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New Hampshire Camping And RV Show Set For This Weekend
And what better place to continue to daydream at the 42nd New Hampshire Camping & RV Show coming up this weekend.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2014
Retirees Love The RV Lifestyle For Travel
If things go well for Janet Dowling and her husband, Bill, the pair will drive home a new RV by the end of March or so. A dream in the making for a couple of years, the RV will give the Key Peninsula couple a new way to do what they love - travel.

POSTED MARCH 03, 2014
RV Shipments Up In January But Growth Slower Than Last Year
Wholesale shipments of all recreational vehicles continued to rise in January but at a slower pace than last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association announced Friday, Feb. 28.

POSTED MARCH 03, 2014
37th Annual Sportsmen Boat And RV Show Celebrates Last Day
Despite rough weather conditions the 37th annual Sportsmen Boat and RV show has only brought sunshine and happiness to many families in Kern County.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2014
Get Covered RV Travels Across State (Video)
The Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace has planned a month of activities to draw attention to the March 31 deadline for private insurance coverage. The enrollment push, themed 'Road 2 Coverage,' will feature an RV touring the state. It started Saturday in Chicago.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2014
R.I. RV And Camping Show Draws Thousands To Convention Center
In the RV world, it was like David versus Goliath. Parked across from one another at the Rhode Island Convention Center were the Newmar Ventana, a 43-foot motor home weighing 30,000 pounds, and the Little Guy T@B, a so-called teardrop trailer weighing just 1,650 pounds.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2014
Better Economy Boost Annual RV Show
Once a year in Peoria, throngs of people forget about winter for a couple hours, instead thinking of plans for spring and summer. More than ten thousand people streamed into the Peoria Civic Center with two letters on their minds.... RV.

POSTED MARCH 01, 2014
RV Business Gets A Boost From The Boomer Generation
Baby boomers are keeping the RV industry rolling, especially through the recent sluggish economy.

POSTED MARCH 01, 2014
High-Tech Amenities On Display At RV Show (Video)
The 2014 CNY RV and Camping Show debuted at the State Fairgrounds on Friday. Vendors were on hand to showcase the latest RV models and features.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2014
PA Adventure RV Expo
Experience Central PA's largest outdoor camping adventure at the 2014 PA Adventure RV Expo. The Expo is underway now at the Blair County Convention Center!

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2014
RV Shows Rolls Into Topeka (Video)
The Topeka RV and Sport Show rolled into the Kansas Expocentre and had guests cruising in to check out those mobile vacation homes.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Milwaukee RV Show Rolls Into Town
Banish winter and get ready for summer vacation with a visit to the Milwaukee RV Show Thursday through Sunday at the Exposition Center in Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2014
RVs Come In All Sizes, Prices At Sports, Boat And Travel Show
As one might expect, some massive, well-appointed recreational vehicles glistened at the 60th annual Kansas Sports, Boat and Travel Show on Saturday.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Happy Campers Escape Winter At RV And Camping Show (Video)
It may not feel like spring, but everyone at the RV & Camping Show in Rock Island will get to start their warm weather shopping.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Sunny Weekend Weather Boosts Attendance And RV Sales At Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Although cold weather kept many visitors away the first day, dealers reported that better weather Friday through Sunday helped attendance rebound and sales soar at the Jacksonville RV MegaShow, which ended its four-day run Sunday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Mardi Gras Alive In RV City (Video)
We all know thousands of people come to Mardi Gras each year for the parades, moonpies, and beads. But some take it to another level and live amongst the Mardi Gras madness during the season. It's called RV City

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2014
New Owner Plans To Reopen Elkhart RV Factory
The new owner of a northern Indiana recreational vehicle factory that suddenly closed last week plans to reopen it in the coming months.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Testing Retirement By Touring The Country In An RV
At some point we all dream of what our retirement will look like. For some it's a condo on the beach, perhaps spending more time with family or maybe getting into a new hobby. For a growing number of Americans it's hitting the open road in a recreational vehicle.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2014
This Adorable Home Isn't What You Think It Is (PHOTOS)
If it looks like a charming cabin, is structured like a charming cabin and is designed like a charming cabin, it must be a charming cabin, right? Well, not so fast.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Transformed RV Takes You To Travel Across The World
Four self-drive tour enthusiasts in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality spent two and a half months to transform a truck into a recreational vehicle (RV).

