PLAN, PREP & BUDGET

Whether you’re planning to embrace the RV lifestyle on a full-time or part-time basis, it pays to do some advance planning and budgeting to help prepare you financially so you have a good idea of what you’re getting into. The cost of RV living can vary widely depending on your RV, travel style and pace and lifestyle choices such as eating out and entertainment. With so much to consider – RV and vehicle setup, towing options, financing, extended service contracts, campground fees, camping memberships, fuel , ongoing maintenance and repair costs – you don’t want to end up with any nasty surprises. So to really enjoy all that the RV lifestyle has to offer, do your homework and you’ll discover many ways to save money and make this life financially sustainable for you. The articles below share some insight and examples.

What Does a Year of Full-Time RVing and Travel Cost?

It's been a year since our last financial snapshot and so here's an update on our RV lifestyle and travel expenses for 2016. It was quite an eye opener, with the numbers coming in around 50% higher than the year before. In this infographic, we share the reasons, along...

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Snapshot: A Year of Full-Time RV Living & Costs

Want a quick snapshot of our RV Lifestyle? Curious about how many miles we drove, our expenses and the places we stayed? Here, we hare a visual snapshot summary in this fun infographic "A Year of Full-time RV Living" based on our experience during our first full...

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2 Years of RV Repairs & Service Costs

Ever wondered what it costs to repair and service an RV each year? This was one of our big questions when planning to buy an RV and live in it full-time. As our 2 year anniversary of coach ownership coincided with our visit to Tiffin in Red Bay, Alabama, we figured it...

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TrailChat Q&A: Favorite Camping Gear and Places

This week, Thousand Trails invited us to participate in a Twitter #TrailChat about favorite camping places, gear and essentials, alongside leading industry brands Airstream, Coleman and Teton Sports. Marc was working so I (Julie) was the "chatter" and because...

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How to get best deal on a Thousand Trails Zone Pass

Every now and then Thousand Trails runs a Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo offer on their Camping Zone Pass, but even when they're not actively showing this offer on their website, you can still probably snag not only this 2-for-1 deal but a couple of extra bonuses too....

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What Happens on RV Packdown & Move Day?

One of the big questions we had during our prep and planning phase was just how much work and time would be involved when it came to packing down the RV for move day – that is, putting everything away in a safe place, unhooking and doing everything we’d need to...

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WANT TO LIVE & LOVE THE RV LIFE?

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