Does the Thought of Full Time RV Living Scare you?

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Or does the dream of living full time in an RV excite you?

It can go either way in my way of thinking – especially if you’ve never considered full time RV living before. Maybe your significant other just dropped a bombshell!  She wants to retire next year, sell everything you own and buy an RV. Then the plan includes traveling all over the country and maybe if they get even more comfortable head into Mexico!  Wow! What a bombshell!

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What would you do?

So, how do you handle it?  Do you automatically react with “Are you crazy? We’ve never even camped and now you want to live in an RV. What are you thinking?” Or do you take a moment, catch your breath, and ask for more information?  What would you do in this situation?

We might surprise ourselves with our own reactions. In my friend Julie’s world she would immediately phone the realtor, sell the house and start looking for an RV – all within the first hour.  Her husband Joe? Not so fast. He would want to think it over to himself for a couple of days, then casually start the discussion again. But, not enthusiastically – just cautiously. 

Joe would ask a few questions, agree that it would be interesting and then drop the subject. Julie, in her excitement would bring the topic up again the next day in hopes of making some headway in a decision. Joe, not saying nay or yay, would participate in the discussion but start asking questions that lead into the negative aspect of full time RV living. 

Now, Julie could get frustrated and start pushing more or she could have some facts ready so she can respond to his questions and hopefully get him excited about it.  Unfortunately, what is happening is Joe has absolutely no interest in full time RV living. He has had this discussion with her in the past and just hopes it will go away. 

Julie, whose heart wants to get off the couch and start living a life she has wanted since she was a little girl, gets hurt and frustrated. She keeps hoping Joe will change his mind.

How would you handle this situation? Is there a way to compromise?

Is Full Time RVing Your Dream?

Dream of RVing

Do you dream of hitting the road, exploring new places and making unforgettable memories along the way? As a full time RVer you can do that, and it can change your life.

It can lead to lead to a life of spontaneity, flexibility, and endless possibilities. Whether you’re a retiree looking for a new adventure, a digital nomad seeking a change of scenery, or a family wanting to explore the world together, RV living opens the door to a whole new way of living your life.

What are the Benefits of Full Time RV Living?

I could try to sell you on the benefits of full time RVing but that’s not fair. It must be a lifestyle you want to choose – for your own benefit. I could describe some of the cost-saving benefits but that too will depend on your lifestyle. I may choose to cook my own meals, thus saving me money while you eat out three times a week. All I can say is that if you are traveling full time in your RV and want to save money – do your own cooking. Simple.

That pretty much goes for everything. You know why you want to live full time in your RV. We all have our own reasons – whether it gives you the freedom to travel and have your home with you, having the option of following the nice weather, or having a different view out of your front window regularly. It comes down to why you want to live the RV lifestyle.

10 Good Reasons to Become a Full Time RVer

I could give you at least 10 good reasons why you should become a full time RVer – and they’re all valid. You can read more about those reasons here in Living the Dream. But, what I would really like you to do is to sit down and create a list of what you want to do. What are your reasons?

Do you want to travel the country visiting every National Park, visit your family in every area of the country, or follow the sun? Do you want to forget about yard work, shovelling snow, maintaining a house, working 9-5, or feeling lonely? Those are excellent reasons – if they’re yours. They’re very similar to my own reasons.

Planning for living the RV lifestyle.

In my world this is part of the fun. I think of what types of RV might work for living in, where we could travel to, what adventures we could have.  I believe the sky is the limit if we plan for it. However, that could also just be too much of a dream for some people. 

There are definitely some basics that must be thought of when planning for full time RV living.

  1. Why do you want to do this? Be clear in your own mind because if not you may just flounder around and never enjoy the benefits of having a clear picture of how you want your life to be.
  2. Budget – I hate this topic but it’s necessary. What your budget? How much can you afford? It doesn’t matter if your budget is low – you just live accordingly. You don’t have to be rich.
  3. What type of RV will you live in? This will depend on what your needs are, your budget and how you want to travel. 
  4. Go back to the first question – why do you want to do this, and start making plans for it to become a reality.

Conclusion: Will you Embrace the Freedom of Full Time RV Living?

Maybe I’ve over-simplified it but I don’t believe it has to be difficult if it’s something you want to do. If it isn’t you’ll come up with every excuse imaginable so it never happens. Will you be like Joe or Julie?

Read more here about all aspects of full time RV Living and the RV Lifestyle. 

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  1. william kaliher

    Excellent article and thought provoking for certain–You have me considering several decisions on aspects of RV living I had not considered–thanks

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