Part Three – On the Road
This is a two-part ongoing responsibility. You need to always be maintaining your rig while seeking out your next homebase. To be as successful as possible, you need to keep up to date with the tool and resources to do this. You should also find a travel pace you are comfortable with. We know some couples who move every 1-2 weeks. This would never work for us because we work full-time, and we also ride our motorcycles in new areas. We know a pace of staying in one area for a month not only lets us work and ride, we also get better rates staying a full month. We also do not wear ourselves out by moving at such a fast pace that we are doing nothing but planning for the next stop.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Are you a do it yourselfer or will you need access to roadside service or mobile techs
- Where is your spare tire?
- Even if you are fully retired – you are not on constant vacation
- Stick to your budget
- Do you know how to review a campground for your RV needs
There has never existed an Ultimate Guide to anything, no matter what the title claims. There are so many variables to learning, implementing, and adopting any new lifestyle. Those items may include incorporating budgets, seeking connections, knowing where to get your mail, taking care of pets or children, and how to set up insurance when you don’t have a brick-and-mortar anymore. I tried to cover some of the less talked about things you learn when you full-time RV. The information is out there on the full-time RV lifestyle, and you can find someone offering resources like the lifestyle you want. Hopefully some of these ideas will get you started in becoming a full-time RVer. I know once I started, I didn’t want to do anything else.