1. A recent survey found that for a family of four, traveling by RV on vacation can save them 23 to 59 percent on their vacation cost.

  2. About 10% of American households over the age of 54 own at least one RV; while 8.9% of those 35 to 54 do.

  3. There are more RVs on the road than ever, with almost 9 million families owning one.

  4. Almost half of all campers choose a state park to camp in.

  5. There are over 100 campgrounds within an hour’s drive of Big Moose RV Sales.

  6. Big Moose RV Sales provides winter storage, winterization services, all RV services and consignment services.

  7. Approximately 40% of RVers have children under the age of 18 living at home.

  8. Over 42 million Americans go camping sometime during the course of a year.

  9. America’s very first “campground” was established in 1861- Gunnery Camp was founded in Washington, Connecticut, by Frederick Gunn, who owned a boys’ school. Taking his wards on a two-week trip, they hike to a specific wilderness area where they set up camp. Activities include hiking, fishing, and observing nature, and of course, cooking over a smoky fire.

  10. RV owners, on average, put about 4,700 miles on their RV each year.

  11. There are over 43,000 people employed by recreational vehicle dealers nationwide.

  12. The “RV” turned 100 years old in 2010.

  13. Big Moose RV Sales’ staff has over 100 years combined experience in selling and servicing RVs.

  14. The average camper travels 185 miles to go camping.

  15. RV ownership has increased approximately 60% since 1980.

  16. Glamping or “glamorous camping” pairs destinations with the intimacy of camping and the world of luxury travel.

  17. The average RV owner spends from 27 to 36 days per year using their RV.

  18. There are approximately 17,000 public and private places to camp for RVers in America.

  19. The U.S. has 6,624 state parks that offer camping.

  20. These days, the typical RV owner is age 49, married, owns a home and has an annual household income of $68,000.

  21.  INTEREST PAID ON MOST RV LOANS IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Yes! An RV with full facilities can qualify as a “dwelling unit” and according to the IRS the interest paid is tax deductible just like your home loan!    More information available at www.rvda.org.