It’s one of the most questions I hear… “Just how much does living in an RV full time cost?”

There are also the variations:

    • “How can you afford to travel full time?”
    • “I’d love to try living in an RV full time, but I’m not sure I can afford it.”
    • “I like the concept of full time RVing, but how much would I need to spend a month?”

Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to ask these questions than answer them! But I’ll do my best on this page to share my own answers about how much living in your RV full time costs.

My answers may vary tremendously from somebody else’s answers, but the “Budget Basics” below will help explain the wide range of answers! 🙂


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Here’s where I break down the actual expenses from my various road trips. You can see every dollar spent during the trip, and exactly how much traveling in an RV full time cost me.


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