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Old 02-10-2017, 05:11 PM   #15
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- some live on a LOT more
- some live on a lot LESS

you'll fit in there somewhere
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:25 PM   #16
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Ditto what wingnut60 suggested. That is a solution that will show what you can and can't do pretty quick.

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Old 02-10-2017, 08:09 PM   #17
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I agree with what Wingnut60 said. Don't burn your bridges behind you.
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If your class C is going to be parked 90% of the time, you may want to consider a travel trailer, depending on size, many can be pulled with a 1/2 ton pick up. The mechanical side of motor homes don't do well when they sit for long periods of time.
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The best resource I know of is Bob Wells' wealth of info at Cheap RV Living.com-Home.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #20
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I belong to a member owned deeded RV park with 300 campsites that's actually a homeowner's association. We're well managed and fiscally sound. Memberships are $3,500 including the first year's dues of $420.

We can stay 14 days per month on one campsite per membership. Some owners have two memberships and stay there all the time.

That means for $840 per year, you can live in our RV park including electricity, internet and cable television hookup.

I dare anyone to beat that cost of living. And the facility has 2 pools and fabulous common buildings.
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I belong to a member owned deeded RV park with 300 campsites that's actually a homeowner's association. We're well managed and fiscally sound. Memberships are $3,500 including the first year's dues of $420.

We can stay 14 days per month on one campsite per membership. Some owners have two memberships and stay there all the time.

That means for $840 per year, you can live in our RV park including electricity, internet and cable television hookup.

I dare anyone to beat that cost of living. And the facility has 2 pools and fabulous common buildings.
Bamaman, you are probably correct with your statement. I guess, the question I would have is, why buy an R/V just so you can park it someplace year round and live in it. I think, for most of us, the idea of traveling around the country is/was the primary motivation for owning these things, and if we can no longer drive or happen to be tired of traveling, the R/V get's sold. The routine maintenance still needs to be done and paid for regardless and at some point, I would think, if all you're looking for is a small, studio apartment, the R/V, with all it's related expenses would begin to make very little sense.
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Memberships are $3,500 including the first year's dues of $420...That means for $840 per year...
hmmm.... my math comes out to $7,840.00 for the first year...
that's $650 monthly the first year for two sites, though I'm not sure why they would 'limit' you to only 14 days for each site per month, if it's YOUR site.
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Several things come to mind. 26 ft is a cramped living style. For similar prices you can go a bit bigger. A foot is a big deal in that range. You are going to need a maintenance budget for things like battery replacement and maintenance. Probably manageable. You might want to consider a park with some services like cable or internet as part of the deal. Look into the cable cutting movement. Maybe you do not need the TV service.
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Camp host, it pays for your site with a minimal amount of hours per week of work. You could move to where the weather is condusive to living in an rv as needed. You then have your SS for other needs. Some even pay a non taxable stipend which would help the $ situation.
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Camp host, it pays for your site with a minimal amount of hours per week of work. You could move to where the weather is condusive to living in an rv as needed. You then have your SS for other needs. Some even pay a non taxable stipend which would help the $ situation.
The OP is currently earning $1,000/mo with his job. Also, many camp host position want two campers working. And, there are a lot of people seeking such jobs.
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The openings are out there, you just have to look. If he has a $1000 a month job already then he should be asking if he could live on $2250 as that is what it would be with the SS he talked of.
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You also check out workkampingnews.com There are jobs all over that could make a difference.

Add: Laundry to your budget.

Good luck, I would do it and plan to starting Jany15th, 2018.
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Here is another full timer budget information. https://rvsueandcrew.com/money/
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