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« on: April 25, 2008, 03:17:27 PM »
Sometime around 1999-2000 a barge company started rv tours on the Mississippi ending up in New Orleans. You loaded your rv on at St Louis and went to N.O.
I haven't heard anything about them lately.
I was wondering if anyone knew if they were still in existence and if anyone had taken the trip?
The pictures I had seen showed TT and motorhomes. A PUP would certainly be more like a Huck Finn experience.

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 01:20:00 AM »
i vaguely recall reading about this, and it sounds intriguing so i did a quick google 'barge rv trip'.
i founda an 1996 article - the cost was pretty high:
http://www.cincinnati.com/travel/stories/062799_barge.html
and i found another forum that indicates the trips are no more:
(is it gauche to post a link to a different rv forum here?)
http://escapees.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/345602661/m/7091012522

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 08:22:39 AM »
Thanks,

The lost posting on the web I could find was 1999.

It sounded like something that you would do once in a lifetime.

Lou

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 08:35:48 AM »
Lou,  if it was still making trips you may not have been able to go witht he size of that PUP you have! Wink  honestly though, I LOVE your PUP! man that thing is nice.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 09:19:36 AM »
Phil,

They were taking motorhomes on it. My pup would be dwarfed...

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 09:31:58 AM »
With the price of Diesel fuel those tugs hauling those barges, the price would probably double.

3000 - 5000 dollars, I could drive and stop when I want along the Mighty Mississippi, take the scenic routes along some of the highways that parallel the river, and I'd still have lots of money left over, to rent a boat for a couple days and do some fishing.

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