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.
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.
*Note – Includes all expenses incurred except for health insurance which we wish the details to remain private.
Campground Fees – The $60 was for four nights spent at a casino that offers sites with electricity while Wisconsin was experiencing temperatures in the 90’s. Having the comfort of air conditioning was well worth the $15 per night expense. The rest of the month was spent boondocking at a casino, Cabela’s, Walmart and at the homes of friends and family.
Communication – Verizon phone plan shared with family, unlimited data plan with AT&T and UPS mail box along with the expense of replacing a phone that experienced a hardware issue.
Entertainment – Expenses included a parking fee while in Appleton, Wisconsin and entrance for three adults ($15 pp) to the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.
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Food – Includes all food, alcohol and restaurant expenses. We ate one meal out by ourselves and also treated friends to a meal and drinks for a total of $38.26. The remaining $221.89 was for food purchased at grocery stores and specialty retailers like wineries, cheese stores and farmer’s markets.
Gas -Car – Total miles driven in the Kia Soul for the month was 1,081.
Gas -RV – Total miles driven in the Thor Vegas RV was 680. Fuel is also used to operate the on-board generator.
General – Expenses included clothing, a haircut and miscellaneous household items such as toiletries, paper products and cleaning supplies.
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. Insurance for our Kia increased by $28 for a six month policy covering 6/30-12/30/2018.
Medical/Dental – Fees included medical expenses not covered by insurance.
RV/Auto – Expenses were for maintenance and upgrade supplies including oil for the generator, Camco Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser, hose and brass quick connects for the Tornado, Oxygenics Shower head, shut off valve, water bandit, 30 amp female replacement receptacle (used to repurpose an old cord into an extension cord), screen door crossbar handle, and drawer slides used to build a pantry drawer in the closet.
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Utilities – No propane fills this month. Our last fill was 5/29/18 and we will need to fill in early July.
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