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A national survey by Michigan State University reported record average occupancy of 83% at camgprounds over the Memorial Day weekend that were members of the National Assocation of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).
ARVC surveyed its members to gauge summer business and the impact of higher gas prices.
Occupancy over two-day weekend represented a 10% increase over last year. Weekday (May 22 to 28) occupancy levels were at 43%, a 13% increase over the same period last year.
Among the key ARVC member survey findings:
• 34% stated gas prices have had no impact on business; 52% said that gas prices have had a modest impact on business
• 55% stated that business was better than last year; 34% felt business was about the same
• 84% reported that spending habits were the same or better than last year
• 61% of RVers and campers visited regional RV parks and campgrounds
• 83% state that summer reservations are the same or better than last year
ARVC, based in Falls Church, Va., is the national association representing over 3900 RV parks and campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada.