What do you think life on the road means? What does it entail? It’s not always how Hollywood movies perceive it to be. Living on the road means giving up some of the comforts of your life. On the road, there’s no access to a bathtub or a hot shower. There’s no big bed that you can trash around in. There’s no full kitchen where you can whip out a lemon meringue pie whenever you want. It’s not a convenient or an easy life, but it’s one worth taking if you want to be more adventurous.
You can work as a truck driver. This way, you’ll still have an income while living on the road. But this kind of living requires that you know a bit about truck maintenance and parts such as truck driveshafts. Living in a huge truck is so much better than living in a car. You’ll have more space in 10-wheeler or even an RV. You might even equip the truck with things that will make living there convenient for you.
Packing light doesn’t mean that you cannot bring important things with you on the road. It means being careful not to bring things that you don’t really need. Whether you live in a car or an RV or a 10-wheeler, it matters to be more responsible in bringing only the things that you need. Don’t be a hoarder. Otherwise, you’ll have to give up space you could use for better things.
Make sure that you know all the features of the vehicle. This way, you can maximize these features and purchase appropriate fittings that will make your life more comfortable. Are there small nooks that you can use to store things? Are there extra compartments wherein you can store a foldable bed?
Make a Bed
If you’re traveling in an RV or a 10-wheeler truck, then you have this covered. There’s already a space for your bed. But in a regular car, you can convert the back of your car into a bed. That will save costs on having to rent a motel every night. If you do this every night, your bills will rack up. That is good money you could have spent on better things.
Try to find ways to expand your storage. It’s going to be hard to live on the road if you don’t even have a small space to store your things in. If you’re living in a car, put up a cargo rack on its roof. For RVs and large trucks, there are custom-designed brackets that can handle your things. There are haulers, too, that you can attach to your vehicle. It can pull everything from kayaks, skis, canoes, to bicycles.
Find More Income
It’s harder to live on the road when you don’t have the money for it. Find more ways to earn money. You can maintain your vehicle better and enjoy life more on the road when you have money to spend. You can check in a nice motel if you want to relax more. You can treat yourself to a nice dinner once in a while. It’s harder to spend time on the road when you don’t even have extra money to treat yourself.
Living on the road has its ups and downs. You have to be prepared for a more exciting and adventurous life. But if you’re ready enough, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you’ll learn a lot from and which lessons you will take with you.