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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Who RVers Are and Why They Do It

Above, dry camping in Cool Springs, Arizona. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Even before the pandemic started two years ago, more people were taking up the "RV lifestyle". This accelerated once the pandemic kicked into full gear.

Who are the new RVers, one may ask?

4,145 campers were surveyed for KOA's 2022 North American Camping Report as reported by RV Travel.

Here's a snippet:

Camping’s popularity continues to climb

The 2022 North American Camping Report found that there were more than 9.1 million new campers trying out the lifestyle in 2021. That explains the trouble you probably had reserving your favorite site last year. One surprising finding is that about three million of those first-time campers said their decision to try camping was driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of that new business for campgrounds understandably pushed forward the annual window for making reservations. About 75 percent of campers now say they had booked at least a few of their summer 2022 camping trips by the start of April.

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