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Can I Afford Full-Time RVing on Social Security? (2022)

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It is possible to afford full-time RVing on Social Security, but it can be challenging. Here is what you need to know. 

Many retirees dream of buying an RV and traveling the country full time. As Jennifer and I can attest, it's a fantastic way to spend your golden years. But it can be more expensive than you might think.

What if you live on Social Security? Can it be done? 

The simple answer is YES! We know a lot of couples who do this. Full-time RVing on social security may even support a better lifestyle than living in a house.

Still, there are a number of factors to consider when weighing this decision. 

How to Afford Full Time RVing on Social Security

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Figure it out first.

Here are steps you can take to determine if full-time RVing on Social Security is right for you, and how to get ready for it.

Find Out How Much You'll Get From Social Security

As a starting point, it is helpful to know an estimated amount you will receive from Social Security per month. This way you can manage your expectations for a budget down the line.

You can get an idea using this social security calculator.

Is there a minimum budget for full-time living in an RV Life? Not really, but from experience, I would suggest $2,000 per month on average as the absolute bare minimum. 


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