Saturday, April 1, 2023


How many U.S. states in the “Lower 48” have you visited with an RV?

For those of us who own an RV, our “home on wheels,” it’s entirely possible to spend time in a different state every day of the week. That’s one of the greatest things about this lifestyle, isn’t it?

How many U.S. states in the “Lower 48” have you visited with your RV? We know the answer may depend on how long you’ve been RVing, but we’re still curious to know.

Please tell us in the poll below. Leave a comment too with the exact number. Don’t know the exact number? Well, get busy counting!


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Carol-Leah Loran
2 years ago

Every state in the motorhome except Hawaii so we had to fly there. Ten Provinces plus two Territories. There are three but one doesn’t have roads. Approx. 15 Mexican States. It took 23 years.

Eric M.
2 years ago

30 states plus seven Canadian provinces

Ron L.
2 years ago

We’ve done all the western states including western Canada and Alaska.

Steve Minor
2 years ago

We have visited 37 states with our RV in the lower 48 states. We still have 11 in the north west, plus Alaska on our bucket list.

Judith Roales
2 years ago

Licorice (the cat), Fern (the motorhome) and I have camped in (that is spent at least one night, not just driven through) 41 states in the past two years. Had planned to bring it to 48 and start on Canada with a “leaf peeping” trip up through the northeast this fall. But Covid had other ideas. Maybe next fall.

Neal Davis
2 years ago

The 18 states and 4 provinces in which we have at least overnighted in our RV includes Alaska.

Last edited 2 years ago by Neal Davis
Diane Mc
2 years ago

47 plus 6 of the Canadian provinces. Missed Vermont on way down from Quebec. Probably thought we’d be back some day. Long way from California.

Retired Firefighter Tom
2 years ago

We’ve stayed over night in all 49 states in our RV plus we’ve stopped to see a specific attraction or historical site in all 49 states. Some states we’ve only had time to see one thing [Eisenhower’s boyhood home in Abilene, Kansas comes to mind but it was an all-day visit]. Other states we have traveled extensively, spending two+ months in the state – and still not seeing everything that sounded interesting. We’ll keep sightseeing until we can’t any more. At 75 years young [I don’t feel “old”] we’re still going – just like a certin battery bunny.

Retired Firefighter Tom
2 years ago

I forgot to say my wife started camping in the early 1950s. I/we started camping in 1981 when our son was two years old. He’s now camping with his twin sons – now almost-10 years old. My wife and I visited Oahu, Maui,and the island of Hawaii for our 50th anniversary in 2017. Seventeen nights! Fantastic trip.

jim lagasse
2 years ago

We have set up our camper in 32 states in the last 4 years spending up to 4 months a year traveling. This year is a bust so far because of covid with only two short trips planned but more to come.

Kaeleen Buckingham
2 years ago

45 – This is counting states I went to with my family as a child in a Roadrunner trailer. We have also done British Columbia, Alberta, and Alaska. About to add all the southern Canadian provinces (when the border opens)

Charles Ramsey
2 years ago

Since 2014, we have camped in 38 US states and the Canadian Province of Alberta.

Sue from Minnesota
2 years ago

Just one, but about to add at least 6 more! 48 States a good goal!

Patti Panuccio
2 years ago

Still missing Idaho to make it 48

Vince Sadowski
2 years ago

How about asking how many have rv’ed in HI as well as the other 49? I rented a camper van while I was on Maui.

2 years ago
Reply to  Vince Sadowski

Maui nō ka ‘oi

2 years ago

We have visited 39 states to date. 2020 was the plan to get the remaining states in the west. But Covid stopped that. Now retired with more time available 2021 will see us complete that total 48. Then returns to favorite places including New England, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Natchez Trace for starters. Totally done with Florida for various reasons.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
2 years ago

Over the years we have visited and stayed in all lower 48 states (many of them twice or more) and most of Canada and Alaska. And yes we have stayed a week or more in all. It has taken a great deal of time and money and effort but well worth it all. We cherish the memories of the friends we have made, the places we have been and the stories we have heard and told. Stay safe, Stay well.

2 years ago

Not been to Canada, but Mexico is closer and more fun. Been there twice and 7 states.

2 years ago

My idea of visiting a state is a stay of at least a week. In my book driving thru does not count.

2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I agree. One must stay and camp awhile to have visited either the people or the place. In my former employed life there were inspections and then there were inspections. Inspections conducted without stopping were known as swifty drive-bys or windshield surveys.

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