RV living is a great way to vacation. So many family memories are created traveling in one of Cruise America’s fleet of class C RVs. But did you ever consider living the RV lifestyle permanently? As retirement approaches, it may be something to consider. Here’s why:
1. There are No Property Taxes
2. Requires Less Money to Live
3. Unlimited Visiting of Friends and Relatives
4. Create New Experiences
5. Take Home Along With You
6. No More Yard Work
7. Stay Active and Adventurous
8. One House with Changing Views
9. Make New Friends Who are Doing the Same Thing
10. Live Your Dreams
Those who live in an RV on a permanent basis are motorhome minded through and through. Most people who discover fulltime RVing after retirement wouldn't ever consider being without a motorhome again.
Many are those who are contemplating purchasing a motorhome so that they can live in their RV full time. Yep, it's really that comfortable. Once they figure up just how much money it would save them it can grab their attention! If you are one of those considering abandoning the idea of a brick and mortar house and living in your RV full time, here are a few things to consider:
The first thing you must do is to purchase a motorhome, assuming you don’t have one yet. If this is the case, you would be cheating yourself out of the best deal in town if you didn’t purchase one of Cruise America’s well-maintained used class C RVs. They are very inexpensive, and all of the bugs have been driven out of them. At Cruise America we eventually convert our rental RVs into refurbished, like new used RVs and sell them for pennies on the dollar.
Next, you must choose a "home base" where you will receive your mail and packages. Sometimes it’s easier to open a PO box, although you can always have it delivered to a friend or family member's house, and they can forward it to your current location. You can also purchase the service of forwarding your mail to wherever you request it be sent. This allows you the freedom to travel where and when you want.
If you are considering staying in an RV park, don’t be afraid to be very picky about the prices you spend on a nightly basis. Let's say you decide on a park that charges $20 per night, which is very feasible, then you know your rent will be about $600 per month.
Another thing to remember is that if you stay in one park for a long period of time, you may have to start making an electricity payment. On the other hand, if you are only there for a month or less, the park will usually pay your power bill (this can vary from park to park). Even if you end up having to pay for your electricity, it doesn't cost much to heat up the small space you will be living in.
Many of the parks today will offer free Wi-Fi, so you can check the Internet bill off your expense list.
If you plan on a mobile existence, traveling from place to place, then you must consider fuel prices. To save on gasoline costs, you can always pull a small vehicle (commonly referred to as a “toad” car) behind your RV so that you can run errands without having to pull up stakes and break camp.
If you are not yet retired, you may want to look into finding a job that does not require going into an office; one that you can excel in from anywhere. More and more employers are starting to recognize the savings of having their employees work from home.
After figuring out the average expenses, it would cost most people less than half of what they are currently spending to become a fulltime RVer … may be worth considering!
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