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RV Travel Sees 45 Million Americans Planning For Summer

Survey reveals that 45 million Americans are planning RV travel this summer
Survey reveals that 45 million Americans are planning RV travel this summer [Image by Steve Adcock from Pixabay]
There is something about owning an RV and taking to the road for your summer vacation, stopping off wherever you please. If this is your plan, you are among the 45 million Americans planning RV travel this summer. Meanwhile, 18 million of them have specific plans for travel over Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the start of summer.

Increase in RV travel for Americans this summer

Go RVing ran a survey of American RV travelers to find out what they are planning for this coming summer. The results revealed that 45 million Americans plan to take RV trips during the summer months. Meanwhile, 18 million of those polled have definite plans for RV travel over the Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally kicks off the summer travel season.

Line up of RVs
RV lineup [Image by Siggy Nowak from Pixabay]
Travel Pulse quotes Karen Redfern, Chief Marketing Officer for Go RVing speaking of this form of travel:

RVing offers a unique combination of freedom, adventure, and value. With the rising costs of traditional travel, more and more Americans are discovering that RVing provides a budget-friendly way to explore the country and create unforgettable memories.

RV travel survey revelations

Beach camping with RV travel
Beach camping [Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay]
Respondents to the survey revealed key reasons for choosing RV travel as follows:

– Love of road trips

Many RV travelers love the freedom to explore at their own pace.

– Comfort and convenience of RV travel

RVs make travel more convenient by providing the comforts of home, including kitchens, bathrooms and beds.

– Positive past experiences

A large number of travelers have enjoyed RV trips before and cannot wait to repeat that experience.

Camping in nature with an RV
RV travel in nature [Image by Koun G from Pixabay]

– Connection with Nature

When traveling out of the cities, RV travel offers the opportunity to immerse travelers in nature, while visiting scenic locations.

– Affordability

In these cash-strapped days, RV travel is usually a budget-friendly and affordable option, especially when it comes to families or groups, by reducing the need for dining out or costly hotels.

Travel distances preferred by RVers

On the road
Out on the road [Image from Pixabay]
The Go RVing survey revealed that 52 percent of RV travelers plan trips between four and seven driving hours from home. This reveals a preference for regional travel. Meanwhile, 33 percent plan shorter trips within a three-hour drive of home.

One interesting point is that RV travel isn’t just popular in the summer months, as the survey revealed that 50 percent of RVers are pondering taking an RV trip within the next year. This shows the appeal of this form of travel all year round.

About the Go RVing survey

The survey was commissioned by the RV Industry Association and was conducted by Cairn Consulting. Meanwhile, it involved 1,709 American leisure travelers, using a margin error of +/- 2.74 percentage points. Moreover, those leisure travelers are defined as US residents who have taken some form of RV leisure trip in the past 12 months.

Readers, are any RV owners among you planning a road trip over the Memorial Day weekend or during the summer? Let us know by dropping a comment below.



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