Traveling in an RV has become popular in the last few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being a great way to save on accommodation, traveling in an RV also gives you total flexibility of changing your direction and being not linked to schedule. We are often asked about the average cost of such a trip and decide to make it clear. Here is an approximate budget for those who are thinking about changing their lifestyle or wanting to try a new type of vacation.
Renting an RV (from $1450 per month)
The cost of an RV per month may vary depending on the size, the year, and the facilities it has. You can rent the one that suits both your budget and needs or consider a daily rent (from $175) if it’s just a short-time trip. If you’re thinking about full-time long-lasting RVing, it may be a good idea to buy your own RV. The cost of an RV ranges between $35,000 and $300,000.
Gas (from $60 to $600 for a fill-up)
Depending on your RV type, you can travel as far as 500 to 1,900 miles on a tank of gas. Your monthly expenses depend on your destination and the whole route length.
Food (about $600 per month for a couple)
You can save on food by eating less at restaurants and cooking more in your trailer. A well-equipped kitchen makes it possible to keep your food costs at the habitual level.
Additional costs (about $300 per month)
This includes the cost of the regular maintenance of your vehicle, emergency finance, insurance, pet food, RV wash, laundry, and gears, including some kitchen supplies and a sewer hose.
Entertainment and Internet (about $300)
Depending on the places you’re going to visit, it can cost you about $20-$50 to get in. You can also get an America Beautiful pass for $80 dollars annually and save a lot on visiting all national park sites.
RV sites fees (from $385 per month)
Places with more amenities are usually more expensive. A monthly basis is usually much cheaper than a daily rate, but everything depends on your plans and schedule. Most RV travelers prefer to get an RV membership that allows them to park their vehicles at participating farms. At the same time, these places usually don't have hookups as well as many other facilities. In Broke Mill RV Park, we offer fair rates and all the amenities, including Wi-Fi with a strong signal, a swimming pool, an event center with a kitchen, and a great next-to-lake location with plenty of unique local stores within walking distance.
Summing up, an approximate monthly budget for RVing is about $2,200 without an RV renting costs or from $3,650 including the renting. And that's not much for the flexibility and impression you get.
No matter what your traveling goal is, Broke Mill RV Park is always glad to see you on our sites, whether you come for work or vacation. Each RV site is equipped with all the facilities that meet our guests’ needs. We offer competitive prices and are trying our best to provide you with the greatest of what an RV park can even think to have.