The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds started 2013 off with strong RV show attendance across the state of Michigan. The positive outlook for the industry at the beginning of the year is still evident as 2013 approaches its halfway mark with shipments, RV registrations and campground reservations showing continued improvement:
Don't fear the pump!
Savvy RVers know how to save fuel
When it comes to miles per gallon, don't let the size of an RV fool you; today's models are getting better mileage and are more fuel efficient than ever. Check out how savvy RVers save fuel:
Is the full-time RV lifestyle right for you?
Traveling and living in an RV is a wonderful way for people to enjoy life, and a popular option for retirees. RVers can go just about anywhere, stop when they like, eat their own food and sleep in their own beds. Those who take the time to investigate the full time RV lifestyle are often shocked to learn that many full time RVers are living better than they are, and are also happier. Here are a few of the benefits to hitting the road full-time:
Hit the road with confidence
Experienced automobile drivers already have the skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are practically standard equipment. With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height and weight, you will find getting behind the wheel of the conversion van or motorhome fun. If your RV is a towable, don't fear–towing skills are also readily acquired. With a bit of practice (and these tips), you'll be driving like a pro in no time:
It's a great time to buy an RV
Whether you're a would-be or a seasoned RVer, the reasons to buy are endless: from family bonding to affordable getaways to spontaneous road trips. Here are some of the top reasons why there's never been a better time to buy:
Choose RV camping for a low-stress family vacation
Did your last family vacation create memories of long airport lines, crowded hotel rooms, overpriced restaurants, and complaining children? When hearing the words "family vacation," do you instantly feel stressed? Family vacations should be a relaxing, natural bonding experience that provides your family with good memories. So how do you have a low-stress family vacation? Consider RV camping.
Shopping for the perfect RV?
Here are a few tips to get you started
Finances: Knowing your price range is a great way to start your RV research. Deciding on whether to finance or pay cash will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on your new RV. Keep in mind that options and extras will increase the price, so leave yourself a cushion for items you think you may want to add.
Michigan RV statistics
There are more than 12,000 RV-related businesses in the U.S. with combined annual revenues of more than $37.5 billion. Here are some other notable facts and statistics:
FAQs about Recreation Vehicles (RVs)
Answers to many questions you may have about selecting, purchasing and enjoying your recreation vehicles (RV).