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Old 11-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Budget for a year full time

We are preparing to go full time at least for a year. Our plan is to sell the house, pack up our Greyhawk and see the great USA. We will take a year or so, and look for a permanent place to retire along the way.

How do you plan out expenses for this type of trip? What should we expect to pay on average for campsites? Don't have a trip mapped out yet but wonder what to budget for gas as well. Any help to help us get us started would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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We are preparing to go full time at least for a year. Our plan is to sell the house, pack up our Greyhawk and see the great USA. We will take a year or so, and look for a permanent place to retire along the way.

How do you plan out expenses for this type of trip? What should we expect to pay on average for campsites? Don't have a trip mapped out yet but wonder what to budget for gas as well. Any help to help us get us started would be greatly appreciated.

Jim
Need more info. How much do you want to spend? Are you going to change locations on a weekly basis. I would start out with a fuel cost of .50 per mile.
Lots of variables.
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Jim,

The following PDF worksheet(s) may be helpful: http://www.rvlifestyleexperts.com/pd..._Worksheet.pdf

Let me know if you can't open the file.

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I think I could plan that we would average a week in one place for the year. Some would be shorter, others longer.

What would I plan for an average for a week or night in campsites?

I could map out a proposed route and figure the miles. At this point I think we're trying to plan a ball park estimate. We are about a year away from doing it.

Thanks for the budget sheet. I was able to open it.
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Jim,

I would "budget" $45/day for an average full hookup site at a RV resort for short term stays. Long term stays (30 days or more) is where you get the best bang for the buck. Location and time of year can also influence costs.

If you prefer five-star RV resorts, I would at least double the previously mentioned cost.

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I would "budget" $45/day for an average full hookup site at a RV resort for short term stays. Long term stays (30 days or more) is where you get the best bang for the buck. Location and time of year can also influence costs.

If you prefer five-star RV resorts, I would at least double the previously mentioned cost.

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But many cheaper options are available all over the country. There are National Forest Service, Corp of Engineers, State Parks, County Parks and even some city parks available at 1/4 to 1/2 the cost above. However, most are not going to have the amenities of the RV resorts. But if you have a willing DW and are willing to sacrifice, you can drastically cut your cost.

When coming up on the big holiday weekends, Memorial, independence and Labor Day, better have a plan and sit tight spot for the 3-4 days.
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We are preparing to go full time at least for a year. Our plan is to sell the house, pack up our Greyhawk and see the great USA. We will take a year or so, and look for a permanent place to retire along the way.

How do you plan out expenses for this type of trip? What should we expect to pay on average for campsites? Don't have a trip mapped out yet but wonder what to budget for gas as well. Any help to help us get us started would be greatly appreciated.

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Jimmy, I would give you advice a little different than most people.
I say sell that RV, your house, cars, and live in a van. Its very easy to do.
Check this site out...http://www.cheaprvliving.com/howtoconvertavan.html

Best of luck...Justpassin
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