Pros and Cons of RV Travel Nursing

August 20th, 2019 | Posted by bbarr in Travel Nursing, Travel Tips, Traveler Tips

By Aubrey Schieuer

A lot of travel nurses have decided to forego the issue of finding housing entirely and use an RV to get around and stay in for the duration of their assignments. Is this lifestyle meant for you? Read on for the pros and the cons of travel nursing with an RV.

Pro: Cost of living just went down

Campsites are almost always cheaper to rent space from than an apartment. If you have pets, you don’t have to pay for a pet deposit. And, if the assignment is canceled for some reason, you don’t have to worry about paybacks. With an apartment, you’d be on the hook to reimburse the agency.

Con: If something breaks, you fix it

Just like if you’d own your own house or car, you’re responsible for any breakdowns. There’s no landlord to call to bail you out. If you’re a pro at saving some cash away for a rainy day, then you’ll do just fine.

Pro: No packing!

Your cozy little motorhome will contain everything you need. So no need to pack or unpack — everything is ready to go from the moment you pull up to your new location. This can save you hours in the long run, and can be a huge stress relief.

Con: Limited space

It’s obvious, but it has to be said: you don’t have as much space in an RV. The good news is, tiny houses are all the rage, so there’s lots of info and articles online. Always wanted to try a capsule wardrobe? Now’s your chance.

Pro: No hotels, no worries

With a portable home, you don’t have to look for hotels on your way to your destination. You’ve got your nice cozy bed right there! On trips through less populated areas, this perk is quite nice.

Con: You still have to park the thing somewhere

Finding parking for a big RV isn’t always easy. You can use this app which shows you where the nearest Wal-Mart is so you can park there overnight. Even so, parking an RV is a bit of a pain.

Let us know in the comments: would you ever do travel nursing in an RV? What are your tips for RV living?

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