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Author Topic: Range of costs associated with Full-timing  (Read 3372 times)

spacenorman

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Re: Range of costs associated with Full-timing
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2017, 12:56:44 PM »
As others have said - it all depends on how you live, travel and spend.   If you plan to move regularly - expect costs associated with fuel and maintenance increase, nightly parking expenses will increase as well (you won't be getting the long term rates for short term stays), incidental costs are also likely to increase when you're moving more (i.e., since you don't know an area - chance you'll visit the expensive grocery store increase).   You need to know yourself and how you live. 

We've owned our coach for roughly 2 years - and have steadily increased the amount of time we spend living in since we bought it.   We've still got our "stick and brick" home - so we're not truly "full timers" - but we're currently spending a significant amount of time in the coach (6 months in calendar year 2016 and on pace for 8-9 months in calendar year 2017).   We're still working to quash the "Yippee!  We're on vacation!" mindset.   Trust me - regardless of what your financial picture looks like - you'll fight that battle too!

Figuring out your budget is NOT a onetime, over and done with thing.   Set your budget targets for a few months - for everything - then track every penny you spend.   We've got two years of history - and are still tweaking things as we venture deeper and deeper into the lifestyle.
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LisaB

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Re: Range of costs associated with Full-timing
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2017, 05:07:51 PM »
Tom,
We're looking for a nice park in that area, what is the name of the park you're referring to?

 

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