Benefits of Full-Time RV Living

RVing every few weekends in the summer can be a lot of fun and lots of families love to make memories this way. But maybe as you get older, you find that you never want to leave your RV. Or maybe you’ve crunched the numbers and realize it’s a lot cheaper to live in your camper full time. You wouldn’t be alone. Lots of campers decide to make the switch for a wide variety of reasons, some of which we here at Wisconsin RV World have listed below. If you’re trying to come up with more reasons to give up stationary living, check out our list and let us know what other kinds of concerns you have so we can help you make the right choice for your life. We proudly serve Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Meet New People

The RV community is tight knit and very welcoming. Every time you travel to a new place, you’ll probably find an abundance of other full-time RVers to connect with. Some of these people might pass in and out of your life, but some of them might become lifelong friends. Even if the people you meet aren’t RVers, traveling around the country still gives you the opportunity to meet lots of great new friends and swap exciting life stories, tips, and interests.

Sharpen your Sense of Adventure

Maybe when the kids were young, you hesitated to tackle some of the more remote parts of the country. But as your children get older (or move out altogether) and you start traveling a little more, you might be inclined towards the more adventurous travels. Even simply leaving behind your stationary home can be a gamble, but that’s no reason not to do it. And the keener your sense of adventure becomes, the better quality of life you’ll have in the long run.


While you’ll probably be dropping quite a bit of money initially, the savings you’ll acquire in the long run can be enough of a reason to make the switch in of itself. You won’t need nearly as many things, won’t spend as much on energy, and will save on standard housing expenses like property taxes and mortgages. In fact, your biggest monthly payment might just be the RV itself. Once that’s paid off, it’s smooth sailing, both when you’re traveling and on the road and when you decide to stay for an extended period of time in one spot.

Live Like a Local

Some full-time RVers like to constantly be on the road. But one of the benefits of this lifestyle is that you probably don’t have a need to be traveling all the time. There’s no schedule to adhere to and if you want to spend more time in one spot, all you have to do is let the campground know you’ll want to pay for a long term stay. This way, you can more intimately explore any given region. Maybe you want to stay in the Pacific Northwest for a month or two to visit some of the iconic attractions of the Wild West. Or maybe you want to relax in the Deep South and experience luxury that dates back to the founding of America. Wherever you are, spending a little extra time in one area can help you enjoy and experience it more thoroughly.

There are lots of other reasons to switch to full-time RVing, but in the end, you’ll have to make the decision based on what’s going to be best for you, your family, and your future needs. If you do decide to make the switch, you might find your current RV doesn’t quite do it for you. For any upgrades or new campers you might need, stop by Wisconsin RV World and let one of our experienced staff show you around some of the models that’ll work best for the next phase in your life. We welcome all current and future RV owners from Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay, WI.

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