Is Full-Time RVing The Right Lifestyle For Me?

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You are probably wondering, since you clicked on this article, what it is like to live in an RV full-time as your only residence. You’re trying to find out if it’s right for you. Of course, full-time RV life is not without its issues. There’s still the mundane tasks of everyday ‘normal’ life. There’s no escaping certain chores, no matter how you choose to live. There are also going to be new challenges to be had. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges that might dissuade you from living as a full-time RVer. ‘Life’ doesn’t stop because you live full-time in an RV. You’re still going to have to do stuff you don’t want to do.  Of course, you still have to do chores like run errands, pay bills, make dinner, and clean ‘house’. You know, everyday life stuff.

How will you earn money? How will you choose where to go? Will you need good cell reception for internet? Are you going to have solar for power or a generator? How will you find water and sewer dumps? It’s a little more like caveman living. You will have to ‘hunt’ for these things! 😂 (Full disclosure- I have done it on my own, but now my traveling partner does most of the work of finding these things!)

The good news is boondocking is almost always free, you get way better views than in a campground, and you have much more privacy and peace and quiet. This may be a major factor in your decision. It can make or break living the lifestyle for some. Think about if you are the type of person who likes these types of challenges of if you prefer a more ‘luxe’ lifestyle. If you’re ‘luxe’, you may be a campground/stick in one spot kind of person. Also, keep in mind that the more expensive campgrounds are going to be the nicer ones. If you want ‘luxe’, you will be paying a very high price for it.

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Things to know about speeding & traffic laws

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Some roadways are designated as low-speed zones. These include areas with high pedestrian traffic, such as school zones and streets lots of intersections close together. Driving over the speed limit can put you and others at risk of harm.
-Never pass a stopped bus displaying a stop sign to its left. That means children are crossing the street.
-If you hear a siren coming behind you, pull to the side if you can, stop and wait until the police car or fire truck goes by.
-Completely stop at stop signs and look for other drivers and pedestrians before you proceed.
-Obey the posted speed limit at all times. Speeding tickets are costly, and penalties for speeding can include fines, court appearances and loss or suspension of your driving privileges. Also, depending on your insurance policy, speeding tickets can raise your rates.
-When parking your vehicle, always be mindful of handicapped signs, fire hydrants, bus stop zones, parking restrictions for certain times of day, and parking spots that require permits. Just remember to heed all of the signs. Even if you have to circle the block a couple times, it sure beats getting fined or having your car towed.

Great Campgrounds and RV Parks for Skiing and Snowboarding

1.  Tiger Run RV Resort, Breckenridge, CO

With accommodations for 200 RVs, Tiger Run RV Resort gives you the best access to the slopes in Breckenridge, CO, and Keystone, CO. Breckenridge also boasts a local brewery where you can enjoy an après-ski drink.

2.  Meadows RV Park, Ketchum, ID (near Sun Valley)

Although services are more limited in the winter, if you’re self-contained this may be your perfect getaway. Only four miles from Sun Valley resort known for fluffy powder and consistently ranks highly among riders.

3.  Zephyr Cove RV Park and Campground, Zephyr Cove, NV (near Lake Tahoe)

If you plan to make a little mischief at Heavenly or Squaw Valley this season , reserve one of 93 RV sites or 57 tent sites at Zephyr Cove. The grounds are located just a few miles from some of the most popular ski areas in the country.

4.  North Pole Resorts, Lake Placid, NY

This one’s for you, East Coasters. Spend some time in upstate New York’s home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. North Pole Resorts’ has a limited number of RV sites available, with limited facilities, but if you are self contained it is a good base just around the bend from world-class downhill and cross-country skiing.

5.  Cedar City KOA, Cedar City, UT (near Brian Head)

Southern Utah is best known for Zion and Moab National Parks, but you may be surprised to know it has first-rate skiing as well. Make a reservation at Cedar City KOA, which has 83 RV sites, 32 tent sites, cabins and cottages open all year. It’s just 29 miles from Brian Head Resort.

6.  Rockport State Park, Peoa, UT (near Park City)

At Rockport State Park, less than ten miles from Park City, you are not far from Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley, but you’ll pay a fraction of what the resort-goers do. You’re also just down the road from the Sundance Film Festival.

7.  Lake Dunmore Kampersville, Rutland, VT (near Killington)

Killington is among the most popular mountains for snow lovers in the northeast. Lake Dunmore Kampersville has 200 RV sites, which is good because you’re going to have to drive a bit to get to the slopes. Worry not, it’s worth the trek.

Arches National Park

Arches National ParkArches National Park in Utah features some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in America. The incredible rock formations are almost unbelievable to witness, especially if you take a few moments to ponder the incredible natural forces that created the plethora of arches and other rock formations.

There is no bad time of year to visit Arches National Park–it’s incredibly beautiful all year round. But if you’re going during July, you might want to consider substituting your pants for a breathable pair of shorts.

A hike to the iconic Delicate Arch is an absolute must for visitors of any hiking skill level. Arches is also located in the cool town of Moab, UT, which gives you central access to a wide range of awesome places like Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park. Don’t miss the jaw dropping sunsets (or sunrises if you’re an early bird) and enjoy the interesting wildlife from one of the town’s many RV parks.