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VickienFred

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Posted: 07/29/12 12:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MH maintenance is way low. I have a 40ft class-A. I will spend about $4500 on tires every 7 years. That averages to over $50/month on tires alone. Throw in fluid changes, filters, wax, batteries, repairs, and the number goes way up. Here is what we have spent on average per month for the last 4 months on a few of your items (we have more items). My MH maintenance is high because we had all of the fluids (oil, trans, cooling) and filters changed during the last 4 months and some additional repairs. We also try to stay a month at a time with few overnights in between. Eating out includes beer/wine at dinner, but we mostly eat at home.

RV Park Rent $624
MH Maintenance 494
Groceries 483
Phone & Internet 294
Eating out 295
Electric/Propane 130

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OK,,, we have made a few adjustments after reading some of the comments. We raised MH fuel and maint. Jeep maint raised and propane lowered. We will talk about getting rid of the prius OR jeep after we are on the road 6 months.

Property $250 (this is a piece of land we have as our exit plan in a couple years,, or we will sell it if we find another area)
Car payment $240 (Diane has a new Prius that we will store at a friends)
RV parks $600 (we plan to stay at least a week to a month each place and will plan boon docking once and a great while, not often)
Jeep Insurance $53
Jeep maint. $30
MH insurance $48
MH registration $15 (tags are now good through 2013)
MH maint. $200
Storage $95
Food $350
Eat out $200 (might be tough for us LOL!!)
MH fuel $300
Jeep fuel $300 (the jeep is loaded with heavy offroad gear, bumpers,35" tires, winch ext so gas mielage sucks. This would give us around 1000 miles per month)
Diane's health ins. $150
My heath ins. $200
Misc. dog stuff $70
Propane $10
Direct TV $80
Phone & internet $120
Misc. health $15 (toothpaste, deoderant, body soap ect.)
Hair care $20 (Just Diane,, Diane cuts mine)

We will have a income of $4100 per month and the stuff above add's up to $3345 so I guess that leaves $755 for entertainment and emergency per month. So what do you see that will make me say OH CRAP!!!!???
I might ad that this does not touch our investment money. We plan to leave that alone for when we come off the road and build on the piece of land mentioned above. Also we really don't plan to upgrade RV's. Our couch may be a 2007 but we only have 5000 miles on it. We bought it when we did because we had the cash. Wasn't sure we would have it when this time of our life came around LOL!!. Now thats some self confidence isn't it LOL!!


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Still saw no mention of yearly property tax for the rv or the cars.


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Posted: 07/29/12 03:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wbwood wrote:

Still saw no mention of yearly property tax for the rv or the cars.


Correct Brian,, I forgot to respond to that. We have no property tax on cars or Rv's thank goodness.

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Looks good. Only thing I see missing is medical stuff - doctor visits, Rx, etc.....

Happy fulltiming! We love it!!!


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Reminds me of the basketball player quote " I make a lot cause I spend a lot"
Oh well best of luck.


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Posted: 07/29/12 05:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wives Dad lives in Eagle Point Or and we also like the area, but when looking at Oregon taxes on income side we didn't pursue it any further. You might be able to free up a few bucks becoming a SD resident when on road for those years. We used the Oregon on line calculator web site and decided it wasn't that nice.

http://cms.oregon.gov/DOR/Pages/taxcalc.aspx


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How are you going to get your mail?

What about memberships, from Passport America, Good Sam's, etc. up to RV park system systems? Do you already have your Federal Senior Pass?

Also where's your road service? Highly recommend Coach-Net.

Start setting aside money for maintenance meds/medical deductions. You're not getting any younger and if you don't need it you get to use it for something else.

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cabanaman wrote:

Reminds me of the basketball player quote " I make a lot cause I spend a lot"
Oh well best of luck.


Naw,,, I've never fallen into that catagory. I have always lived withing our means,, well maybe as a teenager I was a little care free.
I took a 60 some % cut in pay a month ago to start living this life style and just have to learn how to live within our new means. Most of the toys have already been done away with.
Heck I grew up crapping in a 5 gal bucket in the pantry during the winter months in Iowa. And we hand pumped our fresh water growing up so I'm sure we can find a way to get by now LOL!!!

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wbwood wrote:

Still saw no mention of yearly property tax for the rv or the cars.


Ok, cool...maybe we need to move to Oregon...lol

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