Thursday, June 8, 2023


How many miles will you put on your RV this summer compared to last?

The results of this poll should be interesting. Even two months ago, most RVers thought summer RV travel would probably not be advisable, even impossible due to state and local restrictions related to COVID-19.

But gradually more and more people are heading out in RVs, which are thought by many to be the safest way to travel in these potentially deadly times. RV parks are already filling up, and who knows how much space will still be available in the months ahead?

So what about you? Do you think you will travel as many miles (or kilometers for our Canadian readers) this summer as last summer? Take your best guess.

And remember, the poll may take a few moments to load, so stand by.

By the way, did you respond to yesterday’s poll, in which we asked: Do you believe the worst of the Pandemic is behind us now? Check out the results — very interesting.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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Rory R
2 years ago

I answered fewer miles because I’m unsure. It depends on how this Covid-19 shakes out… I don’t want to be sick and I sure don’t want to make anyone else sick. So the missing answer is “it depends”

Howard Schiller
2 years ago

Last year we spent 4 1/2 months traveling thru 26 states and 16 national parks. 11,000+miles on the RV and 4,400+ on the toad. Was planning to go to Alaska this year, but that’s out, so will like put few miles on the RV this year. Only planning to travel from SoCal up to Portland then Seattle and some local travel. Hoping we can find open campground sites.

Mike Albert
2 years ago

Since we will take delivery on our new RV on next Tuesday, and being the first RV we owned, the answer is “more than last year”. We plan on traveling from S/W Fla to visit our son in Temecula, CA. Then go to Bucks County in PA. Then back to FLA. As of now, that’s the plan!

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

Cool! Congratulations on your new RV, Mike! Have a wonderful and safe trip, and many more to come. 😀 —Diane at

Rick Edgar
2 years ago

Are in the process of selling the RV.

Hubert Rosch
2 years ago

Did Grand Canyon and Alaska last year for about 12,000 miles. Had planned to go east to Nova Scotia this fall but have canceled. On a 3 week trip now and will do a couple of two week trips throughout the summer keeping them closer to home and in the US. Planning early spring run of Route 66 next year and Nova Scotia in the fall.

2 years ago

In 2019 we wandered down to Arizona for Spring Training, and then through North Texas, Arkansas to dig diamonds (no luck) then to an RV Rally in Elkhart. Then we wandered through the UP and Headed west on US 2. About 12,000 miles. This year we decided to try work-camping. So we find ourselves 800 miles from home in Yellowstone. Still don’t know what we’ll do after the season.

Sally Summerfield
2 years ago

We began full timing in November With our retirement after planning for 5 years. Began not from necessity but for the adventure. It sure has been one for many reasons.

2 years ago

we don’t travel in the summer (that should’ve been an option) so our summer miles will be 0…same as every other year.

2 years ago

Before the end of 2019 we were already booked for a trip to Yellowstone. All in all we plan on being on the road about 2 months.

2 years ago

The virus will make some difference, but changing from full-time status to living in an apartment will make a HUGE difference in our mileage!

2 years ago

We really are not planning any big getaways this year. I have 90 year old parents that tend to make unsound decisions when ever I go away. Next year big brother will be retired and he and his wife can come parent sit for a month or two.

2 years ago

We downsized our travels for the summer – now only planning about 5,000 miles instead of the original 8,000. Nothing to do with the virus, just a paint issue that requires a return to the factory visit.

2 years ago

Not too sure we will travel much this summer – it is already getting short in the north land. With that said – I have a full tank of gas from last fall which needs to be used and replaced with fresh – or I will suffer the consequences next year with plugged filters, lines and injectors. Using it will require about 560 miles. That’s a lot trips around the driveway!!!! (Aah, remember the good ole days when gas was gas!)

2 years ago

Normally a full timer, but being high risk with an autoimmune disorder, I am staying put at a relative’s house for the rest of this year.

2 years ago

Last year we traveled from FL to California, this year we will stay in state, only 2 short trips planned.

Ron L
2 years ago

As it looks now, we will probably put “0” miles on it.

Kaeleen Buckingham
2 years ago

My answer is deceiving. We were unable to use our motorhome at all last year. So even the one camping trip we took this year is more than last year!

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
2 years ago

Here we are mid-June and we’ve only been out once.
We are already a couple camping trips behind last year.

Joe Allen
2 years ago

We plan on traveling just as much as we did last year, somewhere around 10-12k. We are out west right now and heading to Yellowstone tomorrow! Enjoy the ride, life is short!

Alaska Traveler
2 years ago

Normally we head home to Alaska but this year we will summer in the UP of Michigan. Hopefully the rest of the year and next will find us on our normal routes.

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