Costs of Full-Time RV Living
The overall costs of living and traveling in an RV can vary greatly depending on where you are, the activities you are doing, repair costs, your personal spending habits, etc. The variability is essentially the same regardless of your chosen housing arrangement. We track our spending via “PERSONAL CAPITAL” and publicly share it to help others estimate their potential expenses for life on the road.
Our expenses are posted by month and year. They include all of our costs except for health insurance as it is such a varied expense depending on your job status, age, location, income, etc. Our cost of this insurance has no relevance to anyone else so we are choosing to leave it out of the spreadsheet.
*Note – Includes all expenses incurred except for health insurance which we wish the details to remain private. 2017 YTD expenses reflect July-December 2017 .
Campground Fees – We boondocked the entire month in WI as the weather was very comfortable. Expenses include costs associated with Boondockers Welcome membership fees.
Communication – Verizon phone plan shared with family, unlimited data plan with AT&T and UPS mail box.
Entertainment – Expenses this month included our Netflix family plan and two museum entrances.
Food – Costs remain on the low end due to a well-stocked pantry from moving out of our home in June.
Gas -Car/RV – Travel was limited to the state of Wisconsin for the month.
General – Expenses included a Maxxair Vent Cover for our bathroom vent, metal for solar brackets, dicor and other assorted solar installation materials and haircuts.
Laundry – No expenses as we used family laundry facilities.
License/Insurance – Full-time RV and tow vehicle insurance and licensing.
Utilities – One propane tank fill..