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Belle Clair Fairgrounds RV And Camper Show Is This Weekend
Belle Clair Fairgrounds RV & Camper Show will feature motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, popups and more for purchase and exhibit. Camping supplies for sale as well as resort booths, prize giveaways and more.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2014
RV Museum Reducing Debt
The northern Indiana museum dedicated to the history of recreational vehicles and motor homes continues to see improving finances as it bounces back from possible closure two years ago.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Large Crowds Attend AC RV And Camping Show As Industry Rebounds (Video)
From big to small and everything in between, the 19th Annual Atlantic City RV and Camping Show was the place to be for those looking to hit the road in style.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2014
This Sneaky RV Disguised As A Log Cabin Wants $79K
Perfect for the homesteader who can't commit, this 400-square-foot micro home can technically pass as an RV, thanks to the fact that it can be hooked up to a car and driven just about anywhere and stays within specified width and weight parameters.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2014
RV, Camping And Outdoor Show Is Welcome Escape From Winter (Video)
here's an escape from this arctic blast inside the Big E. This weekend, it's all about summer fun. For 52 years now, volunteers have organized the Springfield RV Camping and Outdoor Show, which is the largest of its kind in the Northeast.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2014
10 Items At Utah's RV Show That Make Roughing It A Bit Easier
Wandering through 300,000 square feet of convention center space dedicated to such things as recreation vehicles, camping supplies and outdoor vacation destinations certainly makes for an enjoyable mid-February afternoon.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel And RV Show Aims To Cure Winter Blues
When thousands of people from across the Midwest and Canada travel to the DECC for the latest in camping gear and summer getaways, the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV show better be ready for the demand.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2014
How A Talented Architect Makes An RV Look Like A Charming Cabin In The Woods
So a new standard was developed, the Park Model RV, that could be up to 400 square feet in the USA, with an ANSI standard specification.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Jacksonville RV MegaShow (Video)
Thousands of people in our area will flock to the Equestrian Center for this year's RV MegaShow. The show features a lot of pricier, luxury motor homes, but there are also smaller, no frills travel trailers. Channel 4's Tarik Minor shows us a great starter RV that has quite the sleeping area.

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Preview Of The Coastal Bend Boat And RV Show In Robstown (Video)
Whether you are in the market for a boat or rv or are interested in fishing to dog training seminars, the Coastal Bend Boat and RV Expo has a little bit of something for everyone.

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2014
The 50th Annual Milwaukee RV Show Is At State Fair Park February 27th Through March 2nd
This is Wisconsin's largest RV show. Over 90 exhibitors, RV dealers, campground and resort owners all have special show discounts. This year's show features the very latest RV models.

