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We Live in an Airstream, Here’s Why RV Life Won’t Solve Your Problems

We Live in an Airstream, Here’s Why RV Life Won’t Solve Your Problems

We Live in an Airstream, Here’s Why RV Life Won’t Solve Your Problems

Five years ago we became full time RVers – traveling the USA and spending every night inside our vintage home-on-wheels.

Quite often there’s a dreamy misconception about RV Life. The prospect of leaving everything behind for a simpler life, full of beauty and adventure sounds too good to be true.

We’re here to say, “RV life is amazing…”

However, it comes with its own struggles, hardships and constant attention.  If you’re considering hitting the road to escape all your problems, think again.

RV life can transform you in ways you never imagined, but you have to set the groundwork first.

RV Travel has downsides.

Having the Right Mindset

Any problems, baggage or negativity you are harboring can be compounded 1000x by starting out on this journey of unknowns.

It’s good to be aware of your limits, allow yourself time to adjust, slow down if needed and confront any insecurities holding you back. It can be difficult to shift out of old habits, but this is an opportunity to create a fresh new you.

Be open to learning and move outside of your comfort zone. You will be amazed by your capabilities.

RV life is all about going with the flow and releasing the parts of life and yourself that no longer serve you. Stay positive and let the good vibes flow.

Untitled design (4)RV Preparation

RV living is stressful, especially in the beginning. That stress can make simple tasks become much harder. Owning a reliable RV is the first step to success.

A used RV isn’t a bad option if you’re handy or mechanically inclined. However,  if you lack handy-man skills, you’ll need an RV that requires less attention.

Don’t forget insurance, roadside assistance and stowing some money away in a rainy day fund. It never hurts to have extra peace of mind.

Being unprepared is the quickest way to RV life failure.

Income for Full Time RV Travelers

Will you have a remote job with a stable income? Better still, do you have an understanding of your monthly expenses once you hit the road?

Expenses include camping fees, gas, propane, repairs, food, cell phone bill, internet, pet supplies, healthcare, RV insurance, groceries, activities, entertainment, subscriptions and RV memberships. 

It can add up quickly!

There are many ways to make money on the road. Workamping and camp hosting are great jobs for retirees. Remote jobs with large corporations can provide a stable income with benefits. However, they require traditional hours and 24/7 internet access.

If you’re not sure yet, there are many resources available to find remote work. We recommend checking out our article on remote work or if you need more in depth help revising your resume, marketing yourself and a comprehensive list of remote work websites you need to take Camille Attell’s Remote Work Course

Perseverance

Don’t give up when things get tough. It takes a while to find your perfect work, travel, and recreation rhythm.

Once you work out the logistics of starting and maintaining this lifestyle, there are so many great opportunities and experiences around the corner. 

Keep in mind: It wasn’t always easy, but its been worth it. We look forward to each new adventure and face challenges with the patience, logic and perseverance of a seasoned nomad. You got this, we believe in you.

The Best FREE Camping in the USA

We love camping across this amazing country. And, we really love it when its free. Here’s our list of the 20 Best Free Campsites in the USA.

If you haven’t tried free camping before, also known as boondocking, take a look at our beginners guide to boondocking filled with everything you need to know to get started.

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SmallRVlifestyle

Monday 22nd of February 2021

I've been living it for about 5 years. It's not for everyone and that's fine. I love the freedom. I love the community. I don't see the reason to go back loving in a house or apartment.

Joe

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Very good advice. My wife and I are some day hoping to own an RV.

michelle

Sunday 4th of October 2020

wish it was more specific! i’m trying to plan my escape to rv life!!

Diane M

Sunday 12th of April 2020

We are on year 6 and I am here to say we have never looked back. Wish we had started 10 years before

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Saturday 11th of April 2020

I'm on year 6. Maybe it didn't solve everything.... But it sure as hell solved most of it!

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