In Three Little Pigs lingo, what’s your RV made of?


In the fable The Three Little Pigs, three pigs build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two pigs’ houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig’s house, made of bricks.

In the fable, the exchange between the Big Bad Wolf and each pig goes . . .

“Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
“No, no, by the hair on my chiny chin chin.”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

In RV terms, instead of the Big Bad Wolf, the destructive force could be poor construction, weather, bumpy roads or some other culprit.

So, in Little Pig Talk, what’s your RV?

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Rice paper wasn’t an option. 😂

Joel and Betty

Our 2014 Winnebago Vista28 footer is very noisy on Calif roads but handles the wind very well.

Not built like a s–t house, but better than most of
our colleagues RV’s.


Ours is definitely brick! 60 year old bus re-framed with HSS, built like a trussed bridge and skinned with heavier stainless than it really should be. Weighs lots, but a tank.


We drive a 2010 Winnebago Navion (Mercedes Sprinter). Its our 2nd one. The first one got clobbered by a driver cell user and forced us off the road where we ended in a rollover. When we exited the vehicle all that was left was the ‘flatbed’ with a couch and no cabover. The driver and passenger escaped with their lives. We tend to trust the Mercedes brand.


Our Itasca is 14 years old and is holding as expected. We removed the carpet, and replaced with tile. Front TV died, so replaced with HD Flat screen units which saves storage and weight. The fiberglass roof has never caused problems.


Hours of research led me to the ORV brand. While not perfect, it is heads and shoulders above anything else we looked at. Build quality seems to be very good, and we are still making it our own with personalized modifications. Check back in 5 years and we will be able to give you better insight


Had to go with sticks, maybe sticks built on bricks foundation. Crossroads before ‘Thor’, so has been good to me, as had the company as far as covering issues thru warranty. But from what I hear from new crossroads owners I would not own a new one!

Jim Gochnauer

I had to go with “brick” as our travel trailer is moulded fiberglass. Think Scamp, Casita, Bigfoot, Oliver, etc. Many of these are 20, 30, 40 years old, on the road and still look’n good. Ours is only 31 years old and serves our needs very well. It seems to me that moulded fiberglass TT’s and the better bus conversions are the ones that last a long time.

Gene Bjerke

Since I drive a Sprinter, my “house” is made of steel. The interior walls are covered with cloth-covered board, all pretty solid. By the way, mine, too, is a Roadtrek which is starting its ninth year of mostly trouble-free use.

TR Kelley

Our “new” TT (2014) is from an entry-level brand but had been well-maintained by the previous owner. We went in knowing there’d be maintenance and such, but we’re DIY people. Everything we fix, we fix better than original. So it’s definitely sticks, will never be bricks, won’t let it deteriorate to straw!

Elaine Schuster

I have a Roadtrek van conversion. pretty solid.


Maybe sticks, duct tape and eternabond …