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4 Things to Know to Prepare You for Full-Time RV Living

Do you want to take your life on the road with full-time RVing? It can be a great way to connect with nature and see where travel takes you. Before you jump into this mobile lifestyle, there are some things you should know to prepare for full-time RV living. 

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How should you prepare for full-time RV living?

Before moving into an RV and hitting the road, you should prepare to downsize your belongings. It’s important to have a backup plan for emergencies and know the ins and outs of your recreational vehicle. After you establish your state residency, enjoy the open road and RV life!

  1. Prepare to Downsize
  2. Have Plans for Emergencies
  3. Establish State Residency
  4. Know Your RV 

1) Prepare to Downsize

The first thing you’ll need to do in your full-time RVer lifestyle is to downsize. Aim for only having the essentials and think about how much space you’ll have on the road for your belongings. What do you absolutely need? What can you leave out? 

2) Have Plans for Emergencies

When you’re living life on the road and something happens to your vehicle, it’s good to have a backup plan. Always have spare tires in case of a flat, and be prepared to fund unexpected repairs. If your RV floods, where will you stay? What about medical emergencies? Prepare for these things when RVing full time. 

3) Establish State Residency

You’ll need to know how to establish state residency if you plan on living in your RV full time. Texas, Florida, and South Dakota are popular with full-time RVers as you can claim residency without owning or renting a property.

4) Know Your RV

It’s probably best you get to know your RV and how it works. You don’t want to get caught in a situation where you can’t patch a leak or fix a plumbing problem. Learn how to do oil changes on your vehicle and change flat tires, too.

Pro Tip: Find a reputable RV service department for regular maintenance on your travel trailer and prevent issues on the road. 


Make sure you’re fully prepared for full-time RV living, with costs of RV parks and campgrounds, gas, food, entertainment, and more. Do your research beforehand and most importantly, enjoy your time traveling with friends and family. 

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