Jul06

Common Full Time RVing Myths!

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Let go of your worries about the full time lifestyle with these RVing Myth Busters

Common Full Time RVing Myths!

Full Time RVing  Myths

So, you’ve got the bug. Maybe you’re fed up with your job, or feel you’re suffocating in your hometown. You want to travel, broaden your horizons and explore the world. We don’t blame you. Not to get all philosophical here, but it’s easy to let the days drift by without really taking advantage of the time we have. Like John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

This isn’t to say you should abandon everything, burn bridges and destroy your credit. There are a lot of things we set time aside for so we and our families can live comfortably, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, if you have that itch to travel, there’s no reason you shouldn’t, and no reason you can’t do it on a budget. The RVing life isn’t for everyone, but if you’re interested, continue reading as we debunk a few myths about a full-time life on the road.

  1. I can’t quit my job / Only retired people can RV full-time…

Obviously, money is the biggest concern people have and rightly so. The question is, do you enjoy going to work on a daily basis? If money wasn’t a concern, what would you do? If your immediate answer is travel, then there are plenty of ways to make money while doing just that. It’s easier than ever to work online, or even do advertising sales as you make your way across the country. You just have to decide for yourself whether a pay cut or selling your house is worth the RV lifestyle. Here are a few useful tips on making money while on the road.

 

  1. Buying a new RV is always the best option...

There’s been a recent push in the RV marketplace to buy used. The reason is that many of the bugs and kinks have been worked out that can come with buying any brand new vehicle. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of nowhere with a broken down RV and no way to repair it. The good news is that even used RVs now come with residential appliances and even WiFi (which you may need to make money!). If you really want to buy new, go ahead, but take precautions and maybe don’t sell the brick and mortar home just yet.

  1. The RV life is completely carefree…

Sure, there’s a great amount of freedom that comes with being able to go anywhere you want at anytime. That’s the appeal, and it’s awesome to be able to see North America in all its splendor. Full-time RVers, however, will tell you that there are tradeoffs. First, you’re living in a confined space, possibly with more than just yourself. It may be wise to section of a similar area of your home and see if you can live comfortably in just that area. It sounds weird, but it’s definitely best to be prepared. Also, be aware that regardless of how luxurious your RV is, there will be routine repairs. You can’t drive any vehicle that many miles without having some bumps and bruises. It will be helpful if you gain some general knowledge about how to maintain and mend your RV when it inevitably needs it.

  1. RV parks don’t allow models older than ten years…

This is a widespread myth that isn’t true except for a few select places. Always be sure to ask, but generally almost any RV park will be glad to have you stay no matter what year your rig was made.

Like anything in life, it’s all about finding a balance. There are certainly trade-offs to the RV lifestyle, but people of all ages and family sizes have found that they’re simply happier on the road. If you’re well prepared, you’ll find many positives to the RV life. Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions, or if you yourself are a full-time RVer, what your experiences have been. We look forward to hearing from you, and as always, happy exploring!