If you want to work remotely from your RV and travel full time, there are a few things you need to know. First, you need to have a reliable internet connection. This means finding an RV park or campground that has good Wi-Fi or investing in a mobile hotspot.

There are many Internet options out there, but perhaps the most popular one right now is Starlink. Starlink is a satellite-based Internet service that provides high-speed Internet to RVs, campers, and other remote locations. Their systems have become much more robust in the previous year, including smaller dishes, faster service, and portability, making them a great option for those who want to work remotely from their RV. Starlink can work from places that don’t get cell service, so you’re never without WiFi, even if you aren’t near a cell tower.

Another important thing to consider when working remotely from your RV is your power needs. RVs typically have two different types of electrical systems: shore power and generator power. Shore power is when you plug your RV into an external power source, like at an RV park, and generator power allows you to power your system from your internal or external generator. The problem with generators is they can be loud, disrupting any peace you may find out in nature. Some RVers turn to solar power, which is a great way to be more eco-friendly and reduce your reliance on generators. There are many solar power options available for RVs, from portable panels to larger, more permanent systems.

A good workstation in your RV is important. A dedicated office is a luxury in many RVs, so creating a space that is dedicated to work can make the entire experience much more pleasurable. A comfortable chair, plenty of light, and enough space to spread out are key. If you have a laptop, consider getting a separate monitor and keyboard to make working on your computer more ergonomic.

Of course, working remotely offers bigger benefits too, like taking your table, chair, and laptop outside to sit by the lake while working, and much better views than staring at the guy in the cubicle next to you for 8 hours a day.

Last but not least, take some time to think about your mental health while working remotely from your RV. It can be easy to get stir-crazy when you’re living in such close quarters with your family or friends. Make sure to take some time for yourself every day, even if it’s just a 30-minute walk. And don’t forget to schedule some social time into your week, whether that means happy hour over Zoom with friends or planning social outings.

Finding remote work is another challenge we will address in a different article, but for now, these tips will help you set up your RV for success should you be one of the lucky ones with a job that allows you to work remotely.

Do you have any other tips for working remotely from your RV? Let us know in the comments!