Full time RVing is an exclusive and extraordinary experience. If you’re fortunate enough to try this, make sure you totally own it! Here are five ways to enjoy RV living in style, comfort and safety:
1. Make Your RV Truly Your Own
People are finding very creative and cool ways to occupy small spaces these days, so you should have no problem finding all the things you need to add your own personal touches to every area of the RV.
From finding the perfect small mattress to decking out the kitchen with home style touches, there’s literally nothing you can’t do with an RV today that you can do in a traditional home. The more you can add your personal fashion and domestic sense to the RV, the happier you’ll be in it on the road.
2. Understand All That You’ll Need On The Road
There are spare parts, vital fluids and system’s maintenance checks, among other things, which need to be taken care of before and during your life on the road in an RV. Refer to your owner’s manual often and make sure you fully understand everything you need to do to keep the vehicle running at peak performance.
If you’re not mechanically inclined enough to take care of the RV’s maintenance by yourself, make sure you note on your destination maps the different places you can stop for assistance and precautionary checks as needed.
3. Be Prepared For Medical Situations That May Arise
Full time RVing is a lot different than any other way of life, but it also comes with a few unique hazards. You might cut yourself setting up a tent or be bitten by a strange bug in the woods – anything can happen “out there” and it’s essential that you are prepared with an RV-size medical kit.
There should be various size bandages, ointments for allergies and antiseptics for cleaning, as well as tools for medical situations, such as scissors and a thermometer. There are pre-made kits you could purchase or if you make a list of all the necessities and buy them yourself, you’ll likely save a lot more money. Either way, be prepared for any kind of medical situation that could arise.
4. Make Friends With Other RVers On The Road
If you’ve never owned or lived in an RV, be prepared to make friends of your kind very quickly. RVers, especially those who live in their vehicles on a full-time basis, tend to stick together and help each other out, often acting as if they’re already friends. There’s a kind of bond between owners, because you have something so unusual and fantastic in common.
This can come in very handy beyond the usual hello and goodby of RV life, if you happen to need any assistance. Seek out other RVers first, whenever possible.
5. Document Your Experience In Some Way
Either through a series of photographs, a journal or blog, you really should plan on documenting your new life as a full-time RV enthusiast. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience you should be able to share with others, both friends and family and strangers. The documentation can also help you be more prepared for future ventures or help others just starting out.
Make sure you’re ready for the full time RVing experience in every way, so that you can completely enjoy and own it. It should be an adventure, a learning experience and something completely unforgettable.