This is it. You’re selling your house, scaling down, and taking the plunge: you’re going to move into your RV and live the nomad life. While there’s a certain romantic air that comes with taking to the road and living in your recreation vehicle, the fact is, the RV life isn’t for everyone. Before you make any major lifestyle changes, please ask yourself these four questions to help make sure you’re making the right decision for both yourself and your family.
Can You Drive an RV?
Living out of an RV sounds all fine and grand until you stop and consider who’s actually going to drive the dang thing. Maneuvering an RV is quite different than driving a little economy vehicle or even a minivan. Before you fork over the cash for your RV, make sure you -- or someone in the family! -- actually knows how to drive an RV. (If you don’t feel confident driving one yet, there are many classes available to residents of South Florida that can teach you basic RV driving maneuvers.)
Do You Need Roots?
The RV life is one of travel. After all, that’s the whole appeal of living on one. However, if you had to be completely honest with yourself, can you handle giving up your roots? When you decide to live in an RV, you’re admitting that you don’t need suburbia or familiar faces next door. If that sounds like something that you’re hesitant about relinquishing, then you definitely need to think hard before you proceed with your RV plans.
Are You Okay with Scaling Down?
While many people love to think big and live grand, the RV lifestyle was made for those who are okay with having minimal material possessions. Before you sell your home and move into your RV, you’re going to have to either sell or give away many of your belongings. There’s no room for a fancy getup in your RV, so if you’re on the fence about the minimalist lifestyle, then you may not be a good fit for the RV way of life.
Is Everyone on the Same Page?
Ever since you were young, you’ve always dreamed of living on the road. No cares, no stress, just the open road and the next destination on the horizon. But did it ever occur to you that perhaps not everybody shares that same dream? If you’ve been fantasizing about living in an RV, make sure everyone involved agrees, too. You don’t want to find out that your spouse has been harboring secret resentment six months down the line, do you?
Living in an RV can be an incredibly liberating experience. New towns, new experiences, and every day is a fresh start. No obnoxious neighbors mowing their lawns every Saturday morning at 6 a.m. (We’re looking at you, Bob.) Without a doubt, it can be heaven in a 350 square foot box.
Of course, RVs need to have their tags renewed regularly, too. When your vehicle is your home, it’s extra important to stay on top of this essential task. For fast and friendly help with your RV tag renewals, please reach out to us today at (954) 848-4808!
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