Monday, August 19, 2013

Living off GRID in an RV Motorhome Full Time

A step-by-step talk-through of how I converted my van into a motorhome on a low budget. Includes tips and the lessons learned from building different interior versions in the same van.

Have you been entertaining thoughts of traveling and embracing an RV lifestyle? The most important decision is which RV is right for you. Without getting into manufacturers and specific models, you must decide which style best suits your needs. For us, we have found the Class B to be the most convenient for our uses. There are pros and cons to each, so you must cater your decision to the type of lifestyle you choose while RVing. We love traveling and seeing as many of the RV destinations in this beautiful country as possible. We'll stay at a location for a few days, and head to the next destination. Being on the move, it is important to have a vehicle that is easy to drive, set-up, and breakdown. Class B RVs encompass that criteria perfectly. The biggest drawback to this style would be its lack of size. For those who travel and spend weeks or months at the same location, this would not be ideal. But it fits great to the needs of our RV lifestyle. It's very nice to have the maneuverability of a car or van when driving as well as being able to park in any parking lot with out a problem. We can also take our Class B to many places we'd never think of attempting with a Class A or C motorhome. The boondocking (dry camping) opportunities when camping on public lands really set these campers apart from others. Along with driving, we love being able to reach our camping spot, and not having any serious work to get the recreational vehicle set up, while packing to leave is just as simple. Besides maintaining the engine(unavoidable with all motorized vehicles), the basic caretaking is minimal. Whichever you choose, make sure it fits the RV lifestyle that you envision and best of luck on the road. 

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