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Old 02-17-2017, 12:03 AM   #29
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You may want to consider a thousand trails membership. You can travel and stay at parks included in your membership. That will keep the travel costs down.
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You may want to consider a thousand trails membership. You can travel and stay at parks included in your membership. That will keep the travel costs down.
I think the OP has checked out.
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I think the OP has checked out.
Perhaps so. It's still a good discussion. This is not even close to my situation and I still find it interesting.

BLM has quite a few inexpensive boondocking solutions as well. Quartzsite at $180 for six months during the winter is remarkable. Water and dump is available but you have to break camp and drive a short distance to get it or come up with a creative solution. Tons of social life as there are 10,000 + folks living there the same way. Weather is good most of the time. Quirky but cool.
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Perhaps so. It's still a good discussion. This is not even close to my situation and I still find it interesting.

BLM has quite a few inexpensive boondocking solutions as well. Quartzsite at $180 for six months during the winter is remarkable. Water and dump is available but you have to break camp and drive a short distance to get it or come up with a creative solution. Tons of social life as there are 10,000 + folks living there the same way. Weather is good most of the time. Quirky but cool.
It is interesting. I wasn't aware of the BLM LTVA program until this thread. I looked at the area on Google Maps and there are RVs scattered all across the desert there.
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Perhaps so. It's still a good discussion. This is not even close to my situation and I still find it interesting.

BLM has quite a few inexpensive boondocking solutions as well. Quartzsite at $180 for six months during the winter is remarkable. Water and dump is available but you have to break camp and drive a short distance to get it or come up with a creative solution. Tons of social life as there are 10,000 + folks living there the same way. Weather is good most of the time. Quirky but cool.
You might find some good on line budgeting tools helpful
https://www.mint.com/

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It is interesting. I wasn't aware of the BLM LTVA program until this thread. I looked at the area on Google Maps and there are RVs scattered all across the desert there.
If you happen to get out that way in January there is a HUGE presence there surrounding show week. Big tent vendor stuff, RV sales, etc. You can also do $40 for 14 days.
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Excellent Write-up Here

Here's one of the best write-ups you'll find on how much it costs, and what affects the costs. This is Part II, but links back to Part I:
The Costs Of Fulltime RVing (Part II) Specifics & Links – Wheeling It
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I have considered a mixture of a 1 ton truck and a 5th wheel trailer vs a class C and a tow vehicle.

It is relatively easy to get maintenance done on a PU truck and that would eliminate the need to keep two motorized vehicles maintained.

In 10 years there is a reasonable chance that either the motor vehicle or trailer might need to be replaced, but at least then I would only have to deal with changing one of them.

Unless the class C or 5th wheel are constantly hooked up, then you almost need a healthy truck to bring supplies to it.
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I would aim to find a well built unit. One that heats well and also holds the cold . A good Used Coach.

Being single, you might want to consider a work camping position someplace or look into seasonal work where you could make a few bucks, keep active and entertained and thus supplement your current SS earnings.

We plan to have our "nest egg" built up before we head out FT and that way have something to fall back on if we have unexpected expenses on the road.
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