RVing promises the kind of flexibility and independence that’s hard to find elsewhere. But making the jump from being a weekend warrior to spending more extending periods of time in your RV means changing your lifestyle, so it’s important to take your time and consider what’s right for you and your family. Here are some of the bigger considerations you’ll need to take into account.
Maintaining your home
Decide what you’ll need to do to rent out your home or keep up with maintenance while you’re gone. Planning ahead and having trusted family members, neighbors, and service parters will make all the difference.
Downsizing your belongings
Most RVers find when they have less space, they need far less stuff. You’ll need next to no furniture, far less clothing and living supplies, and little more than the essentials, plus your favorite gear for the road. Consider whether you’ll sell/donate extra belongings or utilize storage space.
Choosing an RV
Do your research on what you need for you and your family to be comfortable for extended periods of time. Our Find Your RV tool can help you get started.
Some costs will go down significantly, while others will increase. Make sure to factor in not just the cost of your RV but also taxes, registration fees, camping fees, and maintenance costs, which vary between RV types.