By Emily Woodbury
Every Friday evening, our whole staff lets out a big sigh of relief when we’re finally done with Saturday’s newsletter. We prep for it all week long, so once it’s Friday night when all the information is plugged in, each article is tucked into place, each photo is the proper size and contrast – we cheer with a glass of wine, we go to the movies, we give our dogs the belly rub they’ve been waiting for all week, and we celebrate another great week at RV Travel. But then – Bam! It’s Sunday and we’ve started work on the following week’s newsletter (and all those in between). It’s a good thing we like what we do, huh? Anyway, let’s get on through this so we’re a few minutes closer to that sigh of relief – and you can learn what we learned about you this week. Shall we?
Last Saturday’s poll told us that a combined 78 percent of you bought a tow vehicle to either tow your RV or tow behind your RV. The remaining (almost) quarter of you, 22 percent, did not need to buy a tow vehicle for your RV.
On Monday we learned that you, kind of surprisingly, don’t have that many miles on your RV! Most of you, 34 percent, said you have 25,000 miles or less, a quarter of you have between 25,000 and 50,000 miles on your RV, 26 percent said you have between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, and only 16 percent of you have more than 100,000 miles on your RV. Impressive!
According to Tuesday’s poll, 92 percent of you would not buy an RV online without seeing it in person first, but 8 percent of you would. We got a lot of interesting comments on this one. Reader Bob makes a good point by saying, “I took the question as to buying a new RV online, which I have done. No problems. My answer would be no to buying a used one.” And reader Vanessa says, “Actually depends. If I am looking for a classic to restore I would. If it was one I am planning to live in NOW probably not unless I can get a good RV mechanic/inspector to check it out.”
On Wednesday, we wanted to know where you grew up: a city, small town, suburbs, rural or other. Most of you said you grew up in a small town, but a quarter of you said you grew up in the suburbs, and another quarter said in a rural area. A few of you, 15 percent, grew up in a big city, and 2 percent of you said “other.” Judging by the comments, I’d say most of that “other” meant you were a military/navy brat, so you traveled and moved often (lots of comments about that). Reader Matt Colie said, “I know that I will be an outlier, but I spent most of my younger life on a sailboat on the east coast. Whether we were in a small town or a big city was where we tied up at that time.” Cool!
Lastly, on Thursday we wanted to know if you were a smoker, and, if so, what you smoke. Not a whole lot of smokers out there! A whopping 84 percent of you do not smoke anything, and more of you (6 percent) smoke marijuana than cigarettes (4 percent). Only a few of you smoke cigars, e-cigs or pipes. Me? Oh, yeah, I smoke … meat for BBQs! Mmmmm….
Alrighty, folks! Enjoy your weekend (get outside, explore a new place, try a new food, do something out of the ordinary!) and, as always, thanks for voting and reading along.