Originally Posted by lightinmyhands
Hi everyone, I've never posted here before, but I have been talking a lot lately about how I just want to take an RV on the road with my partner and our 2 kids (oh, and the puppy).....but I'm kind of scared. I spent a lot of time on the road before I had my first, but I'm wondering what life is like with children in an RV? I hate to limit my life because of fear, and I think I may be more afraid of never doing it and regretting that than I am of what the experience could turn out like. If anyone has any thoughts, please don't hesitate to reply!
I would say this to you "just do it!" OK, seriously, there are so many considerations, and if you want to do some deep digging, go to rv.net. But seriously, you can move into an RV, and if you don't like it, move out again.
We moved into our RV in January, 2 adults plus 2 young kids, and we love it. Now, we have a huge beautiful motorcoach and have stayed at expensive RV resorts in highly desirable destinations too. I don't know how well I would have liked this lifestyle in a smaller space, or if we had not stayed in nice places. (I'm about to find out!)
We also just learned that DH has another contract, so we must stay in one spot for the next few months (work is good!) I don't like the idea very much of living in the RV while we stay put, but we decided to do that anyway because we may need to take off again in 6 months or so. (if his contract ends and it's winter, we're heading somewhere warm!)
The hardest part for us adults has been that our older daughter really misses her friends. The other challenge is that we must really consider places to go and things to do that the kids will enjoy.
A lot depends on your current situation. If you own your home, then it's a huge commitment to either sell it or rent it out and go. We were in a rental house, so it wasn't a big deal to move out. Well, it WAS a lot of trouble to sell and give away so much, and put the rest into storage, but we found it to be very worthwhile to do.