This is our second year on the road, this time I was determined to save a little money. I had discovered a few secrets in our first year; 1. Stay a week, or even a month and save. 2. High end RV resorts are great, but sometimes the cost is too much. 3. The season and location make a difference in costs. 4. Maybe TRY boondocking more? 5. Still like my creature comforts.
This year, we did so much better on our monthly average. In the first eleven months of 2022, we have averaged around $898 per month in nightly stays. April was our most expensive month in nightly stays, we spent $1689 for the month.
Here is a breakdown (approximately.)
January we were snowbirds so we stayed a month in one location. $865.00 for the month.
We stayed in four different (private) RV parks as we started our trek from the east coast to the west coast. South Caroline, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. We stayed almost 10 days in one park. Cost for the month $923.00
Route 66 - we started just outside of St Louis.
With the exception of one night (we moochdocked) we stayed in private RV parks, most averaging under $40 to $45 per night. Cost for the month $1510.00
Route 66 through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, then into Nevada (Lake Mead - private park) and Las Vegas and ending in St George. All private parks. From $35 to $60 per night. Cost for the month $1689.00
Heading back to Washington state. Utah, Idaho, Washington State. Mostly private parks. We did boondock at the Salt Flats in Utah for a couple of nights. Cost for the month $1054.00
June and July
We work camped and our site was paid for.
Cost for the month $650.00
We left Washington state and started our trek for Arizona.
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming.
Three nights of Harvest Host - Cost $63.00
City park in Idaho
Little America in Wyoming has a new RV Park
Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming
The rest were private RV parks
and two weeks at a friends (cost $325.00)
Total for the month $1185.00
Colorado, New Mexico, AZ
City park in Brush, Colorado
Chatfield Dam (state park) Littleton, Colorado
Private RV park for a month $650
State Park (AZ) $ 105.00
Total for the month $755.00
Total for January to November - $9887 or $898 per month in 2022
December we will be staying in one place for a month and the cost should be around $1200.00
As we roam the roads and highways, looking for that next fantastic stop, keep track of our travels in our Airstream - Betty Jo