I think a lot of people wonder about living in an rv fulltime. You see people talking about it, maybe you even know someone that does it. Does that mean that you can do it too?
While I believe that everyone can simplify their lives in one way or another, I don’t think that everyone is cut out to live in a camper. Here are some things to consider before you make that decision:
- Are you able to be in a small area for a large amount of time? Yes, you will have the ability to have the outdoors for room to roam but if you can’t stand being in the same room as your kids all day, fulltiming in an rv might not be for you.
- Are you an organized person? Sure, anyone can take a weekend or even a week-long trip in a camper, but are your organizational skills strong enough to get you through months or even years of living in cramped quarters?
- What are your commitments? Are you physically able to live in a camper? Is your family? Would is cause more stress on your family to move into a camper?
- Where will you stay? You have to know of either an affordable campground (because $20 a night or more adds up FAST!) or you have to have some kind of space where you can park it and have access to electricity, sewer, and water.
- If you are moving into a camper to save money or pay off bills….will living in a camper actually accomplish that for you? Are you going to save money by living this way?
As you can see, so much to consider when you plan such a big lifestyle change. If you are considering and you have any doubts, I would encourage you to look at those doubts and face the problems that you are questioning head on before you make any commitments. You don’t want to get your house sold and then change your mind!
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