Thursday, February 2, 2023


Do you use your RV primarily for taking vacations?

Do you use your RV mostly for taking vacations? Or do you use it mostly for work? To get places? Because you don’t have any other choice?

After you vote, please leave a comment and tell us exactly what you primarily use your RV for. We’re curious to hear what you say. Thank you!


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Dennis G.
1 month ago

Answered yes to vacation use primarily. However, we also use here frequently for boys 16U & 18U travel baseball. Our son plays on two teams.

Steven N
1 month ago

We “vacation” to the local lakes about every weekend!

Gene Bjerke
1 month ago

When you are retired, what counts as a vacation?

Roy Davis
1 month ago

In theory yes, but we’re retired and travel a lot but have a home base as well.

Susan Pereira
1 month ago

We live in our travel trailer full time. Since November 1, 2022!

Darla VanAlphen
1 month ago

We have been full time for the last 8 years and still love it no matter how RVing has changed. Sometimes we take a “vacation” from our vacation to take a road trip and stay in a hotel/motel

1 month ago

I live full time in my 29’ Class A motorhome by choice since 2005. Have traveled as far northeast as Glen, NH, as far southeast as Cedar Key, Florida, as far east as Georgetown, SC, as far north to Rapid City, SD, south to Big Bend, NP & San Antonio, TX; as far west as Westport, WA, Grants Pass, OR, and further south to Yuma, Nogales, and Keno Bay, Mexico. Definitely a snow bird!

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

From upstate NY, I go to Maine or Long Island on occasion but for the most part it’s just local boondocking for a few days a couple times a month since the pandemic started. I guess you could call it a short vacation with nature.

Daniel Frownfelter
1 month ago

As a member of the 70+ RV community we use it primarily for vacations + staying in it for a week or so while visiting family scattered around the West. Most trips consisting of a month or so and then back to home in Las Vegas.

Roy Davis
1 month ago


1 month ago

No, unless you count retirement as permanent vacation. Fulltime glampers, our rv is our home.

1 month ago

Normally we have taken 3 to 4 week vacations. We also use it to go to various types of weekend shows, However it is my (husband’s) daily driver – Class B. It is nice to have a bathroom wherever we go. During Covid we would take it to food service drive-thrus and have our own dining room right in the parking lot. Our B is not too big and not too small, it is just right. The only drawback is that it will not haul plywood or a lawnmower, etc. like my other vans.

Dorrin Birch
1 month ago

We use it for long weekend excursions mostly and occasionally for eating out after picking up an order of food. We will eat in the parking lot (for example, Longhorns). What fun! We also use it for vacations.

1 month ago

I live full time in my 13′ Scamp, by choice. Started 8/3/22

Dan A
1 month ago

We’re full-time living in our RV by choice and have been doing so since 12/2015.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

I suppose that the choice “yes,” is the better one. Our travels generally ARE escapes from working around the house and farm. So, I suppose describing them as “vacations” is accurate. However, we are both retired in the sense that no one pays us for our labors. Instead, we labor to keep things looking nice, or to try to get them looking nice. Our “vacations” are constrained by nature’s rhythms and not a schedule set by an employer.

1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Same here.

Diane Mc
1 month ago
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Gary G
1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Yep, spring and summer travel along with weekly trips to the coast or mountains.

Deborah Mason
1 month ago

With it hard to book the “local” state park campgrounds, we’ve mainly been using it for one or two longer trips a year. But we also use it when we go to dog trials that are too far to “commute” each day. It’s dry camping at these events. It is also our “guest cottage” during the months it’s tolerable (3-season).

Deena Jones
1 month ago

We are both newly retired and have two small dogs. We prefer to take smaller trips stay about a week then move on to another destination in another state for a week, then return to home base for awhile to map out the next several weeks trips. We had planned to leave Oregon and go across country to Ga, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, but I didn’t want to stay away from home that long. Happy with staying this side of the Mississippi.

1 month ago

I said yes but in reality we’re retired and don’t take vacations. We snowbird in it and in the warm months explore our parks in Michigan.

1 month ago

Vacations are for people who work. Once you’re done with work, you “take trips”. There is a distinction.

1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

Agreed Frank. Being retired we don’t get days off anymore, just on two six months shifts. No vacations, no holidays but we do have a “lifestyle change” as snowbirds.

Scott & Beth B - Altoona PA
1 month ago

For us our campers have always been used for “Micro-vacations”. Never to go for weeks at a time, but rather go for days at a time and once or twice a year go for a week at a time. Since we are still working folks, we opt to spread our vacation time out into many “micro-vacations”!

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