Survey Shows RVers Continue to Travel

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May 14, 2008 by   - () Leave a Comment

Despite high fuel prices, 82% of RV owners say RV vacations cost less than other types of vacations, according to the latest Campfire Canvass Survey conducted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
Results showed that most RVers are simply adjusting to fuel costs rather than not traveling in their RVs as 76% said they intend to use their RVs at least as much this spring and summer as last year.
Of those who said their plans would be affected, 58% said they would travel to destinations closer to home, 35% plan to travel fewer miles and 34% will stay longer at one destination.
Surprisingly, one-third of RV owners say fuel costs won't affect their travel plans, according to the survey.
RVers are also energy conscious and will take additional measures to be more energy efficient while vacationing. For example:

  • 66% say they drive or tow their RV at 55 mph
  • 76% minimize the use of air conditioning by opening windows
  • 74% turn off lights in the their RVs
  • 68% turn off water when bathing
  • 15% use solar panels on their RVs
    According to the survey, RV owners appreciate the recreational and health benefits associated with RV travel, including:

  • more time enjoying outdoor activities
  • 78% say RVs allow them to escape everyday stress and pressure
  • Seven out of 10 RV owners say that they are more physically active on RV trips than they are at home and other types of vacations
    Results also showed that 53% of RVers use the Internet while traveling and 63% have a laptop.

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