Many people are interested in living on RVs and are seeking information to find out how they can make the transition. Others want to take a trip across the country on their RVs but do not know where to start. If you are in any one of these categories, you have come to the right place as we will guide you on everything you need to know about living on the road. Some of the most common questions that people ask are: how do I live in such a small space, where do I get my mail, is there any insurance to be paid? And are there RV parks and camps for extended stays? If you have one or more of these questions, worry no more as we guide you in finding the answers.
Full-Time RV Living
So who are those who want to live on the move and in a vehicle? Well, you will find out that there is no specific demographic and anyone who has an adventurous spirit can live on an RV. Though, the older people find this kind of a lifestyle alluring since they do not have many day to day responsibilities like taking and picking their kids from school. Additionally, they have money so they can afford to live on the move without worrying where their next meal will come from. As earlier mentioned -singles, young couples, older men, and women are all joining the wagon.
How do you receive mail on the road?
One of the issues that will arise when you decide to live a camping life is how you will receive your mail since you no longer have a permanent address? Secondly, in which state will you mark as âhomeâ in your tax return forms? Most of the people who live in RVs decide to indicate the city that they were living in as their home cities. They give the address of their friends who forward their mail to wherever they are at any particular time.
On tax forms, they fill in their former state as their home state. You might decide to follow a similar approach, or you can choose a city with better tax rates than your home state. When on the road, you might buy a new RV or a tow vehicle. Having registered yourself as a resident of a city with good tax rates, you will make a saving on any tax charged on the transaction by the state.
Some insurance companies offer different insurance packages covering your RV, personal belongings, and other valuables. Each company has different policies and it very prudent to confirm the fine details of the policy. Doing your due diligence ensures that you are fully covered to avoid nasty surprises when you go to claim.
You can ensure your RV for replacement value or the Actual Cash value. The difference is that with the first policy you will be compensated with an RV similar to the one that is damaged or stolen(depending on what you had insured it against).if you have the latter, the insurance adjuster will calculate the current value of your RV to determine how much you will be compensated.
You should consider liability coverage which covers everything that is inside the track. Personal effects in insurance are considered everything that was not bought with the RV. As such you should consider insuring your belongings which you did not buy with the RV to avoid losses.
So Where Do You Park Your RV When Not On The Move?
There are three main options for parking your RV. You might decide to use a private park, public parks, and campgrounds or boondocking. The private parks are the most expensive due to the availability of amenities and of course they are businesses run for a profit. You can easily find private RVs parks on the internet, through visitor centers or you can use the very resourceful AllStays App. The parks come at different prices ranging from $30 per night to upwards of $60 per night. The more expensive once have a beautiful view where you can enjoy your camp life. They have amenities like water, electricity, Wi-Fi, cable T.V and telephone.
Public RVs parks are cheaper than the private parks ranging from $8 to $35 per night. Some of the public parks do not fare poorly either having amenities like water and electricity. They also offer scenic views where you can camp. The last option is camping on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and public parking areas provided there is no sign prohibiting overnight parking.
Living on the road is a thrilling experience although it has its downsides. If you want to leave the comfort and safety of your house, then preparation will go a long way in ensuring that your life does not become miserable. Putting into place a system to receive your emails, ensuring your RV, having knowledge of the best camping sites and RVs parks will go a long way in ensuring that you have a pleasurable life on an RV. If you have wanted to live life on the road, then there is no better time than now to take action.