Full Time Rving: What I Really Think
This month marks six months since purchasing my RV, and we have transitioned into living in it full time on our wonderful island.
There have been ups, downs, head bumps, and animals in cones – all cramped into a 430 Square Foot RV-Of-Love. (See Photos)
The “tiny living” movement has been a rising trend, particularly in younger couples, so as my husband and I embark on our journey of life we sporadically decided RV living would be for us.
Backstory is that my husband has grown up in an RV traveling the pipeline for a lot of his life, so he had great things to say about adventures and living on the road.
I had never stepped foot into an RV, and I was imagining a tiny claustrophobic mess that would be impossible to live in.
Fast forward to the purchase, and I was in love. I mean, it has all the features I want! And surprisingly has two bedrooms where our old condo with more square footage was only one.
Here’s what they don’t tell you:
-Your toilets WILL STINK and you MUST empty the tanks….OFTEN (ew – definitely a hubby job – I did not know about this prior) *That blue stuff is my BFF*
-You WILL bump your head! There are so many cute cabinets, and you fill all of them. Then you need to find something and open them all. And you bang your head – often. *My storage unit is my BFF*
-Deciding to fix all three of your animals on the same day and have them all roam around with cones on their heads is a source of many many belly laughs in this small of a space *Photo Ops!*
-GET THE WARRANTY! We only went with the one-year warranty and have already used it, if yours comes with an option to extend and it is not too expensive or can be lumped into your loan – DO IT! *Water leaks are no fun*
-This one may be just a personal thing, but if you live in it full time, I find that I do not want to travel in it! See, when I travel, I want to unwind and have it be a total VACAY – I do not want to worry about anything breaking in my home during the hauling process, I don’t want to dirty it and I want a change of scenery (like a hotel) rather than see what I see daily. *Am I OCD?!*