Deciding to go full-time with an RV can be a scary decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Today’s post will show you how flexible the RV-lifestyle can be.
What is a Full-Time RV Lifestyle?
The beautiful concept of an RV lifestyle is that it is incredibly flexible. While some may argue that “full-timing” is where people decide to sell everything and move into an RV to travel year-round, it actually includes a much broader spectrum of possibilities. While that may be a purist view, there are many levels of the lifestyle that RVers enjoy.
Many people opt to go camping part-time. They may take road trips lasting several months, but they may also have a stick and brick home-base. Part-timing can also include people who use their RV’s for occasional camping trips. Part-time is an excellent way to test the waters for a future full-time adventure or to test different RVs. Renting different styles for short trips is an excellent strategy before plopping down your hard-earned money on an expensive RV.
I call it this way for the following scenarios:
Most people that are full-time RVers call their RV their only home. They travel year-round in their rigs. Some will camp from a few nights to months depending on their agendas. This is the lifestyle that most think about when contemplating a lifestyle choice.
The flexibility of an RV-lifestyle:
Flexibility is the best part of any RV lifestyle. People get to choose anywhere along the full-time spectrum. Nothing needs to be permanent. Many people start off with one idea and then move along to another. Some switch back and forth as their needs change.
We have been doing a lot of soul-searching. Since we came from the boating lifestyle, it seemed like an easy transition to going full-time. Being mobile and flexible is the best part. We have had to change our plans a few times since life sometimes gets in the way of our best-laid plans.
We decided to test the waters by going Full-time, but part-time. We love to travel. We do not want to give up our Alaska lifestyle, but the winters are brutal in a camper. We decided to spend most of the year in Alaska, and the rest split with traveling throughout North America and spending time with family in the lower 48.
We decided to stay very flexible for the next year to test the waters and see what we think this time next year. So, if you check in on us throughout the year, we will keep everyone posted on how things work out for us.
writes for Iris Blume Publishing. She is an Alaskan who has a love for traveling and writing. Join her as she rediscovers and shares her home state.
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