Living in a Small RV: Introduction — Tynan

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Living in a Small RV: Introduction

I first bought an RV to live in year a lot of people thought it was a phase I would quickly out of. Part of me thought the same Would a move from a square foot condo to a 100 foot RV be bearable?

As it turned it was more than bearable. I it. When I left the country to I sold everything including the RV I so much. Seven months back in Austin and faced the proposition of finding somewhere to the decision was simple.

I wanted RV, and it had to be even smaller.

This is going to be about why I decided to in an RV, what it’s really on a day to day basis, and some tips and for other people who might to try it themselves.

Most RV owners actually live in their and those who do usually stay in an RV I park on the side of the road, disconnected from any sort of support. This article is for who are interested in this particular

I have a 1996 Winnebago I researched virtually every and model and decided that was by far the best RV available.

It’s very small. A parking space is 19′, and baby is only 20’8. means that unless a is very tight, I can probably in it. The RV doubles as my car, and I can park it anywhere, including parallel it downtown. In 1997 the RV grew by inches.

Having a small RV makes it a lot easier to park wherever you want without a scene.

It’s very efficient. On the highway it gets 20mpg.


It has the perfect layout, a full time bed with a mattress and a table big enough for my and dinner.

Winnebago, the manufacturer, is one of the RV makers, so the whole thing is high quality.

It is one of the smallest RVs has a full usable shower, stove, generator, and fridge. In if I were to sum up all of the reasons this is the RV (for me anyway), it would be it is the smallest RV that fits my needs for comfortable living.

Do not buy a RV than you absolutely need.

Why live in an RV?

I can think of about a great reasons to live in an RV, but just cover some of the ones and then move on.

most important, it forces you to a simple life and focus on really important. You can’t your time looking for a armoire because you have to put that armoire.

Who needs anyway? They’re a symbol of wrong in the world, if you ask me.

When I my first house it never to me that I would need to it. A good portion of my time and was spent furnishing that Lamps, rugs, tables, couches, beds, art,

More time was spent it. Mowing the lawn, cleaning the shampooing the carpet, cleaning out the

Think about that for a I bought this house to in, and then spent a good of my life working on the house. A lot of was fun, of course, but at the end of the day it was a self cycle.

An RV can’t hold junk. It doesn’t have the You don’t remodel it. If you want to then you put it in drive. You have no to pay. No rent.

Even though you have stuff, you always have it all you. Your files are you, your clothes, computer, your bed, and bathroom. You never stop on your way somewhere, because always home.

It takes 5-10 minutes to exhaustively up your whole RV.

You’re for any activity. You can take a quick if you need one. You can have a

When you go on vacation, your comes with you.

also fun. It feels an adventure. Remember the feeling of in the woods as a kid? It sort of like that when you with a breeze coming the screen window at night.

also way cheaper, of course, living anywhere else. you buy the RV you know that you have a to live no matter what. means that you can take risks and not jeopardize your

You can live wherever you want and can for free whenever you want. I on the street across from my restaurant, right in one of the expensive of Austin. If I still went to downtown, I’d park in the of downtown for the weekend and walk a or two to go home at the end of the night.

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But What About.

Air Conditioning Don’t need it. It’s 100 during the day here in Austin. By 11am it’s too hot to stay in, so I go out and life. After dinner cool enough to go back in. If I in the shade (and forgo power) and turn the fan on I can work the day if I need to.

At night it’s 75 or 80, is perfect for sleeping in my underwear just a sheet. I leave the next to my bed open and turn on my fan and get a constant breeze.

Also, consider what percentage of the population doesn’t have air It’s only necessary we’re so used to it.

Getting — Maybe this be an issue for some people, but RVs feel very big on the inside. about how much of the space in house is actually useful. Do you USE all the between your bed and the wall? having that space contribute to your happiness?

my Stuff — If you can’t fit it, get rid of it. I lived like a king the world with 28L of stuff. Now taken it out of the backpack, bought a few things like a third and pair of underwear, and I want for Well over half of the is empty.

Even if you don’t want to go minimalist, you’ll find these RVs are designed for people a lot of stuff and will generally you well.

Electricity — cover this more in a post, but electricity can be totally by a single solar panel and a or two. I’ve been in my RV listening to music, and running the fan for or six hours now in the dark and still power to spare.

What People Will Think Pretty much everyone met thinks that it’s cool, including attractive Everyone’s so busy trying to girls with their that they don’t that the most attractive you can do is follow your own desires.

more importantly, who cares? How do you want to have someone in life who is going to think of you for living in an RV?

Crime — I know where you want to your RV. Maybe it’s in the of a riot zone or a crackhouse in which case crime may be a

Generally people greatly danger and crime. I’ve in a bunch of different socioeconomically areas and have never had a

Wrapping it All Up

Living in an RV isn’t for but I think a lot more people give it a try if they knew how awesome it is. I don’t know I’ve necessarily conveyed the I feel for living in my RV, but maybe it surface a bit more as I get into the

UPDATE: Because of the popularity of topic, I wrote a comprehensive Book on RV living, available at for only $2.99.

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