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Posted: 03/06/18 06:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm kind of wondering if there is a direct correlation between the value of a person's rig and the cost of living. I'm wondering if it could be something as simple as 35%.

So those whose rig is worth $300,000 might have about a 105,000 lifestyle where as it might cost $210k per year to live for those who are living in a $600,000 rig. If your unit is worth $100 k can you live on $35 k? I think it is of some value to have an idea otherwise I might think I can afford say a 500,000 unit and after purchasing it come to realize I can't really afford the $165000 per year it cost to live the lifestyle that goes with it. What are your thoughts?


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You determine your lifestyle, not the RV.

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my class A cost $65,000 and I spend $25,000 a year on the road..YOUR COSTS WILL BE DIFFERENT. Happy Trails

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I agree with Ron, your lifestyle is not controlled by your RV. On other forums and blogs with frugal RV living discussions, I see many folks with RV's in all price ranges posting great suggestions. Even Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife over night in Walmart parking lots at times with their Prevost.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

......Even Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife over night in Walmart parking lots at times with their Prevost.
Now that would be someone interesting to run into at a campground.
Your lifestyle on the road is determined by what you want and what you can afford. Our expenses vary quite a bit from trip to trip, depending upon what exactly we are looking for. Looking for solitude in some National Park is much less expensive than looking for the party lifestyle in some RV resort.


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I have had a variety of motorhomes with much different prices. My cost of living has varied little. Probably decreased as i have gotten older.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Even Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife over night in Walmart parking lots at times with their Prevost.

I think this explains it very simply. It's not the RV and how much money you have, it's how wise you are with your money and still enjoy the lifestyle.

Yes, he would be a very interesting person to run into at a CG (or a Walmart).

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

You determine your lifestyle, not the RV.


True!
We have people living on a a meager disability or SS and "full timing".
I think you could spend just about any amount you want. If your busy and do a lot of stuff, the skies the limit.
I would take a couple of extended trips, maybe a coupe of months and see what kind of life style you settle into.


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Wow... if that's the case, I'm gonna be living pretty cheaply..... LOL!

Seriously, though, I'd be willing to bet that there is some small correlation there, but for the most part, one's lifestyle will be determined by how they want to live...not how much their RV costs. I can see that if you have a $1M or better RV, you'd probably tend to be in more expensive RV resorts than in State Parks. And I suspect the cost of maintaining a $1M RV is much more than mine...but, again, I think lifestyle is dictated by desired circumstances and not the RV. The RV would be an indication of one's lifestyle, not the other way around.


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gafidler wrote:

my class A cost $65,000 and I spend $25000 a year on the road..YOUR COSTS WILL BE DIFFERENT. Happy Trails


It would surprise me to hear people say they own a $600,000 rv and live on $25 k per year. However I do realize there might be people who live on $250,000 annually and choose to own a $65,000 rv.

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