But we already knew that.
People love to see the U.S. traveling in their favorite vehicle. That favorite vehicle is the RV. The U.S. isn’t the only place that people are falling in love with RVs. Europe has also started to purchase RVs and have registered the highest sales in the past seven years. The number of newly registered RVs? 170,064 in 2006. According to the ECF, European Caravan Federation, it’s a 10.6% gain. Brands like VW and Mercedes-Benz are selling vehicles in the habitable home category. VW already had the VW camper and now it launched a new VW California camper van.
Mercedes launched the Mercedes Marco Polo, that model is more expensive than VW. As you can see, it’s more luxurious than the VW California.
And in the U.S., according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipment is expected to be at its highest this year. This marks the industry’s eighth consecutive year of gains.
It’s also expected to continue growing with the most growth coming from travel trailers. A travel trailer is towed behind an SUV or minivan, adding a different experience to road travel.
Why is traveling by RV in?
The change comes from the rebranding of traveling by RV. With the addition of video blogs, picture blogs, and live streaming, it puts a different perspective on RVing. A whole different experience. The new types of vehicles built have a younger demographic in mind. Affordability, flexibility in models, and the opportunity for a new life are what attracts the new market segment.
To keep up with trends, make sure you have a tire plugger for your RV. You want to be ready for the unexpected when you’re on the road. What happens when you get a flat tire and lose cell service and can’t access the internet? The Deluxe tire plugger for RVs is there for you to get you back on the road and continue your joyride. Plus, it’s small, compact, and protect when stored.
Wondering where to start on you RV journey? These are the best places to go RVing. Do you already own an RV? Send us a picture of it and where it’s been and we’ll show it off!