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One of the Best RV Studies I’ve Read


Maybe not the best bedtime reading, but . . .

Though this study is probably intended more for RV park owners rather than RVers, it contains some interesting information about RVers and RV parks.

Some quotes from the study:

  • Americans currently own nine million RVs, a million more than on the road five years ago.
  • Fuel prices would have to triple to make RVing more expensive for a family of four than other forms of travel.
  • A standard RV uses only 27 gallons of water/day, whereas a household consumes 150 gallons/day.
  • Greenhouse gas accounting confirms that actual RV travel creates a lower carbon footprint than comparable air/drive/hotel vacations.

A Study of Sustainability at RV Parks (2010) by Linda Powers Tomasso.


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. #

    Very interesting facts about RVing. I’ll bet you feel even better about your choice of retirement living. Were you surprised by what you read? Kath

    June 7, 2014
    • Yeah, some of the things definitely surprised me like the greenhouse gas emissions, but others like water usage I knew from just living in an RV. And so far, it’s one of the best decisions we’ve made.

      June 7, 2014
  2. Nj #

    Very interesting!
    On way to Verona, It today

    June 7, 2014
  3. emhuze609 #

    OK.. Sounds good to me. Sign me up..


    June 7, 2014

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