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Survey of Modern RVers Reveals Interesting Info
A company that makes RV cell phone booster products recently published an entertaining look at the modern RVers lifestyle. Look below at the information that’s based on data compiled from several industry sources, including the Recreational Vehicle Industry of America (RVIA).
RVs in the USA
• More than 9 million households in the US own RVs.1
• The number of Full-time RVers in the US now hovers
around 1 million.2
• The average RVer travels 4,000 miles per year.4
• 21% of US households intend to purchase an RV at
some point in the future.2
• RVing is 45% less expensive than air/hotel vaca-
Today’s Typical RV Owners
• Average age is about 48.2
• Travel three weeks annually.5
• Has an annual household income of approximately
Attend the first ever Block Party on Thurs- day evening, March 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Diesel RV Club’s Block Party will be held in the parking area at a site to be designated by FMCA.This is an informal opportunity to visit with other members when no other FMCA programming will
conflict. Refreshments and appetiz- ers will be provided by the
RSVP to the email
reminder when received. It will also provide the specific
site of the Block Party.
• 90% of owners say that it is the best way to travel with kids.6
Other Interesting Facts
• 80% of all RVs are manufactured in Elkhart County, Indiana.7
• Free WiFi ranked as 3rd most important amenity for RV campers, behind clean bathrooms and kid- friendly environments.11
• 4 out of 7 travelers preferred traveling in an owned or rented RV rather than using other modes of trans- portation.8
• A familyof 4 can save an average of $120 on food for RV travel vs. hotel use.9
• Most Walmarts and Cracker Barrels provide free overnight parking for RVers as do some big-box out- door stores such as Cabella’s.10
• April is the most popular month to go RVing fol- lowed by June, July, and September.6
Most Popular RV Destinations
1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 2. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 3. Redwood National Park, California
4. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
5. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
6. Fairbanks, Alaska
7. Yosemite National Park, California
8. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota 9. Key West, Florida
10. Walt Disney World, Florida
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