Earlier this year, Escapees RV Club circulated a census among the RVing community, garnering the feedback of nearly 7,800 RVers. The census was open from Nov. 30, 2018, to April 12, 2019, and included input from a wide variety of RV owners.
According to a press release, the following results are based on the information shared by those who completed the survey.
A snapshot of the census results indicate that a majority of respondents are 65-79 years of age and have been RVing for more than 15 years. Forty-eight percent are currently traveling full-time in their Class A motorhomes, though there is a substantial number who call fifth-wheel RVs home.
Of those who responded, 61% stay in one spot for less than two weeks. However, they cover 5,000-10,000 miles per year, indicating they likely make many stops closer together rather than long-distance relocations.
Another interesting point can be inferred by evaluating data related to age and work. Of 7,800 respondents, 43% are under 65, the usual age of retirement. This is supported by other industry research that indicates the rapid growth of this segment of RVers. Of that 43%, assuming those who answered questions regarding work fall within that age group, 25% work while traveling, with a sizeable portion working on-site for their employer and a comparable portion working remotely.
For more in-depth information regarding the results of the RVer Census, take a look at a recent Escapees blog post, Census Results are In. The census is circulated every three years to maintain an up-to-date overview of the RVing community.