You think you have what it takes to live in a recreational vehicle? Are you ready to find out? You’ll want to read this before you set off on your next adventure.
Experts say there are mental health benefits to RV living and being in nature. The body produces more serotonin and endorphins while you’re outdoors, not to mention you gain a new perspective. The possibilities are endless when you plan properly before you buy a recreational vehicle.
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to hit the road. This ultimate guide will be your roadmap to a successful change of lifestyle.
Here’s everything you need to know about living in a recreational vehicle.
Set a Budget, and Stick to It
Before you look at any recreational vehicle for sale, you need to get a detailed rundown of your finances. Consider how much money you need to sustain any time off work, budget how much you’ll spend on supplies, and set a realistic budget for an RV. Glance back at this budget as you create accurate price lists for everything.
With your budget in hand, start creating a checklist of supplies, emergency funding, and other costs. The following are what every beginner should consider:
- Maintenance tools
- Cleaning supplies
- Kitchen and dining supplies
- Budget for food and gas
- Learn and pay for RV utilities
- Plan how you’ll do and pay for laundry
- Don’t forget the RV payment and insurance
Refer to your budget to adjust other financial costs, if needed. You can also talk to other RV living people to learn more.
Consider Solar Options for Working Remotely
If you plan on working remotely, you should compare solar options and gadgets, along with internet options. Some campgrounds don’t offer Wi-Fi.
How to Find Spots to Sleep
Plan where you’ll sleep and backup choices. If you’re on a strict budget, consider sleeping in your RV at primitive campgrounds. If you desperately need a shower and a sense of community, plan which campgrounds fit your needs and budget.
Prepare for the Bad
There will be emergencies and unforeseen circumstances, that’s why it’s important to have a clear vision. Flat tires, dead batteries, feeling homesick are normal. Set up phone calls with loved ones, focus on the good, and set aside emergency funds.
Where to Purchase a Recreational Vehicle
A new recreational vehicle comes with newer technology and options. However, a used recreational vehicle can get you on the road at a lower price. Scroll the RV Nation inventory to find the right option for you.
Time to Hit the Road
Now that you learned everything you need for this lifestyle, you’re ready to hit the road. Use what you read here today about living in a recreational vehicle to get started. This beginners guide features the best tips and insider secrets to help you enjoy it more.
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