An RV is a vehicle that combines transportation and living quarters for travel, recreation, and camping purposes.
In this post, we take a look at some RV fun facts, top destinations, and budgets of the estimated 9 million RVs currently on the road.
Fast Facts About RVers
Estimated 9 million households own an RVs
The average RVer is 48 years old
And own their home
39 per cent have children under 18 living at home
Spend an average of 3 weeks traveling annually
Travel an average of 4,500 miles on their RV annually
Medium income: $62,000
Fastest growing segment: 35-54 years old
Intent to buy another RV: 70 percent
Own their own RV: Average 8.4 years
On their RV over 10 years: 30 percent
Camping clubs had their start with the Tin Can Tourists of the 1920s and 30s who camped on roadsides, using gas stoves to heat food in tin cans and bathed in cold water
Good Sam Club had its start 49 years ago in 1966
Good Sam Club is the world’s largest RV organization with over one million members
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Elkhart, Indiana
Fast Facts About the RV Industry
Produced 1.1 million RVs in the past 4 years
More than 12,000 RV-related businesses in the U.S. with combined annual revenues of more than $37.5 billion
Employs more than a quarter million Americans
Over 60 percent of all RVs are manufactured in Elkhart County, Indiana
Where Are RVers Going?
Most Popular RV Travel Destinations
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Yosemite National Park, California
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina
Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Disney World and Orlando theme parks, Florida
Fall Foliage Tour
Utah Grand Circle Tour
An RV For Every Budget
RV vacation for a family of four is 27-62 percent less expensive than vacations that include hotel, airfare, and restaurant costs.
There is an RV for everyone’s lifestyle and budget
Folding camping trailer
Fifth wheel trailer
Class A gas motorhome
Class A diesel pusher motorhome
Class B motorhome or camper van
Class C motorhome
Toy hauler or sports utility RV
Let’s Go RVing!
Arguably the best slogan ever written to describe the RV lifestyle comes to mind: Wherever you go, you’re always at home.
We have much to be thankful for, including our great RV lifestyle…