RV Life, especially RV Living on the road on the road is not easy. There are rv living pros and cons. How to Live and work in an RV can be hard whether you are living in a camper or living in an rv. Cheap RV living comes with knowledge and experience which I am going to teach you from my own journey in this video.
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Life, especially RV Living on the road on the road is not easy. There are RV living pros and cons. How to Live and work in an RV can be hard whether you are living in a camper or living in an RV.
Cheap RV living comes with knowledge and experience, which I am going to teach you from my own journey in this video.
The Real Deal
I figured I would share with you a little bit about my RV because I don’t get to share with you, as much as, I would like to. It’s honestly out of my control because the RV that I’m in right now is technically not mine and there’s a reason for that.
Long story short I purchased this RV it was on the lot for a while and it had a lot of issues so technically right now I’m borrowing it even though I’m paying for it, but there’s a new one coming from the factory.
When you get a lemon you can learn how to make lemonade with it because I have been wanting to cry practically everyday so I figured why keep hiding it from you.
No Power, No Propane, No Problem
I want to show you what it’s like to actually be in here so instead of getting to like actually go out and camp I get to hang out in the best place ever (because I can’t use my and boondock since nothing works in here). I get to camp out here at my Grandma’s house — “thankfully she was kind enough to let me borrow power.”
That’s just one of many issues.
I learned some things and it’s one of the things where I will say make sure when you’re getting ready to buy an RV that you actually look through and do your research because I have been to hell and back with this unit and thankfully they’ve been working with me, but I’m still not 100%.
One thing that kind of sucks is my air conditioning unit is powered by LP which means that runs off my propane. Which I don’t have and my unit won’t hold in the tank! (One of the things that I wasn’t told when I got this unit, I was told of given the wrong information which is pretty typical)
So they tell me that this thing is diesel and that my air conditioned will run off of the diesel from the chassis — they lied and it will not run off the same diesel or any for that matter ONLY LP.
Instead, my generator in a Class B van is operating off of LP, which means that I have to run my generator if I want to use my refrigerator, air conditioner, take a shower or cook.
I would consider this more like a tent on wheels not an RV because you can’t use it for anything.
The only way I can take a shower or do anything in here means I have to actually be hooked up to shore power, which defeats the whole purpose of having a RV. Which brings me to my next point.
How to Survive in a “Tent on Wheels”
The Rv dealership was said “Hey Brandi just go borrow this RV and use it for a while (even though it’s your RV).” So you want me to borrowed this RV I sold my house and my car — I sold everything for!
I might as well consider myself homeless.
Praying… God please get this one out of my life this — tent on wheels
If I want to use anything, that I have to literally go pay to play! Meaning — plug up to a campground. I have to pay more money which defeats the purpose of why I bought the unit to not have to spend money.
Why would I want to go buy essentially like a hotel room for the night, which is the other thing. If I can’t stay in the RV because I’m not a camper.
If you haven’t seen my RV right now (I have like a really nice RV with a porcelain toilet and glass shower which this is not normal to have in your RV unless you pay more money.) But, I’ve had a few RVs and decided to pay a little bit more money on this one.
I even keep the tags on it because I had this unit literally for like two weeks and had to take it back with MAJOR issues.
Every time I get it back and take it out something’s wrong with it so they say “hey bring it back and then you know we’ll work on that and then you can have it back again.”
So you just want me to keep bringing it back every couple days until I get my new unit?
RV life is not always what it’s cracked up to be and there are some down downsides to it. When I’m not plugged up is I have accessories and alternative options available so I can work and live.
For example…One of the things I did decide to do in lieu of how to make this work — is buy a cooler to use instead of the fridge.
So no fridge, no hot water, no air conditioning, and no way to cook what an RV.
Until next Time…
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