Living in an RV means that you can live wherever you want to live. Our great country has so many beautiful places to see and live, and because it would be hard to just pick one place, RV life allows us to live in as many as we want.
And, it’s more than just going on a vacation, which is nice too, but we love being able to bring our entire home with us. This way we are not forgetting anything, and because our home is always with us, we still get to live comfortably.
If you want to spend your summer in the mountains and your winter near the beach, you can do that. If you want to do the opposite the following year, you can do that too.
If you want to have your front window open up to a beautiful national park, you can even do that.
By living in an RV, you can choose to live wherever you want.
One of the best things about RV life is that you can park your home wherever you want to. We love being able to do things outdoors, and we usually pick places that make that even easier. So, we like to park next to hiking trails, bike trails, and more.
Our dogs love the RV life...
When it comes to our fur babies, Missy and Mason, they too love the RVlife. Okay, so we can’t be exactly 100% sure about this since my dogs can’t talk to us, but they seem pretty happy whenever they are able to explore new places, sniff new things, go on long hikes, and so on.
Our dogs are much more active now than they ever were before and seem pretty happy to us.
Since we can park our home wherever we want, we can follow the weather. We like to stay in temperatures that are just perfect – somewhere around 70 degrees year round.
Following the weather is something that we truly love. After all, who wants to be too cold or too hot?
Thankfully, the RV life lets us just leave whenever the temperature is something that we don’t fully enjoy.
Another thing you could consider. When your able to travel to the weather you like, you really only need one set of clothesWe really only have clothes for one season, so we avoid places that are cold. I pretty much wear dresses, sandals, shorts, and/or tank tops year round, which is really nice and comfortable.
Downsizing is liberating…
Living in an RV means that you’ll have to downsize. While some people dread this, getting rid of nearly all of your stuff is extremely liberating.
When we left our sticks & bricks home and moved into an RV, we donated and got rid of a lot of our belongings. At first it was difficult to get rid of so much, but it became easier as time went on. We will have to admit that we kept a storage shed for approximately 2 years with belongings that we felt that we could not get rid of. Each time we returned to our storage shed, whatever items that we ‘did without’, they were either given to family members or donated.
These days, all we have is what we have with us. We have a small amount of everything, and we like it best this way.
We are much more mindful of what we buy and this is allowing us to save money as well.
Plus, when you’re RVing, you no longer have a need to buy as much stuff because the outdoors take up all of your time. Before we would waste time going to the mall, Target, and other stores- but we hardly ever do that now. Instead, we spend a lot of our time exploring new places.
No more yard work or other house work with RV living...
One of the factors that is debatable for us is, not having a sticks & bricks home is that we do not have the yardwork or the routine things that come with a normal house. But I will say that one of the things we do miss is mowing our lawn. But, if your one that does not care for lawn care then this definitely will be a pro for you.
We also don’t have as much maintenance and repairs to do. While RVs aren’t perfect, there’s less that goes into an RV than a house. General maintenance of our RV seems to feel a bit like what you would do in a sticks & bricks home however we feel it is less.
RV living means you can move if you don’t like your neighbors...
The saying we’ve learned over the years is; “Have Wheels Will Travel.” I think pretty much everyone has lived next to a neighbor that they didn’t like. The great thing about RV life is that if you have a crazy neighbor or someone who you don’t get along with, then you can just move your home!
And trust me, we have done this in order to get away from some not-so-friendly and/or crazy RVers.
You can work and travel at the same time...
Yes, you can do both.
We’ve met many amazing people while RVing. Some are retired, but others are like us and also trying different things in order to make their traveling dreams a reality. I know that thinking about making money while traveling can be a scary thing for many people, but it has really allowed us to live our dream life.
This factor is something that holds many potential full-timers back, but it shouldn’t! Don’t let making money on the road hold you back from living your dream, because even though it may seem big, it’s something that can usually be worked around. Check out our series of YouTube videos about this subject.
Living in an RV makes traveling and working (and living) much more enjoyable because we can bring our home everywhere we go. We don’t have to worry about forgetting something, bringing a suitcase, or anything – I just have it all with us. No packing required!
Also, we’ve had a lot of you ask what we are using for internet. If you plan to live this lifestyle and you NEED internet DO NOT depend on RV parks free WIFI. In the 11 years that we’ve been Full-Time Rvers we’ve only experienced 1 RV park with great WIFI speeds.
Currently we are using a 3rd part service called Visible which uses Verizon towers. Their phones have hotspots set up for unlimited data use. I believe we paid $75 for the phone and our monthly service plan is $40. We also have AT&T phones that have limited use of our hot-spot in case we get in a pinch. This way we are always covered.
You’ll want to travel as long as you can...
RV life is a lot of fun, and due to that we know now, we want to do this lifestyle as long as we possibly can. Our next adventure is unknown at this time but that is what’s great about this life. You can go where you want to go when you want to go. We are so glad that we gave the RV life a shot in 2009, because our lives are so much better due to it.
If you are interested in learning more about the RV life, head over to our YouTube Channel to check out some of our experiences and possibly learn a few things.