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 break downs
- 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 (also put $300 toward the principle)
- Truck Payment $89
- RV Insurance Payment $0
- No insurance costs because I paid for the next 12 months in December’s update.
- RV Registration $252
- Truck Insurance $0
- No insurance costs because I paid for the next 6 months in June’s update.
- Truck Registration $0
- Campground Site $1,080
- This covered one site and a few days in November.
- Propane $17
- Gas $0
- Misc $110
- Picked up a few misc items on Amazon to make some things around the RV a bit easier.
Total – $1,757
RV Lifestyle Thoughts
October was a really cool month in the RV. We went on two pretty sick adventures one out of the blue. We went to Jacumba Springs, which I should have got more pictures but they let us stay for free and use the natural mineral hot tub and pool. It was literally walking distance to the wall between California and Mexico.
Right After that we took the RV to Cleveland National Forest based on our friends recommendation. It was so freaking nice! I will be releasing a post just on it soon…
Below are a few pictures from the National Forest! I did get a bunch of nice pics from that. The post I will write up will have more and a video! We are already planning to go back to this spot for an extended trip. We only stayed for two days and one night this time. But the upcoming trip will be closer to a week up in the woods. We are now trying to do more shorter trips with the RV as getaways when we can. It’s easy with our setup. It’s just hard with making sure we keep spots that we already booked here in San Deigo.
It’s Not Always Glamping…
On our way to the hot springs someone started to wave at us on the highway. So I rolled my window down and they yelled “something fell off”! I pulled off the highway and did not see anything missing. Next thing you know a truck pulls behind us and tells us one of our solar panels fell off. Thankfully it did not harm anyone. The picture below you can see one panel is missing and the back one got shattered. Thankfully we installed this all ourselves so we knew how to fix it fairly quickly. Also we own a generator as a backup and had more panels than we needed, I like to have overkill vs needed more power. It looks like a few of the screws came loose and had rust on them from the salt at the beach and us moving every 30 days here. Moral of the story I should have checked them and replaced any screws and brackets. Lesson learned this time.
I think it’s important that I stay transparent and show everyone the real side of my journey. Not just the great times, I have noticed most FI/FIRE bloggers only share the good times. I’m still loving living in the RV and the lifestyle in general. We also are considering doing some solar upgrades. Bigger inverter, cleaning up wires for cosmetic reasons, and running another set of wires from the inverter to the circuit board.
In case you missed it here is last month’s break down. Keep on the journey and path!
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