Going on Vacation with My RV Survey!


Pat Re of Cranford, New Jersey was the lucky person selected to receive the Easy RVing video from the web master!

This survey ended July 31, 2003.


1. List your favorite national park:

  1. Yellowstone
  2. Great Smoky Mountains
  3. Yosemite
  4. Glacier
  5. Big Bend and Bryce Canyon tied for #5

2. List your favorite state to vacation in:

  1. Florida
  2. Colorado
  3. Oregon and Montana tied for #3
  4. California
  5. Washington

3. List your favorite state park to visit:

  1. Custer State Park, South Dakota
  2. Trinidad State Park, Colorado
  3. Fort Canby State Park, Washington
  4. Assateague State Park, North Carolina
  5. Arches State Park, Utah

4. List your favorite city to visit:

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Branson, Missouri
  3. Orlando, Florida and New York City, New York tied for #3
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Seattle, Washington; Washington, District of Columbia; San Diego, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Charleston, South Carolina all tied for #5

5. On a long trip do you plan your overnight stopping points in advance? Yes: 64% No: 36%

6. Do you stay in campgrounds along your route? Yes: 76% No: 24%

7. If traveling by interstate do you overnight park in rest areas? Yes: 32% No: 68%

8. Do you use a map or GPS system? Yes: 89% No: 11%

9. List the one thing you usually forget to take on your trip:

  1. Rain coat/rain gear; camera and or camera film and batteries all tied for #1
  2. Enough clothing
  3. Enough money
  4. toiletry items
  5. Binoculars, reading material, sunglasses, dog food and bread all tied for #5
  6. Honorable mentions: Two surveyed forgot their wives, one forgot his mind and one forgot to take stress.


10. Have you ever had a breakdown while traveling? Yes: 58% No: 42%

11. Do you have a roadside assistance policy? Yes: 78% No: 22%

12. Do you travel with a pet? Yes: 49% No: 51%

13. Do you take side trips along your route to visit something of interest to you? Yes: 88% No: 13%

14. Do you travel at night? Yes: 40% No: 60%

15. Do you travel more than six hours a day from point to point? Yes: 74% No: 26%

16. List your favorite sidetrip destination (i.e., mall, museum, flea market, casino, etc.):

  1. Flea markets
  2. Casinos, museums, malls and outlet malls tied for #2
  3. Local sites and parks tied for #3
  4. Scenic routes and historical monuments tied for #4
  5. Antique shops

17. List the average amount of money spent for vacation travel (i.e., fuel, food):

  1. $1,000.00
  2. $1,500.00
  3. $2,000.00
  4. $ 500.00
  5. $ 700.00

18. Do you buy souvenirs on your trip? Yes: 74% No: 26%

19. List the average amount of money spent for souvenirs:

  1. $100.00
  2. $500.00
  3. $200.00
  4. $150.00
  5. $300.00 and $20.00 tied for #5

20. Have you ever taken a friend or family member with you on a trip that has never RV'd before? Yes: 62% No: 38%

21. List the largest complaint your friend or family member had from traveling by RV:

  1. No complaints
  2. RV too small/too cramped
  3. Too many hours driving
  4. Too boring and didn't last long enough tied for #4
  5. Too many people on board, weather, hard to find a close parking spot, and traveling with a dog tied for #5

22. Do you visit museums when traveling? Yes: 71% No: 29%

23. Do you visit roadside attractions? Yes: 84% No: 16%


24. Do you stop and shop at roadside stands? Yes: 78% No: 22%

25. Do you visit places due to seeing a billboard along your route? Yes: 74% No: 26%

26. Do you normally have to stop for water or propane along your route before getting to your destination? Yes: 82% No: 18%

27. Have you ever had to stop for emergency repairs? Yes: 54% No: 46%

28. Do you want a larger RV in the future than what you currently have now? Yes: 50% No: 50%


29. List the type of RV you have currently (i.e., popup, motorhome, etc.):

30. Do you think via RV is the best form of travel? Yes: 99% No: 1%


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