I found my new home! I went out with Crystal from Budgetingthefunstuff and hunted for my RV park. I have been stressing about where I am going to park my trailer and actually live. I have been living in nice apartments with pools and all the amenities for a while so I wasn’t really ready to give up everything yet.
Turns out, I don’t have to. I am going to move into Northlake RV Resort! This place has the two amenities that I use the most (a pool and and exercise area) as well as so much more! This is the list of just the things I think I am actually going to use.
- Free Wifi
- Beautiful Scenery
- Rocking Chairs
- Nice BBQ are
- Pool Table
- Clean restrooms
- Clean showers
- Laundry facilities
I was stunned with the price. My company that I live in now just boosted up the price of my 750 sq foot apartment to $925. I would be moving either way. That is just so much more than I think is reasonable, especially when they haven’t been able to keep our gated complex actually gated. (Gates been broken about half the time I’ve lived here.) My new living area at Northlake will cost me $540 a month.
“Oh Dee, that’s like (855-540=315) $315 dollars a month! That’s pretty good!” But wait my little head voice.. I will also get free wifi ($60) and will have a cheaper electric bill (100-40=60). That will bring my total up to $435. My trailer ran around $9500.. so in 21 months it would have saved the whole cost of the trailer. Not to mention, Northlake is giving me my second month free! That’s right, Free!
If things go as planned, I will actually get to move into a smaller spot that will cost $475 a month. They just didn’t have one open for me at this moment. That should knock me down to 20 months. Now.. that being said, if I don’t stay in my trailer after this year, I will sell it.
Now if I were really trying to lower my living costs, I would have moved into a different park that was cheaper. There was a place with spots for 270ish. Those spots didn’t include anything but water and electric hookups and the price didn’t include the cost of water or electric or wifi. I am not sure how much that would run me but since I am not ready to live that way, I am not going to concern myself with crunching those numbers.
The other huge benefit was the location. I will be 5 mins from my work place and 15 mins from some very close to friends. I am moving far away from where my guy lives but closer to where he works so that’s not that bad. The place is only child tolerant instead of overly child friendly so I am hoping that none of my students end up in my lot but if they do *shrug* then they do.
And now for pictures we took!