RV travel devotees enjoy their trips too much to allow fluctuating gas prices to keep them at home this summer. If gas costs go up or down, they simply modify their plans.

In a recent survey, 60 percent of the RVers questioned say they will adapt for higher gas expenditures by making shorter trips to destinations closer to home. KOA, which aims some of their marketing efforts toward this group, reports their summer reservations are 4 percent higher than last year.

Manufacturers of motorhomes have responded to the rise in fuel costs by making their campers smaller and more fuel efficient, evidenced by a new model getting as much as15 mpg: RVIA spokesman Kevin Broom notes. But regardless of the gas mileage, those who love this mode of travel can give ample reasons why it is preferable to other modes. The Miami Herald quotes an RVer who rattles off a litany of advantages, such as no airports, a fridge that can be stocked and the company of the family pet.

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