RVing as a full time residence

Posted on February 23, 2015.
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Are you considering leaving a brick and mortar home to live in an RV as your full time residence? This is not a decision to be taken lightly and involves a lot of lifestyle changes. Some of the most often asked questions are:

1. Where to start? Research, research research, this is key to a successful transfer. There are many RVing magazines that can help as well as online sources.

2. What do I do with all my possessions? Just like downsizing in a house downsizing to an RV means getting rid of or storing a lot of your possessions. There simply is just not enough space. This includes things such as your furniture, clothing and cars. Selling your possessions is a choice that can benefit your pockets or if you cannot part ways storage has become reasonable over the years.

In addition to selling your possessions you might need to think about selling your house as well. If you aren’t 100% sure of the RV lifestyle it might be good to hold off selling right away. Renting is always an option to consider.

3. An often overlooked point is are you planning on living in the RV with a significant other? If so how comfortable are you two with living in tight quarters? Are you both excited equally for the change?

4. How will I get mail? You need to arrange a mail forwarding service. They provide an address for your mail to go to and then they arrange for the mail to get to you no matter where you are.

5. Can you afford to live full time in an RV? While it can be cheaper to live in an RV over a brick and mortar home you still need to think about how you are going to be bringing in income.

These are just a few of the questions that need to be looked at before beginning your adventure. Include in your research talking to other people who have undergone this change and get their opinions on what to look for when deciding on this change. While there are many aspects to consider, even the research stage can be looked at as an adventure. Who knows this could be the best decision of your life. Enjoy!

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