What we learned about you last week (June 1-7)

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By Emily Woodbury

Welcome, my home-on-wheels friends. We’ve had a very productive week (er, maybe last few months is more accurate) here at RVtravel.com and I don’t think things will be slowing down any time soon. Perhaps it’s a good thing that the industry doesn’t like us too much; it just means that we’re working harder to make you like us – and that’s what matters, right?

We always want to hear your questions, concerns, suggestions, etc., so please never hesitate to send us an email at editor@rvtravel.com. We love hearing from you! Tell us how we can improve, what you’d like to see more of, let us know if there’s something we said that you think was incorrect, or, hey, we love knowing what you love about us too. Wink. Some of us spend all of our time (well, full-time) working on this website, trying to make things better for you, so speak up!

OK, if I’m going to make things better for you, I should cut the chit-chat. Here’s what we learned about you last week:


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Would you drive 10 miles out of your way to save $15 on a campsite for one night? Well, this may have been a hard one to answer judging by the comments left on Saturday’s poll. The majority of you, which was 55 percent, said that in most cases you would (which, by the comments, means that if there was a much nicer campground up the road, or one that was part of the club you were members of, you would). Sue, you made me laugh with your comment, “Emily’s going to have fun summarizing this one, with all the comments! 😉” You’re right Sue; my head is spinning. OY! Anyways, 42 percent of you would not drive the extra mileage to save the extra $15, and 3 percent of you answered “other.”

On Monday we asked you: How many people owned your present RV before you purchased it? More than half of you, 56 percent, answered that you bought it brand-new; however, 28 percent of you said your RV had one owner before you. Only 10 percent said that your RV had more than two owners before you, and 1 percent of you said your RV had more than three owners. A tiny 3 percent of you said you’re not sure how many owners your RV had, and another 2 percent of you don’t currently own an RV.

Did you know that every single piece of plastic ever made still exists today in some shape or form? A whopping 91 percent of all plastic is not recycled. There is more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way. Shocking, right? I dare you to make an effort to start thinking about how you use plastic. You can read more about those facts here. On Tuesday we wanted to know if you try and limit your use of single-use plastic. I’m thankful for the 28 percent of you (that’s a good chunk!) who make a strong effort in limiting your use of single-use plastics. Another large amount of you, 40 percent, say you do, but not all that much, and 32 percent of you don’t try and limit your use at all.

It’s a good thing that 82 percent of you never (or almost never) visit a chiropractor because their offices are always moving to a dislocation! Only a tiny 3 percent of you answered Wednesday’s poll saying that you go to a chiropractor more than once a month, 4 percent of you go just about once a month, 6 percent of you go every few months, and another 6 percent of you go about once a year.

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Last but never least, on Thursday we asked you: Considering your age, how would you describe your health? I’m delighted to report that 16 percent of you are in excellent health, and 45 percent of you are in very good health. A little more than a third of you, 35 percent, are in good health, 4 percent of you are in poor health, and 1 percent of you (14 votes) say your health is a disaster. Reader John commented, “At 74 have normal aches and pains, depending on the weather, my knees and shoulders tell me the forecast. Keep shots up to date, physical yearly, watch my diet, exercise, and keep a smile on most of the time. Stay well and be safe.” Good to hear you’re taking care of yourself, John.

Well, on that note, as John would say, “keep a smile on most of the time” and enjoy the rest of your week. Drive safe and enjoy the views. See you soon.


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