Many RVers look to Facebook for advice. Whether it’s advice on visiting a particular city or what to bring on a long hike with kids, asking other RVers can help you avoid mishaps and enjoy the lifestyle.
A Facebook user shared her dissatisfaction with living in an RV. She asked for suggestions and encouragement from anyone who has experienced the same.
Let’s take a closer look!
Why do some people choose to live with their RV on a full-time basis?
There are many different ways to live the RV life. Some people live stationary on their own land or at a local campground.
They still work in a stationary business but live in a mobile home instead of having a house. This can potentially be cheaper and provide a simpler way of life.
Others choose to travel frequently and explore the country in their RV. They may stay a week or two and then move on to explore another place.
They may be attracted to RV living because they want to see new places, try new foods, and meet new people. They want to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Others stay in a particular state, but travel from one place to another within that state because of work or less time on the road.
They may travel from one campground to another as long as they are no more than an hour or two away from a particular city to which they must travel once or twice a month for work.
As with people who stay stationary, this can potentially be cheaper but still allow for some travel.
What are the advantages of living full time in a mobile home?
Depending on how you live, a full-time mobile home can cost less than a wood and brick home.
However, this depends a lot on the traveler. People who typically pay thousands of dollars a month in rent or mortgage may find RV living less expensive if they live stationary.
The whole country becomes your playground. Canada and Mexico are also highly visited areas. Experiencing different cultures and landscapes is a great benefit of the travel lifestyle.
And it’s also important to share those moments and memories with loved ones. For some families, living in an RV has brought them closer together. They live more simply and spend more time exploring nature.
For couples, this lifestyle has meant they can do things together they may never have experienced before, like hiking to the top of a mountain or paddling down an entire river.
What are the difficulties of full-time RV living?
But even with these advantages, living in a full-time RV is not easy. RVs don’t have a lot of space.
Even the largest Class A or five-door motorhomes are much smaller than a house. Living together in a small space is a challenge. The lack of privacy can also cause problems.
In addition, having to constantly plan ahead can be tiring. Travelers who are not stationary must always be thinking about the next place. That can put a lot of stress on you.
And once you’ve settled into a new campsite, you only have a few days before you have to pack everything up again. This lifestyle can be exhausting.
Finally, the wear and tear of an RV causes things to break. If you move or stop less frequently, you can avoid some problems.
However, if you’re constantly moving, brackets come loose, trim pieces fall off, and connections to lines break. Pullouts stop working, hydraulic lines break, and roofs leak. Maintaining and repairing an RV is expensive and time-consuming.