By Kyle & Olivia Brady | Founders of Drivin' & Vibin' | We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases.
Full time RV life is amazing 99% of the time, but we have to “keep it real” and talk about the challenges of life on the road. This week we’ll join our friends at The Freedom Theory and discuss all the worst parts about RVing full time.
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Internet connection is essential for full time life-on-the-road. Whether you’re doing business or talking to family, a solid internet connection is a must. We have multiple devices and multiple providers, but the best tool in our arsenal is the WeBoost cellular booster. It allows us to boost unusable cell signals to strong signals capable of Skype calls and Netflixing!
But, sometimes we’re just stuck without internet :\
When we lived in a sticks & bricks house, inclement weather was mostly just annoying. Now a strong wind storm is enough to rattle our bones! We’ve experienced 60 mph winds, torrential down pours and freezing cold nights; all of these conditions are amplified now that we live in a tiny home on wheels.
The up-side: we live on wheels, so we are free to move. But, sometimes the weather will creep up on us pretty quickly.
Living in an RV means you’re going to have to minimize your “stuff”. The first stage is donating or selling all of your unnecessary belongings. Then you have to figure out how to cram all that left-over stuff in your RV.
After a year & a half on the road, we’re still getting rid of stuff that goes unused. Its amazing how few clothes we wear… but, there’s never enough storage for kitchen items!
Screws get rattled loose every week!
RV maintenance is an ongoing venture. We overhauled and renovated every system in our rig before hitting the road, but maintenance is never ending. Once we fix a leak the tires need attention, and so on…
We recommend as much preventative maintenance as possible, but it’ll never be enough.
Some huge rigs have washers & dryers… ours is not one of those. Each week, in every new town, we hunt for a laundromat and hope we have enough quarters. This issue annoyed me much more in the beginning, but lately its become a therapeutic chore.
A good rule to live by: always have a least $10 in quarters at any given time!
A life of constant movement can easily turn into a life of solitude. We’ve found that slowing down our travel speed can help create new relationships with the locals. We also joined a few RV groups (Xscapers is our favorite) to build friendships with fellow nomads. And, lastly, a phone call to the family can always cure the nomad blues.
Before you get too bummed-out, make sure to check out the Freedom Theory’s video about the best things of RV living!
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