On April 2nd it was time to say ‘see you in the fall’ to South Padre Island and hit the open road. Where are we now? Well… after towing our home 2,549 miles, through 16 states, we are in Maine!

Here is a list of our Stays!
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Rent Cost

We spent a total of $504 which includes our monthly Thousand Trails payment of $173.62. The rest was spent at some KOA’s along the way.


Lotdocked:              3
State Park:               1
Thousand Trails: 20
KOA:                         6


Solar/Batteries: 3
Full Hookups:  27


1 night in TX
1 night in LA
1 night in AL
1 night in TN
4 nights in WV
7 nights in NJ
2 nights in NY
13 nights in ME

Miles & Fuel

Total Miles:       3,014
Towed Miles:    2,549
Days Traveled:  8
States: (16) TX, LA, MS, AL, GA, TN, VA, WV, MD, PA, NJ, NY, CT, MA, NH, ME

Gallons of Premium: 295.64
Average Price Paid: $3.32/gal
Fuel Cost:             $977.46

Generator Fuel:      $0.00

Toll:                        $89.02
Parking:                   $4.00



Laundromat:            $75.75
Laundromat Visits: 3
New Clothes:            $141.63

Braxton needed some new shoes and we ordered some new KYD – Summer to Remember shirts ?


We renewed our National Park Pass for $80.
We spent $31 at National Parks on stickers and Patches.


Groceries:      $1,398.97 ?
Restaurants:     $633.11 ?

Total:            $2,032.08 ??

OKAY WAIT! Let us explain!

Our grocery budget in March was under $500 but that’s because we stopped shopping at the end of the month, knowing we would be hitting the road on April 2nd. After three months on South Padre Island, it was time to re-stock at Costco and we restocked a lot. Why? Well… not only did we need to restock but we also needed to prepare for what’s coming, Maine. There is no Costco in Maine which means we may not see a Costco for another five months!

Restaurants… well… yea… when you’re on the road, there are stops along the way one must make. ? Some Hoagies in NJ, Some Heros in NY, and some great Thai in ME (nope not into Lobster Rolls, sorry).

RV Connectivity

We currently run a Cricket Wireless SIM for $55 per month for 100GB. Our RV setup consists of a NETGEAR Nighthawk MR1100 SIM Card Router connected to two Proxicast High Gain, Wide-Band, Omni-Directional Antennas.

We ran out of data early and added an additional 105GB for $100. That’s for this month only!

Phones and Devices

$249 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.

Thousand Trails Cost and Breakdown

We have the Elite Collection Membership which we paid off.

In total, we have spent 170 nights in a TT at a cost of $61.36 per night thus far.

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