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Rent An RV For Almost Free
This week, I want to tell you about this incredible RV deal, even though it's going to hurt me. Occasionally, travel writers really don't want to give away their secrets, and this is one of them, because I want to do it myself.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2014
RV Industry Gains Speed Ahead Of Big A.C. Show
Recreational vehicles had a steep and bumpy road in the recession, but their sales have accelerated since, with 2013 the strongest year since 2007, the industry's main trade group said. That momentum will be evident at the 19th annual Atlantic City RV & Camping Show this weekend in the Atlantic City Convention Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2014
RV Show This Weekend At Germain Arena, Estero
The 8th Annual Spring Clean-out RV Show will be held Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero, FL 33928.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Making RV Travel Affordable
Yet if you're willing to think outside the box with regard to vehicle size and related camping expenses, you just might find it costs less than you think. Here are a handful of ways to make the ultimate road trip more affordable.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Home And RV Shows Do Well Despite Weather (Video)
The RV Show featured dealers and displays for all kinds of homes on wheels -- from pop-up campers to deluxe coaches.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2014
Rain Doesn't Dampen Ocala RV Show
Rain and chilly temperatures cast a bit of a pall over the first two days of the Ocala RV Show, in contrast to what industry officials and analysts say is a sunnier outlook for the recreational vehicle industry as a whole.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2014
RV And Camping Show To Hit Charlotte (Video)
Want to shop for great deals on a wide variety of RVs, camping supplies and information? Then you'll want to hit up the 24th North Carolina RV and Camping show coming to the Charlotte Convention Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2014
RV Vacation and Camping Show Has Minnesotans Thinking Summer (Video)
While the weather may not be ideal for camping right now, Minnesotans are thinking about warmer temperatures and spending time outdoors this weekend at the 47th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation and Camping Show.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2014
RV Show A Sure Sign Of Spring In Montana
The thermometer said 2 degrees Saturday morning, but that didn't stop several hundred people from thinking about their summer recreation and attending the Great Falls RV Boat and Powersports Show at Montana ExpoPark.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2014
Erie RV Show Underway At Bayfront Convention Center
If you're hoping to escape this winter weather,or maybe you're planning ahead to a nice summer vacation, look no further than the Erie RV Show.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2014
Springfield RV, Camping And Outdoor Show Begins 4-Day Run On Valentine's Day
Visiting this weekend's Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield is almost like taking a vacation without stepping outside the fairgrounds.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2014
Winnebago, Ram Tease Chicago With Winter Escape RV
Winnebago and Ram had the perfect venue this week at which to show off the 2014 Winnebago Travato, a Class B motorhome based on the Ram ProMaster chassis.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2014
Photos: The Seattle RV Show
The Seattle RV Show is the largest RV show in the Pacific NW featuring new recreational vehicles, exhibits, accessories and daily seminars.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2014
RV Show Brings Thoughts of Spring to Downtown Minneapolis (Video)
The 47th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul RV Show is in full swing at the Minneapolis Convention Center. According to organizers, the event is the largest consumer show in the Midwest.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2014
48th Annual Detroit Camper And RV Show Returns To Novi (Video)
Fox 2's Amy Andrews visits the 48th Annual Detroit Camper and RV Show in Novi.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2014
Apache Campground In Myrtle Beach Area Hosting Annual Mini RV Show
pache Family Campground & Pier is hosting the 2nd Annual Mini RV Show & President's Day Weekend Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2014
RV Show Offers Room With A View (Video)
When it comes to camping, one size doesn't fit all. Options range from a sparse tent to a spacious 42-foot luxury motorhome with kitchen and big-screen TV - and everything in between.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2014
Win Tickets To The Mid-South Sport, Boat And RV Expo
Enter NOW for a chance to win two tickets to the Mid-South Sports, Boat & RV Show coming to the Agricenter February 14-16, 2014.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2014
Is This The Ultimate Tailgating Experience? (Video)
Luxury RV comes with flatscreen TVs, bars and more.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2014
Taste Of Tailgating: Build The Best Menu For The Big Game (Video)
Chef Eric Levine whips up a food feud that showcases the rival teams.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2014
The 51st Seattle RV Show Opens Thursday
For the third consecutive year, WSECU is the presenting sponsor of the show. This year's venue will expand within the event center to accommodate hundreds of all types of recreational vehicles and daily presentations, including ''Ask the Technician,'' ''The Essential RV Walk-Through,' the RV Doctor himself, Gary Bunzer, plus many other entertaining and informative seminars.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2014
Tulsa Boat, Sport And Travel Show Makes A Huge Splash
For people all over the United States, the Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel show is an annual appointment.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2014
Annual RV Show Opens In Mercedes
The display models have such features as solid-surface counters, flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, leather-upholstered recliners, full-sized appliances, ample storage - and wheels.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2014
RV Show Features The Latest Models
Recreational vehicles of just about every shape and size will be on display this weekend at the 30th All Valley RV Show at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2014
2013 RV Shipments Beat Forecast
Shipments of recreational vehicles from manufacturers to dealers were up 12.4 percent in 2013.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2014
48th Annual Detroit Camper And RV Show Opens Wednesday
The 48th Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show opens Wednesday in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace (located on Grand River, between Novi Road and Beck Road).

