An Oregon news station, KTVC.com, reports a national survey shows that motor home owners plan to use their RVs just as much, if not more, this spring and summer as they did last year despite the rise in gas prices. Additionally, Richard Curtin, a University of Michigan economist, expects wholesale RV shipments to increase over 5 percent in 2012 over the number shipped in 2011: Knoxvillebiz.com notes.

Reasons for the growth of the industry can be attributed to different factors. PKF Consulting, a national research firm in the hospitality industry, asserts it is still less expensive to travel in an RV than to pay airfare and hotel bills. Furthermore, baby boomers, who have saved all their lives to be able to travel via RV in their retirement years, are not likely to be deterred by a mild to moderate increase in gas costs. The bottom line is RVing is an economical way to recreate while spending time with family. Visit our website to for all the latest camping info.

Sources:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/apr/11/rv-sales-growing-despite-weak-economy/

http://www.ktvz.com/news/30891782/detail.html