RVs used to be seen as more of a niche purchase, mostly as playthings of retirees eager to make the most of newfound time off and accumulated savings. Otherwise, RVs were often just seen as a temporary home for people in transition. Today, though, RV owners are people to envy… nomads who’ve freed themselves from the ties of modern life.
Overall, it used to be that living large was the way to go; but trends have shifted, and more people desire a simpler, more minimal way of life. No longer satisfied with the status quo, people are tired of struggling to find homes in competitive and expensive housing markets. Instead, they see the benefits to living in an RV, and it’s about time you joined them!
Why Should You Buy an RV To Live In?
If you’re wondering why buying an RV to live in could be for you, here are a few very good reasons!
RV life is affordable, comfortable, and off the grid
Whether you have bought a new RV outright or have snagged yourself a beautiful pre-owned RV, the cost will be lower than the average house price. Any monthly payments you might need to make will be negligible compared to the mortgage/rent obligations most other people have. Plus, modern RVs have all the amenities you need to live comfortably, anywhere!
Of course, if you choose to make an RV your full-time home, you will have to pay money to maintain it, just as you would with a house that you own. Still, you can offset such costs by traveling around and staying at RV campgrounds that offer a discounted rate for long-term stays.
The benefit of this is that the cost of your utilities will be much lower than it would be if you were just living in a house. Electricity, water, and even Wi-Fi are usually included in the rates; you may even get access to cable TV, as well. No more worrying about those monthly bills!
More specifically, your maintenance concerns will revolve around keeping your RV in good working order — checking tires, getting oil changes, and so on. You will also have to pay for fuel, the costs of which can add up.
However, if you also have a second vehicle that you can use while your RV is parked at an RV campground, this becomes much less of a concern as time goes on.
Say goodbye to long commutes!
Remember what was said earlier about RV living once being seen as primarily a perk of the retired? Well, that’s no longer the case. You don’t have to wait to stop working to live and travel full-time in an RV… not anymore!
No doubt you’re aware that more and more people are working from home these days. Why not you, too? Buying an RV to live in full-time means you can work from home wherever you happen to be parked this week. No more living in one place and commuting to a job in another!
You can do all sorts of jobs from the comfort of your sofa, your bed, or the picnic table next to your RV campsite! All you need is access to Wi-Fi, and even then… you don’t need a perfect connection all of the time.
So, take your pick: You can teach English, be a copyeditor, take up travel writing, become a vlogger, or flourish as a graphic designer. It’s really up to you: If your chosen career is one that can be done from home, then it is also one that can be done anywhere — even in a motorhome!
You can easily travel and explore new places
For most people, going on vacation becomes a bit of a production; it involves lots of preparation, packing, and hotel room booking. Those who live in RVs, though, get to skip many of those steps.
First and foremost, there’s no need to book a plane or rent a car: You’re already set with transportation! Secondly, practically everything you may want to bring with you on a trip you already have with you in your RV; the only thing you’ll really need to stock up on is food, and then fill up your propane tank.
Finally, when you live in an RV, you don’t have to worry about where you’ll stay beyond choosing a particular campground. After all, you’re bringing your own accommodation with you!
Let Cruise America Help You With Buying an RV To Live In
Does buying an RV to live in translate to life without obligations? No, but it does make it feel like those obligations are easier to bear! If a life on the road free from the status quo sounds like the sort of life you’re looking for, then it’s time for you to get in touch with Cruise America.
Cruise America has a huge selection of pre-owned RVs in a wide variety of lengths and floor plans. One of them is surely the right fit for you and your newfound nomadic way of life, so contact Cruise America today and start living full-time in an RV!