Full Time MOTORHOME Living [PROS AND CONS]
So you think living in a motorhome full time would be fun, right? Traveling 24/7, living in nature, visiting the mountains, the beaches, all from the comfort of your home on wheels? It is fun, but there are pros and cons to living in a motorhome, which is what I’m sharing in this video. So you’ll know exactly what to expect before diving into motorhome life. And if you want to RV like a pro would be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that bell icon, So you’re notified each and every time I publish a new video.
Over the past five years, I’ve lived in a travel trailer, experienced the van life and had no idea what I was getting into when I upgraded to my class, a motorhome that I’m in now. But as cool as it may seem, there are pros and cons cons to motorhome living. And for the record, my RV is a 2018 Thor Outlaw 37RB Class A toy hauler. So when I’m talking about motorhomes, I’m talking about those big old buses. Class A’s is what we call them in the RV world. Let’s talk about the pros of living in a motorhome.
PRO #1 – Luxury & Comfort
The first pro of living in a motorhome is Luxury and comfort. You have more space and a homier feel while you’re traveling and driving.
PRO #2 – Dry Camp Longer
Another pro of motorhome living is that you can boondock or dry camp longer. So you don’t actually have to be plugged up at an RV park to use your motorhome. You have bigger tanks, you can hold more fuel for your gas, your diesel, your propane, as well as your water, both your fresh water and your dirty water, or what we like to call your sewer water as well as you have more batteries. So in my van and my trailer, I had like one or two batteries. And then in my motorhome, I have five or six batteries. And then also my holding tanks were a lot smaller in my van, and my trailer versus in my motorhome, they are a lot bigger. So I might’ve been able to hold maybe 20 gallons of water before, and now I can hold a hundred gallons of water, but essentially you can live longer without being plugged up. So you can go in a parking lot for a week or camp in the desert for a week or longer, depending on how you use your resources. But the point is that you can RV for longer without actually having to go pay and be plugged up at an RV park.
PRO #3 – Set Up Is Easy
Another pro to living in a motorhome is that set up is easy! So it might only take you five or 10 minutes to get set up. At least it only takes me that long. Whereas my travel trailer took me a lot longer to set up. So I would probably spend 30 minutes to an hour getting set up when I got to an RV park. Now, it’s a breeze. And whether you’re a girl or you’re RVing alone, it’s something that you can do by yourself.
Next, let’s talk about the negative side of RV life or the cons of motorhome living.
CON #1 – Parking
So the first con is parking, the bigger your rig, the harder it is to sneak around and boondock, or even find places to stay in your RV. As someone once told me the RV parks aren’t getting bigger, the RVs are.
CON #2 – Fuel
The second con of living in a motorhome, or the downside is fuel paying for fuel. You’re going to need fuel to move the RV and use the RV. So things like gas, diesel, propane. It costs money to move a big ole bus. Of course, this all depends on how you’re RVing, but just know that the bigger the RV, the bigger your tanks and the more money that it actually costs to RV.
CON #3 – Mobility.
The third con or the negative side of living in a motorhome is mobility. You need a second car, no matter what motorhome you have for two reasons. One once you’re plugged up, it is not ideal to unhook your RV and go out and get food or adventure around. And the second reason is because your RV can’t go everywhere that a typical car or truck can like drive throughs or even parking some places. So for me, I have my smart car and I take that with me or put it inside my garage. But I also had my smart car whenever I had my van. And I towed it around with me because I knew the value of having a second car.
Now, you know, some of the pros and cons of motorhome living, but do you know how to get started planning and preparing for RV life? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered no matter what type of RV lifestyle you want to live, you can Download my RV life planner to help you navigate RV life from start to finish!