Over the past few years I have been reading a lot of blogs from people that live full time in their RV's. I am trying to get a sense of the actual costs of this lifestyle. I understand that the more money you have, the more you spend. We don't have a lot of money and will need to keep a close count on it, but it appears to be something that is doable.
I went over some figures from the actual living expenses of Howard and Linda Payne, from Rv-Dreams.
They document every expense and have complete records for 4 1/2 years. That gives me a pretty good idea of the cost to actually live full time in a recreational vehicle. Of course we will have differences in actual expenses depending on how much or little we travel and how much or little we decide to work camp. At this point, we are thinking of doing quite a bit of work camping, as long as it still leaves us time to explore each area we will be staying at.
I have come up with some initial figures but need to tweak them a little more to make sure I am accurate. Some things I can only guess on until the time comes. One of them is RV insurance. It will change/increase when we become fulltime rv'ers, but I'm not exactly sure how much.
It's just another step in the process...run the numbers.
I am also trying to get a sense of all the things we will need for the motorhome, like solar power, new window awnings, etc.
A week or two ago, I walked around the house and gave everything a once over, thinking what would go with us and what would not. It may be a tight fit to get all of our stuff inside the RV!
What I need to do now, instead of writing on this blog...is go clean out stuff and start tossing junk!