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View Poll Results: What area of your Rving budget accounts for the largest outlay?
Camp site fees (including membership cost)? 18 18.56%
Fuel? 59 60.82%
Insurance, property taxes, inspections fee, etc.? 6 6.19%
Requared maintenance and wear item replacement? 2 2.06%
Upgrades and enhancements? 1 1.03%
Other? 11 11.34%
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:55 AM   #1
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Where does the money go?
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:55 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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You failed to list the large expenditure for many of us and that is depreciation.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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I checked the "OTHER" box since I have monthly mortgage payments on my rig. I consider that monthly payment my biggest expense, 2nd is Fuel cost.

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Old 12-20-2006, 10:26 AM   #5
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I guess I should have stated that the initial cost of your rig is a given as to being the biggest expense (this would include any loan payments). However, I feel that the purchase price and the declining value were calculated into the decision to invest in an RV. These categories were selected to reflect expenses that may have a direct impact on your ability to actually get any use out of your RV. Use it or not, each month it is worth less and if it is not paid for you have to send a check to the bank. At least to my way of thinking there has to be a point where the additional cost of ownership may prevent one from utilizing their RV's. For example, if fuel reached a point it was X times greater that it is today or if the cost of insurance and taxes equaled the loan payments, would you keep RVing? If you have any additional suggestions, feel free to let me know.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:16 PM   #6
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Geechee, I consider my purchase/payments a "Luxury" expense, because it is not something I HAVE to have. I consider my home (Bricks & Sticks) a necessity because I have to have it, but I do not have to have a RV, Yacht, Sportscar, etc....I am sure you get the picture. If fuel cost got to a point that I could no longer afford to use the RV, then I would sell the RV, not just let it sit and me make monthly payments on it. If I had payed for the RV in full when I bought it I might just let it sit beside my house (thinking that fuel cost might come down at some future time), as it would not be an EXPENSE under those conditions - it cost me nothing to sit on its Pad by my house.
I do see what you are trying to get from your poll, however, and that is why I explaned my choice. I should have just check the fuel cost, and not injected any other considerations into your poll!
By the way, I think your poll is excellent and very interesting. I am curious to see how it eventually comes out. Thanks for a good idea. Glenn
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I checked "Insurance, property taxes, inspections fee, etc.?" because I assume this category includes annual vehicle registration, which is high in NH
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:17 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mutha:
If I had payed for the RV in full when I bought it I might just let it sit beside my house (thinking that fuel cost might come down at some future time), as it would not be an EXPENSE under those conditions - it cost me nothing to sit on its Pad by my house. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you owned the coach and left it set depreciation would also be an expense. The same as if the coach was in use. Depreciation is the largest, or very close to it, expense for a motorhome owner.
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In all my years of camping and traveling the back roads of America( never travel roads that begin with an I ) we have never kept up with the cost. One year we kept up with the mileage and our MPG, but that got boring. I just figure in my head the MPG and say that is okay.If I ever kept up with every thing, I might get upset for few days.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:38 PM   #10
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Fuel is our biggest expense because we travel alot. Our campground costs have gone up a few dollars a night, but not to bad as long as we stay away from any campgrounds that have resort in their name.
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It would definitely be fuel costs since southern Oregon has about the highest diesel price in the country. It just came "down" from $3.09 to $2.99 last week. We have some of the lowest campground costs in the country, especially in the state and county parks, and we have no sales tax, so it evens out in the long run.
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I checked cg fees My DW and I have our TT parked on a seasonl site and leave it all year round The fees are very reasonable as is our ins. which we keep on it year round and the gas we use in our car ,32mpg compaired to hauling the TT around with my truck 7-10 mpg makes up a lot of our yearly fee cost in gas savings alone
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Fuel, Camper's paid for, and I needed a newer truck in anycase the old half ton's transmission was on the way out, and most campsites cost me $0-10-15 a night depending on where I'm staying.
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I checked other as the rest don't apply. Monthly payment should have been included as noted. If your courious, ours is postd on the blog.

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