Top Polls Reveal RVer Trends, Habits

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November 4, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

Chuck Woodbury

The surveys at have provided an interesting look into lives and habits of RVers. Editor Chuck Woodbury’s latest column details the findings over nearly a decade of surveys. Highlights include:

• Half use disposable gloves when dumping their holding tanks. One-third use no gloves at all.

• 17% have traveled more than 700 miles in a single day with their RV.

• 74% are members of the Good Sam Club.

•86% use an online banking service.

• Two thirds always use toilet additives.

• 38% travel with a motorhome longer than 30 feet.

• 3.5% travel with a Class B motorhome.

• 24% travel with a fifth-wheel trailer.

• Two thirds prefer an RV park to “primitive camping.”

• 23% turn off the propane at the tank while traveling.

• 28% have never taken a commercial RV tour but hope to one day.

• The RV roofs of 45% of those polled have leaked one time or more.

• On their next RV purchase, 45% likely buy from the same manufacturer that made their present RV.

• 58% use a printed campground directory less than they did five years before.

• 69% use liquid soap in your RV’s bathroom’s wash basin.

• 60% travel with a dog or cat, about four-to-one dogs to cats.

• Most get along with their spouse the same on the road as at home, but 24% get along better (and 5% worse).

• Only 30% 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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