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News for September 28, 2022

RVIA Survey Shows 65M Americans Plan To Go RVing This Year


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A recent survey of America’s leisure travelers found that 36%, representing 65 million Americans, are planning on going RVing in the next 12 months. 

When asked why they considered RV travel, the respondents said interest in exploring the great outdoors, a desire to travel with children and family members, and flexibility to work or attend school remotely were their top three motivations.

The least popular response was the unreadiness to take other kinds of trips, as per the News & Insights report of the RV Industry Association (RVIA).

Top destinations include national parks, state parks, the beach, and private campgrounds. Traveling within a 6-hour drive has increased over the past 12 months but traveling 16+ hours is still the top distance for RVers.

The survey data also shows that 79% of RVers said their travel plans are not affected by gas prices, and 78% of RVers plan on taking more or the same amount of weekend trips this year as in previous years.

RVing remains very popular with Millennials, with 39% stating they anticipate traveling by RV more than they have in the past. The opportunity to work or school on the road in an RV is most popular with Gen Zers, with 47% stating they would consider working or schooling remotely in an RV.

22 RV Travel Infographic
This Infographic is courtesy of RV Industry Association.

Commissioned by the RVIA and conducted by Cairn Consulting, 1,224 surveys were completed by a statistically balanced cross-section of U.S. leisure travelers. The survey results have an associated margin of error of +/- 2.74 percentage points. Leisure travelers are defined as any U.S. residents who have taken some type of leisure trip in the past 12 months.

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