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RV Travel Continues to be a Great Value for Consumers
RV travel is a great value
The PKF Vacation Cost comparison study shows conducted by RVIA shows that a family of four can save 23-to-59% on vacation costs depending on the type of trip and type of RV used. A two-person travel party (the typical empty-nest couple) would save 11-to-46%.
More than 80% of RVers say
RV vacations cost less than other forms of vacation
, even when fuel prices rise.
Many RV owning families take frequent mini-vacations in their RVs. 63% spent five or more weekends in their RVs last spring/summer.
When fuel prices rise,
RVers adjust by traveling to destinations closer to home
, driving fewer miles, and staying longer in one place, according to surveys of RV owners conducted by RVIA and CVENT, a leading provider of online surveys and research technology.
To save on fuel,
RVers typically spend more time enjoying the campground experience and less time on the road.
More than 16,000 campgrounds nationwide give RVers the flexibility to save fuel and cut costs by staying closer to home. Whether they travel five miles or 500, they can still enjoy a great outdoor experience.
Fuel prices would need to more than double from their current level to make RVing more expensive
for a family of four than other forms of travel, according to PKF Consulting.
PKF’s spring 2011 vacation cost comparison study shows that RV trips remain the most affordable way for a family to travel because of the significant savings on air, hotel and restaurant costs, which continue to rise.
uel prices affect the cost of all modes of travel
Airfares and hotel rates rise rapidly when fuel costs increase.
Many RV owners surveyed take additional measures to reduce fuel consumption through simple steps like
driving 55 instead of 65 miles
per hour, packing lighter to reduce weight in the RV, and turning off home utilities to save energy when traveling.
RVers travel at a leisurely pace with no tight schedules for flights, hotels or restaurants.
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