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RV Living - Is It A Good Idea?

June 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 204

When my wife and I considered the lifestyle change to RV living, we didn't realize the thoughts and situations that would come with it. So much so that it's now four years after our initial decision and we have only just purchased an RV. Let's take a look at what happened in the past four years and why its taken so long.

We really love to travel, so when we contemplated full-time RV living, it felt like a slam dunk for us. One of the first obstacles we encountered was money. How do we afford it when we don't have a fixed address. We could do odd jobs along the way, but I wanted to still grow in my skills.

Also being a Canadian, the USA kind of frowns on me working there without a green card. So you have to figure out a good way to build yourself a mobile income. Next problem as our kids.

I don't want to move. What about my friends? What about school? But I have a girlfriend and the list goes on and on. This is one situation that still sticks us in the mud. Next problem was, what do we do with our current house? Sell it, rent it or what?

With the slump in the real estate markets in the recent past, housing prices have pulled back quite a bit. We wouldn't lose money but we may come out of our house breaking even. Plus there's the thought that we would now be in a depreciating asset instead of an appreciating asset such as a house.

So our initial dreams of RV living seemed to be riddled with issues. Not to mention just finding the right RV unit for our needs. Do we go with an a class bus or a 5th wheel unit? What's our maximum budget without breaking the bank. And it would be awful if we can't afford to keep the unit while on the road.

What seemed like a great idea turned into a bit of a nightmare for us. Fortunately, time and planing have helped us greatly. We've been able to sort out our mobile income needs. Also, the kids are getting older and soon we will start with RV living trips of a few months at a time.

Also we've found an a class bus, used, but in great shape with few repairs needed. Something that we could finance comfortable for us. The house is still not sure, but we have time to think it over.

We believe that we will overcome the remainder of our issues if we take our time and just think it through. That's my recommendation to you. If you are contemplating full-time RV living, then take it one step at a time.You may be able to hit the road in a few weeks or months, but it may take years. Never let go of your dream and just keep charging forward.

Overcome the obstacles, one by one and you too will find that you'll be enjoying the benefits of the world being your backyard. I look forward to meeting up with you while you are living the RV living dream!

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