Ok, so the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t the main reason, but it certainly contributed to new difficulties and took away a big part of what made full-time RVing so much fun and so awesome…

So the question is really: “Will a travel trailer or will a motorhome be better for you?” The problem with that question is that you have your own wants and needs. And I’m not going to pretend to know them. But you do. Right? Check out the pros of each and learn which Kelly would pick if she did it again.

With Boondockers Welcome, you can pick someone’s place that is ‘out there’, farther away from the city, has nice views, with possibly no utilities available. Here, you can push the limits of your holding tanks, battery bank, etc. Learn your systems, see how long you can go without using your generator, or do you have enough solar to keep your batteries optimized? It’s like half-boondocking and half-campgrounding!

Full-time or not, you’re probably wondering what to do about your mail. Do you need mail forwarding? That depends. How long will you be on your trip? Here we outline why you may need a service and how to get your stuff delivered to where you are parked.

When you store your RV, there are things you’d better do in preparation so that it remains in good shape for your next adventure.
Don’t worry, it’s a pretty simple process and shouldn’t take up TOO much of your time (Except for winterizing. That’s a bit of a pain). That said, not doing these things can cost you big time AND money in the future!

While boondocking does offer a quieter, more nature-based, and likely a more scenic camping experience than camping in campgrounds, it is not the perfect experience for all. With the good comes the bad. If you’re not a fan of many or all of the below variables, you may want to avoid boondocking. Read on to find out if it is or is not up your alley.

Trixie was lost once because I didn’t have X. Gizmo could have been killed by another dog if I had done X. The snake pit could have killed or injured BOTH of my dogs had I stayed. Know the ways camping can kill your pets and follow these rules to avoid disaster!

This is what it has been like to full-time RV during COVID. Though it’s not ruined, there are definite issues that have made it less appealing.

Honestly, I never thought I could be ‘one of them’. No way.
I couldn’t be so careless that I almost killed my pets. Yet, I almost did. With my RV.
And I’ll never forget it. Here’s what you need to keep yours alive and well.

You simply can’t afford to lose your RV and everything in it. Can you? If NOT, make sure you check that this safety device is working. Do it often. One little check can prevent a tragedy.