We’ve long felt that data on today’s RVers could be critical information to have when designing services, approaching companies or fighting unjust legal rulings.
Over the past 37 years they have built up a reputation of being a leader in advocacy for RVers rights. We feel they’re an organization we can trust with this information, to use it for good in bettering all of our lives out here on the road.
This week, they have launched the first ever (at least that we know of) RVer Census.
It’s completely anonymous – no personally identifiable information is collected or stored. And they intend to share the results with the community, not just keep it to themselves.
Here’s the Escapee’s announcement explaining the survey:
RVer Census: Let Your Voice Be Heard
When working together, the RVing community has the ability to shape regulations affecting issues such as healthcare, employment, insurance, voting, and more. Participating in this survey is crucial to Escapees and Xscapers advocacy of your rights and to the protection of the RVing community as a whole.
Together we can let manufacturers, companies, employers and government agencies know that we are a powerful demographic.
Please share this survey with other RVers. Thank you, in advance, for making a difference!
This survey is open to ALL RVers – whether you’re full time, part time, seasonal or vacationing. It doesn’t matter if you’re working on the road, workamping, semi-retired or retired. Solo, married, partnered, family or other relationship models – all are encouraged to have their voice heard.
You don’t even have to be an Escapees or Xscapers member to participate.
(Each member of your household should answer.)
Why is this Important?
One current example of how this information can be critical is healthcare.
Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas announced they will not be offering a PPO plan in Texas for 2016 – and this will have huge impacts for those RVers domiciled in Texas. It takes away one of the major health insurance solutions for those not yet on Medicare.
The recently launched partnership of RVerInsurance.com (formerly RVerHealthInsurance.com) and the Escapee’s Advocacy group are now working with an insurance provider to hopefully come up with another suitable solution that will cover Texas domiciled RVers who travel nationwide.
Having information of how many RVing clients need such flexible insurance could change the collective power they present to providers to come up with a solution.
In the future, this set of demographics can help open up doors for employment as Xscapers expands their newly launched Job Board, by approaching companies to consider offering positions to remote and mobile workers. Or help defeat future unjust taxation, rulings or regulations.
Together, our voices are stronger. Please consider spending a few moments to add yours.
Thank you Escapees and Xscapers for taking on this challenge and for being there for us all!
Disclosure: We are ongoing advisors to the Escapees, and were involved with the launch of Xscapers earlier this year. But we are in no way compensated for encouraging you to participate in this survey. We genuinely feel this is important!