Would you describe yourself as a travel enthusiast or adventurer?
A recreational vehicle provides all of that and more, which is why so many Americans are hitting the open road in RVs.
RVs are the perfect choice for travelers looking for convenience and reliability, but also for close-knit family time you just can’t get any other way. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of your RV while your family rests comfortable in the back with plenty of room to spare.
Traveling in an RV provides you the privacy and comfort you deserve, with all the amenities you could want.
Tired after a long day of driving? Pull up to a campground or alongside a lake and sleep in comfort in your own bedding.
Have a little more driving in you before you call it a day? No problem. You’re not on a schedule to make your flight or get your rental back on time. An RV opens up a world of travel freedom that is hard to beat.
One of the best aspects of a long RV road trip is being able to take in the sights, smells and sounds
of Mother Nature. Unlike from the seat of a plane or inside a cramped car, you can do so comfortably in an RV.
Mountains, sunsets, rivers and oceans — you can see it all from your RV. Your travel flexibility allows you to veer off course if there is a specific destination you would like to see.
From the Grand Canyon to Niagara Falls, there are countless must-see spots in the United States ready for your viewing pleasure.
If you haven’t planned out your next trip, what are you waiting for?
The smokey mountains and California coastlines are must-visit destinations for any RV road-tripper, but treasures in your own backyard are not to be overlooked.
There are thousands of public and privately owned campgrounds across the nation, which means there is a scenic spot for your RV in a place near you. The “stay-cation” is gaining more traction for RVers everywhere.
Local campgrounds are popular because of the wide array of activities they offer families. Fun-filled times can be had in swimming pools, playgrounds and game rooms, or kids can enjoy fishing in a nearby lake.
Luxury RV parks are popping up throughout the country with tennis courts, golf courses and even health and beauty spas.
The opportunities are endless in a rapidly changing industry.
Shorter Trips, More Interest
Many studies show that Americans are re-defining what it means to take a vacation, as economic factors have forced shorter, more locally based adventures.
These changes favor the RV industry, which can help families save money in the long run because of reduced costs for hotels and plane tickets.
Among U.S. households that have never owned an RV, more than one in seven expressed interest in purchasing one in the future, according to a recent study by the University of Michigan.
From younger generations to senior citizens, the RV industry knows no limitations.
Empty-nesters are traditionally strong potential RV buyers, but younger buyers also are emerging as manufacturers are incorporating new innovations to make the vehicles more tech-savvy and enabled.
Fuel efficiency also is at the forefront of focus
for RV makers. Green technologies such as solar panels, lighter towable equipment and more efficient engines are leading the charge and making RVs less expensive to keep fueled.
On the Rise
A recent Harris Interactive study uncovered some interesting statistics that offer a promising glimpse into the future of the RV industry:
- Generation Xers (birthdates ranging from the 1960s to 1980s) exhibit interests in outdoor activities that are highly compatible with RVing.
- Ownership and demographic trends favor substantial RV market growth, with baby boomers entering the age range of 55 to 64 boasting a traditionally high RV ownership rate.