The economics of full time RVing

by Ron Jacobson
(Clatskanie Oregon, USA)

Hi
I am not convinced of the economics of rving full time. The repairs and replacements of rv's can be costly. Plus the fuel, wear on tires, and lot rents can be a financial burden. Then there is this matter of health care. You need continuous health care which can prevent you from RVing and even forcing you to sell at a loss. These are some of my concerns.

Thank you
Ron

Dear Ron, Thank you for your message. Some of the costs you mention, like maintenance & repairs, would be applicable if you live in a house, too. If you are doing a lot of traveling around, obviously the fuel costs would be high. Tires, not so much, as they wear more from sun than mileage. If you stay in one place for longer periods of time, and take advantage of the many free areas available, both lot rents and fuel costs are greatly reduced.

I'm not sure what your situation is with regard to health care. It may be that a fulltime RVing lifestyle is not a good choice for you. It can be a reasonably inexpensive life, but it's certainly not for everyone.

I don't know if that helps you.
Take care, Susan

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Jul 17, 2016
RV Enjoyment
by: Anonymous

How will I know if I'll like it enough to invest in this, I'm single...is it safe?


Dear Anonymous,
I did a great deal of my traveling alone. It's safe if you take reasonable precautions and pay attention. Will you enjoy it? I don't know. Do you have an adventurous spirit? I loved it and can't wait to do it again.

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