Guess what’s enjoying a renaissance? The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports that sales of RVs is up over 8% from last year, and they were up over 15% from the year before that. It’s a $50 billion industry that provides jobs for more than 150,000 people and pays almost $8 million annually in wages.
What’s the reason for our newly rediscovered love for these land yachts? The reasons might surprise you.
The Way We Want To Live
RVs help us keep a balanced and active lifestyle. Harris, a leading polling company, found that RV owners say their purchase of a recreational vehicle has helped them make deeper bonds with loved ones and connect deeper with their children. They also say it’s healthier for them They eat better food because they can cook it themselves, and they get better rest because they’re sleeping in their own beds.
A Good Investment
Comparative statistics show that a family of four can save anywhere from 27% to 62% on vacation costs by traveling in an RV—and that’s even after factoring in the ownership and maintenance costs. It’s not likely to happen anytime soon, but even if the fuel costs were to rise again, it would still be less expensive to take an RV vacation than any other form of leisure travel.
Broaden Your Reasons For Travel
RVs aren’t just for leisure and adventure. Owners often use them to take business trips. RVs have also become the preferred alternative for tailgating. They also allow people to bring along pets. You seldom have to worry about not getting everything to fit in your suitcase, either.
Short And Sweet
RV owners spend more time enjoying themselves than other travelers. Research shows that more than 90% of them take three or more mini-vacations a year. There are more than 16,000 commercial campgrounds nationwide, so it’s easy to travel to one and still be close to home.
Where To Keep It?
These are all excellent reasons to consider RV ownership. One thing, though, often keeps people from doing it. Class A recreational vehicles can be up to 45 feet long. It’s not driving something that big preventing more people from enjoying the life of an RV-er. It’s figuring out where to store it.
A pull-through covered parking space will run an average of $200 a month. If you want a completely enclosed space that’s heated during the winter, you’ll pay an average of $550 a month. In just five years, you’ll have spent $33,000 to rent a place to keep your RV.
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