How to Get into Full Time RV Living
Life in an RV is full of excitement, freedom, and uncertainty. When you live in an RV, you'll be free from the burdens and limitations of a home. You'll also be able to go anywhere and explore beautiful destinations that you could never see if you lived in a typical house. However, life as a nomad in an RV isn’t a bed of roses. You'll have to be prepared for every situation. Besides, you'll have built your life around your RV. To get these things easier for you, in this article, I'll talk about how to get into full-time RV living. Let's jump into it.
How to Get into a Full-Time RV Living
Set a Departure Date
Now that you have decided to live in an RV full time, you'll have to set a departure date in your calendar.
It's human psychology that if you don't set a deadline, there is a good chance that you won't be able to finish the work. When you set a departure date, your full-time RV living plan will be more real. You'll be able to set your plans more realistically compared to a no departure date plan.
Full-time RV living requires a lot of preparation. For example, if you don't own a camper, you'll have to buy it before leaving your house. Besides, you'll have to choose a domicile state, which I'll talk about briefly next.
However, preparation time for full-time RV living differs from person to person. For example, if you own a house, you'll have to decide whether you want to sell your house or rent. Selling or renting sometimes takes a lot of time. That's why it’s important to make a plan that aligns with every activity, and to do it perfectly, you must need to set a departure date at first.
Choose Your Domicile State
As you'll be living in an RV full time, you'll have to select a domicile state carefully. Choosing a domicile state is crucial because it involves vehicle registration, tax, and other paperwork. The top states for full-time RVers are South Dakota, Florida, and Texas. In these states, annual inspection requirements and vehicle registration fees are reasonable and cheap compared to other states. Also, if you're an entrepreneur, these states will be a great home base option for you and your business.
Before establishing a domicile state, you'll need a permanent address within your home base. Some full-time RVers rent a campsite for a long-term basis. Again, some choose to just have an address within the home base without buying or renting a house.
If you don't have someone within your state to collect all of your mails and send them back to you, you'll have to choose a mail forwarding service. Before leaving your house permanently, you'll have to make sure that you have the process in place to get all your mails delivered to you.
Find a Job or Business that Matches with Full-Time RV Living
Previously, full-time RVers were retired couples who have lived their lives in a typical home and had a retirement income. But time has changed. More and more millennials are choosing full-time RV life. But it's obvious that millennials won't have a retirement income like the old people. That's why it's important to choose a job that matches the full-time RV living.
Due to COVID-19, work from home has become popular and effective. Besides, the number of online and remote jobs are increasing day by day. If you want a job living in your RV full time, you should select a job that you can do remotely or online. However, to do this, you'll need a good internet connection in your RV, and you'll have to spend some money on portable WI-FI.
As you'll be living in an RV full time, you'll have to find a source that fulfills all your energy requirements. For this, you can choose solar for your energy requirement. When you choose solar as a source of energy, it gives you more freedom to camp anywhere. Besides, solar power doesn’t create any pollution and enough to fulfill an RV's energy requirement.
These are the few things you need to do before getting into full-time RV living. Also, you can make a to-do-list to check all your plans. But always remember, great things come with sacrifice, and in this case, you may have to sacrifice seeing your friends and families all the time, but you'll have the story to tell your future generation.