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.
Oh how we’d love a dollar every time we’re asked: “how much do you spend on fuel for your RV!?” The answer, of course, depends on many things, including how many miles we drive. But we did the math after 6 years of full-timing and think the answer may surprise you! Here’s our in-depth report
The Real Cost of RV Ownership. After 6 Years and 2 RVs, Here’s What we Spent on RV Repairs, Maintenance and Depreciation
After owning 2 RVs and full time RVing for 6 years, what has RV ownership REALLY cost us? This is Part 3 of our ‘6 Years of RVing’ recap series, where we share what our RVs have cost us in RV repairs, maintenance and depreciation etc over the years. We did the math on both
RV camping is one of the biggest expenses for any RVer. So exactly how much have we spent on camping over the past 6 years, since we hit the road as full-time RVers traveling North America? We’ve done every kind of RV camping – from RV parks to boondocking – and tracked the costs. Then calculated
Is Thousand Trails Worth it? Our Comprehensive Review after 6 Years / 823 Nights of TT Camping (2020)
After 6 years of life on the road, traveling as full-time RVers, we reviewed our biggest RV-related expenses, to see what this footloose and fancy-free lifestyle has really been costing us each year. We start by answering one of our most often asked questions. Is our Thousand Trails membership worth it? In this report, we
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
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