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How to Prepare for Full Time RV Living

Full Time RV living How to Prepare for Full Time RV Living
Written by Nipuna Dasupathi

Nowadays, Full-time RV living becomes a popular topic among travelers and RV lovers. In this article, we are going to discuss how to prepare for full-time RV living.

According to the Washingtonpost.com, nearly one million Americans are in full-time RV living.

Oh god! could you believe that?.

But it’s true. Some people have a dream for full-time RV living. But You should well be prepared for that.

Fist you think about why like to full time living in RV?

Some reasons that people like for full time living in RV

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Reasons for full-time RV living

  • To get a rest for stress job life.
  • Get closer to nature and living with nature.
  • Do Like an adventure.
  • Give up all things in real life and like to live along.

The important thing is, “Full-time living in Rv is not a permanent decision you should take.” If you get bored to live in the RV, you can change your decision and come back to your old life at any time.

So don’t afraid of the word “full time.” If you don’t like that after one month, two months or six months you can come back to your home again.

People who suitable for Full-time Rv Living

  • People who live alone
  • A married couple with no kids
  • A Married old couple (below 70 years)
  • A Family has kids above 18 years or have married kids.
  • Friends 
  • Travel experts and explorers 

People who need a significant change in their lifestyle, then they are very suitable for full-time RV living.

Now we come to the hardest thing. You are giving up your home, job, your relatives, and your friends.

Important – I don’t recommend full-time RV living if you have kids below 18 years. The reason is they should have the life that they need, Education, freedom, sports, love, relationship, health, and more. They actually can’t get above things when full-time RV’s living life. 

Here are the challenges that you have to face before you leave your real life

  1. Moving your family members, relatives, and friends
  2. Giving up with your home and belongings
  3. Leaving your job and other incomes.
  4. Some breakthroughs with your hobbies
  5. Limiting the facilities
  6. Losing familiarity 
  7. Limit with your space freedom

Those are the things that hard to move or give up. Let’s take one by one and discuss how to face and mitigate the above challenges. 

1. Moving your family members, relatives, and friends

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Communicate with family members

How to prepare for full-time RV living is not an easy thing. One of the hardest things that you have to do before leaving with real life is leaving your family, relatives, and friends. If you have children (above 18 years or married), definitely they don’t agree with your decision. 

Your relatives and friends too. But you can explain why you take that decision. I know it’s not an easy thing to do. It can be difficult than we think. 

You can text them call them just saying,

“you’re not leaving them,”

“We always love you,” likewise.

Also, tell them to be reliable, and we are always with you. 

These are the things that you can do for your loved ones.

2. Giving Up With Your Home and Belongings

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Giving up with home

You love your own home very much, including your room, your living area, kitchen, garden, maybe the bathroom. All the places in your home are very familiar to you. You have some memories of all these. Perhaps you have a collection, for example, art, flower collection like that.

Losing all these things is not easy to manage.

However, you have to leave those things. You should have to control your mind and your emotions. 

You can give your house key to your Children or your relatives to keep it. Or you can rent or sell your house. Sell or rent your home is a good thing that you can get money for your next part of your life.

3. Leaving your job and other income

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Leaving job

Maybe you’re a doctor, engineer, manager, accountant, bank officer, or self employer. Anything you have done for your occupation, you have to leave your job. Whatever your career, you have to go it permanently or half.

Why half? Think you are doing a job related to the computer. Most of the computer-related posts can do online. So you don’t need to left your job permanently. You can do your Job in RV. Sound’s great!

How to face

The important thing is you should know about your net worth before you leaving your job. Think after go for full time living in RV. You don’t have a permanent position. So you just have enough money to live. 

If you left your job but some online jobs you can do in your RV life like Google Adsense, online trading, some art-related works, etc.

4. Some breakthrough with your hobbies

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Breakthrough with hobbies

Think if you do your hobbies like gardening. So you miss that hobby. Leaving with hobbies is another hard thing to recover.

But there are more. You can do some artwork, listen to music, playing instruments like the guitar, Writing, etc.

Think positive, if you believe you can recover your life better than your home life.

5. Limiting The facilities

In real life, how many facilities do you have? Think about it. Food, water, markets, hotels, hospitals, electricity, entertainment, travel, and more. Like all things in your hand. Very easy to get all the facilities in your real life.

But if you leave your previous life, all facilities become a limit. So you have to be prepared for fewer facilities. 

You should have to take enough food, water until your next market time.

Be careful with your body health.

Get used to less shopping, entertaining, etc. 

Try to keep and protect your required goods carefully.

6. Losing Familiarity

For example, you used to plant some vegetables in your home garden, and every day you pick up some and make them for your meals. So it’s easy because you don’t want to go to markets for new vegetables. Those things you have to miss very severely in your fulltime RV living.

These things are hard to manage. But you should have to face the difficulty of losing familiarity.

How to face 

Let’s get the above example again. If you are losing your home vegetable, you can plant those vegetables rear side of your RV. Likewise, you can manage the topic above.

