Many people tend to consider RVing to be a part-time or infrequent activity completed during vacation periods or on long excursions across states. Yes, this is a common use of the recreational vehicle (also known as the RV); however, there are individuals who choose to use the RV as a full-time residence. In fact, surveys have shown that many people feel the RV is a far more cost-effective alternative to living in a traditional residence.
It is also a popular option as the person is able to travel when desired while still experiencing the comforts of home without need for preparation. Of course, there are several aspects of living in an RV that need to be considered in order to successfully enjoy the experience. This article will point out these factors and provide tips on how to efficiently enjoy an RV on a full-time basis.
If you are considering purchasing an RV and living in the vehicle on a full-time basis, it is important to look at the issue of amenities. The RV does provide bathroom and kitchen facilities; however, the RV does not always include a washing machine or a laundry tumble dryer. In some instances, people may consider purchasing a RV-able washer/dryer or placing a washing line up in the RV if it already has a washing machine. This may seem beneficial, but it is actually quite pointless and time-consuming. When looking at washing laundry – an essential home activity – there are other more effective options available.
Due to the popularity of RV living, many mobile home parks now present with laundry rooms or washer/dryer rooms on-site. It does cost to wash the laundry; however, the cost is not always great and the machines are often quite large allowing large piles of clothing to be completed in one wash. Believe it or not, heading to the laundry room can also be an advantageous experience as a break from the confines of the RV. It is often a pleasant and relaxing break in the day and you will have time to sit back and read a book while waiting for the laundry.
The internet is a highly important aspect of almost every individual’s life and wi-fi access is essential for effective full-time RVing. If you find that you are residing in the RV but continue to work, it is likely that you will need a stable internet connection to stay online for work purposes as well as keeping in touch with family and friends. Nowadays, motor home sites offer strong wi-fi access facilities which can be obtained for a price. It may be beneficial to investigate the options beforehand to ensure the site does offer wi-fi and the speed of the connection to ensure you have the most suitable access available.
A seemingly simple task, but something that a person who is RVing full-time needs to consider. In all communities there will be a new food shopping experience awaiting you. Each grocery store typically presents with different layouts and you must be willing to ask for assistance in finding your items. It is recommended that you draft a list of the shopping items required beforehand to save time; as well as taking pencils to mark the store layout if you plan on visiting that particular store again.