Top 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home and Live in an RV


Every time you drive the interstate, you see a bevy of motorhomes and RVs coming and going. You wonder what it must be like to live full-time in an RV. You have even thought that you would like to do it someday. Well, guess what? You are not alone.

The RV lifestyle appeals to a lot of people. If you were to poll every part-time RVer who only gets out a couple of times a year, you might be surprised how many would be willing to go full-time given a chance. That says nothing of the dreamers who do not actually own their motorhomes or trailers.

If you’ve been thinking about it, here are the top five reasons to sell your home and live in an RV full-time, compliments of Connecticut-based AirSkirts:

1. Freedom to Travel

The biggest draw of full-time RV life is the freedom to travel. No longer bogged down by maintaining a home, you can hook up and go whenever you want. Spend the colder months traveling down south. If you like the bright colors of fall, head up north every September. The point is that you get to go where you want, when you want.

For many people, the freedom to travel equates to the freedom to live their lives as they see fit. There is a certain amount of liberty in being a nomad. If you understand what that means, enough said.

2. See New Places

Hand-in-hand with the freedom to travel is the ability to see new places. As a point of illustration, consider someone born and raised in New York City. It is quite possible that this person has never left the Big Apple. They have no idea what’s out there, just waiting to be seen.

As a full-time RVer, the world is your oyster. You can go anywhere your RV will take you. You might have to invest in things like RV skirting and extra propane tanks to get the most out of every possibility, but the extra expense is well worth it.

3. Meet New People

Every destination you visit will present new people to meet. In fact, there are entire communities of full timers who make a point of meeting up at every opportunity. Some of them even travel together. If you are a people person, you’re likely to make more new friends among the full-time RV community than you ever did living in your town.

4. Learning Self-Sufficiency

Full-time RVing offers a hidden benefit many don’t realize until they’ve been at it for a while: learning self-sufficiency. Living in stationary houses in suburban neighborhoods with easy access to tons of amenities prevents many of us from ever learning to fend for ourselves. We depend on others for just about everything. You don’t have that luxury on the road.

Full-time RV owners must become mechanics, maintenance engineers, accountants, tech experts, and on and on. That’s not a bad thing. Learning self-sufficiency equates to maximizing your freedom.

5. Minimizing Your Lifestyle

The fifth and final reason to sell your home and live full-time in an RV is to minimize your lifestyle. Living in an RV doesn’t allow you to get attached to stuff. You just don’t have the room. The result is a greater appreciation of what really matters. Get rid of the clutter and your eyes are opened to a whole new world.

Living full-time in an RV is not for everyone. But for a certain few, there is no other way to live. How about you? Are you ready to sell your home and hit the road?

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