We’ve been polling you—our newsletter subscribers—all year long about your RVing habits, camping preferences, travel plans, and more.
This year we found out that most of you prefer a Dutch oven over an Instant Pot, you dewinterize your rigs in April or later, and your RVs are equipped with cassette toilets. The high fuel prices this summer affected your RV travel plans and several of you have named your rigs.
Here’s what else you had to say about your RV habits in 2022.
Do you plan to camp more in 2022 than 2021?
85% planned to camp more in 2022.
Did you replace your RV mattress?
- Yes, so much comfier
51% haven’t replaced their mattress.
Have you replaced your RV lock?
73% haven’t upgraded their locks.
Is resort camping worth the extra price tag?
62% say it’s not worth the added cost.
What’s the farthest you’ve traveled with your RV?
We traveled 7,800 miles in 33 days. —Pat C.
I went 2,100 miles from Louisville, Kentucky, back to California. —Kim K.
We traveled to 28 states in 4 months, covering 16,511 miles. —Tim L.
What type of toilet do you have in your rig?
90% have cassette toilets in their RVs.
Have you ever had your black tank professionally cleaned?
- No, we DIY
65% tackle this dirty job on their own.
When do you dewinterize?
- April or later
- Before April
77% wait until April or later to dewinterize.
Have you ever moved campsites once you’ve setup?
70% have changed sites after setting up.
Would you purchase an e-bike?
- Too expensive
56% are ready to buy e-bikes.
- Dutch oven
- Instant Pot
55% prefer to use a Dutch oven.
Should state parks reserve some sites for in-state residents?
71% want reserved sites for in-state residents.
What was your favorite campground this summer?
Moose River Campground in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. —Kathi H.
Our favorite this year is El Campo Lost Lagoon in El Campo, Texas. —David K.
Rushmore Shadows in South Dakota. —Jeffrey P.
Did fuel prices affect your summer plans?
78% of campers were affected by high gas prices.
Where are you camping more this summer?
65% camped more in the mountains.
Have you used a mobile RV tech service?
51% have used a mobile RV tech.
Do you have a wet or dry bath?
62% are equipped with a dry bath.
Would you drive your RV up to Alaska?
77% would make the trek to Alaska.
Did you camp this Labor Day?
69% didn’t have camping plans on Labor Day weekend.
Did you name your RV? If so, what do you call it?
Our Minnie Winnie is named Penny. —Lou D.
The Little Red Trailer That Could. —Terry K.
Rosita the RV. —Dan S.
Do you head south for the winter or store your rig?
- I’m driving south
- Storing my rig for the season
69% tuck their rigs away for winter.
Do you go tailgating with your RV?
- We love tailgating season
- We only use it for camping
84% use their RVs for camping purposes only.
What camping mishaps have you encountered this year?
On our Alaska trip from Florida to Anchorage and back, the steel frame on our RV cracked. We had to scrap our fifth wheel and buy another. —Dave & Debbie W.
The entire wheel broke off of our bumper pull trailer. Luckily, we had just pulled into the RV park. —Wanda C.
We hit a bridge going around a sharp turn and tore the side out of our camper! It was a total loss. —John S.
Have you ever replaced your RV furniture?
- Yes, we replaced our furniture
67% have upgraded their rigs with new furniture.
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