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Old 10-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Oct 2012 Summary of Poll answers

Once in a while I summarize the poll questions and answers on Class B Forum to make it easy and quick to read. A few poll questions with complicated answers didn't make the summary below but most are in there. I hope you enjoy reading the results:

Would you purchase an "All Appliances Electric" RV? 65% replied No and 35% replied Yes (link: )

Do you drive with your fridge on propane? 48% replied No, 39% replied Yes and 13% replied Sometimes ( link: )

Do you wave to other 'Bs' on the Road? 50% replied Yes, always, 50% replied Sometimes and 0% replied No. ( link )

Have you ever full-timed in your Class B or is full-timing something you'd like to do? 36% replied Yes - that they have or will full-time and 64% replied No - they have not and do not want to (link: )

How do you access the internet when on the road? 20% replied that they have a cell data plan, 60% replied that they use free WiFi and 20% use both free WiFi and a cellular (link: )

Gas or Diesel engine in a Class B motorhome - which do you prefer? 67% replied that they would prefer a diesel fueled engine and 33% replied that they'd prefer a gas fueled engine (link: ) - only 3 responses to that one!

How well does your Sprinter handle in wind? 29% replied no problem, 59% said some buffeting and 12% said nearly undrivable ( link: )

Do you use a smartphone/tablet or other mobile device? 80% replied Yes with data or wifi and 20% replied No, they uses a regular laptop or PC and regular cell phone ( link: )

Would you or do you tow anything behind your Class B RV? 69% replied No and 30% replied Yes ( link: )

Is AAA membership worth the cost? 50% replied Yes and 50% replied No ( link: )

Do you have a generator? 67% replied Yes, built in, 8% replied Yes, portable and 24% replied No. ( link: ) Interesting, 1 in 4 - no generator, that is higher than I would have thought.

Do you keep your Class B at home or in storage in Winter? 70% replied - I keep it at home. I still use it in Winter, 19% replied - I keep it at home. I don't use it in Winter, 5% replied - I put it in storage. I don't use it in Winter and 5% replied - I put it in storage. I still use it in Winter ( link: )

Do you do your own oil changes? 30% replied Yes and 70% replied No. ( link: )

Do you use synthetic oil? 50% replied Yes and 50% replied No ( link: )

What do you do for drinking water? 42% use purchased bottled water, 54% use either filtered or known good source water from the RV tank or container and 4% use what is in the freshwater tank from any source ( link: )

Do you travel in your Class B Motorhome with pets? 55% Yes, with a dog (or dogs), 7% Yes, with a cat (or cats), 34% No, I don't travel with a pet, 1% Yes, with a cat (or cats) and a dog (or dogs) and 1% Yes, but it is not a cat or a dog ( link: ) Hmmm, 1% Yes, but it is not a cat or a dog - bird? fish? monkey? iguana? rock? reply and let us know.

Will the price of fuel affect your plans? 73% replied No and 27% replied Yes ( link: )

How/Where Did You Purchase Your Class B? 38% replied from a Dealer and 62% used Craigslist, newspaper, eBay etc. 9 link: )

Did you purchase a new or used Class B Camper Van? 34% replied New and 64% replied Used ( link: )

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, which do you prefer? 16% replied Starbucks, 42% replied Dunkin Donuts and 42% Other ( link: )

Do you travel with a GPS in your RV? 86% Yes and 14% No ( link: )

Did you ever use your spare tire? 21% replied - Once in the last year, 12% replied - Once in the last five years and 68% replied - Once in the last ten years or more ( link: )

For couples - Does the man or woman do most of the driving? 89% replied - The male drives our RV the most, 5% replied - The female drives our RV the most and 7% replied - We share the driving 50/50 ( link: )

Distance driven for majority of your trips - 17% replied - Within 2 to three hours away, 31% replied - More than three hours away but the destinations are reachable within a day and 52% replied - The majority of my destinations are more than one days drive away. ( link: )

What Bedding do you use in your van? 56% replied - Traditional sheets / blanket / comforter, 23% replied - Sleeping Bag and 21% replied - Travasak or similar product ( link: )

Do you use the shower in your van? 23% replied - Yes, regularly, 36% replied - Yes, but prefer campground shower if available and 41% replied - No, I don't use it ( link: )

Do you have more than one house battery? 61% replied Yes and 39% replied No ( link: )

Cooking - Inside or Outside of your van? 42% replied - I do most of my cooking outside, 27% replied - 50 / 50 split - Inside & Outside and 31% replied - I do most of my cooking inside (link: )

How often do you drain your water heater? 56% replied - I never drain it or only when I winterize, 28% replied - Not often, but more than twice per year and 16% replied - Very often, after most trips in fact ( link: )

If you have a few minutes please make sure to cast your vote in some polls.
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