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2014
RV Show Takes Over Civic Center
It was a camping enthusiast's dream this past weekend at the Lee Civic Center as they got to see, tour and, if they had the urge, buy an RV at the 29th annual Fort Myers RV show, sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2014
Best New Tech In RV Industry For 2014
The technology boom of the past decade has even impacted the recreational vehicle industry. Advances in comfort and safety are changing the perception of the industry.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2014
RV Notebook: Crowds Predicted For MegaShow
Based on new figures on recreational vehicle sales in 2013, area RV dealers say attendance at the Jacksonville RV MegaShow next month could reach pre-recession levels of more than 12,000 over the four-day event.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2014
RV, Boat and Sport Show Sees Families Planning For Warm Weather Fun (Video)
It's not too great outside, so what better time to start planning for better weather. And the RV, Boat and Sports show at the Buffalo County Fair Grounds over the weekend was a great place to start.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2014
Louisville Boat, RV and Sports Welcomes Sales, Signs Of Recovering Economy
If boat sales during Louisville's 57th annual Progressive Insurance Boat, RV and Sportshow are any indication of the state of the United States' economic recovery, things are getting much better.

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2014
Boat, RV Vacation Show At UNI-Dome
Boating and outdoor enthusiasts canl get the first look of summer at the 26th Annual Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show today at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2014
Dreams Of Traveling By RV Remain Strong
It's field of dreams time again. This is the weekend to peruse the newest recreational vehicles be they Class A, B, C, trailers, fifth wheels, teardrops and everything in between at the annual RV Show at the fairgrounds. And although my husband and I look at all the rigs for fun, Class A is our preferred mode of travel

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2014
RV Show Encourages Summer Dreams
Dreaming of an escape from the cold winter weather was a common theme among the Saturday visitors to the ninth annual RV and Outdoor Sport Show at the Verizon Wireless Civic Center. The event also drew numerous buyers motivated by larger changes in the improving economy and ongoing trends in family sizes.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2014
Boat, Sport And RV Show Opens Today
The great outdoors will move inside this weekend for the 16th annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2014
RV And Camping Shows In Georgia
The Atlanta Camping & RV Show takes place at the Atlanta Expo Center South. The Spring Outdoor, Camping & RV Supershow is held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2014
26th Annual Inland Northwest RV Show And Sale This Weekend! (Video)
The 2014 RV Show will fill the Plaza and all 8 Fairground buildings! That's over 160,000 sq. ft of gleaming RV's and accessories. Come visit the region's BIGGEST RV Show and Sale EVER!

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2014
Leave Winter Behind At RV Show In Novi
Motor home sales for the first 11 months of 2013 were up a whopping 35 percent nationwide, noted Bill Sheffer, director of the Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), which promotes RV expos around the state.

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2014
Inside The Louisville Boat, RV And Sports Show (Video)
It's your chance to escape the frigid temperatures and go to an outdoor paradise set up inside the Kentucky Expo Center this week.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2014
Louisville Boat, RV And Sportshow Opens Wednesday Night
The doors to the show are expected to open Wednesday evening at the Kentucky Expo Center. The show runs through Sunday, and promises to give outdoor enthusiasts everything they need: pontoons, speedboats and ATVs will all be displayed. More than 150 regional boat and RV dealers will be there, with interactive activities for families.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2014
Boomers Drive RV Show Traffic
Baby boomers are keeping the RV industry rolling, especially through the recent sluggish economy. Travelers in their 50s and early 60s are bolstering the local industry by heading out on the highway for adventure, whether it's golfing in Deer Park, a rock concert at the Gorge Amphitheater or taking the grandkids skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. The boomer generation is putting a new twist on the traditional motor home adventure to an RV park to play bridge.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2014
Record Numbers Expected At RV Show In South Bend (Video)
Record numbers are expected at an RV show that starts Friday. The annual Valley RV & Camping Show is back in South Bend and will be parked at the Century Center this weekend.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2014
At the Mid-America RV Show In KC, This Year's Models Emphasize Homeyness
Step into some of the RV trailers at the Mid-America RV Show this year, and it's bound to feel more like you're stepping into a residence.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2014
At the Mid-America RV Show In KC, This Year's Models Emphasize Homeyness
Step into some of the RV trailers at the Mid-America RV Show this year, and it's bound to feel more like you're stepping into a residence.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2014
Duck Dynasty Visits Lake Charles Boat And RV Show (Video)
The Central Gulf Coast Boat, Sport and RV Show continued today at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The 29th annual event showcases some of the industry's finest brand name boats and RV's.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2014
Dad, Mom And 12 Kids Crisscrossing The Country In An RV
The Kelloggs, a family of 14 from Colorado, sold their house and took to the road in the fall of 2012 with their dog and 18 kayaks in tow. 'We are an outdoors family,' said Dan, the 40-year-old father of the Kellogg brood. 'We love to paddle. But why just do it on weekends?' They've camped all over the country in the past year, but this week they decided to check out the 29th Annual Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014
RV Super Show (Video)
Charley headed out to the Fairgrounds on Wednesday to get a look at RVs old and new.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014
Florida RV SuperShow
Florida RV SuperShow is held over a period of five days of which one day is dedicated entirely to the RV industry while the other four days invite members of the general public to enjoy and be a part of one of the most popular RV shows in the United States of America. The Florida RV TradeAssociation organizes this event every year which travels to different parts of Florida, drawing people in large numbers.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2014
Got Wanderlust? Florida RV SuperShow Continues This Weekend
The theme of this year's show is 'It's Your Turn,' encouraging people who have put off buying their first RV or upgrading what they have to learn more about buying an RV or trading in theirs.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2014
Chicago Boats, Sports And RV Show
The annual Progressive Chicago Boat, Sports & Rv Show returns to the McCormick Place from January 16-20!

