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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 a deal or a couple of extra bonuses. In this article, we...read more
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