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Old 06-23-2022, 07:59 AM   #1
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Where are all the RV's

Had a trip in my car yesterday that took me over major highways.

I would usually see tons of RV's along this route. I have that disease where I check out every RV and their toad.

Heck I could have counted on maybe one or two hands the RV's I saw!

Yeah - gas/diesel is having a big impact.
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I drove from Elkhart, Indiana to Des Moines, Iowa yesterday on my way to Yellowstone and I saw very few Class A diesels. I saw a ton of diesels sitting at Lazy Days in Elkhart, and they have overflow in the Elkhart Campground. Hundreds just sitting. For what I don’t know.
Mostly Thor Units.

I did see a beautiful Newell going east, it was Tan and White.
Diesel is about $1 cheaper in Iowa than in NY, OH, and IN.
I paid $5.29 - 26 cent Sams Club Card in Tipton, Iowa at a KUM & GO a truck Stop
DEF was$3.38.
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Old 06-23-2022, 08:08 AM   #3
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They must be on the dealer's lots. i saw a General RV ad on TV last night for a $60,000 price reduction.
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Montgomery, Ala. to Charlestown, Ind. in two weeks and we saw shockingly few RVs of any type on the road, although weekends weren't travel days. A FHU COE, two KOAs and Charlestown SP and none were full.
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Had a trip in my car yesterday that took me over major highways.

I would usually see tons of RV's along this route. I have that disease where I check out every RV and their toad.

Heck I could have counted on maybe one or two hands the RV's I saw!

Yeah - gas/diesel is having a big impact.
Guess it's mostly weekend warriors down here since I see tons of RVs heading north up towards the lakes on Friday. Lots of them coming home on Sunday or, if a holiday weekend, on Monday. You don't see that many traveling in the middle of the week around here.

Compared to pre 2020, there are more RVs, mostly bumper pulls, traveling the roads every day of the week. However, I do believe this is slowing down a bit.
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:55 AM   #6
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Keith55...Where was that?
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At 7MPG and $6.00/GAL we're getting real close to a buck a mile, so where do you want to go honey ?
Nuff said ?
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My completely unscientific observations here (mid-Atlantic) are that RV and boat volume is about the same as it ever was. Campgrounds can be loaded and there are plenty of rigs moving on the roads. Haven't noticed any glaring omissions. Roads seem as busy as always for this time of year.
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Apparently, they are all in Florida. I see the local area of I-10 and our roads leading to resorts/camps full of RVs.
The local parks are full...
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In the good news department, the price of gas just went down about 10-15 cents yesterday.
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:28 AM   #11
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Last weekend we returned from our annual week camping at Ocean City, MD. Campground was quite full on weekends, midweek was maybe a bit quieter than usual.

On the 320 mile round trip we saw a good number of trailers, fivers, and a few class A's on the road - I would guess about like most years.
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Just going to the store 5 miles away and I travel on US-40 is normally somewhat busy. For the last week plus I have not seen much in the way of vehicles. My road the traffic is down to about 10% what it use to be.

I live out in farming country. People seem to be driving their small car to go to the store and driving very conservative. We took a 300 mile trip the other day across I-70 and I-71 between 8 am and 2 pm on a work day, traffic was very light. Much of the time there were much more 18 wheeler's than any other vehicles.

I'm starting to see the gas guzzling toys in front yards for sale.

I'm getting ready to get the MH out of the barn for a short trip (250 miles).
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I see some campers on the road as usual but as I've never sat by the road and done a before and after census so I couldn't say about road traffic.

What I can say is that it's still tough to find an open camping slot in any popular place less than a day's drive from me. My boss said he's finally going to have to break down and take an actual week off to go as the weekend warriors have fully booked about every place he'd want to go. The only way he can seem to get in is to book arriving Sunday night and then leave before Friday. So whatever traffic there may be folks don't seem to have a problem reserving their spots for the next few months. Locally anyway.

I've been having better luck with those few old campgrounds that still have no website or online booking.
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I just completed a 5000-mile motorcycle trip from Arkansas to Idaho and back with excursions into South Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, etc. and saw way fewer than I expected. My only thought is that fuel prices are keeping folks closer to home.
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