Toy hauler trade up or down…it’s a matter of opinion. The toy hauler is a popular choice amongst RVs. The recreational vehicle is often seen as a means of play. But some have even moved forward with their love the open road and the RV lifestyle and become full time RVers. They may have started off with a certain RV style and decided that a toy hauler trade was in order. They may be thinking about a toy hauler trade because they want to go more compact with a travel trailer or they may be thinking that they want a bit more freedom with their luxury with a Fifth Wheel. Or they may have specific reasons for initiating a toy hauler trade for any other recreational vehicle: Class C, Class B, etc.
The type of vehicle being used is one of the first considerations for those who are considering making their RV lifestyle a full time choice. Full time RVers don’t often want to cart around a lot of RV that they don’t need. On the other hand, if it’s going to be full time, it needs to be comfortable and suit all your needs. It’s a personal choice. That’s why the purposes behind any toy hauler trade can vary so widely.
But the size and style of the vehicle isn’t the only thing to consider when you decide to get on the road full time. Full time RVers should also consider:
- Communication: Make sure that you have a line of communication that is trustworthy and dependable. If you have a cell phone service that is often “out of service” you might want to think about changing to a service that has higher customer service amongst travelers or in the specific areas you will be traveling through.
- Mail: You’ll need to identify a P.O. Box or a home base at a family member’s house that you can use for your mailing address. In many cases you can get your vital information mailed digitally upon your request, but there are certain things that will still require an actual, physical mailing address.
- Work: If you are trying to figure out how to make the finances work on the road, don’t overlook the obvious. Ask your current employer if they would approve of you working from a remote location. Many employers are happy to have employers work from home or any remote location of their choice in today’s work force. It saves on overhead costs; one less office space they have to keep up! And if they approve the change it will allow you to avoid the search for a new position that may take a while to come up with and may not be as stable as a position in which you have a history.
The number of full time RVers continues to grow. The arguments against it are being answered slowly but surely as cell phones become more trustworthy, more people work from home and more children are home schooled. So get started. Do you need to downsize? Upsize? Get your toy hauler trade started today by deciding what you want to end up with when it is completed.