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Here's a Look at What RV Users Like and Do

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November 4, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

The surveys at RVTravel.com have given the site's editor an interesting look into lives of RVers, and it's information that could be helpful to campground and RV park owners and operators.

Editor Chuck Woodbury's latest column details their findings over nearly a decade of surveys.

Here is what we have learned about our readers through these surveys:

•Half use disposable gloves when dumping their holding tanks. One-third use no gloves at all.
•17% of our readers have traveled more than 700 miles in a single day with their RV.
•74% of our readers are members of the Good Sam Club.
•86% of our readers use an online banking service.
•Two thirds of our readers always use toilet additives.
•38% of our readers travel with a motorhome longer than 30 feet.
•3.5% of our readers travel with a Class B motorhome.
•24% travel with a fifth-wheel trailer.
•Two thirds of our readers would prefer an RV park to "primitive camping."
•23% of you turn off your propane at the tank while traveling.
•28% of our readers have never taken a commercial RV tour but hope to one day.
•The roofs of 45% of our readers' RVs have leaked one time or more.
•On their next RV purchase, 45% of you will surely or likely buy from the same manufacturer that made your present RV.
•58% of our readers use a printed campground directory less than they did five years before.
•69% of you use liquid soap in your RV's bathroom's wash basin.
•60% of our readers travel with a dog or cat, about four-to-one dogs to cats.
•Most of our readers get along with their spouse the same on the road as at home, but 24% get along better (and 5% worse!).
•Only 30% of you have NEVER experienced holding tank odors in your RV.

To see more details and read Woodbury's entire column, click here.

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