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2020 was an unprecedented year in a wide variety of ways. One was a boom in RV sales as well as people choosing to life out of them full time with so many companies changing to allowing their employees the optional to exclusively work remotely. If you’re considering living your life on the road, here are some essential lessons to take into consideration.

BATHROOMS

Sure, you have an RV. It has a bathroom. Therefore, you’re probably wondering why we’re including this here. While a bathroom is a nice luxury to have on the road, changes the tank can get old real fast. As such, it’s important to not use it whenever possible. This may surprise you, but there are actually a lot more public bathrooms than you think. The vast majority, if not all, campgrounds, gas stations, parks, rest stops, stores, etc. have them.

FREE CAMPING

One of the many great things about living full time in an RV is no longer having to pay rent or a mortgage. With the proper research, you can also find a lot of areas that offer free camping further offsetting those previous expensive monthly costs.

There’s a lot of publicly owned land by the Bureau of Land Management or United States Forest Service. The vast majority of this land contains unlimited camping possibilities. Being publicly owed, there are also no ensuing charges you have to worry about.

INTERNET

The initial and main concern for many, especially since you’ll be working, is internet availability. Believe it or not, it’s more readily available than you think with little preparation since there are such a wide variety of WiFi options now.

If you’re looking to largely camp while on the road, rest assured a growing number of campgrounds accommodate campers with WiFi. It’s information that’s very easy to find online before settling on your next campsite. You’ll find it’s complimentary at some locations whereas others offer it for a fee. I’d make sure to read the reviews though of other camper experiences as the strength of the signal can vary from one to the next.

Then another key thing to consider is ensuring you’re in a location with strong cell coverage. If it’s sufficient, you can use the hotspot on your phone for internet service. Just make sure you have unlimited data because if you don’t, this will use whatever you likely have quickly.

SHOWERING

Just like with bathrooms, you may also be wondering why showering is listed here. Yes, you have one in your RV. It’s another nice luxury to be able to use. What’s not the most convenient though is needing to continually fill up the water tanks. That’s something else that’ll get old real fast when you’re living life on the road in an RV full time.

Now, as you can imagine, public showers aren’t anywhere near as plentiful as bathrooms. They still exist though primarily at campgrounds. The reality is people can get by not showering every day. If you’re comfortable with that, plan your trips in ways where you visit campgrounds with public showers on the days they’re definitely needed.

SOLAR POWERED BATTERIES

The vast majority of people don’t realize this since you’re oftentimes doing it from your own home, but charging a laptop, hotspot, and phone take up more electricity than you think. Depending on the frequency you’re doing this, it could use up your RV battery where you run the risk of being stranded. The only other option many think of is charging everything while you’re driving, which can take awhile. One option you probably didn’t think of that we’d highly suggest looking into purchasing are solar panels that oftentimes come with lithium batteries capable of keeping all of your electronics consistently charged.

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