I made the 10 mile move over to La Posa, Tyson Wash LTVA this morning, paid my 40 bucks, went to an area I had scouted out yesterday and settled in for a two-week stay.
I've got a nice view because I'm closer to the mountains than I was before and there's lots of ATV trails running in different directions so the little Beta will be right at home. I'm only three or four miles from town but I'm about 10 miles farther from Parker so it will be a longer drive when I have to go to Walmart.
It's good to have a place to take my trash now, I have three Walmart bags full of trash stashed away that I will now be able to get rid of. I didn't dump my tanks and take on some water like I'd originally planned because I decided at the last minute to keep boondocking till everything is full or empty. And that bit of information will be useful in the future. But I wouldn't try that in less I knew I could dump whenever I please.
It was requested that I post some numbers on what it costs for me to live this boondocking lifestyle that I write about in my blog, and I'm more than happy to do that since it might help others who are thinking about full timing, and wondering what it costs.
First of all this is not all of the money I spend in a year. I've tried to put down the expenses that almost anyone would have and left out expenses that may not apply to anyone but me because that just skews the results.
So these expenses are for just 2017 and there's not a lot of detail about the expenses, I have details but remember I'm lazy and I didn't know if they would interest anyone so I left them out. If you would like to see particular details about something just let me know and I'll get them for you.
Camping--- $1100--- this is the category where boondocking really pays off. With serious boondocking you can do much better than this, but it doesn't bother me to pay to stay every once in a while, after all that's what I'm doing right now.
truck--- $2300--- this is fuel, maintenance, any repairs, insurance, and things like that. Off the top of my head I would say that at 10 miles per gallon towing the Arctic Fox, a lot of that is fuel.
grocerys--- $2500--- I don't try to save money on groceries, I don't use coupons, and I buy a lot of snack foods. I seldom drink alcohol, and I don't smoke, but I try to shop at Walmart whenever possible because it is cheaper.
eating out--- $450--- I obviously don't eat out very much and when I do it's almost never at a fancy restaurant... inless someone else is paying.
trailer--- $200--- this is not what I spent on the Arctic Fox last year this is about what I spend in an average year on the Arctic Fox. Last year I bought thousands of dollars worth of lithium iron batteries and a new inverter and that skewed my expenses way out of proportion to what someone else might spend a year.
utilities--- $3200--- this includes my outrageously expensive Verizon phone bill, storage room, propane, and any other thing that might look like a utility
You'll notice there's a lot of expenses that are missing like health insurance, which is so variable that what I pay may be of no use to you. Laundry, which is minuscule. Personal expenses, there again it doesn't apply to everyone. Hobbies, in less you buy motorcycles every once in a while that won't apply to you either.
So like I said I just put down things that most all of us have to spend money on every year, and the other expenses are so variable, that even though they might be interesting there really not going to tell you what it will cost to live YOUR boondocking lifestyle.