Living in an RV (Recreational Vehicle) offers an unbeatable sense of freedom. What's so great about a house anchored to the ground anyway? An RV enables you to pick up and move wherever, whenever; to see the ocean one morning and mountains the next.
That is the beauty of an RV. It’s just you, your motorhome and the open roads under star-spangled skies. There are a few things to keep in mind before you sell your house for a home that moves with you.
Is there Enough Living Space inside the RV?
To make an RV road-worthy, it can only be so big. Sometimes this means it can get a bit cramped. Though space is at a premium, it all comes down to how you use it. For instance, some innovative furniture designs allow a dining area to quickly transform into a sitting room, or a study into a bedroom to best economize space.
The more you get used to living in the RV, the more you will find it comfortable. Looking at the flipside, you get most of all the amenities situated within your reach in one place. You won’t have to turn the whole house upside down if you misplace something.
What about Internet Connectivity and Mail?
The freedom to travel at will is one thing, but that shouldn't mean you have to isolate yourself from the web! For an internet connection, you can get a cellular data plan for a portable WiFi hotspot. Some carriers now offer data speeds so fast they rival a cable connection.
Nowadays, a web connection alone is enough for TV, phone, and of course email. For regular mail and packages, it's a fine idea to set up a permanent mailing address, such as a P.O. box, or a relative or friend’s house where you can pick up your deliveries from time to time.
Where Can I Park and Stay?
There are numerous parking lots dedicated to RV parking and hookup. Such RV parks are well equipped too, offering convenience stores, cafes, laundry facilities, restrooms, showers, Wi-Fi, and even swimming pools. If power, water, and sewage hookups aren't too critical, highway rest stops often have plenty of space to park large vehicles for a night or two.
Which Type of RV Should I Choose?
Before choosing an RV it is important to reflect on a few points: why you're interested in getting an RV; how long you plan to live in it at a time, and how many people will be sharing the space. how many people you are taking the RV. The cost of fuel and maintenance will also become considerable, so take into account fuel mileage and warranty coverage.
How Can I Do Laundry with an RV?
Many RVs come with or can be equipped with compact washer and dryer units. However, these appliances can be fuel hogs. Yes indeed, the more electricity you use, the more strain it puts on the engine. It's easy to forget until you try to pack a whole house into car form. Instead, stop at an RV park for a night to do some laundry.
Is it safe to live in an RV?
With forethought, RVs can be as safe and secure as a conventional home. With locking doors, sturdy walls, and even security systems, a good RV is a safe bet against intruders.
On the road, RVs are equipped with many modern traffic safety technologies, though you might be surprised to see that not many have airbags. The reason is the rate of deceleration of a huge RV versus that of a passenger car.
Put simply, the chance of being injured in an RV during a collision is so low, that adding airbags and the risks they entail would make it less safe! Of course, how safe any RV ultimately depends on who is driving.
Why Live in an RV?
For those who love freedom, crave adventure, yearn to live off the hook, the RV is the ticket. Whether you're looking forward to a boundless retirement, a perpetual vacation, to work remotely in as many new environments as possible, or just want to spare yourself the headache of being a homeowner; consider making an RV your home sweet home!