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Essentials When Working Remotely in an RV

April 16 , 2019

So you’ve found a job working remotely in your RV, good work! This type of job can be hard to come by but it is a great way to be able to travel while living rent free. Some people aren’t sure if they can handle the transition but if you’ve ever worked from home, you know it is possible. Being on the road can be a little different, however, with the right essentials and a little preparation you won’t have to worry about not feeling up to the task when it comes time to work remotely.

Setting up a workstation

Chances are the work you do remotely requires a space to get the job done. It can be something as small as a tiny desk, a wooden shelf or even a TV dinner tray to set up your materials or a laptop. If you RV comes with a dining area, this may also be used as a workstation. Keep your workstation tidy and pack it up if possible when you are finished working for the day. If all you have is a bed or a chair to work on, a laptop desk placed directly on your lap works like a charm. You want to separate the area where you work to stay focused on the task at hand.

Stay focused

Set up a time of the day when you work. It isn’t your typical 9 to 5 routine but it may require some structure. This takes self-discipline and a good sense of time management. Find a scenic location to park your RV. Who wouldn’t want to work with a beautiful lake or mountain range in front of them? However, save the swim and the hike for after you get your work done.

Damage Control

The last thing you need when you have a deadline or a tight timeline is worrying about snags on the road. Get the right gear while traveling like septic safe toilet tissue and proper RV maintenance. Be sure your batteries are in top notch condition. Have an external powersource just incase anything goes wrong. Typing with one hand and trying to work under your hood at the same time isn’t an easy feat.

Wifi Hotspots

Use your hotspot while traveling. Use a signal booster with it. This doesn’t ensure you will get fast internet connection. Keep in mind there will be areas where service may not be as good. If you run into any trouble, find the nearest free wifi spot like a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds or a library.

Bluetooth Headsets

Be safe when driving! Having a bluetooth headset will allow you to take business calls and keep in touch with clients even while you are driving. This ensures safety and a clearer call from one end to the other.

It is truly fulfilling working remotely from an RV camper. You get the best of both worlds. You won’t be disappointed at how quickly you can adapt to this lifestyle. With the right essentials and the right preparation you will find it much easier! Work hard and have fun!

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