PLAN, PREP & BUDGET
Whether you’re planning to embrace the RV lifestyle on a full-time or part-time basis, or even just as a vacationer, it pays to do some advance planning and budgeting to help you 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 insights and examples.
About 6 months ago, we met a fantastic full time van life couple, with an amazing energy, and equally great story. Aaron and Christine just celebrated one year of living and working full time from the road in their Airstream van. They take us on a van tour, and share the ups, downs and realities
If there is one thing more stressful than having something break on your RV, it’s worrying about how much the repair is going to cost you! Especially if you don’t have a stash of cash sitting around and waiting for your RV rainy day. Breakdowns, mechanical failures, and appliances that quit working are all part
Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for RV road trippers. Filling up at the pump can be a pain in the wallet. Especially when you travel a lot of miles, or drive a big motorhome, as we do. But now we’ve found a discount fuel program that has been saving us over $50 on
We’ve been living, working and traveling full-time in our RV for 5 years! What a HUGE journey it’s been. Exciting, fun, adventurous. Yet also a learning curve, with our fair share of mistakes, challenges, growth and travel highlights too. We are glass half full kind of folks. We tend to find the lessons and the
When we decided to change RVs and buy another used motorhome – an older diesel – we knew we wanted to get a professional pre-purchase RV inspection done first, before signing on the dotted line. It ended up being a wise decision that saved us a lot of money. In this video and blog post, we share our RV
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 with our total miles traveled, nights stayed
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