7. Limit with your space freedom

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Limit with space

If you have your own home. You usually have a big space. Your room, living room, kitchen, garden, and more. But In RV, you have a maximum of about 200-300 sq ft. How can you manage that? Not easy. But have to do.

How to fix 

You should have a plan match with your adequate space for your RV. And only keep things that you need generally. 

Always keep the right thing in the right place. 

Make storages. 

These are the challenges people commonly face with changing the regular living style to RV living style. And we discussed the solutions for the above difficulties.

Related articles – RV Travel Tips & Guidelines for beginners 

Now we are going to discuss how to prepare for full-time RV living. 

  • Fix the date of leaving
  • Sell or rent your house.
  • Buy or rent a suitable RV
  • Select and reserve a parking space (campgrounds)
  • Prepare your tools, clothes, and other items.
  • Keep excellent communication with your family members.
  • Enjoy your journey 

1. Fix the date of Leaving

Set a leaving time is an essential part of your trip. It makes your dream so quickly.

For example, If you plan to sell or rent your house, you have to prepare for that because you have a date for leaving. So automatically, you are managing your work correctly because of That Day in your mind. 

Another example If you are going to buy or rent an RV ( if You already don’t have one), you go and check one in RV sale or rental shop. 

This trick is always working. It teaches you to dedicate to the initial preparation work. 

2. Sell or Rent Your House

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Sell or rent house

After you leave your home, you can’t keep your house. Most of those who go for fulltime RV living they rent their house or sell it. It’s your choice. Some people like to sell the house and deposit the money in the bank, and they can get bank interest in their money. Some people want to rent out their homes, and they can get monthly rental and use like an income.

Whatever you like, you have to do it before your leaving date. You can get help from a broker or a company. This work can do in the right way because it’s crucial for your net income for the next part of your life. 

3. Buy or rent Suitable RV

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find suitable RV

Do the right thing in the right way. You should think about what is the perfect way to buy or rent. If you have money to spend on an RV, it’s better because you don’t have to worry about the monthly rental. After all, you don’t have a permanent income for location in fulltime RV living. Sometimes if you go to rent one, it will cost as much as its value.

If you buy or rent an RV, you should have to care about Type and brand of the RV, Inside space, the price, parking space, license, procedure of the maintenance and cost of maintenance, vehicle license and insurance, facilities, and how suitable it for you.

Be very careful about it because it’s your next home.

Visit famous RV dealers in America – cruiseamerica.com

4. Select and reserve a parking place (campgrounds)

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Best RV campgrounds

When you book a parking place, you should think about some qualities in that place.

  • Peaceful and protected place
  • Not very rural and not very urban
  • Parking cost 
  • Facilities near campground

Most RV living people are searching for freedom. Then you have to park your Rv in a peaceful and protected place. Do not park near schools, playgrounds, etc. Choose your campground not far away from the city and not very near to the town. Parking rent is another thing that you keep in your mind. It’s better a market, a hospital, a gas station, a garage, and is close to you.

Those are the things that you should care about while selecting an RV park.

Read the article about American Best RV Parks

5. Prepare your tools, clothes, and other items.

Kitchen tools How to Prepare for Full Time RV Living

Kitchen tools for RV

When you are preparing your tools and clothes, you should think What’s your requirements and space for the above equipment. You pack your clothes as you need—for example, outfits for the summer and the winter season, etc. 

Your kitchen tools are the essential tools you pack first. Gas cooker, oven, knife set, Cooking pans, Your cooking flavor set, spoons, glasses are in standard kitchen equipment that you need in often. 

Some electrical equipment, protective tools, some gardening tools, maintenance tools are the other tools that you should pack with your RV.

Trick 

Prepare a checklist and check one by one. Then you never miss those tools.

6. Keep excellent communication with family members

As I mentioned above in the leaving challenges for RV. Most family members do not agree with your decision in full-time RV living. So you can explain your choice and give them the right understanding. It’s beneficial before and after you leave home. 

It’s hard and emotional to go to your family members.  Don’t keep a distance with them, keep them calling and massaging in other flatforms like Facebook Instagram. It also helps to increase your confidence. 

7. Enjoy your journey 

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Enjoying RV life

Now we come to the final part. Now all set, and now you are ready to go. Be happy, always be careful, and increase your confidence. Safe journey. 

Watch the Video about Full-time RV Living – Beginning

This article, we discussed how to face the difficulties when you are leaving for full-time RV living and how to prepare for full-time RV living initially. 

Hope you get something from this article “how to prepare for full-time RV Living,” and your comments are highly appreciated 

Thank you. 

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Author: Nipuna Dasupathi

My Name is Nipuna Karunarathna and the owner of travelvagrants. I'm a Traveler, travel researcher, and a person who interest in travel-related activities. I always try to give unique content to you in my blogs, including my experience and researchers. Connect with your trusted travel advisor.

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Nipuna Dasupathi

My Name is Nipuna Karunarathna and the owner of travelvagrants. I'm a Traveler, travel researcher, and a person who interest in travel-related activities. I always try to give unique content to you in my blogs, including my experience and researchers. Connect with your trusted travel advisor.

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