For those who are committed to the RV lifestyle, does it sometimes seem as if they wish to be static? How would they feel if they lived in a stick-and-brick building equipped with a washing machine, a large refrigerator, and plentiful hot water? There are many challenges that RVers face when taking to the road.
1. Never Being in a Familiar City
The layout of a new city must be learned each time you travel by RV. You can avoid backtracking and wasting time by keeping this in mind when running errands. When driving in unfamiliar areas, pay attention to road signs and one-way streets. In unfamiliar cities, you may also find that your favourite fast food restaurant or shopping location isn’t available everywhere. Your favourite restaurants may not always be available, such as In-N-Out, Whataburger, and Tim Horton’s Coffee. If you’re not happy with your first or second choice, it’s okay to settle for a second or third choice.
2. Day-to-day travel stress
There is nothing more stressful than packing up the house before you move. For accuracy and to prevent mistakes, we strongly recommend using a detailed checklist. Choosing the right route for your trip in advance will keep you from running into problems during your journey. It can be stressful to read a map while towing an RV. Unless you are sure that your RV will fit, you should not take it to an area. If you are not familiar with bridges and clearances, you may find yourself in a sticky situation. In addition to stressing you out, you will also inconvenience other drivers.
3. Mailing and package timing
Having everything you need delivered on your doorstep within a day or two is easy when you’re stationary. When you’re constantly moving and on the road, it’s hard to time online purchases exactly. Check with the campground before ordering a package if you plan to do so. You should check before placing your order whether campgrounds allow guests to receive packages.
4. Investing in it can be costly
After the expensive purchases have been made, the RV buying process hasn’t ended. You always need to buy something else, whether you’re buying an RV, driving a tow vehicle, or paying campsite fees. In addition, you have to endure the ongoing pain at the fuel pump and pay for routine maintenance.
RVs usually break down when it’s least convenient, not if. Owning and using an RV for any extended period of time is bound to cause something to break. If you cannot do the repairs yourself, you can find RV repair shops that charge $150 to $200 an hour. Also, RV living also means spending more for adventures, such as dining out, experiences, souvenirs, and so forth. There are ways to save money on RVing despite its high cost.
The cost-effectiveness of RVing makes it appealing to many people. This is indeed true, but it isn’t as inexpensive as you might expect. For these unexpected RVing costs, you should also have an emergency fund in place.