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^^^^ all I do is travel, that's the only reason I purchased my rig,currently in northern Vermont for a few days the heading to Colorado to check out Eartroamer RVs.


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come out to approximately 3500 miles per month.

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js218 wrote:

I spend about $1500 - 1700 on fuel per month,average 6.5 - 7 mpg.

What? We average about 7 mpg. We've spent about $2K since April and we've driven about 4,000 miles . . . that's about $400/month.


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^^^July 3800 mile, so far this month 2000 miles.

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Purchased the rig to travel, 500 mile days 6 -7 times a month no problem, rig wad built to be driven and provide all my needs that's why I had it built.

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philh wrote:


Wife's health issue have been somewhat serious, mine haven't been a non issue either. She may be heading toward medical disability, it's that's serious.

I make a decent income, no pension or post retirement health insurance. Too little saved, but have some resources.

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Yes just do it, but wait till your 62 and draw early S.S, If your wife draws disability she might get Medicare and if your S.S is low enough you could get almost free healthcare going thru your state program..

Just do it and have fun..

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timmac wrote:

Just do it and have fun..

How long have you been full timing?

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That just means that they are moving all of the time instead of stopping to enjoy an area. We are starting our trek to Mesa, AZ from south of Olympia, WA tomorrow - about 1500 miles and it will take us 5-6 weeks! We get 8.75 mpg (has stayed steady for over 16 years), so less than 200 gallons. Even with high CA prices, that will be less than $800 for the 6 weeks. This summer, we have moved every 2 weeks, (less than 50 miles for most moves) on one tank of fuel (100 gallons) or less than $100/month.

The budget of $3500 is what I would consider reasonable. Not over extravagant, but you would be comfortable while you are traveling. We were able to take early retirement because our retiree benefits included FULL medical coverage at no cost to us until we turned 65 and that plan is now our Medicare supplement so the only thing we ever pay for is $20/90 supply of any medication. We couldn't have had such a comfortable retirement without it.


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philh

I have been retired for one year (I'm 63 now). Not because I wanted to retire; because employers here would rather hire cheap, young computer programmers from India. Anyway, I have savings to live on and I can postpone taking Social Security for another 5 years or so. You might consider disposing of all your assets here and living in Latin America cheaply for a few years. I may give that a try. The cost of living is much lower. Medical services are good in the large cities there and much cheaper. When you hit Medicare age you can come back to fulltime in an RV in the US. Unless you like it there too much.

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TechWriter wrote:

timmac wrote:

Just do it and have fun..

How long have you been full timing?


I am not a full timer yet and may never be, but if the OPer is desiring it than he should make the leap and do it..

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