HOW MUCH DOES FUN COST? TC/RV OWNERSHIP
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:56 PM
Yearly basis numbers
Loss of Income: $1,325.00
Explained: This is based on purchase price out the door tax in of $25000.00:
Plus support equipment to haul your TC of $1500.00
If you spent money changing rims etc… than add that amount.
You see when you bought the TC the money was in the bank or invested.
You had $26,500.00 @ 5% = $1,325.00 that you use to get that you no longer do.
If you borrowed than add that cost of interest etc..
Maintenace: $300.00 (include toilet chemicals & all little stuff you need to maintain it..it adds up real quick + includes a small budgeted amount for that repair that will happen. RV = Repair vehicle - sooner or later)
Loss income on truck: $750.00
Explained: Extra money spent on truck VS a car $15000.00 @ 5% = $750.00
Extra fuel based on 12000 mile per year VS a Car; $900.00
Extra fuel you use to get to your destination when you go on a trip; $150.00
(based on a 1000 mile trip)
SUB TOTAL: $1,325. + $3000.00 + $400.00 + $300.00 + $1000.00 + $750.00 + $900.00 +$150.00 EQUALS $7,825.00
Now if you use the TC for say 20 nights a year in a state or provincial park at a average cost of $30.00 per night.
Here is the math! $7,825.00 divided by 20 = $391.25 per night plus site fees of $30.00
Gives you a grand total of $411.25 per night of camping.
That’s how much fun cost!
Now, if you have a satellite dish with internet add that cost also.
This is a guide on what it cost. The numbers in a lot of area’s are low. For example add additional truck maintenance. This works out easy to $500.00 - $1000.00 more per year.
That means additional $50.00 per night. Raising the usage cost to $461.25 per night
The more nights you use it ...helps lower fixed costs. But increase the variable cost.
Now you know how to figure out how much fun cost!
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:14 PM
But look at it this way....
Depreciation : $3000
Added fuel costs : $900
Camping with your truck camper friends : PRICELESS
Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:32 PM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:22 PM
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:54 AM
The post was strickly informational. Numbers were general. 4 example take depreciation. In most cases it's a lot closer to $5000.00. Does not mean u wont find someone that says hey i got all my $$$ back when i sold.
sur ya did
Fuel cost R a lot more.. 1000 mile trip with the TC cost a lot more than just an extra $150.00...again it was a something 2 put out there... it cost easy 40% more fuel when u haul...
Most TC R not $25k out the door...they R $35k - 40k out the door. Again ya have 2 punch in ur numbers.
Recent example. At a CG i was at i met a couple with a double slide TC & a F-450 dually. He actually thought that he was travelling with the TC cause it was cheaper!! I'm serious. Not 4 the nice people u meet at the CG's. Not 4 the nice people at ther RV deaership. Not 4 the nice people at the registration desk that u meet when u sign in. Not 4 that great site they give u 2 park ur rig... NOT 4 THE ENJOYMENT OF WOKING WITH THE SH**TTER HOSE.. HOOKUP THE WATER ..GET THE ANTENNA UP.. 2 yhave ur won bed U CRAWL IN/OUT OF
NO-SIR-REEE cause he thought it was cheaper!!!! ...
Ya ready..he asked..(all i said very politely is that i dont think it's cheaper) he came over 2 my site & pushed it..I said R U sure ya want 2 know??..
YA!! i'm sure... OK we calculated it 2 B about $1500 - $2000. per nite based on his usage & numbers...OUCH!!!!
4 the hell of it.. take a BIG MH... 2 visit & live in the wal marts of america.. CAN COST UP 2 $2000.00 PER NITE DEPENDING ON THE COACH..OUCH!! AGAIN
meals on the road?? C'mon? breakfast & lunch is a piece of cake(no punn intended) ..Coffee, cereal..most Hotels will even give u eggs & sausage. Hotel kit includes a few basics that u need 2 make dinner/supper... breaky & lunch stop at any grocery store..thro food in cooler & away ya go.
Look all I am saying is if u enjoy it that is great.. I have owned Boats & I own a Harley.. but I did not buy em becasue I thought it was cheaper... That's the scary part//Lotta RV folks think it is cheaper than staying at Hotels or renting cottage etc.. that is why they do it...
But if u like it..cost be damned..that is GREAT!!! enjoy..
AGAIN IT WAS JUST AN INFORMATIONAL POST!!!
i'm lucky i can borrow my TC from family... but if i had 2 buy..ya it would be used.. & not more than $5k-$8k..& would pay cash
ok time 4 me 2 ride my (very expensive) harley (cause ya cant take it with u) .... awaaaay we go...
Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:40 AM
i dont know...those bowling shoes are pretty "swell".
I never got the impression he was worried about the cost, rather just making a comment. I look at the TC as a hobby. Ya I could be bowling instead but really??? I'll spend the extra for the enjoyment!
love everyday like you won the lotto.
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