The costs of longterming

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  1. Coolbeanz

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    Great job keep it up but let the poor boy have an ice cream out every now and then. :*
     
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    That made him chuckle :D
     
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    Oh my goodness. What wonderful valued information you have provided here especially for people like me that have still to venture to Europe. It must have taken a great deal of time and much effort .

    I look forward to seeing the route you travelled.
    A BIG THANKYOU. . This has been very much appreciated.
     
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    If you can do it for that you will be doing very well..

    We full timed for three years and it cost us closer to £12k per year.. but our circumstances were a little different in that we were a family of four.. we also had an RV that was expensive to run and maintain and only did 12 mpg

    We all do things differently... so it's difficult to compare, for example, we never spent money on restaurant meals or expensive sites, most of our camping was on aires or CLs in the UK.. we rarely spent money on anything other than essentials..

    Full timing is not as cheap as many believe .. it's cheaper than living in a house .. but not cheap.

    If you are not adding enough money to the pot to cover your outgoings, (which, despite my best efforts we weren't doing) , no matter how much you have in the bank.. it will eventually run out.. it's like a leaking tap.. drip drip drip..
     
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    Very impressive, you should get together with GJH Graham and yourself from what I see have a great deal in common.;)
     
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    I wish I had been more organised, having long termed for the last 15 years I haven't a clue how much it costs :rolleyes:.
     
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    We are much the same as you when it comes to restaurants. We only ate out once as I love to cook but there is one meal my husband had never tried so we did venture to a lovely seaside restaurant along the Normandy coast to try moules frites. They were nice but I'll do them myself next time and save a fortune!!
    The reason for the base line budget is I wanted a figure to put in the ExpenseNova as a starting point. Surprisingly I now think it is definitely possible to stick very close to that figure.
    We also avoided expensive sites and I was extremely surprised that my initial thoughts on going over budget in summer and under in winter turned out to be wrong. I will try and finish the post today or tomorrow as I want to add more on what it cost us on Aires/Campsites and why it was cheapest for us in August.
     
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    :rofl: I wouldn't worry now then, as long as your bank account stays in the black just keep going :rofl:
     
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    This is just so useful, I'm on my countdown to retirement, OK still have 3 years to go but realised it takes a lot of planning on the finance side(y)
     
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    Really useful info.
    The euro rate is so good at the moment, that must help a lot.
     
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    Just noticed that you were fulltiming in the UK, that makes a big difference as everything is cheaper in France, fuel, food, lpg, campsites, Aires. Did you spend any of the 3 years in Europe?
     
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    It did, I had to alter my expenses app from a base line of €10,080 to €10,584. More money to spend (y)(y)(y)
    Let's just hope it doesn't go down again o_O
     
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    no.. just part of the time when we came back for MOT etc... and to help my mate at his pub in Kent ..
    we spent more than two years in France and Spain

    Aires are cheap .. fuel was cheaper, but never found food cheap..
     
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    (y) Very informative, though I've never considered food cheap in France. (y)

    I can't wait for the Campsite/aires figures.:cautious:
     
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    but thw wine is to take your mind of it :D
     
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    wine and baccy is cheaper.. baccy even cheaper in Belgium,
    but no financial benefit for those like us who use neither ..
     
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    How very true(y)
     
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    Meat wasn't cheaper but we found most other stuff was, it was a relief to get to Germany and pig out on Bratwurst :rofl:
     
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