How Much Does Living Fulltime in an RV Cost?

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Everyone wants to know, “How much does it cost?” They want to see a detailed chart, breaking down every little expense, as if every RVer is living the same life, and as if food and gas prices aren’t ever increasing. So, I’m not doing a break down chart!

If you have credit card debt, that will remain the same. You will still spend the same amount on food. If you financed your RV, you can count that as rent or a mortgage, as well as any camping fees you might incur. But, even …

Remodeling the RV Dinette Table into a Desk Fulltime RV

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Tahoe to Truckee Highway 80 Fulltime RV

I move camp away from Tahoe during July (crazy, crowded tourist season) to a campground west of Truckee CA. Highway 80 is made out of concrete, and it’s a bumpy, freaky road!

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Fulltime RV Snowflower Lake Near Truckee CA

Toto and I spent a few days at Snowflower lake. Met up with a few other solo lady RVers, one of whom was 90 years old.

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In Tahoe, When It Rains, It Hales! Fulltime RV

Another summer hale storm! Garbanzo sized hale, and this morning, there were pockets of ice on roofs and in gulleys, wheret he sun did not melt it. But today wasa sunny 68 degrees, and tomorrow, near 80.

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Resort Living Fulltime RV in Pahrump NV!

Wow! Can you believe it! For $12.56 a day, I am living in a resort, 3 swimming pools, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi!

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Down I50 from Tahoe to Carson City over the Spooner Summit Fulltime RV

Going down the 9 mile long 6% grade. Weeee! I used my low gear drive, and didn’t even have my foot on the gas. Just tapping the brake every so often to keep it at a safe speed.

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The Road to and from Virginia City Fulltime RV

The feds cancelled my boondocking plans with the 2013 government shut down, my frig was on the fritz, so I headed towards Mound House NV to get it looked at. A loose wire on the frig, and right up the road, Virginia City! why not? I didn’t have anyplace else to go! It’s a classic!

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Fulltime RV to Virginia City

As luck would have it, I was passing by Virginia City! They gave me a discount rate, so I stayed a week! Nice place. It gets busy with tourists on the weekend, but during the week, very quiet, and laid back. Nice people. FYI, there is no grocery store or anything but tourist stuff, so BYO. And the restraunts open late and close early, like 6 pm, and they are rather expensive.

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Female Fulltime RV Gets Lost in Death Valley!

Don’t call me a woman driver, it’s not like that! I just didn’t read the sign right, and they didn’t print the map right, so what’s a gal to do? Get GPS? I only went maybe 20 miles, didn’t really get lost, since I got back OK!

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Boondocking Recon Fulltime RV Lake Tahoe

I did a recon last week on the boondocking sites in the area, with updated GPS coordinates. Did not come up with much appropriate for my RV.

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Tahoe Valley RV Campground Fulltime RV

Tahoe Valley, with my Thousand Trails membership. More to come, I have a follow up too!

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The Road to Tahoe, Hwy 50 Fulltime RV

Finally made it out of the Carson Valley, and over the mountains to Tahoe. Instant winter, lol! Must be 20 degrees cooler!

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Free RV Boondocking Hawthorne Nevada

Hawthorne is on Highway 95, sort of NW-central Nevada. You can camp for free at the El Capitan Casino, which has a dump station, also at Walker Lake (free, or cheap) There are also paid campgrounds in Hawthorne, as well as in nearby Mina.

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Valley of Fire State Park Nevada Fulltime RV

It was too hot the first week of April, got up to 97 degrees inside the RV. Beautiful place, but also very busy with tourists from all over, and would probably be even busier during the winter season. And my dog did not like it here for some reason, beyond it being hot. It has a little bit of a creepy vibe IMHO.

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We Stayed at the Mount Shasta KOA for 2 Days, Nice!

I really want to go back to the Mount Shasta area; the KOA is a nice campground, within walking distance to town. Only downside, is the trains! The go by all night, honking their horns really loud, but the towns folk get the same treatment, so that is just the deal in Mount Shasta City. Mount Shasta really does have a presence, the landscape is gorgeous, summer weather pleasant (85-90 degrees in July), the town adorable and the people were nice.

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Turning a Corner Queen RV Bed After Xolo Digs It!

Toto apparently thought he could really bury his bone in the bed! Been meaning to flip it for a while, but as you can see, easier said than done. Seriously, RV manufacturers do stuff like drop the mattress in before they putting the roof on!

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Weight Distribution Lightening the Load Storage Bin Covers Fulltime RV

Lightened the load by making new covers for my back storage bins. I honestly think I saved 70 lbs with this! My RV is a 2004 Fleetwood Fiesta 26Q

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Ideas for Storing Cups in a Fulltime RV

I have also wrapped my dish towels around the cups, but had extra rubber mats.

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Fulltime RV Preventing Condensation Damp Rid

Prevent mold and mildew from growing in the nooks and crannies of your rig as best you can by keeping it dry inside. What happens is, when it’s cold outside, but warm inside your RV the moisture condenses on the windows and walls, and can contribute to mold and mildew. Keeping the roof vents and windows open for ventilation is the best thing, but that’s not possible in the cold weather.

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Replacing RV Carpet with Vinyl Wood Planks Fulltime RV

I spent 3 days on my own tearing up the dashboard and cockpit area, and both of us 5 days to finish it off! Sorry I didn’t get the video of carpeting the engine housing, but that was an intense day, and I forgot. MESSAGE TO RV DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS: Carpet does not belong in a “camper”.

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