100 Lessons Learned from a Decade Living in an RV

Made By: Travels with Ted The RV Camping Experts September 22nd, 2023

Bigger is not always better when it comes to RVs. Longer RVs are more difficult to drive, use more fuel and limit where you can stay.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Take it slow. By take it slow, I mean that RVers should literally drive slow and they should stay in one place for at least a few weeks.

Take it Slow

Full-time RVers always need to have some cash on hand during travel. We've  driven through cash-only toll booths and remote gas stations where the credit card machine was down.

Always Have Some Cash

One of the first lessons we learned about RV living is that it isn’t (necessarily) cheap. While we no longer had a house payment, we had many new expenses.

RV Life Isn't Cheap

RV domicile refers to the place full time RVers legally define as their home, when they do not have an actual house that serves as their permanent home.

Domicile is Complicated

One RV life reality we were not prepared for was the amount of time RV repairs take. When our RV needed a new roof, the shortest time quoted was 2 months!

RV Repairs Can Take Months

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About the Author

Christina Pate


Founder  of "Travels with Ted" 


Full-time RVer since 2016


Traveler, dog owner, writer

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