If you want a space to call your own, but you don't have the financial resources available to pay for a mortgage, then you may want to consider living in your RV. Travel trailers can make wonderful homes with a bit of preparation.
Here are three tips that you can use to help make the transition to full-time RV living.
1. Invest in the right travel trailer.
The first thing you need to do if you want to successfully live full time in an RV is invest in a travel trailer that is well suited to meet your needs. Before you finalize your purchase, ask the dealer if you can spend some time in the trailer.
Go through the motions of getting ready for the day—pretend to take a shower or cook a meal. Doing a dry-run of these activities will help you determine if the trailer's space and layout is adequate to meet your needs. It will also allow you to spend time in the trailer so that you can determine if you would be happy living in the space full time.
2. Splurge on modern upgrades.
Since your travel trailer will serve as your home once you make the transition to living in an RV full-time, you want the space to feel like home. This can often be accomplished by splurging on some modern upgrades.
Swap out the carpeted flooring for some durable and attractive vinyl tiles that resemble wood. Eliminate the basic furnishings and install an actual couch or kitchen table instead. Personalizing the space with modern upgrades will help you feel more comfortable as you move into your RV on a full-time basis.
3. Make sure your RV is self-sufficient.
While you may plan to park in an RV park when you transition to living full-time in your trailer, you should also consider the fact that your new home will be mobile, and you may want to travel at some point in the future.
Taking the time to ensure that your trailer is self-sufficient can be beneficial when traveling. Invest in a trailer that is equipped with a generator powerful enough to run your appliances and electrical outlets, and consider adding a water reconditioning system so that you will always have access to the amenities of home while you are on the road.
Living in an RV can be exciting, but only if you are fully prepared. Invest in the right trailer, splurge on upgrades, and ensure your RV is self sufficient to make the transition to full-time RV living a positive one.