After all this planning… we need to figure out if we can even afford the lifestyle of a Full Time RVer. We did this about a year ago and felt that we could. Today we looked at and revamped our budget again after reading/watching other people’s blogs/vlogs. Now we’d like your opinion…
We know that budgets and lifestyles are unique to each family so what we have may not match what anyone else has for a budget (or your actual spending if you’re already on the road). BUT, I’d like to know if I’m missing something obvious. So, I’m sharing this budget in hopes that I can minimize future mistakes.
We’re planning on buying a used Class A RV with a washer/dryer in it, so the laundry item is likely not needed. And my sister has offered to take care of our mail (become our permanent home of address as it were), at least initially, so the PO Box is not needed. And a sister-in-law has offered to store any stuff we may have left over after we sell the house (which, hopefully, will be very little) and this deletes the storage unit cost.
We plan on spending a couple weeks a month boondocking and we don’t plan on travelling more than a thousand miles a month. This info drives the monthly cost of fuel and campgrounds.
Right now, we’re looking at just under $3000 a month. With Mariel’s social security, my military retirement, and teaching a couple online courses at the college, this seems doable.
So, what do you think? What have I missed? Where’s my blind spot? Your help would be greatly appreciated!