On the road again, we’re taking our … house on the road again? Not as catchy as the original song, but much cheaper than traveling and staying at hotels.
Tiny house travel is getting more popular thanks to shows like Tiny House Nation. More people are buying them and once they experience the freedom, the travel bug bites.
Traveling with a tiny house is different than a camper or driving an RV. How? It’s not your temporary hangout; it’s your home!
You may not feel safe taking your house out for a ride at first, but you’ll get used to it. Plus, we’ve got five tips to make it that much easier.
Get rolling below.
1. Weigh Your Home
Before you plan a long road trip, can your car haul your home long distance? Hitch it up and take it to any truck scale.
Weigh the home and your car, then detach and weigh your car by itself. Subtract the weight of your car from the total.
Check your car’s manual to make sure it’s safe to tow your tiny load.
2. Start Secure
Before you go on the road, take a look around your home. What things are likely to fall over if you hit your breaks or a sharp turn?
You need to secure those things. That could mean putting baby locks or velcro on cabinets to keep them shut. Expert travelers recommend adding a lip to your shelves or at least non-slip shelf liner.
Every time you get ready to hit the road, take ten or twenty minutes to secure your stuff. It’s worth it in the long run!
3. Plan Ahead
If you’re stopping at destinations along the way, call ahead and talk to the campsite. Do they have the power and size of lot you need?
What are their amenities? Can you fill up water and dump your waste? Start by telling them the size of your unit, then your utility needs.
4. Buy Drive-On Levels
If your lot isn’t flat or one tire is lower on air than the others, your house may seem off-kilter. To fix that you can buy drive on levels that build up to give you the height you need.
Bring along a bubble level to place on your counter to check if you’re on the right track.
5. Hang Out Outside
Even if your tiny house doesn’t have a porch, you can bring chairs and sit outside. Use the amenities around the campsite and hang out there to make friends.
Just because you have a tiny house doesn’t mean you need to stay in it! Enjoy the outdoors.
Tiny House Travel Tips
Imagine the freedom of going where you want, whenever you want, but still having the comforts of home. That’s what you get with tiny house travel!
It takes some getting used to, sure. But if you’re already living the tiny lifestyle, what are you waiting for?
Go trade your car for something bigger and put in your vacation time request.
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