This site is a fantastic resource. I stumbled across it whilst in the midst of a marathon RV researching session on Google and it's been really useful. No amount of written guides can equal the collective knowledge of an experienced RVer answering my questions directly; so I thought I'd pitch a few to you.
My girlfriend and I are both 22, and we're looking to do a mammoth road trip from mid-September to mid-November. She is American but has a British license, I do not drive. She's moved out to Seattle now to stay with family until I graduate and join her there for a DMB gig at The Gorge. My first question is, I suppose, what's a reasonable budget for 60-odd days trip across the States? It's looking like it'll cost us no more than $3000 to hire a Class B van, we're both not particularly fussed about having great amenities and will strive to use as little water and electricity as possible, and we intend to buy cheap food from market stalls and supermarkets to keep us going. If all goes well, we think between us that we'd be able to save a maximum of $8000 before we go; will this be enough? With the research I've done I'm fairly confident, but then I worry about expenses I haven't thought of, and I'm assuming for example that we won't have to stay at proper campsites more often than once a week to dump the RVs waste and take on new water etc?
Thanks in advance for all your help, and I hope one day soon to see you on the road!