The air mattress was really very comfortable. Plus no worries when it rains. Granted I was flying solo on a single but it worked.the only.part I removed was the bottom part of the rear seat that folded up. Made a level surface with the cool i sruffed there. Much easier to remove as wellThe first few posts scared me a bit, not that it would deter me from going next year but that it could influence some mods. Now that I've seen that it can be done cheaper depending entirely on lodging/food/souvenirs I know that it's all just a matter of proper planning and if I take my other half or not(I know it would cost a lot more since I won't be able to talk her into camping in the back)
I can't imagine what it would have cost if I had taken Mrs. Moose.If I had gone solo, my cost would have been half. While my gas cost was fixed, I would have saved $1000 on lodging and at least $350 on food, plus an unknown amount on useless crap. Mrs. K does not enjoy low-rent lodgings (e.g. 99% of Williams, AZ).
Well,I live 142 Miles from Ouray and somehow we spent $500 on stuff to camp in, 160 on a camping space, 144 on gas, and 1800 on stuff we bought while we were there... Not to mention the 315 70 17 Duratracs we put on the week before we went!