Top Polls Reveal RVer Trends, Habits

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November 4, 2013 by   Comments Off on Polls Reveal RVer Trends, Habits

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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