Here’s what it took us to turn a nearly fifty year-old motorhome into our current home.
Ali has managed to tally up the numbers on the Travco expenses. I guessed twenty-thousand and came pretty close. I’m pretty happy with that number. The bus turned out exactly as we had hoped it would, and after a month on the road there isn’t one thing that we’re unhappy with. There are still a few things that we’ll change, replace, or add, but overall the bus has been exactly what we hoped it would be when we envisioned this trip.
We’ll keep the monthly numbers coming (the link to this post will live at the bottom of the home page with all our other trips expenses). Whenever we start out on a new adventure the first few months are pretty high, but things tend to level out once we get settled in.
This is what it looked like when we first got our hands on it. Cool. Original. But with all the downside that entails. Lay down on some fifty year old carpet anyone?
|1966 Dodge Travco Motorhome||9,000.00|
|reupholester original chairs/couches||3,128.00|
|solar set up||532.96|
|vinyl plank flooring||510.74|
|interior curtains/window shades||392.66|
|6V Trojan Batteries x2||301.77|
|DMV (tax, title, plates)||679.75|
|insurance (1 year)||526.00|
|Good Sam Roadside Assist (1 year)||79.55|
|Good Sam Club (1 year)||25.00|
|mar 2014||apr 2014||may 2014||jun 2014|
|May: Travco brake work 4 shops $2,074; awning replacement part $95|
|Jun: Travco new window seals $995; new a/c $349; new roof vent $95|
|jul 2014||aug 2014||sep 2014||oct 2014|
|Jul: used/new-to-us exhaust manifold $125|
|Sept: Portland shop brakes/manifold $3380|
|Oct: electrical fire (1 week fix): rental car/gas $263, campground (3 nights) $193, parts $324|
|nov 2014||dec 2014||jan 2015||feb 2015|
|Nov: entered Baja Mexico ($105 for vehicle permit and tourist visas, $248 Mexico auto ins)|
|Dec: ferry from La Paz to Mazatlan $772|
|Jan: month in Mazatlan|
|Feb: month in USA|
|mar 2015||apr 2015||may 2015||jun 2015|
|Mar: tollroads $43|
|May: tollroads $66|
|Jun: Mexico City condo/Puebla hotel $777; rental car Oaxaca $108|
|jul 2015||aug 2015||sept 2015||oct 2015|
|nov 2015||dec 2015|
|Nov/Dec: monthly stays in Sayulita|