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What to Expect When Living in an RV

At first thought, the idea of permanently living in an RV sounds like an everlasting vacation lifestyle. While there are many advantages to living on the road, there are some things that people don’t account for when planning this major lifestyle change.

Here we break down some popular myths about RV living:

Living In an RV Is Cheap: With proper planning, living in an RV can help you save a significant amount of money compared to owning/renting a home, but remember, there are expenses to this lifestyle as well. Regular expenses include fuel, fees at campgrounds/parks, frequent grocery shopping since storage is limited, and any maintenance required on your travels. You’ll also need to factor in fees for WIFI, cable, and other entertainment.

Working From the RV Will Be Easy: With a smaller living space, it’s likely you won’t have a spacious office to work from. With deadlines and hectic days, working a full-time job from your RV can easily become stressful. Keep in mind, you’ll need to rely on WIFI available at the camp/park or bring your portable WIFI to ensure a steady connection. Sometimes you may need to work from a local coffee shop or set up your “office” outdoors to break up the day-to-day.

Not every RV camp or park will be your favorite. Some will be dirty, crowded, and outdated while others are so wonderful, you’ll want to stay awhile. Do your research and read reviews to try and get a true feel for where you are headed. The best part is, if you don’t like where you set up, you can always leave and head somewhere else!

There are many wonderful perks to living in an RV! Some of our top picks include:

  • Picturesque nature views
  • One-of-a-kind experiences
  • Travel everywhere with “your own home”
  • Freedom and flexibility to travel wherever you’d like

Before you turn your RV living dream into a reality, be sure to do your due diligence. Do your research, crunch the numbers, and speak to others who have been living the lifestyle for a while. You’ll want a full understanding before making the commitment!

Are you currently living in an RV? We’d love to hear your best tip – tell us in the comments! 

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