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Life on the Road: RV Living with Kids and Pets

The full-time RV life can be a rewarding experience if you’re prepared for it. RV living with kids comes with its own situations to prepare for, and with pets comes even more potential madness. 

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What’s it like living in an RV with kids and pets?

If you love to travel and would like to introduce the full-time RVer lifestyle to your family, life on the road with pets and kids is totally doable. 

  1. Preparing to Downsize Everything 
  2. Close Family Relationships
  3. Implementing Pet Safety
  4. Keeping a List of Essentials

1) Preparing to Downsize Everything

When you’re transitioning from living in a home with your family to moving everyone into an RV full-time, you won’t be bringing very much with you. Full-time RV living means only taking what’s absolutely necessary everywhere you travel to. Kids’ toys will need to be kept to a minimum, and pets’ indoor enrichment might not have the room needed in your RV floor plan.

2) Close Family Relationships

The full-time RVers family life brings everyone together throughout their travels. Traveling in an RV with your family, and RVing with kids especially, can bring out the best in people. It gives you a chance to learn how to handle certain stressful situations and understand how your kids cope with them as well. 

3) Implementing Pet Safety

Pet owners should make sure their vehicles are readily equipped with travel safety equipment before they hit the road. Full time RVing with a dog or cat means they should have the proper road safety you and your family do.

Pro Tip: If you’re bringing your pets along for your travel trailer road trip, make sure you have all their up-to-date documentation such as vaccinations and proof of ownership records.

4) Keeping a List of Essentials

Families with kids and pets who travel full time should have a detailed list of essential items. These can be for everyday use, in case of emergencies, and specific to the needs of people or pets on board. Essentials for pets means their leash, travel carriers, and food bowls. Other essentials for kids include healthy snacks and electronic entertainment for when you’ll be on the road for a while. 


If you think that RV living with kids or with pets is the lifestyle for you, be sure to do your research beforehand. Preparing to make the switch to life on the road can be a long process, but it’s worth it to know exactly what you want and where you’ll travel to. 

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