The choices to keep the comforts of a brick-and-mortar home and add an RV for long road trips, or to sell your home and go full-time with the RV lifestyle can be daunting.
For some, it comes down to cost. For many, it comes down to the thrill of adventure. For both, there’s the aspect of simply choosing freedom.
Here are some thoughts on going full-time.
Choose the right RV
Whether you are looking for adventure on the road, or parking seasonally in climates that suit your style, you want to choose the right RV at the beginning. There’s money to be saved with a used RV, but if you choose a preowned RV be sure you have inspected by an independent RV inspector. Weight the cost of a new more efficient RV with lower operating costs vs. a pre-owned RV that’s less efficient and likely to need ongoing repairs.
Choose the right RV Park
Boondocking in public spaces like Walmart parking lots or public lands will save money when you are on the road, but when choosing to put down roots in a RV Park, look for one with one-site management, great laundry facilities, convenience to shopping and medical care, and appropriate lots with space for patios and slides.
There are many choices, more than we can mention here. But isn’t that what the lifestyle is about anyway? The choice to keep life simple, affordable, and flexible. We’ve often heard that RVers believe that life is the journey, not the destination.
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