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 the free app “PERSONAL CAPITAL” and publicly share it to help others estimate their potential expenses for life on the road.
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Our expenses are posted by month and year. They include all of our costs for two adults 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.
You can check our previous monthly costs here.
|Gas – Car||86.43||477.39|
|Gas – RV||96.92||1169.27|
*Note – Includes all expenses incurred except for health insurance which we wish the details to remain private.
Campground Fees – Expenses include twelve nights ($15 a night) at Onieda Casino in Green Bay, WI where we chose to stay at an electric site due to unseasonably warm weather. The remaining nights were spent at the homes of family and friends along with one night at a Cabela’s and two nights at Harvest Hosts locations. This month’s expense also includes our annual Harvest Host renewal fee.
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Communication – Verizon phone plan shared with family, unlimited data plan with AT&T and UPS mail box are included in this category.
Entertainment – The only expense in this category for July was our monthly Netflix plan.
Food – Includes all food, alcohol and restaurant expenses. $109.68 was spent on meals out with friends and family and $314.61 at grocery stores, farmer’s markets and specialty shops like cheese stores and wineries.
Gas -Car – Total miles driven in the Kia Soul for the month was 853.
Gas -RV – Total miles driven in the Thor Vegas RV was 569.. Fuel is also used to operate the on-board generator.
General – Expenses included shoes, folding rocking chairs, a folding table for the grill, new kitchenware such as mixing bowls, plates, bowls, glasses, frying and sauce pans, and miscellaneous household items such as toiletries, paper products and cleaning supplies.
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Laundry – No expenses this month as laundry was done at a family member’s home.
License/Insurance – Full-time RV and tow vehicle insurance and licensing.
Medical/Dental – No medical/dental expenses were incurred this month.
RV/Auto – The only expense this month was for the A/C vent cover for the upgrade we did to the RV air conditioning. Money well spent!
Utilities – One propane fill at $1.93 gallon + tax for the RV. Propane is used for the cook stove, water heater and refrigerator.