Despite the sluggish economy, 71% of RV owners plan to travel more in their RVs this spring and summer than they did a year-ago, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Campfire Canvass survey.
The survey of 660 RVers was conducted in early April for the RVIA by Robert Hittlin Research Associates of Reston, Va.
In addition to those planning to travel more, 27% of RV owners plan to travel about as much as they did a year earlier, the RVIA reports.
RV owners plan to travel an average of 38 days and eight weekends this spring and summer, according to the survey. The RVers questioned also plan to log around 2,650 miles and visit an average of five states on their RV trips during the up coming peak travel season.
“RV travelers possess a special loyalty to their vehicles and have a history of not letting anything get in the way of their journeys,” RVIA President Dave Humphreys said. “They enjoy a safe, hassle-free and flexible way to go and enjoy nature with all the comforts and conveniences of home.”
Among those surveyed, 84% ranked the ability to travel at the spur of the moment as the most important advantage of RVing. Getting the opportunity to rejuvenate was ranked by 69% of the survey respondents as an important advantage of RV travel.