Reasons Why You Should Full-time RV
see the usa
Seeing our own country, for me, is the most obvious reason to full time RV. Lots of people love to travel and doing it in an RV is a great choice especially now during the Pandemic where we aren’t welcome in other countries. You may say, “I can see the country without living in an RV.” Of course you can. But normally people that do that are still working and have their “vacation” to see the country. You travelin a limited time frame (vacation) you barely have time to see and do what you want, let alone take the time to really relax. When you finally do relax it’s time to boogie on home.
Full timing allows you to take your home with you. This means everything you need is also with you. When you full-time you always have your home with you! You set the destination and travel at your leisure to that destination. Once you have arrived you can stay as long as it takes to see all those bucket list items you’ve wanted to see. You can truly get to know a city, a park, an area in great detail. You can sample the restaurants, wineries, breweries and nature. The full timing life style is about both the journey and the destination with excitement and adventure liberally sprinkled on top..
You set the rules, you set the destination, you choose the route, you get to go where you want and when you want to do it. All of these are freedoms you don’t get during your working lives. You can come and go as you please, you cans stay for a long period or overnight. Your choice. If you are a young family with mobile jobs, you can both work and travel full time. About 15% of the people we’ve met during our full time experience were young families. Eager to share their experiences together.
Meet New People
Traveling in an RV helps you meet new people often. As you travel place to place, every turn is an opportunity to get to know someone you might never get to meet in your current situation. The people you meet whether full or part time are people with similar interests. You can become inspired by them to try new stuff, go hiking, take up photography, reading and exploring. If you like them enough you can do it together. Many full timers travel together or meet someplace once or twice a year.
Do something out of the ordinary
Doing everything we’ve always done like getting an apartment, buying a home, working twenty five or thirty yeas to pay for that home. As they same “Samo, samo.” Full timing breaks that mold, it takes you from ordinary to extraordinary if you allow it to.
Doing things differently
Maybe your spouse of significant other has traditional jobs within the family, maybe you do all the cooking or perhaps the laundry. Changing your lifestyle to full time RV’ing lets you change that, lets each of you pursue new interests and new passions. Giving up the “known’s for unknown’s” is scary at first, but as you grow into becoming a full timer the unknown’s are far more fun and interesting.
Once you accept the challenge and commit to full time RV’ing you will find that you thrive on finding and relishing new experiences. Maybe you have thought for years that you should write that book, well why not start it tomorrow? Always wanted to schedule a photography class, go for it. Perhaps you ached to have the time to read books, you have the time now. Want to get in shape,? want to take up walking or hiking? go for it. Experience life. Enjoy the moment. Savor new experiences as if it will be your last. As our blog logo says, “Be the Adventure.”
Once you have decided that reasons to full-time RV outweigh the reasons not to full time, you realize that your bucket list awaits. Not acting on your dreams is a mistake many make. I don’t know about your situation but I am now 70 and will be 71 in a less than a month. I still have a bucket list, in fact it’s probably more extensive now than it was four years ago. One thing I know for sure is that I want to live long enough to finish that list. I don’t want to waste a year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute or even a second not seeing this beautiful country and experiencing new things.
The full time lifestyle is simpler and less complicated than living in a home. What you own is what you carry. You have limited space so you won’t be burdened with stuff we all accumulate when living in a house. Available space restrictions forces you pick essentials to carry. It makes you choose to live more simply without sacrificing comforts. I won’t lie to you, parring things down to the essentials is hard, you have to make sacrifices, you have to be ruthless when you do it. But, rest assured it is so worth it.
What are the pro’s and cons of living full time in a home vs full time in an RV? Find out in our next blog entry, ” Preparing for Full Time RV Living.”