10 Reasons RV Living Is Not For You

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It’s very trendy right now for families to live in RVs. I can give so many reasons why we love it. What I realized was hard to do though is come up with reasons you should not. In fact coming up with 10 reasons RV living is not for you, was tough. If any of these reasons sound like you, you should pause and think on it a little more. RV life is great for many reasons, but I know it is not for everyone.

If you like space

Not only is the physical spaces small, but if you value personal space this may not be for you. We have shimmied around each other in our tiny bathrooms more than I can count. With RVs being essentially a tiny tiny apartment on wheels, there is no where to hide when having disagreements. If you love space, this life might not be for you.

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If you like clean spaces that LAST

Everyone likes to talk about how easy and fast it is to clean an RV. What’s not talked about enough is how fast messes pile up in a tiny space. RV life may not be for you if you don’t like to constantly clean and put stuff where it goes.

You need long hot showers

This point is pretty self explanatory. RV hot water tanks are not the biggest. So hot showers do not last very long. If you love hot, long, luxurious showers this life might not be for you.

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If you like kids not knowing when mommy and daddy…

The phrase if the RV is rocking, don’t come knocking… is legit. If you don’t want your children to know when mommy and daddy are… this life might not be for you.

You love having lots of stuff

If you like to collect, hold on to, or hoard stuff, you’ll want to reevaluate making this life change. You will be limited on space and storage. Purging and only keeping what you have room for is essential. If you like stuff this might not be the life for you.

If you don’t want neighbors know your business

RV walls are very thin. You are also parked very closely in some RV parks. If your neighbors knowing your business is not for you, then you may want to reconsider RV life.

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You enjoy having your own land

Gardening, land to spread out on, and having a yard to do what you’d like with is not really always an option. If having your own land is something you love, RV living is not for you.

You have to always have good service

Service is something you need to consider. Depending on location having cell signal is not always an option. We have found ourselves without numerous times even with wifi and boosting options. If you cannot go without service, this might not be for you.

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If research and being prepared is not your thing

Many people assume RV living is cheaper than living in a traditional home. It can be if you’re prepared and do your research. If you do not it can add up very quickly and cost more. Preparedness is key! If you don’t like to research and be prepared you should probably not live in an RV.

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You do not like fixing things on your own

If you live in an RV, your home moves. Things will break and break often. If you’re not handy or do not like fixing things RV living might not be for you.

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It may not be for everyone, but…

While these are legitimate reasons RV living full-time may not be for everyone, we love it so much. If it’s something you’re considering make sure to explore my blog for all the details on how we make it work, why we enjoy it, and more.

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  1. Morgan says:

    I nodded and laughed a lot through this one. Living in an RV can be a cool experience, but it is def not without sacrifice! I’m always shocked at how fast the RV becomes an absolute disaster zone!

  2. Megan says:

    Yessss I dream of having a garden and land one day! Maybe we’ll have to buy land just for our RV so we can still travel whenever we want ☺️

  3. Laura says:

    This was SO honest, true, and smart, Sammy!!!! I loved it!!

  4. Janae says:

    I think often RV life is so glamorized that people don’t stop to talk about the tough side of things as well. Thanks for sharing this Sammy!

  5. Jen says:

    Sammy this list had me nodding in agreement! It’s so true that I never see the ‘why you shouldn’t’ lists and you called out so many valid points. Now that it’s been almost 8 months of full time for us – I look back and think how differently each of those impact me – some more, some less. Thanks for tagging us too – we hope that sharing our story might inspire others like we’ve been inspired by you and so many others!

  6. Chelsea says:

    This was so good! It’s so easy to talk about the reasons we do live this lifestyle, especially after getting used to it. I never thought to put it in this perspective before.

  7. Jodie says:

    “When mommy and daddy” 🤣🤣🤣 these are honestly the only things I could come up with in my head 😆 this lifestyle isn’t for everyone but man, this last week I have fallen even more in love😭

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