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Old 05-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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For the past 10 days we have lived in the 5er parked in the driveway. Monday night will be the last day at the old homestead and Tuesday we move to the RV campground for 2 more months while I wait to retire in July.

The past two weekends we had a moving sale and liquated everything except for a couple of antiques and some keepsake items in a small storage cube.

We have accepted a volunteer host assignment at Black Bayou NWR at Monroe, La for a few months starting in August.
http://www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/blackbayoulake/

It is getting harder and harder to drag myself through another day at work...but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Congrats! Now, since you won't ever use, or even look at, the stuff in the storage cube, get rid of it too.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new life.. A live with far far far less in the way of Taxes.

Folks ask about the cost of fuel (Gasoline) for my Class A... well since the property taxes on the "A" are less than 400 a year and on the house were over 3,000 a year (Likely closer to 4 by now) that is about 3,000 I have for Gasoline.. I spent over 200 a month on utilities (over 250 actually) I spend less than 100 a month on campground memberships, this includes Electric, Water and Sewer (I still have to buy less than 200 worth of propane a year) and about 100 a month on gasoline save for my semi-annual hike of 800 miles (about 400 worth of motion lotion each way).

I also pay an additional 120/month in parking in the winter.

I'd say given the tax reduction.. I'm not paying for gasoline, the Government is
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Yes, when we started looking at the money flow, full-time RV is certainly lower money outflow. Our S&B taxes and insurance were about $5500 per year. Then there was the upkeep on the house for eventaully a new roof, paint, water well maintenance and septic system maintenance.

If you do any volunteer hosting at campgrounds, the site and and utilities are provided, so that much less to pay out.

But I had not equated the government funding my fuel bill. Way to go.

But for two more months, I will continue to work and we are parked in a nice RV campground. Then we get to hit the road.

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