This list could go on and on. Do your research. Make connections in the RV community. You can find all kinds of ways to control expenses. You may just have to do a little work and pre-planning to make it happen.
As change increases, being a part of a community can help you not only survive but thrive in the RV environment. Even if you just RV on the weekends, community resources can help you adjust to changes and be ready for the next trip. If you plan to or are already full-time RVing, community can be critical. Ask other RVers what communities or groups they are a part of. For example, when we had a tremendous cold snap in southern Texas – which was unexpected, we were a part of a group staying together. Even though we were without electricity for days, it was everyone in the group sharing and pooling resources and information that got us all through.
You may also be stumped on what to do next to fix something on your RV and have tried everything. But posting in a RV Facebook group can help you through the issue. Just be sure not to waste everyone’s time by posting a question when you haven’t even tried to do your own research!
There are also community groups and websites that help you find campgrounds, get mail service, and even have big parties or gatherings around the world where you can learn and share or just relax with other RVers. And ones that keep you up-to-date with all the RV events around the U.S. and Canada. These are great resources for lasting connections and continued information. Some of the popular ones include:
- Harvest Hosts
- RV LIFE
The great thing about the RV community is we are a strong, exploratory, adventurous, and ingenious group. We experience changes all the time and must keep up. The difference is, we chose this life. What it yields is far greater than the difficulty of dealing with change. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and roll on out because that is why we got into this lifestyle in the first place. Change is inevitable and RVing IS very different today. So, let’s start off the new year with positive goals for change.