Friday, February 3, 2023


Our robot answers your RVing questions

EDITOR’S NOTE: The answers to these stupid questions were written by our only non-human writer, who we call Johnny Robot. Johnny writes using artificial intelligence (AI). “He” has read about 10 percent of the internet and can come up with a story about almost everything, usually with surprising accuracy. But, not always!

But Johnny has no sense of humor, so he doesn’t know when you are pulling his “leg,” as we are here.

Here is how he responded to five questions that you will agree are incredibly silly. Remember, never take Johnny’s advice seriously. While it may be okay sometimes, at other times it can be absolutely wrong or so wishy-washy you can’t figure out what he’s saying.

Dear Johnny:

QUESTION: Is RVing more fun than mowing my lawn?

JOHNNY: There’s no denying that both RVing and lawn care can be enjoyable activities. But when it comes to which one is more fun, it really depends on your personal preferences. If you enjoy being outdoors and exploring new places, then RVing is probably more up your alley. 

QUESTION: On an RV trip, which is better to drink directly from the bottle — beer, prune juice or vodka?

JOHNNY: If you’re looking for a refreshing beverage to enjoy on your RV trip, there are a few options to choose from. Beer is always a popular choice, and there are many brands and styles to choose from. Prune juice is another option that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. And of course, vodka is always an option.

QUESTION: If I drive my motorhome into a lake will it float? 

JOHNNY: The quick answer is no, driving your motorhome into a lake will not make it float. However, you can use your motorhome as a boat if you have the proper equipment. You will need to purchase a boat lift or some other type of RV-to-boat conversion kit in order to use your motorhome as a boat.

QUESTION: My best friend has tried three times to kill me. Now he wants to drive me into the forest for some target shooting. Should I go?

JOHNNY: It’s tough when your friend has tried to kill you multiple times. You might be wondering if it’s really worth giving him another chance, especially if he’s now asking you to do something potentially dangerous like target shooting. On the one hand, it’s important to remember that people can change and your friend may truly be remorseful.

QUESTION: If my brakes fail, is it still okay to drive my motorhome on a steep mountain road?

JOHNNY: It is important to know how to manage your motorhome on a steep road, especially if your brakes should fail. If you have no brakes, it is still possible to drive your motorhome on a steep road by using the gears to control your speed. However, this method is not recommended as it can be very dangerous.

Again, remember, these answers are the result of artificial intelligence, not written by a real live person.

Do you have an absolutely silly question for Johnny? If so, keep it to 25 words or less and send to .



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Bob Weinfurt
8 months ago

I know of a few people that would have the same answers.

Neal Davis
8 months ago

The AI-generated answers almost had me rolling in the floor; exceptionally funny! Thank you!

Thomas D
8 months ago

Ah, give your friend another chance. Although they say ” third times a charm” three strikes ,you’re out. Maybe you’ll survive the forth time!

8 months ago

After reading your initial article on Johnny, I received a popular magazine with a lot of “how to” tips. I was reading them to my wife and we both laughed at how stupid they were. I now think that this magazine is written by Johnny – OR there are just too many human Johnnys out there already, AND I fear this is the case.

8 months ago

Here’s a great idea for an article: Here are 50 ways to leave your lover.

RV Staff
8 months ago
Reply to  Peter

Hmmmm. That sounds like it would make for a good song, Peter. 😆 But it would be fun to see what Johnny Robot comes up with! Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

8 months ago

I don’t need Johnny Robot when I have “Hey, Mercedes!” Something about my voice activates “Mercedes” constantly when driving our Sprinter motorhome. Doesn’t matter what I say, if it is even remotely similar to “Mercedes”, I hear her say”How can I help you.” We get hoarse on long trips just yelling “cancel” at her. Maybe I should ask her if Alexa is her sister and see what she says.

The “robots” really are taking over, just as ’50s science fiction movies said they would!

8 months ago
Reply to  Steve

hahaha same with Alexa!

A Hobbes
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Especially when your computer is asking you to prove you are not a robot.

Zane D.
8 months ago

Hey Johnny, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

8 months ago

Which Class C RV is the most spacious, durable, and best value?

Van Smith
8 months ago

Would it be possible to write an app to use the AI against itself? I’m going to call my idea of an app “Robot Detector” (RD). RD would examine the content of the articles and send the ones by the Johnny Robots straight to the trash can, where they belong IMHO. In the meantime, maybe we can use your example and try to ferret out the Johnny Robots by asking silly questions, which could actually be fun. My first idea, “How many mice can one live with in an RV?” Thanks for writing about this topic. I’m pretty sure your article was not written by Johnny Robot. ✌️😁

8 months ago

I see a new profit center for RV Travel.

Dear Johnny! Life advice on any subject. If it takes off you’ll be internationally syndicated in no time. Right next to abby and her friends. Maybe even Dr. Ruth, but Johnny will need an accent.

Jim Prideaux
8 months ago

Nothing new. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

8 months ago

Funny stuff! Seeing these writing patterns, I can tell I have bumped into Johnny’s writing before when seeking help with a repair issue. Thanks for the heads-up.

Bob M
8 months ago

I’m not interest in articles written by a computer. That is why we’re loosing jobs in America and people don’t want to work. Plus since computers are down quite often business can’t operate till their brought back on line. Plus it’s the reason everything is so expensive with the need to update computer programs and and equipment plus the cost of computer experts. A old German lady now in heaven once told me, life is to complicated any more.

8 months ago
Reply to  Bob M

Wouldn’t you rather computers do people’s jobs so they don’t have to work. UBI is coming in 20 years.

Bob p
8 months ago
Reply to  Bob M

I drove trucks several years, I went into a shipper to pick up a load and was told it would be several hours before I could be loaded because their computers were down. I told the shipping clerk I could count the pallets as he loaded them, he said no the computer had to know. About that time the company president was making his tour of the place and inquired about the problem. After the clerk explained the problem the president asked how long he had worked there, answering his boss, his boss said so you’ve worked here 4 years longer than we’ve had the computers. Do you remember how it was done then? I got loaded in 20 minutes and was on my way. People have gotten so reliant on computers they have become computer lazy. I’ll admit I have fallen into that also. I use to know all my important phone numbers, but since having a smart phone I can barely remember my wife’s number. Lol

8 months ago

How long has Johnny been writing for political campaigns?

Mike Astley
8 months ago

Can we fit three RVs into the same campground site?

8 months ago
Reply to  Mike Astley

JR: You may be wondering if you can make three RVs fit into the same site. Well, it’s an easy answer if the site is larger. If it is a smaller site you may run into additional problems unless you have smaller RVs. Plan in advance. If you want to make more RVs fit into the same site, get smaller RVs or a larger site.

Larry Lee
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike Astley

Great question for Johnny!

Wayne Caldwell
8 months ago

I just sent a question that maybe Johnny, with his expertise, can answer.

Tom B
8 months ago

Look for my email. I’ll know if you use it…

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