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Your Complete Guide to Living in an RV

If you love to road trip with friends and family, visit national parks, and the everyday RV lifestyle, living in your RV full time could be for you. While it can be a rewarding experience for those who love to travel, it comes with a need for crucial things to know beforehand and previous experience on the road. 

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What’s it like to live full-time in your RV?

As with most things, there are some pros and cons to living on the road. You’ll need to prepare to downsize, get close to who you travel with, and get the right travel safety gear for your pets. Once you have a plan for emergencies and a good understanding of your RV, you’ll be ready to hit the road.

  1. Some Pros
  2. Some Cons
  3. Preparing to Downsize
  4. Getting Close to Family
  5. Pet Safety for Travel with Fur Babies
  6. Have a Plan for Emergencies
  7. Understand Your RV

1) Some Pros

  • Save money over time 
  • Immerse yourself in nature
  • Learn new responsibilities

2) Some Cons

  • Living in a small space
  • Risk of mold and mildew
  • Damage to items during traveling

3) Prepare to Downsize

Full-time RV living means only taking what’s absolutely necessary everywhere you travel to. Kids’ toys will need to be kept to a minimum, and pets’ indoor enrichment might not have the room needed in your RV floor plan.

4) Getting Close to Family

The full-time RVers family life brings everyone together throughout their travels. Traveling in an RV with your family, and RVing with kids especially, can bring out the best in people. It gives you a chance to learn how to handle certain stressful situations and understand how your kids cope with them as well. 

5) Pet Safety for Travel with Fur Babies

Pet owners should make sure their vehicles are readily equipped with travel safety equipment before they hit the road. Full time RVing with pets means they should have the proper road safety you and your family do. 

6) Have a Plan for Emergencies

When you’re living life on the road and something happens to your vehicle, you need a backup plan. Always have spare tires in case of a flat, and be prepared to fund unexpected repairs. If your RV floods, where will you stay? What about medical emergencies? Prepare for these things when RVing full time. 

7) Understand Your RV

It’s probably best you get to know your RV and how it works. You don’t want to get caught in a situation where you can’t patch a leak or fix a plumbing problem. Learn how to do oil changes on your vehicle and change flat tires, too.

Pro Tip: Travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers all serve different purposes when it comes to travel and camping. Learn about your specific RV before deciding to road trip with your family.

The Full-Timer RVing Life 

Living in an RV full time can be a great way to travel and learn about new RV parks. It can also be used as a time to get closer to your family and friends and even pets you travel with. Just make sure to do your research on travels beforehand to be safe.

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