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2014
Ohio RV Supershow Features More Than 600 Of The Newest RVs At I-X Center
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to be amazed as we cover every inch of the Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association's Ohio RV Supershow.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2014
RV And Boat Show To Host 25 Exhibitors
Scott said the RV business is on the upswing, as the first eight months of 2013 saw an 11.8 percent increase in the number of RV unit sales as compared to the same period in 2012. And shipments are projected to exceed that in 2014, according to the RV Industry Association.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2014
57th Annual Boat, RV And Sportshow Returning To Expo Center Jan. 22-26
Want to fast-forward to spring? Hundreds of boats, recreational vehicles and items of hunting and fishing gear will be on display at the annual Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow at the Kentucky Exposition Center Jan. 22-26.

POSTED JANUARY 11, 2014
North Carolina RV And Camping Show Greensboro
Outdoor enthusiasts - get ready! The 25th Annual North Carolina RV & Camping show is coming! Be prepared to enjoy a fun-filled and exciting sales event while taking advantage of Show-OnlyDeals on 2014 RV Models.

POSTED JANUARY 11, 2014
Boat, Sport And RV Show Offers Travel, Leisure Dreams
Bob and Jo Wilson are looking to upgrade their 23-foot travel trailer. They were at the annual Springfield Boat, Sport and RV Show on Friday, checking out the 31-foot Rockwood 8289, priced at $35,499. She liked the electrical outlets on the island in the kitchen. He liked the counter tops.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2014
NC RV And Camping Show Returns To Triad For 25th Year
The 25th Annual North Carolina RV & Camping Show is back. This Friday through Sunday, you can see the latest and greatest RV models for 2014 and camping gear.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2014
NC RV And Camping Show Returns To Triad For 25th Year (Video)
The 25th Annual North Carolina RV & Camping Show is back. This Friday through Sunday, you can see the latest and greatest RV models for 2014 and camping gear.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2014
Smoky Mountain RV Show Doubles In Size
The Smoky Mountain RV Show kicks off Friday, and this year it's doubled in size.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2014
Let's Go Camping (Video)
Dan Daru takes us to the Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show at the Colorado Convention Center.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2014
RV, Boat Show Opens Friday
The three-day Oklahoma City RV and Boat Show opens Friday in the Travel and Transportation Building on the state fairgrounds.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2014
St. Louis RV And Travel Show Rolls Into Town (Video)
If you're looking to do something indoors this weekend, you should head down to America's Center for the 37th annual RV Vacation and Travel Show.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2014
Recreational Vehicles, Venues On Display
Whether it's an eventful cross-country road trip or a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors, get a jump on planning your next vacation during the 53rd annual Lehigh Valley RV & Campgrounds Show this weekend inside and outside the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2014
"It's Your Turn" At The 29th Annual 2014 Florida RV SuperShow
The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will host the 29th Annual 2014 Florida RV SuperShow, Wednesday, January 15 through Sunday, January 19. The Florida RV SuperShow will again be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.

