Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Roadrunner Financials - May 2012

Roadrunner Recap
Our time in Virginia Beach was primarily spent at the Sea Mist Campground.  After a few weeks there, we moved up to DC and spent time at the Andrews AFB Famcamp.

We spent the month of May in two locations:
  • Sea Mist RV Campground, Virginia Beach VA
  • Joint Base Andrews FamCamp, MD
Here's an interactive map of where we camped during the month. Click on the letters (waypoints) to see campgrounds:

Or if you prefer, a static map of travels during the month:

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
Here's a snapshot of our spending for the month:

Biggest Expenses
We paid our car insurance for the semi-annual bill which accounted for the monthly overage.
Another overage was in the area of groceries and entertainment.  I bought some golf shoes and played golf a couple of times.

Large One Time Cost Item
The RV maintenance area has a $3112 bill to repair a head gasket on the Roadrunner.  The gasket plus the aluminum cover needed to be fixed because there engine was leaking. Yikes!  We had the same engine issue in Fort Walton Beach and spent $1100 two months ago... :(

Monthly Average

The bad news on this snapshot is that I found an error on my May 2012 spreadsheet.  It failed to pick up $3112 on our RV maintenance.  That changes all our numbers!

For the month we are well over 2 x the budget for May.  And that spikes our monthly average to over $6000.

I have often said this is more of a tracking tool and an estimate than a budget -- this month's spending proves it.  That's what our spending looked like for the month.  Thanks for taking a peek.  Hopefully they provide help or entertainment of some sort...

If you'd like a free copy of the spreadsheet I use, drop me a note and I will be glad to send it along.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

No comments:

Post a Comment