Living in a RV

Transitioning Into An RV Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking to do a lot of traveling or seeking a cheaper way to live, transitioning into an RV lifestyle is a process. It’s a journey that takes planning, and one size doesn’t fit all.

Choosing the Perfect RV

Want to know the perfect RV to buy? Is it a new RV, an old RV, a class A, a class B, or a class C? No. The perfect RV is the RV that fits your personal needs. There are so many models, options, and features to choose from when buying an RV and someone’s perfect RV may not be suitable for you.
Before I purchased my RV I did tons of research. I started looking at YouTube videos to see who liked what and what many of their RVs had to offer. It turned out that my perfect RV was an Aliner, which is a travel trailer. Now I know you’re saying to yourself “a small Aliner”? Yes, an Aliner is my perfect RV and here’s why.
I plan to do a lot of solo trips and it’s very important to me that I be able to hitch up and set up without help. Just imagine arriving at a camp site and not being able to set up and there’s nobody around. That would be a nightmare… to me. Plus the Aliner is lightweight, which is easy on the gas mileage and easy to tow. Another important reason was, I already owned the tow vehicle.

Is it Cheaper to Live In An RV?

Is it cheaper to live in an RV? I think so; however, there are expenses you need to watch out for. Many RVers love to boondock; and that’s because boondocking is typically free. What is boondocking? The term boondocking is often use when you RV with no hook ups. Expenses can mount if your stay at RV campsites. Many RV sites run between 25 dollars a night and up. You can offset RV campsite fees by extending your stay; meaning monthly rates often a better value.

Is RV living cheaper? Many Rvers will tell you there no utilities bills, HOA fees, property taxes and it all true. However, there are vehicle maintenance fees, increase fuel cost, and other cost associated with being mobile.

If you’re just considering an RV for vacations that’s one thing, but if you’re transitioning into the RV lifestyle full time that’s another. I think a budget and smart money managing needs to be in place no matter what your living situation is.

So, there you have it; Transitioning into an RV Lifestyle is a process filled with many chooses. You have to decide with feature and living situation is perfect for you. If you own an RV write in the comment section what model did you buy and why.