RV Tips: 5 RV Living Tips for Beginners

After living in an RV with my husband and toddler for the past two years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to make living in an RV easier. These RV tips will help you to make your dreams of RV living a reality. Learn from our experience and find the easiest ways to get yourself set up for long-term stays, save money on camping, and budget for RV life below.

Boondocking RV Life

Boondocking and Free Camping

There are plenty of ways to find free campsites or boondocking locations. Some of the best ways to save on campsites are by using apps or websites to help you find places for camping without the fees. Additionally, most National Forest lands and Bureau of Land Management land allow you to boondock without fees, so long as you adhere to “leave no trace” rules and don’t disturb the land during your stay.

What Types of Insurance Do I Need?

Insurance for full-time RVers can be tricky, but it’s a necessity. When looking at insurance for your RV, be sure to get full coverage so you’re protected in case of an accident. Additionally, if you’re planning to travel full-time, you’ll want to look into nationwide health insurance so that you can see a doctor wherever you are without the risk of higher fees from out-of-network doctors.

What are the Monthly Costs of RV Living?

RV living is a great way to free up your life and travel without having to save a lot of money to take trips to your desired destinations. However, living full-time in an RV isn’t always cheap. You’ll need to assess the basic costs of living in an RV to see if full-time RV life is doable for you.

Costs of Living in an RV:

  • RV payment
  • Campground fees
  • Car and RV insurance
  • Mobile hotspot, internet, or WiFi fees
a couple budgeting for rv living

Get Multiple Sources of Internet

Next, if you’re planning to work remotely while on the road, you’ll want to have multiple sources of internet. Because I work 100% remotely, we have multiple mobile hotspots to use in case one of them doesn’t work at a specific campground. Additionally, you should make a note of local coffee shops and cafes in the area so you can go work there if none of your sources of internet are not working at your campsite.

Working Remotely

Before jumping into RV living and working remotely, you’ll need to figure out how much you need to make in order to support the lifestyle. Full-time RV life can get expensive, but it’s well worth it in the end for the freedom and fun you are able to create with your family. For us, we sent a baseline goal for each month and then an overall goal for the year. This helps us to plan our moves. Additionally, we pick our campgrounds very carefully and have a strict list of requirements for a campground so we know we’re getting what we need to make our goals for the month.

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