ever notice that after a few years, part numbers get much harder to find? Once I've figured out a part number, don't want to lose that info.


Do the same for my vehicles, with an added tab for every drop of fuel used. Except for my wife's car, which is a simpler spreadsheet. Can't always get reliable info out of her
 
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I do keep all the receipts for things I buy, but putting that in a spreadsheet is a great idea.
 
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For the 5th wheel and F350 pulling mileage is written on the receipt.

Now for my F250 that is used for work/ taxes. There is a logbook and calendar book for every point A to Point B destination (personal or business), Fuel fill up (gallon/ price), all expense spent on truck (wipers, oil, filters tires, repairs, etc...) been doing it for 29 years like that. You never know when IRS wants to see the books.
 
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For the 5th wheel and F350 pulling mileage is written on the receipt.

Now for my F250 that is used for work/ taxes. There is a logbook and calendar book for every point A to Point B destination (personal or business), Fuel fill up (gallon/ price), all expense spent on truck (wipers, oil, filters tires, repairs, etc...) been doing it for 29 years like that. You never know when IRS wants to see the books.


I do the same for the wife as she is self-employed as a 1099 individual.
 
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An additional thought for anyone keeping a spreadsheet...
I use Google Sheets/Google Drive instead of Excel because I can access it on my phone or iPad even if I'm not on the internet. I document each fuel stop, mileage and cost, and I have a maintenance tab for oil/filter changes. I also have a tab for each place we stay, including price, how I found it, and phone or contact if needed. Will add a tab for the Redwood when it comes time for maintenance.
 
 
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