In the United States, recreational vehicle (R.V.) ownership is at an all time high, with 8.5 percent of all households owning the comfortable camping vehicle, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. These numbers are up half a percentage point from 2005 despite recent economic conditions, which just goes to support what most R.V. owners have always known: the comfort, convenience and freedom of R.V. travel is a fun and cost-effective way for families and retirees alike to travel and camp.
One of the reasons R.V.s are so popular is the flexibility and freedom that the "traveling campground" offers. You can stay comfortably in a stationary spot, or, if you get the travel bug, you can pack up and move on fairly easily. Another major draw for the vehicle is its relative affordability. Even once you consider ownerships costs, traveling by R.V. is still more affordable than traveling by planes, trains or cars, especially when you factor in the lodging costs that those modes of transportation require. With nearly 14,600 R.V. parks and campgrounds all over the country and rates ranging from $15 to $50 per night, R.V. parks are plentiful and affordable, allowing travelers to roam across the country and stop wherever suits them. There are even R.V. clubs that you can join, which provide discounts, roadside assistance and more.
R.V.s come in a variety of styles and prices, from affordably priced pop-up tent trailers to luxurious motor homes, allowing owners to pick an option that best suits them. For those who love toting their recreational "toys" around with them, there are even toy haulers that allow you to bring your A.T.V.s and other small motor vehicles in a space that converts for living while you camp. Whatever your travel style or preferred type of camping, you can see why R.V. travel becomes more popular as time goes on. Check out Bishs.com to find an option that's right for you.