Full Time RVers: How To Simplify Your Life & Declutter Your RV

bounder-motorhome-by-jbolles.jpg Are you giving some serious thought to becoming a full time RVer?

Life on the road sounds fun doesn’t it?

The biggest thing for new full time RVers to wrap their head around is how drastically you must downsize and reduce your lifelong addiction to “stuff.”

Learning how to live simply within the confines of an RV doesn’t come naturally.


It takes making a few mistakes before you really get comfortable with the notion that less is more.

I don’t mean a little less, I mean 95% less — or more!

There are other pitfalls to becoming a full time RVer, but rest assured as you go along you will be leaving more and more behind.

As time goes by, you will further realize that you can get by just fine without it and the storage space is more valuable than the things.


Keep Your RV Closets & Storage Compartments Under Control


After bouncing down the back roads to get to that special secluded camping spot, you are likely to find everything in your RV is a jumbled mess.

Clothes have fallen off the hangers.  Dishes and dry goods have all slid together in the cupboards.  Nothing is where you neatly placed it before hitting the road.

It’s time to look at how your RV storage space is being used.

RV storage solutions can be as simple as using plastic totes to keep small items contained, or maybe adding some divider walls between doors in your overhead storage cupboards.

Our Dutchman travel trailer came with multiple doors on the overhead storage, but it was all one open common space.  When we hit the brakes, everything would slide forward.  By adding some thin plywood divider walls, each door became its own separate storage compartment — keeping everything neat and in place.


Curtis Carper

Curtis Carper

I’ve been involved in RVing for over 40 yrs -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking at home, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

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