RV Nirvana

the Goldilocks Syndrome . . .

[ aka ] how to find your perfect recreation vehicle

” wait, I like this, but then that part of that unit is something I really like, but oh look over here, and see this shiny thing, oooooh . . .

Find yourself endlessly comparing different types of RV’s . . . yup we’ve all done it . . . it’s a part of the ritual of RV courtship – one of the many processes and steps that we do before the “big purchase”.

Newbies in particular are prone to this syndrome and some of us suffer from it for a long time (I had it for two years before I was able to shake it).

What to do if you find yourself with a case of the Goldilocks Syndrome?

Well, my advice is this . . . go ahead, look at as many different types and options as you like.  Explore, visit, use, see, and do whatever you have to to help yourself answer this one question – who am I? (let’s not get crazy here, I’m talking strictly in RV terms) . . .

and then you need to really fine tune your answer which will make it much easier to narrow down your RV search . . . and that boils down to a couple of questions . . .

  • How many people will be using it?
  • How many days in a row will you be using it?
  • Are you more likely to stay in 1 place for a couple of days or move around each day?
  • Do you like to cook?
  • How handy are you?
  • Will you be plugged in most of the time?

. . .  and . . . well . . . you get the picture . . . then . . .

  • list the three most important features you can’t live without . . . and . . .
  • list the three features you don’t really care about . . .

whew . . . OK . . . now you’ve got a framework in hand . . .

and you’ll be amazed at how many contenders get knocked off your list and how the real functionality of your wants and needs will supersede the shiny bells and whistle distractions as you look around . . .

and then the Goldilocks syndrome will dissipate . . . double YAY!

PS: more on the cost of RV’s coming soon(ish) . . .

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