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Traveling in RVs

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More people than ever own recreational vehicles, according to a survey by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Summer is the time for travel. Some people might take a plane ride to their destination. Others prefer to travel by recreational vehicles, also know as RVs.

"We’ve traveled across the country with this particular RV a couple times and just, some days you drive ten hours and stop, some days, couple days through Colorado we drive three hours see a nice spot, and we'd camp there,” says Barry Morgan, an RV owner.

Barry Morgan has been a long-time RV owner. The RVIA survey says about 8.5 percent of American households own a RV, up from eight-percent in 2005.

"We see a lot more people coming in that are first time owners, you know, they're first time buyers,” says Doug Becker, Metra RV owner. “Along with the people that are coming in you know that have had RVs in the past, you know they're still upgrading and still in that lifestyle."

Morgan says the r-v gives him a flexible and economical way to travel with his family and pets." People like to be outdoors and away from, you can kind of get away from normal life and just enjoy yourself for a few days in the woods or on a lake, or wherever you choose to go."

The survey also showed an increased interest across the nation in purchasing a RV for first-time buyers and current owners.

 

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