Over the year, we’ve polled you—our newsletter subscribers—about your rigs, camping habits, maintenance preferences, and RV lifestyle.
We found out that the majority of you tow with a pickup truck, have slide-outs on your rig, and have never rented out your RV. Many of you use solar panels, have taken a solo RV trip, and bought your RV new. More people planned to camp in 2021 than 2020 and state parks are rising in popularity over national parks. While there was a winner in the battle of griddle pancakes versus mountain man for breakfast, RVers couldn’t agree on classic or creative s’mores.
Here’s what else you had to say about your RV habits in 2021.
Does your RV have slide-outs?
81% have slide-outs.
Have you ever taken a solo RV trip?
52% have RVed solo.
Have you ever rented out your RV to strangers?
98% have not rented out their RV.
Do you have solar panels on your RV?
63% use solar power.
Have you done renovations on your RV?
55% have not done any renos.
Where have you traveled more to this year?
- State parks
- National parks
75% have traveled to more state parks.
How did you finance your RV?
- Paid upfront
- Took out a loan
52% took out a loan to pay for their RV.
Favorite breakfast meal?
- Griddle pancakes
- Mountain man
60% prefer griddle pancakes.
Have you paid off your RV?
- Paid off
- Still paying off
55% have paid their RV off.
What’s your tow vehicle?
- Pickup truck
74% tow with a pickup truck.
What’s more appealing to you?
- Famous national park
- Underrated state park
68% say underrated state park.
Did you book a campground for spring break this year?
63% did not camp during spring break this year.
Did you buy your RV…
66% bought their RV new.
Have you experienced a tire blowout on the road?
61% have not experienced a tire blowout.
It’s mealtime! Do you prefer to…
- Cook at camp
- Eat out
89% prefer to cook at camp.
Northerners: Do you use your RV in winter?
- Winter camp
- Put in storage
67% store their RV for winter.
Favorite version of s’mores?
- The classic
- Get creative
This was a divided camp: 50% prefer classic s’mores, and 50% like to get creative.
Have you ever celebrated Halloween at the campground?
62% of campers have not celebrated Halloween at the campground.
Where did you buy your RV?
83% bought their RV at a dealership.
How many rigs have you owned?
- Just one
- Two or more
78% have owned more than one rig.
Did you rent an RV before buying one?
83% did not rent an RV before buying one.
Are you planning to RV more or less in 2021 than in 2020?
94% planned to RV more in 2021 than the year prior.
Where do you store your RV?
- At home
- Storage facility
58% store their RV at home.
What view do you prefer to wake up to?
51% prefer waking up to a water view.
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