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 – Expense incurred at a county park during an unusually warm weather spell where air conditioning was not optional.
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 one parking fee expense.
Food – Continue to use up pantry and freezer items left over from our house.
Gas -Car/RV – Traveled across WI to MN and then diagonally through WI to IL and northern IN.
General – Purchases included a drawer slide to remodel the RV desk, bicycle head and tail lights and magnetic switches for closet and upper cabinet lights.
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 plus additional portable tank fill.