Rving is on the rise… Join the fun and buy an RV!
Are you thinking about purchasing an RV and hitting the road? You are in good company! A survey by RV Pro online predicted that RV owners would be on the road in a big way this spring and summer to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends! According to the survey, 71 percent of RV owners intended to use their RVs more this spring/summer than they did the year before, and 21 percent said they’ll use theirs the same amount. Just 5 percent said they’ll use their RV less.
The top reasons for using their RVs more include enjoying outdoor activities (78 percent), taking more mini-vacations (72 percent), spending quality time with family (62 percent), and escaping the stress and pressure of daily life (51 percent).
In a significant change from last year’s survey, just 34 percent (down from 58 percent) said fuel prices will affect their RV travel plans. Those who say their plans will be affected still plan to travel in their RVs, but will adjust their plans by traveling to destinations closer to home, driving fewer miles in their RV and staying longer at one location.
According to the survey, 73 percent think now is a good time to buy an RV because RVing is the best way to travel comfortably and conveniently, and great deals now available. Top benefits of RV travel include spending more time enjoying outdoor activities (80 percent), flexibility, seeing natural sites and attractions (75 percent), the ability to bring pets, and being on the open road.
The research found that traveling with pets remains popular with RV owners. Sixty-four percent of survey respondents said they travel with pets. Of those, 94 percent bring a dog and 10 percent bring a cat.
On top of all this positive news for those who want to buy an RV, they are selling fast! RV Pro is saying that RV shipments hit a 5 year high in March!
March motorhome shipment growth, at 11.2 percent, outperformed towable shipment growth, which was 1.9 percent during the month.
The March shipments performance also represented a 10.7 percent increase versus shipment totals in February.
Through the first quarter, total shipments have climbed to 79,422 units, 11.2 percent ahead of the same period last year. This year 70,922 towable units have been shipped, a 9.8 percent rise compared to 2012 through March; and 8,500 motorhomes have shipped, 23.7 percent more than last year.
So it looks like the rest of the world is discovering what we already know; RVing is a fun way of life! It’s great family time, it’s a wonderful way to travel and see the world and it’s perfect for pet lovers — no boarding – EVER!
Twin Oaks is riding the wave of these trends as we have been slap full night after night here! Our pull through sites go quickly and are in high demand so give us a quick call and reserve one on your way through Georgia! Or stay a few days and play in our sparkling saline pool, soak in our hot tub under the gazebo or just enjoy the nightly show of our Spinning Evening Primrose! These flowers bloom before your eyes every night at dusk! It’s great fun and a sight to behold!
We also have plenty of super nice back in sites just perfect for pop up campers, travel trailers and tents. So go out and buy an RV, make a reservation and bring the family and build a fire, roast some marshmallows and relax at Twin Oaks RV Park for a while! There’s nothing better than a quiet camp out with the people you love most!