When it comes to RV-ing, there are two kinds of people: those that are more comfortable dating the RV lifestyle, and those that want to tie the knot permanently.
While traveling in an RV part-time offers a lot of perks and adventures, there’s something entirely special and unique about living and traveling in an RV full-time.
Here are some reasons you might want to consider RVing full time:
Reason 1: Life is Never Dull
There is something to be said for a lifestyle that allows you to pick up and go anywhere at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re a single person, family, or retired couple, life that offers freedom and adventure is, well, incredibly special.
Reason 2: Easier Travel for Work
Far too many people spend more time at business conferences and trade shows than they do at home with their family. Well, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Imagine getting to take your home and family with you? How nice would it be to travel around the country, meeting your business obligations but have everything you love right there with you?
Reason 3: Better Education
Even people who live in a traditional house are turning to homeschooling because they believe that a public school’s one-size-fits-all approach to education simply doesn’t fit their own children. Well imagine the curriculum you can provide your children when you travel around the country or even world in an RV. Not only will they learn facts from a textbook, they will have experiences that will help shape their view of the world. That kind of education is priceless.
Reason 4: Simplify and Save Money
When you live in an RV full-time, you have less space for unnecessary “stuff.” You’re able to shed the desire to “keep up with the Joneses” and acquire things that really don’t add much value to your life (We’re talking to you napkin holders and potato ricer) and quite frankly, won’t fit anywhere.
As an added bonus, when you shop less you save more money. That money can be better spent on fuel and RV park admission fees.
Reason 5: Retirement is More Fun
How many people look forward to the day they retire, only to find out they feel bored with no place to go every day? When you live in an RV, your new job is to have fun and adventure. Not a bad way to spend your Golden Years!
Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge
Now, while you may be thinking, “Sweet, this living full-time in an RV seems awesome,” and it can be for many, there are some things to consider before taking the plunge.
Do not, I repeat NOT go out and buy an RV without at least first spending some time renting one. Maybe this lifestyle sounds great to you, but then again, maybe that’s only in theory. Maybe you or someone in your family is just not the full-time RVing type. And that’s okay, as long as you find it out before spending big money on a major purchase and making a HUGE change in your life.
Try Out Different RVs
While you’re busy practicing life on the open road, be sure to test different rigs. You need to know exactly how much space you’ll need to be comfortable and not have your kids at each other’s throats. How big of a rig can you comfortably drive and handle? What layout works best? Be honest with yourself and take notes.
Learn Your RV
It’s important that you learn how your particular RV works. Before setting out on your new life, be sure to spend time with the owner’s manual. Learn how all of the systems work and get familiar with the electrical system and fuse box specifically. Assign everyone in the family a maintenance task so you can always be sure your new mobile home is in top working order.
Living in an RV full-time may not be fore everyone. But for those who it is for, full-time RVing offers freedom, adventure, and a special way of life.