First I want to go over a few key points on why I want to do this monthly RV cost review.
- I have not found any Full-Time RV living cost breakdowns
- Keep me accountable
- Track my true RV costs
- Show others it might be an option to not only accelerate their FIRE journey but build a more intentional lifestyle.
- RV Payment $209
- Truck Payment $0
- Paid the truck off
- RV Insurance Payment $0
- Paid for 12 months in November 2020.
- RV Registration $0
- Truck Insurance $0
- Truck Registration $0
- Campground Site $512
- Propane $0
- Gas $700
- Did not keep track of it on the trip. So just going to say $50 a day.
- Misc $1,253
- Bought another new lithium battery!
Monthly Total – $2,674
2021 Total – $8,941
Total To Date – $26,054
You can find a list of all the RV gear we love here. Let’s not forget our list of RV maintenance supplies here.
RV Lifestyle Thoughts
May was a really sweet month for me! We took a two-week adventure in the RV. It was time to take some vacation time with my wife encouraging me. I really have a ton of vacation time, a little over 70 days in the books. Crazy as I only get thirty days a year so I have over two years of vacation time and knew by my wife’s encouragement it was past due!!!
We started here in San Diego and went north. We visited Malibu, Monterey, San Fransisco, Sequoia National Forest, Red Rock Canyon, and back to San Diego. There were a ton of interesting little towns and stops along the way. The ride was long and on some days I would get grumpy from driving. The views were breathtakingly beautiful on Route 101.
A few pictures above from the Sequoia National Forest. As you can see it was snowing on us which makes for very nice pictures to post on my blog and social media. Yet It’s not all rainbow and sunshine. Let me show the other side of this lifestyle.
That is me on the RV roof freezing my ass off sweeping snow off the solar panels and roof. Remember not every picture shows the reality of every situation.
Like I said the scenery on Route 101 is gorgeous. Love my little family had to take a picture of my lovely wife and our two cute Great Danes. Next stop was San Fransisco.
We went to some famous spots when in San Fransisco. I did the signature handstand that I now do in most places. Overall I was not impressed with San Fransisco. I thought it was very dirty in most places, costly and cold. Next stop Red Rock Caynoon.
This two-week adventure was fairly cheap due to us bringing our home with us. This RV life is a great hack to save money not only when you are working but also when you travel. We stay often for free at places and the only main cost is the gas and any fun things we might spend money on. I know it’s not for everyone though, yet I think everyone should consider alternative living lifestyles and try a few out.
I don’t see me stopping this lifestyle anytime soon. Even with the few cons, frustrations, hands on jobs and living small and simple works perfect for me.
A few things I’m still working off the good old checklist…
- Clean up wires in cargo
- Maybe run wires from the roof through the ceiling
Clean up roof wires Install new 200-watt panel
In case you missed it here is last month’s breakdown. Keep on the journey and path!
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