If you are planning to travel full time in an RV, there are a few things that you need to know. One of my favorite places to get RV info is from Robert Mahon at RVExpeditioners. I’ve always dreamed of hitting the road in an RV. Have you?
Full-Time RV Life: 5 Things You Need to Know
Before hitting the road permanently, here are some things I found that I think you should know too.
This first point is the most obvious. You simply can’t fit all your stuff in an RV. You need to get rid of some stuff or even hire storage space.
Another idea is to relocate to a cheaper house to avoid incurring monthly rent costs.
If you are going to be going to full-time RV life, maybe even sell your house so you don’t have to pay taxes on it.
No matter what you choose, it’s best to only keep what you need with you on the road. You should go through your stuff and decide what you need for the trip. The rest should be left behind.
2. Practice Patience
How good are you at living in really tiny quarters with your partner or family members? Honestly, William and I could do this no problem. We share just about everything already!
But keep in mind that RV life is basically no privacy, no time away from your travel companions. Be honest about your feelings before you pack everything.
3. Consider Connectivity
Even though cell phone signals are improving every year, there will still be places you travel that won’t have any bars. Plan for it and expect it.
There are lots of websites that show you signal maps so you can see where you’ll be when you don’t have access to your phones.
If you are planning to work from the road, also keep in mind that wi-fi might not be available everywhere too.
4.Avoid too much pressure
This is a good lesson for life in general, and it applies to full-time RV life too. Do not compare yourself to others. Focus on your life and you’re happiness. That’s it!
RV life can be a constant comparing, but don’t do it. Staying off Instagram and social media might help if you struggle with the comparing game.
5. Pick the Best RV
Finally, do you research before committing to an RV full-time. Make sure the one you pick will provide the storage and life you need. The worst kind of buyer’s remorse is when you regret the place you live!
Overall, full-time RV life can be a ton of fun! I know I’m looking forward to even doing a smaller-scale, part-time RV vacation with William someday.