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Pros & Cons of RV Living

Taking friends and family on a weekend-long camping trip is one thing, but living in your RV full time is an entirely different lifestyle. Full-time RV living is a great adventure for those who love the open road, but might not be for everyone. 

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Before you decide to travel the country in an RV full-time, it’s important to know the potential challenges that will come along with the lifestyle. While you can spend less and travel more, you might also be stuck in a difficult situation without the right tools for life on the road. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of RV living: 

Pros of RV Living

  • In the long run, you’ll save money living in an RV compared to if you were to rent or buy a home. 
  • Living a nomadic lifestyle allows you to immerse yourself in nature and see plenty of beautiful destinations.
  • The full-time RV lifestyle helps you to grow as an individual by learning new responsibilities that will support you.

Cons of RV Living

  • When you live on the road, you’re living in a pretty small space. This could be difficult for those who love to cook and need a spacious kitchen. 
  • Used and even new campers come with the risk of mold and mildew becoming an issue without proper maintenance
  • Your personal items are likely to get damaged during RV travel on the highway or bumpy roads. 

Pro Tip: Full-time RVers minimize the risk of damage to their personal belongings by securing drawers, protecting food with refrigerator bars, and clearing the counters before hitting the road. 

Who is the Full-Time RV Life Suitable for?

Anyone can make the decision to live full time in their travel trailer! If you’re wanting to get started, do your research on the best type of RV for you and your family, RV parks you’ll be staying at, and expenses like vehicle insurance and maintenance. 

The Good and the Bad of Life on the Road

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether RV living is the right choice for you and your family. Remember to do your research and take into consideration what will work for you and what might be a challenge in the future. 

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