11 Ways You Know You Have Fulltime RV Kids

These are just some of the ways we know we have fulltime RV kids. They’ve taken this lifestyle in stride and have made it their normal.

11 Ways You Know You Have Fulltime RV Kids

(FYI, that’s marker all over Knox, not some sort of weird rash that only fulltime RV kids would have)

1. They wake up in the morning and ask “What city are we in, Dad?”

True story. My 4 year old asked us this one morning and all I could say was “You are here, man.” Blew his mind that day.

2. They have the smallest house of all the people you know, but also the largest backyard.

It’s because of that small house that they are epic at hiding during hide-and-seek.

3. They pretty much wear the same clothes all week.

Don’t judge.

4. They haven’t had a bath in ages, but get clean enough from swimming.

Again, don’t judge.

5. They ask where the foot pedal is when flushing a toilet at someone’s house.

My 4 year old again. He has spent half his life (and all of his potty-trained life) in an RV. It makes total sense.

6. The bottoms of their feet are so dirty, they look like they’ve been tattooed with black ink.

We are actually asked to keep our shoes on when we go into someone’s house.

7. They’ve seen more states by the age of 10 than their grandparents have seen their whole lives.

We love the fact they can talk intelligently about many states. Road schooling rocks.

8. They know what the word boondocking means.

Give me Odd Words for $100, Alex.

9. They think summer lasts 12 months.

They have actually been asking to go somewhere with snow. Uhh, yeah.

10. Whenever pulling into a new campground, their first question is “Do they have wifi?”

This is also high on Dad’s list of questions.

11. They think it’s odd when people have an RV and a house.

Some people are just livin’ the high life.

Any other ways you know you have fulltime RV kids? Let me know in the comments!

For another good laugh, check out our 18 Lies Full-time RVers Tell Themselves!


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14 thoughts on “11 Ways You Know You Have Fulltime RV Kids”

  1. By the time I was 11 was in 26 states, Canada and Mexico. Saw Niagra falls , all the monuments in DC and Capital building and White House . Then all the way to Key West Florida along the way to Bush Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Sea World on A1A staying in state parks. Home for a week after visiting relatives in Kentucky and Tennessee then to California southern route. All the sights along the way and to Disneyland then Tijuana Mexico. All in one summer

  2. This is so awesome! My sister Michelle (MakingSenseOfCents owner) has inspired my boyfriend and I to live in a smaller space and the idea of living in a “Tiny House” really appeals to us. It’s not quite an RV (although we really like the sound of living in an RV, as long as we can continue working online). I’ve traveled quite a bit around other continents and am ready to explore the U.S. a bit more.

    • Hi Alexis! Living minimally definitely has simplified our lives. Working nomadically in an RV is totally do-able. Let me know if you have any tech specific questions and I can either help or point you in the right direction to someone who can. Thanks for commenting!

  3. I love, love, love this! We are one month into full timing with 4 kids and I can relate to most of this! We’ve been stationary so far so the “what state are we in” question hasn’t yet come up, but we can’t wait to hit the road!

  4. Hi guys. We are an Aussie family who are full timers on the road with 3 kids, and my eldest also often asks ‘what city are we in today?’. Have been on the road full time nearly 12 months, but travelled on and off for about 2 years before that. I also love that our kids have seen more of our country than their grandparents have.

  5. Love this!! We are two months in to full-timing with our 6 year old. Any tips on meeting up with other full timers with kiddos? She loves the adventures but is missing the regular play time with her friends. I figure there’s got to be some sort of FB or meetup group for full time families, but haven’t found it yet.

    • For sure! I would recommend Fulltime Families (mainly RV traveling families) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/FulltimeFamilies/) – we have attended a couple of their rallies and it is a great way to meet people. The Facebook group is also very active and you can easily reach out to see if anyone else is in your area. I would also recommend looking into going to Thousand Trails Orlando in the winter there are usually 25 – 30 other Fulltime Families there in the winter months. Another newer one is Location Independent Families – they are more people all over the world but is another great group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LocationIndependentFamilies/. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  6. We are considering selling our 2000+ house and traveling full time as my husband may switch to fieldwork (tech stuff…). This means lots of driving and new cities/states often. I’ve always wanted to downsize (I love the minimalist lifestyle) but I am nervous about the travel piece. We wouldn’t be the typical full time rv family as we will have to sometimes travel 3 states in one day. With a 14 month old and a 2.5 year old, I wonder, will this rock them!? I’m so glad I found your blog as it gives me hope that we can totally do this. I just have to figure out how to balance the constant change with the demands of my husband’s job. I also hope to keep my job (which currently I work from home) so I am hopeful. I guess I worry most about wifi and security as I have to have a secure connection with my work. Ah, so much to think about! Thank you thank you for making it a little easier.

    • Sounds like an awesome adventure! And you being able to be together as a family is the best WHY there is for living this lifestyle! Yes it will be challenging. Yes it will probably rock your kids – but that is OK. It will make them more well rounded and flexible. And you will figure out how best to make it work for everyone. Wifi is always a challenge but we have figured out how to make it work. Basically pretty much everything is figureoutable (is that a word :)?) Go for it! If you don’t like it you can always go back to your old life (but I doubt you will :)). If you have any questions let us know!

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