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What are the best parts of RV life?

Seeing friends and family: Living in an RV makes it much easier to see friends and family. As one couple put it, they’re now able to visit with family they would normally only see at weddings and funerals.

Spending more time in dream destinations: When you work a traditional 9-5 with limited PTO, your travels are also limited. Over the course of a year, you may go to a couple destinations for a week at a time. Because it’s a lifestyle rather than a vacation, living in an RV allows you to stay in these places for longer stretches.

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What safety essentials should you consider?

What safety essentials should you consider?

  • Wasp spray: Wasp spray can be used as a personal defense item.
  • First aid kit: Do your best to be prepared for small medical emergencies by purchasing the classic safety essential, a first aid kit.
  • Home security camera
  • Motion-sensing security lights
  • Alarm syste...

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Where you sleep

There are quite a few places you can park your RV at night. The most common.

  • Campgrounds: Using campgrounds that provide hookups is the classic RV parking method.
  • Boondocking: Boondocking refers to finding a piece of land to camp on where you’r...

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What do RVers do for income?

  • Some have their own businesses that allow them to set their own hours. Some make money from YouTube, Instagram, and their blog.
  • Many work regular full-time corporate jobs that are remote. Some work just part-time to cover daily expenses. Some work seasonal jobs and travel the rest of...

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Some challenging aspects to living on the road

Some challenging aspects to living on the road

  • Small living area: RVs are usually much larger than vans, but they’re still tiny in comparison to the stationary homes people leave behind.
  • Managing personal space can be a significant challenge.
  • Living on the road, you're at the mercy of the weather.
  • Planning exha...

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How do you finance your RV?

For the most part, there are two options for buying your rig:

  • Purchase it outright
  • Finance
  • It’s very similar to a car purchase, and financing makes breaking into the lifestyle a realistic achievement for those without too much in savings.

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Before hitting the road

  • Financial planning: Make sure you’re entering this lifestyle responsibly. Ideally, you should begin with as little debt as possible.
  • Decide what to do with your home: keep it or sell it.
  • Determine your residency.

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How much does RV life cost?

How much does RV life cost?

The cost of RV life will depend heavily on how, where, and when you prefer to travel.

  • The daily cost of living for items like food, campsites, and gas will vary wildly depending on the area you’re in. If you’re seeking out big destination areas (as many travelers like to do), you’ll be...

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Why do people choose an RV over other methods of long-term travel?

Why do people choose an RV over other methods of long-term travel?

  • Partners need room to do their own things
  • Friends and family can visit
  • People want to travel more but don't want to give up the convenience of spaces such as a kitchen, living room, and bathroom.
  • Having a place to call home (that actually feels like a home): having so...

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What type of RV should you get?

What type of RV should you get?

While selecting your RV is a very personal choice, there are a few things everyone should consider:

  • Power to get over mountain passes
  • Personal safety considerations: Especially when traveling solo, when you're parked somewhere for the night, have the ability to simply move into...

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