The Downsides Of Fulltime RV Living
by Sabina Mendez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Living in an RV full time, seeing the country, sounds like a lot of fun, but as with everything, there are downsides to the life!.
One thing that a person who is living in an RV full time has to deal with is bugs and ants; no matter how clean they keep the RV. When you travel, you are going to see many different bugs that you have never seen and may not even know what they are.
Make sure that when you open your windows in the RV, there are screens on them and the door. The only exception is that if you have the type of RV that you drive instead of pull, you are going to have to deal with them coming in the open windows as you go down the highway.
When you pull into a campground or RV park, make sure that you keep those windows shut. You should make sure that you keep some insect spray, in the RV, which will kill a variety of bugs and ants. Another thing that you will have to deal with is Laundromats.
You have to worry about washing your clothes in washers, which may not be too clean; so, make sure that when you choose a Laundromat that it looks clean not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
Having to go to a variety of grocery stores on the road, may take you a little longer to do your shopping, as each store has a different layout. Seeing that you do not have a lot of storage space, you will find yourself going to the grocery store more often than you are used to at home.
The high cost of gas is another downside to living full time in an RV, because it can be quite expensive and most of them do not get very good gas mileage. Also, with an RV, once you settle into an RV park or campground, you are not going to want to pull up stakes and drive your RV into town to go to the store, the Laundromat, or visit some of the attractions in that area; so, you need to make sure that you take a car with you or some other mode of transportation.
If you are the type of person that loves to soak in the tub, you are going to be out of luck when you live in an RV full time because all you will have is a shower. You are also not going to have as big of a stove, refrigerator, and sink as you would in a house.