Are you thinking about becoming a full-time RVer? More and more people are living in a recreational vehicle each year and are loving it. The RV lifestyle is a wonderful lifestyle full of adventure and excitement. However, this isn’t the life for everyone. There are things you need to know before you make this life changing choice. Here are some tips to consider before venturing out.
Don’t sell everything quite yet. We know you are eager to purchase your Manassas RV and take on the world. Many RVers who are already full-time recommend that you take a few practice trips first before liquidating everything and heading out. By taking a few practice trips, you can familiarize yourself with your rig and get used to traveling the open road. Do your research on which RV best suits your needs. RVs come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, colors and amenities. Walk through many RVs before you decide.
Get rid of any excess. There is only so much space in your new home on wheels. Take time and decide which items you really need and which would be better to give away or donate. There is a mantra called “in with the new and out with the old.” For example you don’t need a giant clunky TV and stand. Instead purchase a smaller flat screen that can mount to the wall of your RV. You don’t need your desktop computer either. Instead, invest in a slim high quality laptop.
Get your passes in order before you head out. You will be visiting many attractions as well as campgrounds and different RV parks. By obtaining a National or State Park pass where you’re heading, you will be saving money ahead of time. Also, if it applies, AARP and AAA offer you discounts on thousands of attractions so make sure to do your research.
You can still make money while traveling. If you have a hobby making crafts, you can supplement your income by selling a few projects. There are also many work camping jobs available all over the United States. Some places will trade out a few days of work for free hooks ups as well as amenities. If you’re lucky and want to stay longterm, some campgrounds will even pay you as well as give you a free site to stay in. If you decide that full-timing is right for you, come see us at Reines RV for all your preparation needs.