RV Living at its Worst



Are RVers sometimes compelled to stay static due to their commitment to the lifestyle? Do you long for a stick-and-brick residence with a washing machine, refrigerator, and plenty of room of hot water? There are a number of reasons why RVers find road trips challenging. We take a look at some of the most dreaded things RVers experience.

1. It’s laundry day

Laundry is something we all have to do. Every day, there is a pile of laundry. Laundry is reduced when a load is thrown away. Throwing a load in on the road isn’t easy! The number of RVs without washers and dryers is higher than the number of Class A motorhomes. What is the best way to manage laundry when living in a motorhome? The two options are essentially the same. A clothesline is followed by a bucket of soapy water (which gets dirty quickly) and a bucket of fresh rinse water (which gets dirty fast).  Okay, so I guess. You don’t have much choice when it comes to laundry when you live in an RV.

2. Continual maintenance

When you drive over hills and dales, across bumpy roads, your house fills up with people and elements of your daily life. Parts of houses and vehicles wear out more quickly when they become loose or fall apart. The maintenance issue is always present. These are the characteristics of it: difficult, inconvenient, and expensive. Sticks-and-brick houses are ideal for vehicles that can be repaired at home. When your vehicle became your home, what would you do? Your rig may not be on a lift for hours or days! As a result, you may need to stay in a hotel during the repair. Having to deal with RV maintenance issues can be a real headache.

3. Scary campground bathrooms

Hot showers are the best. Every day, we are spoiled by this luxury. In RV living, hot water isn’t always readily available. When you are boondocking, your shower time is limited due to power storage and tank capacity. It’s hard to get a good shower in an RV, even with a full hookup! The majority of campers do not have a shower inside their RV, including Class B RVs. A central aisle might be blocked if they do that! RVers are fond of public campground showers. It is occasionally possible to find clean, suitable showers in these facilities. Sometimes, yes, but sometimes, no!

4. Insecurities and loneliness 

In order to thrive, we need a sense of community. It is especially challenging for lone travellers who are on the road. It can also be beneficial to families and couples. A sense of community is often found among RVers by working together or joining caravans or rallies. Travelling can be lonely even for introverts. In times of hardship or exhaustion, you might crave companionship.

5. Connectivity issues with the internet

Internet connectivity is a necessity for today’s lifestyle. Connecting, educating, and keeping informed about news and weather are all possible thanks to the internet. Living in an RV, and making a living from it, requires wireless connectivity. In addition to RVing full-time, RVers often work to support their lifestyle. While travelling, Internet service can still be unreliable, despite technological advances in recent years.

There are many travellers who subscribe to multiple cellular services in order to increase their connection. However, this does not solve all the problems, so they resort to costly boosters, Wi-Fi extenders, and other devices. It is a common problem for RVers.

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