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Old 05-11-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone assessed true cost to full time in the RV?

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Old 05-11-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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I think it is very hard to assess a cost that fits everyone. There are so many variables of how much you are driving versus staying put a month at a time, how much you spend on groceries and eating out, type of vehicle, cost of fuel depending on what part of the country you are in. We were unable to sell our home because of a down market, so opted to rent it. It basically pays the mortgage, taxes, etc. so we don't count on it for any income. We work some summers for KOA and the rest is living off our social security since neither of us has a pension. But we made sure all our debt was paid off, the MH paid for, the car paid for so there would be no stress on how to pay the bills. We have always lived frugal, so we just continue that lifestyle. Good luck on getting started and enjoy your adventures.

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:16 AM   #3
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I agree with "bsirby". The answer to your question is fully dependent on you and what lifestyle you want. For example, you can rent a site for the winter season in Florida for less than $400 per month, getting what would be little more than a patch of sand for your dollars, or you can pay upwards of $3000 per month for a high end luxury resort in southern Florida. Moving frequently burns fuel, eating out a lot is expensive.

My opinion - you could full time even if social security was your only income. It would be challenging, but doable. Any means above that simply expands your options and possibilities.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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Hi Birddog1, I find that whatever I can rake up a month is what it costs and it is usually a tad under $600. I have used around 200 gallons of gasoline in a year so I am not too adventuresome.
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