Many assume that full-time RVing is cheaper than owning a house or renting a condo or apartment. For those of you who are contemplating full-time RVing, you should take into consideration, at least, the basic costs associated with our RV lifestyle.
So, we’ve put together a compilation list to provide a better picture of our expenses incurred in this thing we call, RV LIFE.
Pulling our RV 5th wheel down the highways and backroads can get a little bumpy and cause a whole lot of mess if we don’t prepare and pack our cabinets and refrigerator correctly. We admit, we’ve had accidents early in our adventures like a jar of salsa flying out the refrigerator or boxes of pasta tumbling down at our feet from the cabinet when we opened their doors. It didn’t take long for us to look into proper packing tips for our RV trips!
So, we’ll share what we learned to save you heartache, headaches and money.
For those who think that we live on this perpetual vacation of puffy clouds, rainbows and soft kittens, I’m sorry to say, that’s a huge fallacy. As RVers, we still go through trials of life. There are some that may try to make us want to give up the ship. Amidst our amazing experiences of RV Life, we still have let downs, things that just piss us off and huge disappointments that make us cry.
While we were at a Toby Keith concert, between a set of songs, he explained that some of his most successful music he’s composed are called ‘bus songs’; offbeat songs he’d written in the back of his bus…errrr….RV. I guess if you’re going to find inspiration, it only makes sense for some to find it ‘on the road’.
Just because we live in an RV doesn’t mean that I have to forgo getting dressed up or give up the latest fashion. If any of you know me personally, I like to doll myself up when we go out to dinner, visit with friends and family or just to go shopping. I said to myself when we started this adventure that I was not going to allow myself to turn into…FRUMP GIRL.
As full-time RVers, most of us have heard the parking terms boondocking, moochdocking and lotdocking however, there’s also another called Farmdocking.Farmdocking is when Farmers (or Ranchers) permit an RVer to park on their farm in lieu of helping with chores. Payment is in the form of work.
That’s what I muttered to myself as I was traipsing through the barnacle-like ‘death beach’ of the Salton Sea. Tons of barnacles (and other indescribable things) that laid before waters edge to even hundreds of yards inland. This should have never happened…
As RVers, we are on a continuous quest to make everything easier, less stressful and more fun for when we boondock. The most important supply we need to have onboard Liberty is water. Hence, we needed to find a way to procure potable drinking water but also get it into our water tank without packing up everything and hitching up to drive to a water source.