How much does it cost to live in a motor-home?
I know a basic model can cost between $10,000 to $20,000
What kind of salary do I need, assuming rent is between
$400 to $800/month. What other expenses are involved?
- Anonymous6 months ago
Oh dear a motor -Home in your Budget range is usually on it's last legs and would be uninhabitable in a year or two if it was in the first place designed for long term live in.
As for income to make it possible to live comfortably you need to add at least one more zero.
- TorukoLv 66 months ago
The least expensive rental in California today is for RV's
and Tiny Homes pulled by a vehicle. Found driving south
from Del Rio over Sacramento River onto SW shore of a
large river delta island. Quiet. A freshwater marina.
Your RV or tiny home cannot be more than a decade
old, have insurance, and be legal to operate upon state
highways. No more than 2 pets. No more than
2 adult occupants. Bad adult or pet behavior gets your
eviction. Motor boat use can access the State Capital
upriver, the San Francisco Bay Area cities downriver,
and all other West Coast Ports. Marina has boat ramp
access to river delta water, general store, hook-up's,
laundry, pump-out for toilet tanks, scheduled garbage
disposal services, sheltered boat storage, shoreside
fishing if reader ha a State License, swimming pool ,
and wooded grounds. No private generator usage
until the county electrical grid fails.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 77 months ago
$10,000-$20,000 will get you a used motorhome. More likely a van conversion. The big diesel pushers tend to run well over $100,000 and some up to a million dollars. So first, if you are going to live in one you need a bigger one. You would do better with a diesel pickup as your vehicle to get around and an old fifth wheel to live in.
- JetDocLv 77 months ago
Add another zero to those prices, little Snowflake. You won't find a motor home that you can live in full-time for less than $100,000 these days. Of course, SOME people still live in their cars, so...
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- Anonymous7 months ago
A very old used model will be $10K-$20K. New ones generally start around $80K for a small basic model. Since you mention rent, I assume you're talking about living in a trailer park. Costs vary depending upon location and amenities. Some provide perks like clubhouses and pools, while others just provide a space and hookups. You'll need to get data for your area and decide what's most important to you. I know a guy who lives in a motor home and paid $120K for it. He parks it on a friend's property so he doesn't have to pay for land use, and he does get running water through his friend and electricity via solar panels. A friend's mom moved into a single-wide motor home a few years ago after a divorce. She didn't own it, but paid around $600 per month for rent and utilities at a no-frills trailer park.
- Rick BLv 77 months ago
Sit down and write out a budget. Utilities, food, clothing, transportation, healthcare, clothing, cleaning supplies, what does it cost to live where you live now?
You will need an emergency fund. Your income will need to be three times the rent AT A MINIMUM to qualify.