Last Updated on December 12, 2022
Living in a Small RV comes with numerous advantages. You have the freedom to do what you want and go where you want. Financial responsibilities are reduced and you have less to worry about. Living in an RV also has its disadvantages and there are a few things you might not be comfortable giving up.
Ease of sending and receiving packages
If you are always on the road, you no longer have a permanent address. This makes it difficult to get mail or packages. If you happen to boondock often, you can arrange to get deliveries through a local post office and if you are in an RV park, you can use that address. The problem is that living in an RV is about freedom and not staying in one place for too long. It is best to plan ahead to where you will be traveling to and through and provide addresses for mail based on that. One benefit to this is that you will definitely cut down on the amount of stuff you order from Amazon.
Having enough workout space
In most cases, the great outdoors is the best place to work out. Unfortunately, there will be times when the weather will not cooperate with you forcing you to work out indoors. When you live in your small RV, the space you have for exercising is limited. If you are lucky enough to have a larger RV with an awning or slider, then you can still exercise outdoors, so long as the weather is not too harsh. In reality, if the rain or snow is heavy, you would be happier inside with a hot chocolate and a book anyway.
Having your own appliances
Living at home you got used to having your own washer and dryer and once you move into the RV, you have to share these appliances with everyone else at the RV park. It is not ideal to have your underwear and delicate garments on display for others to see. It also is inconvenient to share these appliances especially when an entire park is trying to use them at the same time. You get used to wearing clothes multiple times before putting them in the laundry and you find local laundromats as you pass through town to use instead of the busy units at RV parks.
Having Company Over
Having friends over for dinner is always a great way to spend time and you can still entertain from your RV. The difference is that space is now more limited in a small RV than it was in your home. Depending on the number of guests, the inside of the RV can become cramped and uncomfortable. Having friends over to watch a movie is not an option anymore as most entertaining has to be done outside the RV.
Long Hot Showers
If you are boondocking, they tend to be much shorter than you would like. The days of steamy, long, hot showers are gone once you choose to live in your RV. You change to navy showers which involve a quick rinse, turning off the water while you soap and shampoo, and then rinsing at the end again. Alternatives are using a shower at a local gym or the shower facilities at RV parks are suitable for longer showers. This again will depend on just how crowded the park is.