Hi folks, I saw in the forum that this has come up before, but I hope that I could get more information . . . We are looking to go on a six month trip across the country next year from May to November, beginning in the Northeast and coming south along the east coast, then along the gulf coast, west to southern California, then up along the west coast to Seattle. From there either come back the same way or shoot straight back to VA. Two adults, two children and two dogs will be part of this little venture. We will periodically be staying at various locations along the way, several 2-3 day stops, a couple of two week stops. Planning for this is all very preliminary at ths point, but before we can get into detailed planning, I'd like to get an idea of whether I should focus on leasing or buying. Looking at various rental sites, I have seen that RV rentals can range anywhere from $1300 to $5000 a month! Whereas I've seen buying RVs and making $230 to $460 a month. Are there no lease programs for RVs out there like there are for autos? Ultimately, I will also have to determine other costs, but I want to make sure that I am not missing anything. What should I add to the below list: - fuel - camp/hookup fees - maintanence - insurance - internet (satelite, wi-fi?) - Road-side assistance (not sure how this works for RVs) I have several months to plan this out and hopefully I can come up with a budget that's realistic but manageable. I know this covers a lot of ground, but hoping for a few pointers to keep in mind while I gather the information. Many thanks, Dan.