60 Percent of RV Campers Say Rising Gas Prices Will Affect Their Plans

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The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping with the most active online camping community, has found that record-high gas prices in the US will affect the plans of more than 60 percent of RV and other vehicle campers in 2022.

The Dyrt surveyed members of its community who said their primary mode of camping is RV, camper van, trailer, overlanding, truck camper or rooftop tent campers, and the majority said they will alter their plans this year due to high gas prices. According to The Dyrt’s 2022 Camping Report, 57 percent of people who tried a new form of camping last year opted for RVs and camper vans, making these the fastest-growing types of camping.

“Camping with RVs and camper vans has increased dramatically in popularity in recent years, more so than any other type of camping. Depending on which part of the country you’re filling up in, and obviously the size of the gas tank, the cost for a fill-up could be $500 or more. That would make a lot of people think twice about their plans. If someone recently bought an RV, they’re not going to just park it all summer. But maybe they’ll save that cross-country roadtrip of a lifetime for 2023.”

– The Dyrt CEO Kevin Long

The most popular solution was simply to camp closer to home — 23.6 percent of respondents said that would be their approach. Following that, 19.7 percent of campers said they will camp the same number of nights but drive to fewer total destinations or do less sightseeing around where they camp. Others plan to camp less this year — 10.3 percent slightly less and 6.9 percent a lot less.

“I had hoped to go on weekend trips around Oregon and Washington at least twice a month or more. I need to cut that back to once a month. Everyone is rethinking plans.”

– The Dyrt user Kelly Ann of Portland, Oregon, who recently purchased a rooftop tent camping rig

“We live in southwest Missouri. We were going to go to the high points of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. But with gas hovering around $4-something a gallon, we ended up going on a little backpacking trip 20 miles south of here in Busiek State Forest.”

– The Dyrt user Grant Maledy, who owns a camping trailer

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8 thoughts on “60 Percent of RV Campers Say Rising Gas Prices Will Affect Their Plans

  1. Aren’t we the narcissistic little fool. Your politics lean toward communist if you ask me. Lots of words and no point.

  2. I’m just here to jabber and poke at a bunch of liberals who on one hand complain about how expensive mountain homes are and the lack of housing inventory while they actively support groups and efforts to stop development. It’s amazing how stupid they are they can’t see they created the problem they are complaining.

    I have a long list of liberals complaining about problems they created but are too dumb to realize it’s their own fault.

    That’s why I’m here. To point those out.

  3. And BTW you can quit asking me to chime in. I don’t take any of this stuff seriously. I don’t have an “agenda” nor do my beliefs align with either political party. I’m here to point out how idiotic you sound with your own agenda of blaming environmentalists for keeping ski resorts from being developed and then in the same arena talking about economics like you have a clue on how these corporations make or lose their money on public land projects. You are a joke of your own construction.

  4. All over the map?

    It’s sad you have no idea how or why inflation is raging right now.

    Another liberal arts student who failed to gain the skills to understand the world around him.

    Its sad you don’t see the connection between overzealous stimulus money, the shut down of the Keystone pipeline and the raging inflation rates.

    It’s OK. Its not your fault you don’t understand these things. Its the crappy education system ran by the liberals that failed you. Your system failed you.

  5. Anon all over the map again. Does your doctor prescribe anything for your schizophrenia or just tell you to stick with QAnon website?

    I’ve got a few trucks including a van camper. It gets 13 mpg but I get zero facks when I fill it up because you gotta pay to play. With the other toys I spend about as much as these kids do on daily avocado toast to fill all the tanks with premium fuel. As soon as electric snowmobiles, motorcycles, and trucks are mainstream I’ll have them. They are going to cost a fortune but they will be nice and quiet with no emissions so we can enjoy the forest along with the people who trail run with headphones in and dogs off leash.

    Is your point to note the hypocrisy of people who advocate for change? Easy target akin to punching down. Everyone is a hypocrite including yourself Mr. I want more ski resorts and environmentalists are ruining my dreams. Just go have fun and stop wasting your energy pointing out how stupid everyone is for caring about something you don’t care about.

  6. Haha love watching the Bernie supporters suffer the consequences for their misguided voting habits.

    It turns out you can’t just pay everyone to stay at home and shop on Amazon. There’s actually consequences associated with that. LOL.

    Please chime in Colin and Wheezus. I would love to hear your ignorant insight into how the economy functions.


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