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.
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and our cat BooBoo.
2004 37' Holiday Rambler Vacationer