Should I Spend Donuts On Grandpa Van Houten and his RV?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in Springfield and everything’s coming up Milhouse!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, as the latest event has hit our games.  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Grandpa Van Houten and his RV to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this great indoors combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Grandpa Van Houten
Costume: Grandpa Van Houten’s RV
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
3.75% Bonus on All Cash and XP
Vanity +200
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF?: “Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish” S7, E22

Leaves stores September 16th, 2020

The Rundown:
-The standard price for a character/building combo
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Voiced, the only new character of this event to be voiced
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 4hrs and 8hrs
-Most of his tasks take place at the RV
-Decent bonus % for the RV

What Did I Do?:
Grabbed it.  We’ve come this far, why wouldn’t I grab the last Van Houten in the collection?  Honestly, they saved the best for last.  Grandpa Van Houten is my favorite. 

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Grandpa Van Houten’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Avoid Teenagers 1hr $105, 26xp RV
Roast Hot Dogs on the Radiator 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Enjoy the Great Outdoors 8hrs $420, 105 Outside/Visual
Walk Around With His Shirt Off 12hrs $600, 150xp RV
Watch TV In His RV 24hrs $1,000, 225xp RV

I’ll have the full dialogue of the questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of the questline…


The Great Indoors Pt. 1
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Make Grandpa Van Houten Place His Order– 4hrs
Make Squeaky Voice Teen Ask Grandpa Van Houten to Move- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 2
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Make Grandpa Camp in Kirk’s Backyard With Milhouse– 4hrs
Make Milhouse Camp in His Backyard With Grandpa- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 3
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Make Grandpa Van Houten Roast Hot Dogs on the Radiator- 4hrs
Make Milhouse Roast Hot Dogs- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 4
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Make Grandpa Van Houten Attempt to Tell a Story– 4hrs
Make Milhouse Listen in Quiet Awe- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 5
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Make Grandpa Van Houten Sleep in the RV- 4hrs
Make Milhouse Sleep in the RV- 4hrs

Thoughts on Milford and the tree?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed it in your town? Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post

10 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Grandpa Van Houten and his RV?

  1. Is there a should I buy for teenage Milhouse?

  2. I like to have a range of vehicles, plus I can’t have a grandma without grandpa! Insta buy for me

  3. Bought it for the rv just in case ea put cars on the roads and give driving tasks to the characters, that would make a good event, wishful thinking I think

  4. Hey I just unlocked Jake boyman in mystery box but his quests are all locked and there’s no quest line?

    • You need Mrs. Prince and have to go through her questline to unlock his tasks because when his tasks are tied in with Mrs. Prince’s questline. She isn’t currently available so those tasks will be locked until she is re-released.

  5. Grandpa Van Houten and the RV were an instant buy (he’s voiced, there are Character Tasks at the RV, the RV offers up a great Bonus %, his Questline with Milhouse is funny!) and let’s get to the truth – these Premium Character Combos we’re more rewarding than most of the Crap Event Prizes!

  6. The RV has the same sound effect as the lemon tree Flanders one and the jalopy one 😅 I 💓 it. More RVs!

    • Grandpa and Milhouse trying to heat up hot dogs off the RV engine 😅 (such a great Questline!) too bad there is no Visual of the RV’s septic tank emptying out! 😅

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