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Living on the road: These people move every day

Living on the road: These people move every day

For the vast majority of people in the U.S. and around the world, moving is a major yet infrequent activity. Even for those who regularly move due to the nature of their careers, a handful of moves per year is often seen as a lot. There are a dedicated group of people who are constantly on the move, however.

These individuals, following the way of the road, regularly pick up their roots and head off to the next destination. Let's look at how people using RVs, campers, towed tiny houses and other residences on wheels crisscross the country.

A group of RVs parked at a campground.A mobile lifestyle means moving all the time.

Tiny houses, RVs and more

For those with the means to live a mobile lifestyle, whether through accumulated savings, careful planning with short-term and seasonal jobs or a full-time traveling career, adventure is a major part of the allure. The novelty of following a path across the country, whether highly planned in advance or more of an informal route, and experiencing new places, faces, cuisines, culture and much more is hard to ignore.

RVs and campers are a popular choice for these perpetual travelers. Already designed to be driven or towed and providing a modern living space with a variety of amenities, these large vehicles offer a balance of comfortable living space and mobility.

When parked at a campground or lot that accommodates RVs, stationary vehicles can use powered items within, from televisions to kitchen appliances. Other options for accessing electricity include generators and solar panels. While not quite as luxurious as living in a standard-sized home, these vehicles offer a mix of free movement and comfort that many who live on the road thoroughly enjoy.

Tiny houses, which can also be fixed to a specific location, are another option for constant travelers. Some building plans for these homes, not technically defined but often categorized as having 500 feet or less of total square footage, allow them to be towed behind a suitably powerful and properly registered vehicle, as The Tiny House pointed out, and brought from place to place.

With the right equipment, they can be used similarly to RVs at campgrounds and RV lots that accept them. Additionally, generators, solar panels, water tanks and other options allow people to enjoy basic comforts on the road.

The logistics of living on the road

There are a number of important considerations to make when deciding to live on the road full time. A permanent residence is still needed to receive a driver's license, set up bank accounts and receive official documents, for example. Camping World said South Dakota, Texas and Florida are among the most popular states for permanent RVers to establish residency.

Whether it's the need for storage space or movers and packers to get belongings to that permanent if infrequently used home, Atlas can do the heavy lifting for everyone who's headed to a new permanent residence. To learn more, get in touch with us today!

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