How to save money by living in an RV.

Live in a RV to Save Money 

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With ever growing expenditures such as taxes, high utility bills, underwater mortgages, home maintenance, and repair costs, many people have decided to make a lifestyle change and to live full time in an RV.   “Full timers” are people who do not have a physical address, but decide to lift up their roots and exchange them for rubber and asphalt and live full time in their RV.   There are an immense amount of advantages and disadvantages to full time RV living, but for full timers they know the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

The money savings while living in an RV can be incredible.   With so much lesser area to heat, cool, and less space for energy hogging appliances, it will certainly reduce utility bills when compared to a site built home.   While not having these large appliances can somewhat be an inconvenience, most RV parks and many campgrounds have built in coin-op style laundry facilities.   These can be used when needed, and not have to be a part the full timer’s home or worry of repair.   Also, these types of appliances can be very costly on power and gas bills, and the full timer can use several machines at once.  Also consider that most places that you stay, water and sewer charges will be included with the site that you have, as well as the electricity.

Saving on taxation is an incredible advantage to full time RV living.   Since this is not a site built home, the people living in the RV will not be subject to property taxes to pay for local school districts, police, etc.  While the advantages still exist to use local government agencies, the price tag is usually free!   Children can still be enrolled in good schools and fire, police, and animal control services can still be utilized.   The RV is considered a vehicle under the law, and will not be on any appraisal roll calls.  The amount of property taxes that can be avoided legally in an RV is absolutely incredible.

Insurance is another sure fire way to save money while living in an RV.   Common homeowner’s insurance is very expensive and often can lead to many types of claims disputes.  RV’s are generally covered under RV insurance, which can be very inexpensive as most people do not put a lot of miles on their coaches per year.   Sometimes this expense can be less than 25% of conventional homeowner’s insurance.

General repairs and maintenance are very inexpensive on an RV compared to a site built home.   This would be the place that the handy side of most men can really shine, because if a man is capable of many smaller repairs on a home, he will be able to repair most anything on an RV.   The RV will generally need less material to repair issues as they have less distance and less square footage than a site built home.   The roofs are smaller, the floors are smaller, as well as the counters, and many other aspects of the coach.  This ensures that less repair materials will be needed.   Also, the repair jobs will be exceptionally smaller than repairs on a site built home.

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