RVing and expenses
Everyone wants to have a life free of worries and tensions and even stresses but choosing this life sometimes becomes your difficult decision and this has to be perfectly planned before you take this into real consideration.
Planning and making your expenses just according to your traveling is something on a small level but if you are thinking about going on a full-time journey on RV you really have to take your expenses on a serious level.
So let us start from here that you have decided to go on full-time travel but for this, you need an RV which is the first thing you are going to buy. I have met many people who actually did never know that buying an RV could be their worst decision. no! no! actually buying a new RV could be your regretful decision.
There is always second hand or you can say “used” RVs, which are available at a lesser price (affordable) price than the new one. By availing this thing you can actually save thousands of your dollars.
which will help you in your expenditure that you are going to face in your full-time Rv traveling. Now, what is the thing that really comes first in the mind?
Where you can find the best used RV at affordable prices?
This is obviously your concern if you have planned to buy a used RV (a second-hand RV). I was reading someone’s blog about their experience of buying a used RV and their journey from buying an RV to their full-time travel.
Actually this was an awesome and lesson giving story, where a couple had decided to go on a full-time journey but spending on their travel was something that they were not completely aware of.
As explained and trusted by them and many other people, there is a website called NRVIA that operates in this dimension. it acts as a third party or you can say as an RV inspector.
Now, what is their role in your journey of buying RV?
Actually there is a huge mess that when you buy a used RV at an affordable price, that on the shallow node looks perfect but you would have no idea what hidden issue that RV has until you use it for some time and that could start messing anywhere in woods where you may not have any help.
So the third party (inspector) inspects your RV completely you call contact NRVIA directly. Their complete details are being provided on their web page.
Here comes the BUDGET for your full-time travel.
For making your budget first categories your expenses like Food, RV, RV insurance, RV oil, and fuel, etc.
So by doing this you will have the complete idea of how much you have to spend and how much you can save this month. So for the RV expenses, there should be a separate money box /saving box.
If you have not estimated the things right, you might be in drowning water. it is how that couple has estimated their budget without asking any experienced person or expert and at the end of the year, this is what their budget was….. $43,486.
Estimated Vs. Actual Budget
Estimated: $50 vs. Actual: $125 ($75 over budget)
Estimated: $250 vs. Actual: $283 ($33 over budget)
Cell Phones and Internet
Estimated: $175 vs. Actual: $248 ($73 over budget)
Estimated: $150 vs. Actual: $14 ($136 under budget)
Estimated: $150 vs. Actual: $378 ($228 over budget)
Diesel, Propane & DEF
Estimated: $200 vs. Actual: $459 ($259 over budget)
Oil Changes and Other RV Items
Estimated: $50 vs. Actual: $81 ($31 over budget)
Estimated: $100 vs. Actual: $172 ($72 over budget)
Estimated: $712 vs. Actual: $689 ($23 under budget)
This is the short summary of what they have expected and estimated about and what their actual expenses were.
RVing full-time has never been a decision they have been or maybe anyone has been regretful about. this is an adventurous chance of life that people got such courage to leave their jobs and start traveling and earning as freelancers.
People got to learn so much while traveling, regarding cultures, living areas, people, different lifestyles, etc. if you are planning to go on a long term journey or full time RVing it is better to ask for the experts’ advice over your budget and expenses.
It is always a relief to have a small cushion budget left for saving or for any emergency. save first and then make planning for the full time traveling.