Should You Be Living in An RV?

For a lot of people, it’s a dream come true to live in a RV. Who does want to be able to hit the open road and travel across the country all while experiencing the comforts of home?

That being said, it can easily turn into a very unfavourable living situation if you’re ill-prepared. Choosing to live in an RV isn’t a decision you should make spontaneously. You need to consider a lot of factors such as finances, state of mind, goals…etc.

If you’re reading this article, then we’ll assume that you’re seriously considering an RV. We’re here to give you some insight as to what it takes to adapt to that lifestyle.

Make sure You’re Making the Right Decision

A lot of people think that the RV lifestyle is cut out for them and so they rush into that decision. A couple of months later, they’re miserable because it’s not at all how they expected it to turn out. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that you evaluate what your reasons are for choosing this lifestyle. Afterwards you can do a reality check on yourself.

For instance, if you just want to travel around the country for a bit, then it’s probably not a good idea to sell your house straightaway and commit to an RV. First, do a little bit of travelling with your own car and see if this is really what you want to do for the years to come.

Reality checks are important because they keep you from regretting your decision later.

Learn how to do Maintenance

If you don’t already know how to proper maintenance on a vehicle, then you absolutely must make sure to do so. The RV wouldn’t just be your mode of transport; it’s going to be your home. Therefore, it’s crucial that you take great care of it.

So, before you commit to this lifestyle, we highly recommend you gather all the maintenance tools necessary such as tyre repair kits, emergency kits, tyre pressure monitoring kits, spare fluids…etc. and invest time into learning how to use them properly.

Make Sure you can afford it

Let’s face it, you can’t really hold down a ‘normal job’ if you’re planning to travel across the country. Therefore, you have to make sure that you have enough savings to last you during the times that you can’t get any work. You could however work take on freelance work and the good news is that there are plenty of those nowadays. As long as you can maintain a solid internet connection, there’s no reason why you can’t earn a while living in an RV.

Make Sure you’re Mentally Prepared for it

For some people it an RV lifestyle can seem kind of cramped after a while. Also, you’ll have to get used to the fact that you can’t do things like throw large indoor parties or be with your friends and family all the time.

If you’re okay with those conditions, then by all means go for it!

An RV lifestyle is a dream comes true for a lot of people, especially those who love and have the means to travel. At the same time, there are a few things that you should consider before you commit to it.

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