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RVing Costs, Facts and Examples

Examples, stories, and ideas about entry level RVing and rolling condominium level RVing. Actual cost estimates from the RVing industry.

One of the most-often asked questions is “What does Rving cost?”

The answer, as you might guess, is “as much as you want to spend.”

It’s quite possible to start with very little, purchasing, perhaps, a used tent trailer or a hatchback for a pickup.

I’ve even heard RVers tell how they started with a used tent trailer, used it for a couple of years, then got all their money back when they traded it for a larger RV.

Concerning on the road expenses, you can estimate your own daily costs according to what you spend at home.  If you spend lavishly at home, you can find plenty of places on the road to do the same. 

If you prepare most of your meals at home, you can continue that in your RV, since even the least expensive will have at least minimum housekeeping facilities. 

If gas is too expensive, you can still enjoy your RV; you will just travel fewer miles between campgrounds.

Campgrounds range in cost from free in many “public” or government campgrounds to $50 or more per day in a “private” RV Resort.

Most families I’ve known, keep their average daily campground costs to $15.00 or less, by staying in public campgrounds when possible, and in expensive private campgrounds when necessary.

For more information, check the goRVing articles listed on the left sidebar, or go to the RIVA's goRVing website:

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