Financial Trip Planning Spreadsheet

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by WQFTruckster, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. tn-steve

    tn-steve Addicted

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    Very Nice :thumb

    Thanks for the resource
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  2. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    I just opened v3 with OpenOffice and everything looks fine. The graphs update and the notes show.
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  3. WQFTruckster

    WQFTruckster Adventure Engineer

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    Just thought I'd let you guys know, I finally got around to adding "2 bike" functionality. Check out v4 on my site.
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  4. markwoodlief

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    good job.. could come in handy for sure. :thumb
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  5. Global Rider

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    I don't use a spreadsheet for Trip Planning, but I do use one during the trip to log all my expenses so that I can pass that info along to others.
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  6. MrJay

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    Great, Now I know how much my trip will cost and I don't think I want to go. Just kidding.
    May I suggest total cost per mile traveled?
    That way you can have a contest to see who's the cheapest bastard on the road. :rofl
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  7. turkeyman101

    turkeyman101 Navigationally Impaired Supporter

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    Great job, and thanks for sharing! v4 opened and operated great in excell and openoffice. Now to plan that trip to Mexico... which, due to a recent business venture to China by a compadre, may end up being an adventure to MONGOLIA! If I can quote(somewhat) a recent voicemail... " Mongolia... (followed by several seconds of silence, then a giggle) Mexico ain't %$#@!":D

    Thanks again!:thumb
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  8. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    I'm a cheap bastard, and I like this thing... but since I'm one to hardly plan, it's a little hard for me to use.

    How can I possibly know in advance my average cost for food? How can I know the percentage of times I'm going to camp?

    For me, this is the kind of tool to use once you get home from a trip.

    I like the inclusion of one-time costs and maintenance costs.

    Jamie
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  9. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    I use Excel on a daily basis and you did a great job thinking thru the spreadsheet.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ed
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  10. Burtonridr

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    Awesome Tool!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this :thumb
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  11. SeanF

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    Nicely done. :thumb
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  12. staudio

    staudio Time to take a ride.....

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    Nice...very helpful
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  13. RockyNH

    RockyNH Older Than Dirt!

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    Thanks for sharing that... I just downloaded and it looks really nice.. (have not really played with it yet)

    Also wanted to comment that I really liked your Blog, I bookmarked it..

    Pat in NH
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  14. ArgentinaBMW

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    I´ll try to translate to spanish.
    It´s help a lot.
    Thanks
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  15. dusty308

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    ive been planning trips all day with this thing just to see its great thanks
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  16. Bbullitt01

    Bbullitt01 n00b

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    Great tool and thanks for sharing.

    Do you have a metric version or an unlock so the distance and volume cells can be modified?

    Thanks
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  17. WQFTruckster

    WQFTruckster Adventure Engineer

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    Thanks for the comments guys, glad people are finding it useful.

    Bbullit - Unfortunately, I don't have a metric version. If you'd like to work one up, though, I'd love to put it up on my site! I'd even give ya credit for it :D

    I'll PM you the unlock password.
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  18. Bbullitt01

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    I'll give it a try. My XLS skills not as advanced as yours though.

    I'll share any success.
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  19. WQFTruckster

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    Cool! Just let me know if you get stuck with excel. Actually, I wouldn't think any of the formulas would change. It's just a notation change. Functionally it should still work if you enter it as km instead of miles or CAD instead of USD, as long as you are consistent throughout.
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  20. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

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    Thank work with my HTC toch pocket pc.
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