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|Re: Cost of living full time in an RV by Marshall|
|Ok, For everyone trying to live pretty cheap in an RV, I think Ive found the answer. My Girlfriend, Kid, and I along with 2 pets stay in an RV full time. We decided to check into campground memberships and found a great deal with a national rv resort. They have whats called a z camping pass. This pass cuts the USA into 4 zones, the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast. Each zone has about 20 campgrounds thoughout the states. Ive listed the campgrounds in the Southwest Zone below to give you an idea. Anyway, They have a deal that goes like this. You can join any zone for $500 a year, there is one catch though. You can stay 14 days total at any resort, but then you have to stay 7 days out. So basically you can stay at the resort for 2/3rds of the year. But if you stay 4 days or less at any resort you can go straight to the next one without spending any time out. Which means that you can actually stay for 365 days a year if you wanted. Heres the deal, after you've stayed 30 days total for the year, they charge you $3 a day usage charge. So basically if you stay 2/3rds of the time you would be paying about $60 a month. So this totals up to about $660 for the entire year + your $500 yearly fee. This means you pay $1160 a year for 240 days of camping. Not bad that adds up to about $4.85 a day. Im not talking about staying in a trailer park either, Im talking about full amentities,Wifi, Swimming pool, spa, mini golf, tennis courts, workout rooms, pool tables, basketball courts, fishing lakes, kids playground, rental boats, hiking trails, really nice showers, Golfing ranges. Electric, water, sewage, everything included and all amentities free. Everything you can think of, they've got. Since they know you can only stay 14 days and have to leave for 7 days they also have other campgrounds that will let you stay your 7 days out for really cheap like $75 a week. So lets add everything up, $1160 for National Membership Campground price + $1,275 for the cost of your week out, this equals up to $2,435 total for a year or $202 monthly. Wow right $202 a month to live like your rich. Ok so lets compare this with trying to live in a Walmart parking lot in your rv using a generator, with no water, and no place to dump your poo. A generator is gona cost you about $15 a day at the very least to run and thats if you dont run your air conditoner or fridge, just the bare minimum. Plus heat which you would be paying for propain since thats the cheapest way. Heat would cost you about $2.50 a day if you only use it at night when it gets really cold. Remember this does not include the price of water to take showers, however you plan to that, or dumping your poo which also isn't free or easy to do. Ok so lets ad up how much it would cost you to live in a walmart parking lot with no fun and no runing water, or place to let all your poo out. $15 for electric + $2.50 a day for heat = $17.50 a day x 30 days a month = $525.00 x 12 months a year = $6,300 a year, just to stay in a walmart parking lot with only electric and heat. Wow, Did you guys get that, $6,300 to stay at walmart or $2,435 to live in a luxury RV resort with everything you can possibly think of. $525 a Month for Walmart or $202 a month for a Luxury Resort. You guys Ive figured it out for you. I use to think oh man, I can stay at a walmart and use a generator and save all kinds of money, and I did stay at walmart and after a few months I said WTF, Im spending as much as I would on an apartment, than one day I started looking up campground memberships. There are a ton of them out there but only one that has a really really good deal like the one Ive got. My family and I live like were rich and I mean really we have everything we could ever want and pay the same to live for a whole year as some people pay for just one month. I barley work now cause I dont have too. I spend my days playing tennis, golfing, swimming, hiking, watching satellite tv, and using the internet. Work sucks, so why work your life away. By the way, I also have satellite TV for my Rv that cost a measley $30 a month for all the great channels you get at home. So yes, I think Ive figured out life. When we get bored of one location we just go to one of the other 19 available to us. If you want to know exactly what membership Im talking about than you can email me at email@example.com. Ill be happy to give you a direct link to there website. Id tell you in this post but hey, I also get $100 bucks for everyone I refer, so why not make a little money and help someone out at the same time. You guys, Im not kidding this is it, if you want to live like your rich, and have enough money left over to really enjoy life the way you've always wanted to, than email me saying hey whats that direct link. Just make sure to let them know who told you. Bye now, Ive got some fishing to do today, after I get off this free wifi Im using right now. Oh yah, and just incase your wondering it cost $250 upfront and the other $250 is billed to you, so Its about what your gonna pay to stay the next two weeks in that walmart parking lot.
List of States I can stay in with my Zpass. There all over the US but this is the zone I stay in. Total there are over 80 campgrounds all over the U.S.