How To Live, Work, And Travel Full-Time By RV

How To Live, Work, And Travel Full-Time By RV

Over the past few years, there has been a rise in people giving up their “old lives” to live and travel in RVs.

While this is not a new concept, resources like make it easier to live, work, and travel on the road today. 

So, I bet you’re wondering, how can I travel by RV full-time now? Well, you’re in luck!

Below are some great tips we have found from the industry’s experts on how to successfully live, work, and travel all day every day:

How To Live, Work, And Travel Full-Time By RV

1. Don’t Quit Your Day Job

The great thing about living in such an advanced age is that technology is enabling individuals to live and work from almost anywhere. Because of this, more companies are allowing people to work remotely.

So, before you hit the road and forget your previous lifestyle, check to see if you are able to work permanently OOO in your current company and position. This way, you have a steady income out on the open road.

If the previous suggestion is not part of your “new life” mantra, then consider starting your own businesses. One way to start is by creating a travel blog. Document everything from where you travel, what products you use everyday living in an RV, and the successes/challenges you have faced living this new lifestyle.

The more you openly and honestly post, the more brands will want to reach out and work with you. Not only this but as you continue to post, your readership will grow. Because people are interested in what you have to say, you could also land a book deal!

There are so many possibilities for earning an income living in an RV, so don’t give up on your dreams because you’re scared of the financials. Remember, you have options!

2. Research The Right RV

Let’s face it, buying an RV is expensive, but buying the wrong RV is even worse! To avoid wasting your hard-earned money, consider renting! This way you can see if the RV lifestyle is for you, and you can test out different makes and models to see what fits you best.

For renting RVs, experts Marc and Julie Bennett of RV Love suggest One tip the Bennetts suggests for RV renting is: “Generally speaking, you’ll want to choose the smallest RV that you feel that you can comfortably live in. Smaller RVs offer more flexibility to access more places.”

Just don’t forget to not overinvest in your first RV — start out by renting.

3. Be Flexible, Adaptable & Resourceful

It’s no secret that it does take a certain type of person with a specific personality to drop everything and head out on the road. But with the right mindset, you can have the traits of successful RVers too!

Most full-time RV inhabitants are flexible, adaptable, and resourceful.


Just like any other kind of travel, things can go awry, such as RV breakdowns. To stay on top of your game and avoid becoming frustrated, you need to be able to find creative solutions on the spot.

According to RV lovers Marc and Julie, “It really helps to be handy or at least be willing to have a go at DIY fixes. RVers learn to become much more self-sufficient pretty quickly.”

4. Have fun!

Living in an RV does not have to be all work. Traveling full-time affords you the opportunity to get out and experience the country every day (and often during off-peak hours). 

Before stopping in a city, be sure to research popular attractions, unique experiences, great restaurants, and boutiques. 

We will help you start your list! Check out this article from RV share about the best zoos across the U.S. This way you can budget and plan ahead to make sure you have the best time while living the RV lifestyle. This guide is only the preparation for your lifetime out exploring America.

If you have any other tips or want to share advice with those looking to turn over to RVs, please share in the comments below!

Claire Erickson is currently a blogging intern at Claire has just returned from studying abroad at the London College of Fashion and will finish her senior year studying retail merchandising back at her home university – University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She will graduate in the spring of 2020 and is looking forward to having a future in buying, trend research, or planning.