RV Selection Guide and RV Buying Guide Last updated on August 17th, 2015 at 07:02 am Congratulations! You have access to this incredibly valuable quiz! RV Selector Guide Step 1 of 10 10% How will your RV be moved?*A CarTundra or Ranger Class TruckF150 Class TruckF250 Class TruckF350 Class TruckF350 Dually TruckMy RV has an EngineMy RV has an Engine and I will tow a carI have no opinion. Make the other results tell ME what I need!!!!This is important. If you will allow your current car or pickup to be a determining factor in your RV purchase, it will have a MAJOR impact on the RV you will get. If you are willing to retool your transportation completely, then select no opinion and see what the quiz comes up with. Maybe you'll be surprised... maybe not. Who will be using the RV?*Single PersonA CoupleParent(s) with kids2 singles, 2 couplesRV52.com has a theory. That a living entity consumes approximately 250 square feet. A married couple is a single entity. A kid is maybe a half entity - please no hate mail - it is a theory. So a kid would consume only 125 square feet. A single adult is a full entity (250 square feet). So using this formula it will really tell you how successful you will be with this set of entities in an RV. One other thing, you have to factor duration into the calculation - so full time is 100% of my sq feet estimate above. Anyway, I thought it was a fun idea. How much time will you be spending in the RV?*Special OccasionsMany WeekendsWeeks at a TimeFull Time or Months at a TimeIf you have a BIG RV, like a toy hauler, with fold out beds for 12 people and you are using it on a weekend of mudding you can probably handle 12 people for an extended weekend. If you are living in the toy hauler full time, you probably won't be able to handle more than your spouse and a couple of kids TOPS. I'm sure there are exceptions, but more people in a small space for a long duration are all competing factors. This question helps you factor this in. How mobile will you be? How often will you move the "beast"?*Mostly traveling for camping weekends from the houseMaximum Touring - moving and traveling with the RV almost daily.Moving the RV on a mostly weekly basis.Moving the RV on a mostly monthly basis.Never moving the RV. Sittin in one spot.This question gets to the heart of the idea about how easy it is to get up and go. For example, a Class B and the Class B lifestyle is clearly going to differ from a Class A with a towed car (toad). To pseudo quote Neil Young - How far will you range?*Travel in immediate area - very local.Statewide travel mostly.Multistate Area.Countrywide Travel - like all of the US or all of Canada.Multi-country travel. Pretty much USA and CanadaThis speaks to the ability of the rig to range far and wide. In my opinion, dragging a camping trailer all over Timbuktu probably is harder than a Class A with a long distance tag axle. Or compare a fifth wheel to a Class C. I think the scoring is more subtle here, but I tried to consider this. Complete the following sentence: I/We have the most fun when...*outside every minute doing adventurous stuff.outside often, BBQing, mowing, and doing low impact things.mostly stay at and around home, but enjoy BBQing and visiting with neighbors.inside entertaining guests and family.inside with immediate family, cooking and visitinginside and just me playing on computer, tv, reading, hobbying, etc.This is an oddball question, but it speaks to some of my recommendations I'll provide in the answers. It also give some subtle hints at some odd ideas - like outdoorsy people will probably gravitate to Class B, camping trailers, toy haulers and travel trailers. The rest will go towards 5th wheels, class a, and class c RVs. How much garage-y type stuff might you have?*Lots of stuff, like hobby stuff, rocks, things to sell at little local marketsReally nothing. No need for any storage at all.If you have lots of stuff, you should consider a toy hauler. This is almost a puff question, but if you have lots of stuff, it might not be a bad idea. How much do you feel the need to impress the Jones? How flashy do you want to be?*I just need a roof over my head and to stay dry.My RV should not be dumpy, but only needs to be neat and clean.Honestly, I would like to be first class - maybe not Rockefeller, but up there.The RV needs to be as cool as my G6.An RV is a LUXURY item by almost every standard. Sure, some people choose to live in them in some scary places, but truth be told, most people have an RV in addition to their house and other things. So you have to be super honest with yourself about what you want. I'm just trying to factor this in to help you come clean with yourself. (Gosh, thanks RV52!) What kind of juice do you have? How much ability to pay do you have?*I have a few HUNDRED dollars to put down but cannot afford payments.I have a few HUNDRED dollars to put down and can make payments.I have a few THOUSAND dollars to put down and can make payments.I have a few TEN THOUSAND dollars to put down and can make payments.I can mostly pay cash for most RVs. Really, money is not a serious roadblock.The truly American question. How much money do you have. It matters and it will push you in some directions versus the others. Name First Last Again, RV52 makes this optional, but gosh darn it, if you would put in a name, then if you say I should contact you about RVs, at least I could put in the email a nice salutation. Your call. Email* Enter Email Confirm Email I'll use this for three purposes. 1) if you want me to write you, I will, 2) If you are willing, I'd love to put you on my email list, but I'll ask you about that later, and 3) I use this as a weak security measure so that no one can simply put in random numbers and get results from RV52. With your email, you can get or share your test results with friends. I would like to hear from RV52 about this quiz Lets talk about RVs Mr. RV52 I honestly don't know what I would write you other than to ask you what you think. But maybe I would. I don't know.OMG - RV52 sends out regular email updates of the really cool articles Marlan writes? Sign me UP!!! I want to be cool by getting stuff from RV52.com! You can UNDO or UNSUBSCRIBE at any time. Every email I send you tells you how to do this. Truth is, my stuff really is pretty cool. Totally unpredictable and not too boring.How soon will you be doing this?Soon - in daysFairly soon - in weeksin MonthsIn a year or twoMaybe somedayAlready have one, just seeing if your quiz picks what I haveNot required, but it would be fun and useful to really be clear about when you are going to do this. It also sets the stage/perspective about savings, resources and helps you set a trajectory.City and/or StateIts optional, but I think it would be fun to know where you are currently.