RV Living After Retirement
If you have finally retired and enjoy traveling, you may want to consider retiring in a recreational vehicle (RV). The style of RVs has drastically changed over the previous years, with many of them being the same size and containing the same features as your current home. RV living isn’t for everyone, but if you like the adventure of traveling, want to live on a budget and no longer need a large, two-story home, it may be ideal for you.
If you have never traveling in an RV, before selling your home and moving into one, it is important to take a few short trips to make sure it is something you want to do. You should visit several campgrounds and get familiar with the different types of recreational vehicles available. Consider renting different types of RVs for about a week at a time so you can experience the different features and sizes to make sure you choose the type you can live in.
RV Living on a Budget
One of the best things about RV living is that you can usually live a fairly small budget. The majority of campgrounds that are located in high tourist’s areas and have peek summer seasons, such as Florida, Texas and South Carolina offer significantly low off-season prices. The majority of campgrounds also offer discounts for longer stays during the off-season. For example, if you want to park at a beachfront location and stay for a month, the price can drop from as much as $80 a night for a few days to as little as $400 a month, including all of your utilities. Keep in mind that if you want to maintain a budget, it is important to shop at local groceries when possible keep the refrigerator stocked to prevent dining out and stay in campgrounds that offer off-season rates whenever possible.
If you have decided to give RV living a try, it is important to stay in contact with family and friends while you are traveling. Consider downloading Skype or other means of video chatting and schedule times for both of you and your family at home to be online at the same time. This is your time to enjoy the years you worked so hard to have, so do what you will enjoy.