Nuts answers to common RV questions

Humans are curious creatures (I mean inquisitive, not weird, but both work at times). People are not shy to ask each other all kinds of things, and that is certainly the case when it comes to RVing – likely because a lot of folks don't have a clue what it’s like to live in something that’s not a house.

Other than the ubiquitous ‘Why?’ – which we’ll come to shortly – the questions range from the fairly innocuous, like ‘Are RV beds comfortable?’ to the more invasive, like pressing you for details about your toilet habits (that’s when curious inquisitive becomes curious weird).  

We’ve formulated a few go-to answers that you could use when presented with one of these common questions – try these if you get sick of giving your standard responses (apologies to the question-askers in advance).

Why do you live in an RV?

I'm inspired by the Eagle 5 from Spaceballs. My ultimate goal is to live in a flying RV spaceship with a guy called Barf.

Don’t you miss your house?

My house was a grain silo that was still in use, so I really don’t miss it that much.  

Where will you settle down when you’re done RVing?

I’ve always wanted to live in a department store. I'd have the best beds to choose from, great coffee in the morning, and probably a best friend who’s a security guard.  

Is it weird pooping in an RV?

It’s weird, but nobody yells at you like they do when you use the display toilets in a department store, so that’s a plus.

Do you ever get scared?

You know, I had never gotten scared until I watched Stranger Things. Then, I had this recurring dream that Barb was trying to get into the RV through the skylight, and I’m now really scared of having to replace the skylight.  

Don’t you get bored of always traveling and seeing new things?

Not really. I drive with my eyes closed so I don’t have to experience anything along the way. 

(To a couple) How do you live in such a cramped space without driving each other crazy? 

We spend the first two hours of each day sharing a giant onesie, and by the time we get out of it, we have all the space we need.

Surely there's not enough space to keep all of your stuff? 

Mary Poppins. That's all I'm saying.

Gemma Peckham1 Comment