On August 1st we celebrated our first year on the road watching the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. The rest of the month was spent in Maine and Massachusetts waiting for Oma and Opa (Dan’s mom and husband) to arrive in Cape Cod. We got to spend two weeks with them before their flight to Portugal for their retirement. We wish them all the luck in the world as they embark on their new adventure and hope to travel to Portugal soon to visit!

See the Instagram Post for August 2020 Stats

Rent Cost

We spent a total of $137.05 for the month of August which is our monthly Thousand Trails Membership cost.

We spent an additional $265.00 to upgrade out Thousand Trails Membership. More below!


Thousand Trails: 31 nights

Total ‘Rent’: $137.05


Full Hookups: 31 days


9 nights in ME
22 nights in MA

Miles & Fuel

Total Miles: 1,421
Towed Miles: 460
Days Traveled: 4
States: ME, MA

Gallons of Premium: 107.59
Average Price Paid: $2.77/gal
Fuel Cost: $298.36

Toll: $17.75



Laundromat: $16
Laundromat Visits: 1
New Clothes: $92.96

Oma and Opa had a fully equipped condo on Cape Cod so we ended up using their laundry once in August. So technically we did laundry 2 times.


Groceries: $1,423.28
Restaurants: $1523.25

Yea, we know! Our grocery bill is out of control.

RV Connectivity

$70 per month for Unlimited AT&T through OTR Mobile. This is truly unlimited (no throttling) and we use an average of 15 Gigs ber day! Our RV setup consists of a NETGEAR Nighthawk MR1100 SIM Card Router connected to two Proxicast High Gain, Wide-Band, Omni-Directional Antennas.
A writeup of our setup is coming soon!

Phones and Devices

$244.28 for two iPhones 11Pro on the ‘Get More Unlimited’ Plan and one iPad on the Unlimited Plan. This includes monthly payments on the iPhones!
The ‘Get More Unlimited’ Plan includes 75GB of Premium Data, 30GB of Mobile Hotspot Data. This plan includes Apple Music which is 90% of what we use for drive days. This plan also includes Disney+ which is one of Braxton’s favorite apps.


Nothing to report this month. We finally bought a screen door ($30) and supplies to make our own screens for the windows (about $125) but haven’t finished the project yet… go figure.

Thousand Trails Cost and Breakdown

We have the Elite Collection Membership. here is the breakdown of our cost:

Downpayment: $600.00 (Downpayment on the Elite Basic Membership)
Annual Dues:    $499.00  (Annual Thousand Trails Dues)
Trails Coll.         $299.00  (Annual Trails Collection Dues)
Upgraded:         $265.00 (Difference to upgrade to Elite Collections Membership)
Monthly             $274.10  (Total of Monthly payments to date)
Total:               $1,937.10  (Total to date)

Divided by 69 nights to date, is $28.07 per night!


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