In case you do not already know, there is a very good chance Rag will be moved to Cooper's Lake Campground in PA. The same site as SCA's Pennsic War. Although this site is much more desirable than Spring Valley, there will be a considerable cost difference to attend next Rag. These figures are based off of my car, so you'll need to do some number crunching of your own to see how much this will effect your pocket book.
From Kansas City to Cooper's Lake Campground
Round trip: 1727 mi., 27 hrs.
30 mi./gal. at 13 gal. tank. Conservative estimate at 300 mi./tank of gas.
= 6 tanks of fuel round trip.
Gas prices at approx. $3.00/gal. Conservative estimate of 13.5 gal./re-fuel.
= $40.50 per tank re-fuel.
At 6 tanks of gas round trip, total fuel expenditures.
= $243.00 or a safe estimate of $250.00 for gas round trip.
Entrance fee cap at $55 per person for the week.
Cost of cheap meal at $5.00. 14 meals a week. Plus misc. food items.
Misc. essentials and emergency funds.
Grand total including Misc. funds.
Grand total w/o Misc. funds
"Or I will Moderator all your butts laugh do a little dance and eat a scone"