How Good of a Fit is the Full-Time RV Life for You?

LIFESTYLE

By: Steven Miller

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

When it comes to thinking about spending your life living in an RV, that is the type of thing that appeals to a lot of people. It's a romantic notion, the thought of living a totally free life, traveling the country, not having any responsibilities and going anywhere that the wind may take you. But the reality is a lot different -- that kind of life is not for everyone. For one thing, you would have to temporarily say goodbye to your family and friends, and you would also have to say goodbye to a lot of creature comforts. Living in a styling RV might not be totally roughing it like if you were crashed out in a sleeping bag in a tent on top of a bunch of roots and stones, but it also isn't anything like staying at home or in the luxury of a 5-star hotel. 

You might think that you would truly love the freedom and independence of living in an RV, but it might just be something that you would absolutely hate, or at least it might be the type of thing that isn't what you expected. Before you sell all your belongings and hit the road, you might want to take this quiz to find out if the RV life is really for you.

How much stuff do you have?

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How handy or mechanically inclined are you?

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How do you feel about having to be up close and personal with your sewage system?

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How friendly are you to strangers?

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Would you consider yourself to be a Good Samaritan?

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Do you have some money saved for unexpected breakdowns?

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How much living space do you prefer?

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How well do you go with the flow in life?

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How much experience do you have driving a big vehicle?

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Do you think it will be worthwhile to have a roadside assistance plan when you RV?

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What would getting 7 to 10 miles per gallon do to your budget?

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How much do you like to drive?

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How adventurous are you?

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How appealing is following the good weather all year to you?

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What pace do you move at in life?

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How good are you at planning?

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How appealing does trading work for an RV site (workamping) sound to you?

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Will you be able to work remotely or do you have the finances not to work?

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Do you already own an RV or a travel trailer?

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Are you more of a big city or a country kind of person?

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How comfortable are you cooking and heating with propane?

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How well do you get along with retirees?

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How simply do you live?

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How appealing is being completely self-sufficient to you?

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How good are you with directions (GPS, reading maps, etc.)?

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How appealing is the thought of traveling while still being able to sleep in your own bed?

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How often do you like to go grocery shopping?

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Where would you most like to travel?

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How appealing is the idea of dry camping (disconnected from exterior water and electricity) to you?

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Have you thought about how you'll get your mail when you're on the road?

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