What’s the park model RV lifestyle like? The RVIA surveyed park model RV buyers and discovered that while they come from all walks of life, there are nonetheless several important similarities among them. Park model RV owners are:
Active. Despite the fact that the majority of park model RVs are used as seasonal vacation dwellings, park model RV owners aren’t your “stay home” types — not when there’s hunting, fishing, hiking and other exciting activities to engage in. Also popular among park model RV owners? Boating/water skiing, bicycling, birdwatching and even antiquing, gardening and dancing.
Drawn to beautiful vistas. Owners set up their park model RVs across a variety of terrain, including:
- Lakes (45 percent)
- Hunting and fishing areas (39 percent)
- Commercial recreation/theme park (29 percent)
- Mountains (21 percent)
- Ocean (17 percent)
- Desert (16 percent)
Satisfied. 97 percent of park model RV owners planned to recommend the park model RV lifestyle to friends and neighbors. They’re also very happy with the purchase process — with “information obtained prior to purchase” and “delivery and set-up” pulling in high satisfaction marks of 9 out of a possible 10 in both categories.
Where they want to be. Some park model RV owners set up their dwellings relatively close to home — less than 50 miles away — but nearly a quarter of them set them up more than 1,000 miles away from their primary residence.