Tips for Living in an RV

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Are you new to RV living? If so, you might be wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into. Living in an RV is a great option for many people, but it is also distinctly different from living in a more conventional home, even a small one like a studio apartment. For one thing, you have the luxury to pick up and move somewhere else if you don’t like your current park. On the other hand, you have a whole host of different things to worry about. At Imperial Trailer Village, we understand that the transition from living a conventional lifestyle to living in an RV full time can be a difficult one. Keep reading for some of our best tips for those new to the lifestyle!


Don’t Afraid to Downsize

One of the most common issues that new RV owners run into is the idea of fitting everything they had in their home or apartment into their RV. Here’s a hint: you can’t. Well, you probably can’t – there are, of course, some people who have already lived with very little in a tiny space – but for most of us, the idea of getting rid of many of our belongings is foreign and scary. What if you need those boots that are still in the box from three years ago? Or the microwave or extra easy chair? You can ignore me if you’d like and come to the realization on your own, but eventually you’ll have to come to terms with the fact that there are just a lot of items you don’t need.


You Can Do a Lot

Or, to be more specific, there are a number of repairs you will eventually learn to do yourself. At first it can seem intimidating and even foolhardy to attempt to service a gigantic vehicle on your own, but trust me: there are a number of things you can safely do on your own and avoid paying someone else to do them for you. These include things like leaky faucets, burst water lines, broken water pumps, and a burst water heater. While you might need some help at first, it’s entirely possible to learn to do these repairs on your own.


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