After your first adventure in an RV Rental, it is easy to see how someone could quickly become addicted to their Recreational Vehicle. Fortunately, being a hardcore RV addict is good for your health. Think you might be a motorhome junkie? Find out for sure with this litmus test for RV fanatics:
1. Your real home is falling apart, while you make renovations on your RV.
Your ceiling is leaky, your toilet doesn’t flush and you haven’t had a working dishwasher in five years… but your RV has new leather seats and a new state of the art navigation system.
2. You’re more excited about your next trip than you are about Christmas.
Christmas is only one day… your RV travel is MONTHS of fun.
3. You don’t ask for Christmas presents. You just want travel money.
4. You’re gone three months of the year.
Friends and family just know you’re gone most of the summer. In fact, they help rent out your house.
5. Your home is decorated in maps.
Some people have artwork, you have maps of all the places you’ve been. Honestly, you have enough to wallpaper the hallway. If you were in town more often, maybe you would do it
6. You consider traveling your ongoing degree.
You don’t need pen, paper and a textbook to learn. The world is your classroom. The RV is like your study hall.
7. You don’t believe you can get lost.
Directions are overrated. You have a GPS system. Sure, sometimes it’s off… but there is NEVER a need to stop and actually ask someone how to get somewhere. That would just be a waste of time.
8. You start to tremble and shake if you’re in your “real house” too long.
The open road calls your name at night. Even if you don’t have a big trip planned, sometimes it’s just fun to go to the grocery store in your RV. That helps ease your travel withdrawals.
9. You don’t understand people who don’t leave the state to vacation.
How can some people consider “going an hour up the road” a vacation?? You need hundreds, scratch that, thousands of miles to get out of your state and explore the country via road trip.
10. Ninety-eight percent of your life’s goals include travel.
Some people work hard to upgrade their house, your goal is to get OUT of your house and see what America has to offer.
11. You tell time by your trips.
You don’t arrange your life by months, you time things by your trips. As in, the grandkids will come after we see Yosemite, and then Julie’s wedding is right before we go to Zion National Park.
12. Every sentence out of your mouth starts with “One time in our RV…”
You may notice people start to walk away from you at parties, but really they’re the boring ones! Don’t they want to hear about your latest excursion?
13. You just want to be in a city where no one knows your name.
Your hometown is too small. It gets old seeing all the same folks at the local diner. You want to be anonymous in a brand-new city and state.
14. Your whole Facebook feed is full of travel bloggers and travel deal sites.
15. You feel as if you would die if forced to stay in one place for the rest of your life.
Your RV is your escape, your sanity. Home for a month… and you get the itch.