Living full-time in your RV can be a fun adventure. Of course, it also has the potential to be a bit of a nightmare. If you are going to live in your RV full-time and have the experience be a positive one, you need to have a good plan in place before setting out. Whether you are getting ready to full-time for the first time, or if you have been doing it for a while and wish to improve the experience, the tips included below should help you get the most out of this lifestyle.
Life Can Be Simple
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Many people freak out at the start of their full-timing experience because they think they will need to somehow cram everything from their home into their RV before they head out. That simply isn’t true. You don’t need most of the things that you own, and your life will probably be more enjoyable without them. Think about all of the stuff in your house – when was the last time you used most of it? Exactly. Leave a lot of your material possessions behind and enjoy the freedom.
It Isn’t That Scary
Life doesn’t change all that much from day to day, even if you switch from living in a ‘traditional’ home to living in an RV. As long as you have a good plan and the financial side of your life in order, you should be just fine. Many people put off trying to live full-time in an RV for years because they are scared of the unknown. Put aside those fears, replace them with a logical plan for how you are going to make this lifestyle work for you, and take the plunge when you are ready.
Everyone Needs Space
If you are going to be living in your RV full-time with a significant other (or if you already are), it is important to acknowledge the fact that everyone needs their own personal space. Even though you are on this adventure together and you enjoy spending time with one another, it is healthy for all involved to maintain your own personal hobbies and free time. Plan alone time into your schedule so you don’t eventually drive each other crazy within the walls of the RV.
Good Weather is Your Friend
Is is certainly possible to live in an RV while dealing with bad weather outside, but why would you? One of the great things about living in an RV is that you can always fire up the engine and head somewhere different. Think ahead in terms of likely seasonal weather conditions and plan a lifestyle that allows you to enjoy the kind of weather you love. Remember, this is up to you in terms of your personal preferences – some people love hot weather, while others prefer cool and breezy. Whatever weather it is that makes you feel at peace and at home, point your RV in that direction.
Life at Your Own Pace
Another of the great benefits of full-timing is the opportunity to slow life down and live at your own pace. Even if you are out on the road with an ultimate destination in mind, you probably don’t need to rush all the way to get there. Take your time, see things along the way, and enjoy life at a pace that most others don’t get to experience.