RVing full time is a dream come true for many people, but it’s not all fun and games once you get out there. To make sure you really do have the time of your life, consider the following preparations and precautions to take as you pack up your whole life into the back of your RV:
Keep Up With Maintenance
Living in an RV full time is a lot different than driving a car around, where you need to fill it with gas, check the tires and perform a few engine checks; with an RV, you must do all of that, plus maintain the water and electrical systems, as well as keeping on top of structural and functional issues that may arise.
Despite the work involved, it’s essential that you routinely inspect all of your systems before taking off and periodically throughout the entire adventure. Watch for tell-tale signs that something might be about to break down and address the matter immediately, or else you risk something failing you completely at a time or place that makes repairs very inconvenient and expensive.
Refer To A Working To-Do List
No matter if you’ve planned a trip completely across the country or are simply going to roam about aimlessly (and blissfully) in your RV, you should have a to-do list that you work from regularly.
Include shopping for supplies, the personal items you wish to bring along and what you need to successfully set up camp at the different areas you’ll be visiting. Although you may think all of this sounds obvious and hard to forget, once you get going, there will be many things you’ll think of after the fact. A working to-do list helps you cover everything before it actually becomes necessary.
Having A Direction, If Not A Destination
Although you may have the ability to literally go nowhere everyday, or to go wherever the mood strikes you, it’s actually wise to map out your direction, at least to some extent.
You want to be aware of what attractions you’re approaching, as well as the different stops you may need to make along the way, such as shopping or RV maintenance. Keep updating your maps and marking off the most useful locations.
Begin A Blog Before You Set Out
Some people think of starting a blog as an after thought, once they’re actually out on the road enjoying the scenery. Sign up on a site like WordPress before your full time RV experience begins, so that you are ready to document each day as it comes up. Write about the people, wildlife and attractions, but don’t forget to include the feelings you go through and what living in an RV is really like.
Many other people are interesting in the adventure you’re undertaking and your blog could become quite popular, not to mention helpful.
Don’t Forget About First Aid
While living out of an RV can be a more relaxed and easy going style of life, there will still be typical bumps, bruises and bug bites that need tending to. You should have a well-stocked first aid kit, including bug sprays, band-aids, bandages and other necessities.
Living this life is something you’ve probably always dreamed of, so don’t let any of the little things or major obstacles get in the way. Be prepared for anything, so you can truly enjoy RVing full time.