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The Dyrt Survey: 60% of RVers Believe Rising Gas Prices Will Impact Their Plans

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The Dyrt has discovered that record-high gas prices in the US will impact over 60% of RV and other vehicle campers this year.

The Dyrt surveyed community members, who stated that their preferred camping method is RV camping, camper van, trailer, Overlanding, truck camper, or rooftop tent camping. Most of them said they would change their plans this year because of high gasoline costs.

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According to The Dyrt’s 2022 Camping Report,  57% of people who tried a different type of camping in the past year went for camper vans and RVs, making them the most popular forms of camping.

The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long said that the popularity of RV camping and camper vans has “increased dramatically” in recent years compared with any other kind of camping.

“Depending on which part of the country you’re filling up in, and obviously the size of the gas tank, the cost for a fill-up could be $500 or more. That would make a lot of people think twice about their plans. If someone recently bought an RV, they’re not going to just park it all summer. But maybe they’ll save that cross-country road trip of a lifetime for 2023,” said Long.

The most well-liked option was simply to be near home and stay close to home 23.6%of those polled suggested this as their choice. 

After that, 19.7% of campers indicated that they would be camping the same amount of nights but travel to fewer destinations or visit less frequently around the campsite they are staying.

Others plan to camp less this year — 10.3% slightly less and 6.9% a lot less.

“I had hoped to go on weekend trips around Oregon and Washington at least twice a month or more,” says The Dyrt user Kelly Ann of Portland, Oregon, who recently purchased a rooftop tent camping rig. “I need to cut that back to once a month. Everyone is rethinking plans.”

“We live in southwest Missouri. We were going to go to the high points of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee,” says The Dyrt user Grant Maledy, who owns a camping trailer. “But with gas hovering around $4-something a gallon, we ended up going on a little backpacking trip 20 miles south of here in Busiek State Forest,” she added.

About The Dyrt

The Dyrt’s mission is to expand the camping community and help more people enjoy the outdoors. With over 30 million annual camper visits and 4 million user-generated reviews, photos, and tips for US campgrounds, The Dyrt is the No. 1 app for camping and the largest source of camping information. The Dyrt PRO enables campers to plan road trips, find free camping areas on public lands, use the app offline, and more. www.thedyrt.com.

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