Have you decided to give up the house or condo apartment and head off into the unknown in your RV. Well it’s a great way to go for many and you could save a ton of cash along the way. Of course there are also a ton of pit falls you could go crashing into to so it’s a good idea to get a little or a lot of knowledge about life on the road before you sell the ranch. With the cost of living sky rocketing and life only getting more expensive you might be thinking about that bill free Rv. Let’s look a little more into the ins and outs of cruising down the freedom road.
First and foremost there is no more taxes you have to dish out every year if your a home owner. Rent’s are only soaring higher and higher due to the housing shortage and inflation starting to percolate. Paying rent is a huge expensive that could take most or your retirement income if your no lucky enough to have a house paid for. Of course if you are one of those lucky ones then you probably already got an RV and have traveled the highways of the western world and beyond. Still there is always more to know.
Tips for Beginners
There are many things one should know before he heads down the road in that new rig. First and foremost is make sure your home on the highway is road worthy. It is well worth it to invest a few bucks or these days a lot of bucks and take it in to your local rv expert. This could save you a ton down the highway in preventive maintenance. RV’s are being thrown together pretty quickly these days and even if it’s new it might not be a bad idea to get a pre highway check over to make sure everything is good to go.
A few basics or maybe even a lot of basics you should know before you set up. Apps are the first thing you should download to your mobile phone. They are a great aid in your highway travels. Everything from places to get gas and food to overnight free camping are available. Below you will find a couple of great guides on where to get the best ones and how to use them.
You owe it to yourself and your own piece of mind to have a little of what to expect on your new journey of life. Many of people have been living full time in RV’s for many years and have written some great guides on things you might encounter on the road. Grab one or two of these guides and read up on them. Every experience is different so it is always a good idea to get a few opinions. After all one person could drive off a cliff and other’s might find paradise by the dashboard lights as the song goes.
Sleeping on a flat surface
One thing your RV might not be equipped with and that is a leveler. Sleeping is something that takes up a big part of your life and sometimes you will not find a level area to park. Believe it or not the world is not flat like many of the flat earth people think. There are a lot of hills and valleys so you want to make sure you invest a little in making sure your RV is level at night.
- Lynx Recreational Vehicle Leveling Kit, 10/Pack
- Modular designed levelers not only configure to fit any leveling function, but they also withstand tremendous weight
- To use: simply set them into a pyramid shape to the desired height that the RV needs to be raised and drive onto the stack
- The levelers can also be used as a support base for other stabilizing equipment
- Strong and durable
- Easy to use interlocking blocks
- Conveniently packaged and easily stored in a durable nylon bag
- Replace unreliable wood blocks
One thing you can depend on is having some kind of breakdown on the road when you are doing a lot of traveling. Anything from getting a flat to hitting a deer. There are thousands of things that could go wrong. When you were in your house or apartment I am sure you had insurance. Make sure you get some on your mobile home as well. One great plan I like is road side assistance. Up here in Canada we have BCAA which I am a member. Find one in your area and sign up to a plan before you take off. You never know when something could go wrong.
For example I was traveling on the ferry and I happened to overhear a motor cycle traveler chatting to another motor cycle enthusiast. Now this chap was telling the other how he bought a brand new motor cycle to travel on. The dealer gave him a cheap monthly payment plan with no down payment. You can’t beat that but he also explained you should get their insurance plan in case you have a break down. He said but it’s a brand new bike I shouldn’t get a break down should I?
The dealer explained that if he ran over a nail and got a flat it was a 500 dollar bill because the wheel has to be rebalanced. He took the insurance and sure enough within the first year had two flats. Without the insurance he would have had to dish out 1000 big ones. This is why it is so important to have yourself some insurance or a stash just in case something similar happens to you. Even in a brand new RV you could have some problems so be prepared.
RV Tips for Beginners
In this article I am not able to tell you the numerous things you should prepare for before you set out on your journey. Of course it depends a lot on your pocket book but even if your wallet is running on empty there are a ton of ways to save yourself cash. This is why it’s a good idea for you to get yourself a beginners guide from someone who has gone through the problems already and get their tips.
Grab this great Tips for Beginners guide from Amazon it just could prove invaluable as you set out on your new journey.
Transitioning to living on the road was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made. RVing has improved our marriage and our life together, and we’ve seen more of America than we could have ever imagined.
While this book isn’t about our story or why you should travel, it will be a useful tool as you find yourself asking a million different questions about what it’s like living in an RV.
Oh, and don’t forget to use the #RVlife on Instagram once you start traveling. That’s what all the cool kids do.