There is always, always going to be something that needs doing on your RV. It doesn’t matter how good of shape it’s in, or how new it is. And for tinkerer types who enjoy fixing and improving things, that can make an RV a really great project.
But, a lot of us don’t fall into that category. One of the biggest complaints I hear about RV ownership is how much work they require. You could drive yourself nuts keeping on top of every little thing.
So here’s an idea to save your sanity: let go of staying on top of it all.
Do what you need to keep it functioning well, and don’t let it become trashy. But think about your motivation for projects. Is it actually going to further your enjoyment of the RV, or are you doing it just because you feel like you should? “I know a lot of people like this mod” or “I might get looked down on if this doesn’t look new” might not be worth your precious time and effort.
An RV is a vessel for making memories, not an ornament to be admired in your driveway. It’s meant to get used, and that means it won’t stay in perfect condition.
Think of a child’s favorite toy, that gets worn over time. You look at it and know it is well loved. Try thinking of the imperfections in your RV the same way: as a symbol that it has been used for its intended purpose. It’s been well loved.
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