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Have you ever figured out what your true cost per mile is with everything included?


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Why would I care? Knowing won't change our enjoyment of our lifestyle. And of course the "true cost per mile" can't be calculated until the RV is sold anyway.

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9 hours ago, Roadtrek 1 said:

SO, what do you think is the mileage rate on your RV?

It would just depend on what the parameters are. In the real world, you would have to include the cost to purchase the RV and you don't know that until you sell the RV. If someone buys an RV and then lives in it sitting in one spot until it falls apart, that cost per mile would be phenomenal!  Your obsession with costs goes way beyond what most people here actually care about. I'd bet that you can't give me accurate figures on cost per day of your stick house or a true cost per mile of the car that you drive. There are far too many variables 

It would just depend on what the parameters are. In the real world, you would have to include the cost to purchase the RV and you don't know that until you sell the RV. If someone buys an RV and then lives in it sitting in one spot until it falls apart, that cost per mile would be phenomenal!  Your obsession with costs goes way beyond what most people here actually care about. I'd bet that you can't give me accurate figures on cost per day of your stick house or a true cost per mile of the car that you drive. There are far too many variables when RVing, and especially so for fulltime RVing to ever get any kind of cost per mile that would make sense because many of the expenses happen whether driving it or sitting parked and living it in. 

Gaylord Maxwell, former RV magazine columnist said it the best. "How much does RV living cost? It will cost whatever you have to spend."

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Kirk, nice write up.  When are you going to figure out he only starts these types of threads so he can come back and explain how cheap his unit is to operate per mile.

Who cares how much the mileage rate is on your RV, or how much it is all costing you as long as you can afford it and you are doing what you want to do?

We spent yesterday with another couple exploring the mangroves off Matlacha (Pine Island) in our Kayaks.  Stopped and had some baked lobster mac/cheese.  Hauled the yaks back to the CG, washed the salt off, and had some cocktails with friends.  What is that day worth?

Joe & Cindy

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11 minutes ago, FL-JOE said:

Who cares how much the mileage rate is on your RV, or how much it is all costing you as long as you can afford it and you are doing what you want to do?

Tracking expenses can be the occupation of some. Others get into living off the grid and conserving, some enjoy accomplishments of volunteering, some RV to explore and experience the country, while some do a mix of more than one lifestyle. If numbers are the chief interest of someone, that doesn't bother me as long as they accept that not everyone cares. ☺️

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It is what it is, it's the price we pay to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer and spending time with our RV friends. 😁

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Lets turn this around what is your cost per day of living in your sticks and bricks? I think you might find it is more than the RV.

 

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Never have. If we looked at things like that or how much we spend eating out or how much we spend on camp ground fees, electric, propane, water we might get a headache.

 

Helen and I are long timers ..08 F-350 Ford,LB,CC,6.4L,4X4, Dually,4:10 diff dragging around a 2013 Montana 3402 Big Sky

SKP 100137. North Ridgeville, Ohio in the summer, sort of and where ever it is warm in the winter.

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1 minute ago, hamrs_62 said:

living in my house costs me about 29,000 a year, everything included,

Wow. We have never  figured that out but it will be  way, way, less than that. There will be years that will be higher like the last  two years when we replaced all the windows but still does not approach 29K a year.

Property taxes, Homeowners Ins,Utilities. We have no Mortgage but even when we did it did not approach that number

Helen and I are long timers ..08 F-350 Ford,LB,CC,6.4L,4X4, Dually,4:10 diff dragging around a 2013 Montana 3402 Big Sky

SKP 100137. North Ridgeville, Ohio in the summer, sort of and where ever it is warm in the winter.

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Don't know, don't care.  If I had to worry/care what it costs, I'd have to change what I'm doing and hide in a cave.

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1 hour ago, FL-JOE said:

What is that day worth?

Priceless!

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I'm with the others on this thread. Don't know, don't care. We are living well within our means and enjoying life, so we're good.

Spending time calculating cost-per mile, or cost-per-day isn't my idea of enjoyment, nor is it going to impact what we are doing. 

Mark & Teri

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Still have money left at the end of the month, so we're doing something right. Don't worry about the cost per mile, or the cost per day, but we do watch our pennies.

I have been wrong before, I'll probably be wrong again. 

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I was trying to show how absurd the original poster was! As most people have figured out the cost doesn't matter! If you can afford it and enjoy it then just do it. If you are fixated on the costs you really don't need to own an RV as you will never enjoy what most people have found and that is the freedom from all the chaff.

Just my 2 cents worth yours may vary

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To us it isn't "cost per mile".  Sometimes we may zip up a few miles to enjoy the cool weather.   Other times we may travel much further.  This year we may spend a lot of time at our mountain property and drive the RV very little.  Cost per day enjoying ourselves might be something for someone to figure out but I have other things to do.

Randy

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7 hours ago, accumack said:

I was trying to show how absurd the original poster was! As most people have figured out the cost doesn't matter! If you can afford it and enjoy it then just do it. If you are fixated on the costs you really don't need to own an RV as you will never enjoy what most people have found and that is the freedom from all the chaff.

Just my 2 cents worth yours may vary

X2 plus what randyretired said sums it up great!!!!!

Joe & Cindy

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Pulling 24' enclosed (Mini Cooper, Harley, 2 Kayaks)

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I have not seen this in a number of years but the auto rental companies used to calculate the real total cost per mile for some autos. I remember being shocked that they stated it was well over 50 cents per mile for a compact auto many years ago. We do seem to keep our autos longer and put more miles on them then we did years ago. They do cost a lot more now.

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