Originally Posted by sailorboy1
I don't see what difference that makes as maintenance is maintenance.
I'm pretty sure it's just that people want to argue and they will look for anything to do oit.
I donít think anyone has come out and said maintenance is more expensive on an RV.
Maybe for a real expensive Diesel
pusher, but not a normal RV.
That question was answered at the beginning, the discussion has become total cost of RV living Vs living on a boat
The point of contention is whether ďcruisingĒ in an RV can be as cheap
as a boat
. My experience is Southeast US, and I say you canít, not by a long shot.
However I conceded that if you want to cruise
the great out west, Nevada, Wyoming, maybe North Dakota etc, where there is a lot of BLM land, then yes I assume you can boondock.
The cheapest we have lived on the boat so far was the Bahamas
, reason is we brought most of the food
with us and didnít stay in a Marina or on a mooring
Itís the having to pay for a place or stay that is expensive, for both, not the maintenance.
On both you can get good prices, if you donít move, but is sitting on one spot cruising, or just living?
Been a few years ago, but I lived in a Motorhome in Ozark Alabama
while I attended the AH-64D maintenance course, likely $500 or less in todayís prices, with electric
and all other bills included, cable, water
, garbage etc.
But I bet itís $50 a night, pricing just like a Marina, stitch a bunch of one nighters together and itís expensive.
People that live in RVís due to not being able to afford a house, are most often doing so illegally, and get real stealthy, move around spend one night in this parking lot, then move a little etc.
I donít want to live like that, I like anchoring
out and it not being illegal, and not having to hide or be stealthy.
the cost to own a car, and youíll come up with between 8 and 10,000 per year. Think an RV is going to be more?
But there are many articles on the subject, it seems and this is just my opinion, but the American Dream is either becoming more difficult for the average person to achieve, or maybe the desire is less, or maybe both, but many people are exploring alternative ways of living, the tiny house thing for example. I donít understand the tiny house thing myself, because you can buy a much larger and nicer 5th wheel
for much less, and you really can pull the 5th wheel
This is just one of many articles