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Consumer interest in RV travel continues to grow

GasBuddy Blog -- It's quite remarkable that despite the lengthy recession and sluggishness of the U.S. economy there's one intriguing consumer sector that's showing solid performance. Interest in travel via recreational vehicles grows steadily as the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports total year-to-date shipments have increased by 8.6 percent over vehicle sales for the same period in 2011.

Towable RV shipments are up by 9.8 percent and experts say the growing curiosity and interest in RVs is due to the flexibility and built-in cost savings of RV travel. RVIA is confident that the freedom it affords families is striking a resonant chord that builds the core of passionate RV travelers and also has many others becoming first...


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OHMS
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 3:50:49 AM

INTERSTED; RENT ONE WHEN I GO THERE.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 12:42:41 AM

Wish I could find small one in reasonable shape to pull behind my small car.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:51:50 AM

as I said, not for everyone. Different strokes for different folks.
bluemama
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 7:55:05 PM

I may have to go to a RV/Motor home to LIVE IN, if the economy keeps going in the toilet!! I've camped in tents & campers with my family of origin, and we were able to go to a lot of great places on our 2-week family vacations. It was great! I'll do it again if push comes to shove!
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 12:49:22 PM

Know several families who are doing it full time, even couple with kids.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 5:48:37 AM

enjoy the RV trip rocki. Not what I like.
rocki00
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 7:08:31 AM

By the time you kennel your pets, pay for a motel/hotel and eat out...it does seem cheaper to use a RV or trailer. Plus, they are getting just like a house inside. You have everything you need and more.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:54:24 AM

a sign that we can no longer afford flying to interesting global destinations for vacations.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 1:58:34 PM

driving is more fun thatn flying... especially when walmarts' parking lots are easily accessible, you can tour the continental 48 states this way!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 1:32:34 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:40:58 AM

Old News
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:17:51 AM

OK, sell the house and move into the RV
albert2008
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:01:16 AM

people still need to get away
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:55:05 AM

OMG..."RV Buddy" now. heh heh
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:28:41 AM

Saw this one last week
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:24:24 AM

i'm not interested in them. too much cost in moving and too much effort/time getting them places.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:21:49 AM

repost? or system's issue?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:20:15 AM

Old article.
2parrots
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:08:28 AM

4 days & getting tired
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:07:10 AM

Perhaps people don't want to own a home anymore. We're all going to end up like gypsies roaming the US in search of a quick hook up (for the RV-keep your dirty mind to yourself)!
BarrieNissanman
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:07:10 AM

We're parked at a seasonal site, best of both worlds, 35 min. drive from home to get away camping plus save on wear & tear of not pulling a trailer.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:00:50 AM

Look into leasing/renting an RV unit.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:59:33 AM

Who can afford to fuel these gas guzzlers? You're better off driving the family sedan, staying in a nice hotel, and dining out - still cheaper and more comfortable than purchasing, maintaining, and fueling an RV.
HATinMUNDY
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:59:25 AM

Very old news...
dabayer
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:58:15 AM

Cheaper to rent than buy, UNLESS you're out there all the time.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:57:48 AM

More than 1% buyers.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:57:18 AM

OK .
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:56:53 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:55:54 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:55:53 AM

Ok.....
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:55:29 AM

3 days running
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:55:06 AM

Old outdated article.
peanutsMN
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:54:37 AM

Old news
bisonjim
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:52:34 AM

Great way to see the country, without the hassles of airline travel, but getting more & more expensive
blah2blah3
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:51:39 AM

this old news making rounds again.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:50:57 AM

Must be a slow weekend again.
roundtrip100
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:50:27 AM

ok
Hypersonic
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:49:08 AM

hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:49:04 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:48:37 AM

cool
buzzieNY
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:48:34 AM

Old news.
bell05
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:47:38 AM

Old news.
us30ride
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:47:21 AM

The "griswalds" on steriods!
kpacey
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:46:44 AM

Beats pay $100 a night for a hotel
Harry813
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:45:21 AM

I still enjoy out tent!
Sam195
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:43:37 AM

RV travel is a lot of fun. The U.S. has so many interesting places to see, there is never a reason to be bored.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:42:45 AM

Old News
studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:41:03 AM

People need a cheaper place to live
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:39:55 AM

this is getting old
wulf2000
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:39:39 AM

Another method to avoid the hassle at the airport.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:39:14 AM

old article
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