Another use for our small RV: A Moving Van

 Another use for our small RV: A Moving Van

We’ve also used our RV as a moving van…

There are so many ways to use a small RV.

A while back, I added a new one: It became a moving van. That's my son, Scott, and grandson, Matthew, in the photo above, loading our RV with a giant flat screen TV. What you don't see is that two other televisions that are already inside as I brought the Roadtrek to help them in a recent move down in Georgia.

Besides RVing, I use our RV as an everyday vehicle. When we are at home, it's my personal transportation. I run errands with it just like I would with a car. When Jennifer wants me to take her shopping, I often take the RV. I'll sit in the parking lot with it,  watching a football game or catching up with my email.

There's a refrigerator, a bathroom, a microwave to make a bag of popcorn if I get hungry. And, of course, I'm comfortable. If she's taking a lot of time, no problem, I take a nap.

Other uses:

  • Tailgating before football game
  • A portable dressing room at weddings and funerals
  • A guest room in the driveway
  • A mobile production van for my video and photographic projects
  • My own man cave
  • A warming room in the winter when cross country skiing or snow shoeing
  • A deer blind when photographing nature
  • A comfortable bedroom for rest area naps while traveling
  • Emergency power when a storm knocks out electricity to the neighborhood
  • Extra refrigerator space for keeping things cold during family gatherings or parties
  • A place for the grandkids to hang out watching DVDs between baseball and soccer games
  • Our own private en suite bedroom i the driveway when visiting relatives

Okay, those are the first 12 things that came to mind about how we use our RV, other than for RVing. How about you? What other uses do you have for yours?

Share in comments below.

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

1 Comment

  • Hi Mike,do you rust proof your rv? under spray unit with a product,for the salt they use on roads in Michigan? Also,how do you wash unit in the winter? Personaly,we store our unit for the winter,but that will change in the future,thanks,keep up the wonderful site.

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