[This is based on a post on CRVL. It sat as a draft for a long time. No longer my current thinking but will publish it anyhow.]
As it happens, I visited an RV park today. It’s associated with a gun range so you get free range membership. :-)
If I were to move out of the S&B I’m renting and go full time there in the van until my retirement:
my rent/utilities would drop $285
my gasoline costs would decrease by $60
I would shave 1.5hrs off my daily commute (7.5hrs/week, which is almost a day off). The drive doesn’t bother me but losing the time hurts.
I could keep my dogbuddies there
it’s still in a semirural area although only 15mins from work.
My motorcycle is paid off on Sept 1, so the only debt I will have will be the van. $285 + $60 + the finished bike payment funds would pay for the van note. Compared to my current cash flow it would feel like a free van.
If I were to do this it’d probably be after the RTR. Feb? March?
Food for thought.