RV business anticipates continued growth in 2015
Gas prices are dropping and sales of recreation vehicles (RV) are climbing.
According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), projected national sales for recreation vehicles in 2014 were 348,000—nearly 14,000 of which came to Michigan. Michigan is the 3rd top destination for new RV deliveries, behind Texas and California.
RVs aren’t just for camping
Instead of recreation vehicle, perhaps RV should stand for recreation versatility. Camping is just one family pastime to partake in a RV, but there are many more uses for Americans’ favorite home away from home:
Is the full-time RV lifestyle right for you?
There are many factors to take into account when deciding what type of recreation vehicle is going be right for you. Motorized or towable? Class A or Class C? Folding camper or travel trailer? With so many options, how do you know which type of RV is going to be the right one? Some experience RV travel for the first time by renting one. Many RV dealers offer rental options, allowing you the opportunity to try-before-you-buy.
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:
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.
Tips for first-time RV buyers
Deciding to buy, and ultimately own an RV can be an exciting moment in your life There are many things to keep in mind when researching an RV and knowing as much as you can about RVs can make your final decision much easier.
RV and camping facts and stats
There are approximately 10 million American households that own an RVup from 7.9 million in 2005. Here are some additional facts and statistics:
FAQs about Recreation Vehicles (RVs)
Answers to many questions you may have about selecting, purchasing and enjoying your recreation vehicles (RV).