Results of an annual survey conducted by Workamper News showed that gas prices were not interrupting the lifestyle of working full-time RVers.
According to the survey, 25% said they would be working more even with the higher gas prices, 10% said less, and 65% said they work the same amount.
Most of those who plan to work more said they are looking to offset the increased cost of travel between jobs.
Participants also listed where they would be staying for the upcoming winter season. Florida topped the list with 24%, followed by southern Arizona at 23%, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas at 11% and 9% indicated southern California. The survey also showed that 33% were either undecided or planning to go to home bases or jobs in locations other than the popular Sunbelt destinations.
Respondents to this year’s survey ranged in age from 21 to 80, with 80% being in the 51 to 70 age range. Workamper News said 46% of respondents own motorhomes, 35% own fifth-wheel trailers and 12% own travel trailers while 5% have bus conversions or truck campers. Two percent indicated they do not own RVs and stay in employer provided housing when working.
Research conducted by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) in 2004 concluded that there are 400,000 to 500,000 Workamper households in the United States and Canada combined.