In just our first few months on the road as full-timers, we’ve met tons of great, fun people. Now that school’s back in session, we’re meeting more fulltime RVers, most of them retired. One thing I’ve noticed is, there hasn’t been a person of color in the whole bunch (I’m assuming this of course, based on outward appearances, however right or wrong that may be). But as a brown skinned person, this kind of observation is just something that one tends to notice throughout life. Please; I’m not saying it has any sort of impact on what I think of people or places, or whatever.
But I find myself wondering; why aren’t people of color getting in on the full-time RV lifestyle?
I’m not talking about families on camping trips. I’ve seen plenty of people from all backgrounds camping out. A hotly debated discussion about this was recently on RV.net.
I have my theories about this; ethnic families tend be large and tight knit (like mine, pictured above). Maybe ethnic people are reluctant to be away from them for a long time? After all, we might miss out on some good chisme. Or maybe they haven’t had enough great camping experiences? Who knows, but I think I see a marketplace there. Hmmmm . . .