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How Do People Afford Full Time RVing?

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Last Updated on December 29, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine

Full time RVing sounds fun but “How do people afford full time RVing?” Isn’t RVing full time expensive and takes a lot of time you should be working? Continue reading and I’ll show you some examples (including my own) of how people afford full time RV living.

When you want to afford full time RV life, there are a couple of approaches you can take. One of those approaches is by living as minimally as you can to reduce your bills, and another approach is to make as much money as necessary to get and do all the fun things you want to get and do. I like the do and get what you want approach personally.

How My Family and I Paid for Full Time RV Life for 2.5 Years

When we decided to hit the road, we already had the luxury of an income that didn’t depend on location. I was a writer, and I interacted with all of my clients online, so it wasn’t a big deal—so I thought.

There did prove to be some challenges because of internet connectivity, but we kept going and figured out the RV internet situation when we found the best RV wifi hotspot so that I was able to keep up with my writing client and get everything turned in on time.

We primarily made money off writing even though we did have a YouTube channel where we posted our adventures. We didn’t make a lot of money off it (if any) but we did get some free access to different places like the Frost Museum in Miami, Florida. Even though it wasn’t making cash, we were able to make content for them and save money on some of the fun things we wanted to do as a family.

There are a lot of ways you can get creative so you can still have fun while living RV life but not break the bank.

Keep in mind that the most that I made while writing on the road and enjoying life was around $4,000 and my husband had $2,000 coming in from the military for his veteran status.

How Crazy Family Adventure Afforded to Full Time RV

Crazy Family Adventure shared how they were able to live the full time lifestyle with their four kids and they give pretty much detail. I’ll post their video here but give you some of the highlights here as well.

The way they make money to cover their $5,000 to $7,000 per month is by:

  • Social media
  • Website design
  • Graphic design
  • Blogging
  • YouTube
  • Consulting for the University of Wisconsin

One thing that they do is put their money on credit cards and pay them off the next month. This gives them time to see how much money they need to make. It also gives them travel points so they can use them for flights, rental cars, hotels, and other things.

Cheap RV Living with EnjoyTheJourney.Life

I had the pleasure of meeting Tom when we were in the Florida Keys, and they always have some great information. This video is especially good if you want to live RV life and afford it without making a lot of extra money.

Here is one of the best tips for RVing without breaking the bank and for people asking “How do people afford full time RVing?”

  • Thousand Trails

We actually used this membership when we were RVing full time for 2.5 years as well. Pretty awesome. We stayed in parks on the east coast, west coast, and southwest. Everywhere.

Definitely agree that Thousand Trails is a money saver for those of you considering full time RV life. You’ll probably meet a bunch of other people that will tell you that they’ve got the membership once you start talking to other full time RVers.

How Do People Afford Full Time RVing? – Conclusion

Now that you have some more information, maybe you have a bit more hope. Things don’t have to be perfect when you get started. You have to figure it out as you go along.

Document everything and figure out all of the things you might want to or need to have when you’re RVing. We actually put together a list of things you should buy before your first RV trip, so you should check that out as well.

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2 thoughts on “How Do People Afford Full Time RVing?”

  1. I found this post really interesting. RVing isn’t something we’ve considered in the UK – it’s very small – but it does have lots of lovely places to visit and if we could take an RV into across the English Channel into Europe and there’s the potential for loads more adventures. It was great to learn about full-time life on the road.

    1. Jessica Lauren Vine

      Howdy, Mitch. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. It’s a really cool way to travel and allows you to always have the same bed with you. That’s one of the things we really like because we’re able to get some sleep when we are RVing. haha

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