Monday, January 5, 2015

Roadrunner Financials - December 2014

Roadrunner Recap
During the month of December we were in the following locations:

  • Grand Ole Opry Campground - Goodlettesville, TN
  • Tiffin Allegro Campground - Red Bay, AL
  • Walmart Parking Lot - Anniston, AL
  • Heritage RV Campground - Augusta, GA
  • RVacation Campground - Selma, NC
  • MWR Campground, JEB Little Creek - Virginia Beach VA
We spent time outside of Nashville where we met Tom Wagner.  He was moving south from Wisconsin to Florida for the warmer weather.
From there we went to Red Bay for some clear coat paint work on our roof,
Next, we spent the night in Anniston, AL and then on to Selma, NC where we met Albuquerque friends Bub and Winnie.
We also stopped and saw Kelly's in-laws Marty and Diane in Augusta where we had dinner at Cracker Barrel.
Then it was on to JEB Little Creek where we are going to be for the winter.

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
In the month of December, there were not many areas where we 'held the line' in our spending.  The areas where we were under budget only:
- Campground fees
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance (Pam)

Biggest Expenses
Our spending for our car was a big one.  We had two brake lights units that burnt out when the extra bulbs touched the inside of the plastic casing and melted them.  That cost over $700.  
And we had peeling paint around the window pane between the front and rear windows.  Turned out it was actually tape which we had the dealer put on.

We also bought Dental Insurance for the both of us and Vision Insurance for Pam.  The combined total of those two was $635.  But we figured if we had a couple of dental cleanings and possible filling or two the insurance would pay for itself.  Time will tell.

Large One Time Cost Item
Brake like casings for the Honda CRV - over $700

Monthly Average
Yikes!  This month the numbers were a sea of red, indicating we were over budget in most areas.  At $6273 for the month, we were way over in a number of areas.  Good thing we have had a few months under our target so we are only $53 / month above where we want to be.

Considering Christmas and the holidays, not a bad month.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting expenses, it is a good reference for what is possible. Honda must sure love their tail light housings. I use a good online company 1A Auto for headlights, tail lights and window regulators, OEM equipment and good installation videos online for all they sell. Very reasonable prices and shipping. You may look there and book mark their site.