POSTED JANUARY 06, 2014
Best Bets: Fun Stuff To Do This Week
RECREATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY (Wed. through Jan. 15) Recreational vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display at the 27th Annual 2012 Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The fest celebrates all things RV, and includes educational seminars, campground and resort exhibits, displays of camping accessories, and free entertainment including barbershop quartets, bagpipe bands and clowns. The show runs through Jan. 15, and kids 16-under get in free.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2014
Outdoor Show Season Unfolds With Many Choices
Motorhome and travel trailer enthusiasts will find plenty to think about and choose from at the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids from Jan. 23-26. It is the largest show of its kind in the state, with 90 displays showing everything from small towable trailers to mondo-motorhomes.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2014
Outdoors Notebook: RV And Boat Show Opens Friday
The three-day Oklahoma City RV and Boat Show opens Friday in the Travel and Transportation Building on the state fairgrounds.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2014
38th Annual Ohio RV Supershow Begins Jan. 8
38th annual Ohio RV Supershow, I-X Center, One I-X Center Dr., Cleveland. Show hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission, $12.50; two-day pass $20; kids 12 and under free. Free admission with Red Cross blood donation on Jan. 8-10 from noon-7 p.m. For more information visit www.ohiorvshow.com.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2014
RV Vacation And Travel Show Set
The St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show will return to America's Center in downtown St Louis, January 9-12, 2014. 'Going Places' is the theme for the show, which will feature John Holod and his Roads to Adventure films.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2014
Surging RV Shipments To Continue Growth In 2014
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) said the strong performance of the RV market will continue in 2014. RVIA noted that RV shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 335,500 units - a 6.1% increase from the projected total for 2013.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2014
There's Room For One More Aboard The R.V.
During the weeks Mr. Grubb was away, Ms. Pantera focused on the couple's event business, the RVIP Lounge, a mobile karaoke bar housed in a 37-foot recreational vehicle. She took the karaoke bar to lucrative corporate parties and film festivals, working hard but also, she said, ''partying like a rock star.''

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2014
2013 Is The Best Year For The RV Industry Since The Great Recession
The recreational vehicle industry is having one of its best years ever and is on track to reach its projected 10 percent gain in shipments.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2014
Camper, Travel And RV Show Coming to DeVos Place In January
ShowSpan's Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show is coming to DeVos Place from Jan. 23 through Jan. 26, 2014.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2014
Seffner-Dover Growing Into RV Sales Hub
Although Indiana has long been king of the recreational vehicle manufacturing market, Florida continues to rank high among the nation's leaders when it comes to shipments and sales.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2014
RV Industry Sees Strong Sales Growth
More Americans are taking to the road in recreational vehicles as sales of towable campers approach prerecession levels and shipments of motorized models gain speed. The total for all new units sold this year is projected to rise about 11% from last year to 316,300, Walworth said. Meanwhile, 2014 looks like another good year, as sales could top 335,000, the most in six years.

POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2013
RV Snowbirds Bring Money To Tucson (Video)
Snowbirds are putting money into the economy from RV parks. The most recent scientific study shows winter visitors who live in RV parks bring about $600 million to the state's economy. It was conducted by Arizona State University in 2003, but Tim Vimmerstedt, with Visit Tucson, believes the numbers are probably comparable today

POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2013
RV Sales Roll Back Up Toward Levels Before The Great Recession
Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.6% annualized rate in the third quarter, and RV shipments are growing at about three times that pace, said Mac Bryan, a vice president at the RVIA in Reston, Va. ''The adjective I'd use to describe this year's sales is wow.'''

POSTED DECEMBER 26, 2013
The St. Louis RV Vacation And Travel Show Coming Next Month
The St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show will return to America's Center in downtown St Louis, Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 9 to 12.

POSTED DECEMBER 26, 2013
RV Sales Head Back Towards Pre-recession High
More Americans are taking to the road in recreational vehicles as sales of towable campers approach pre-recession levels and shipments of motorized models gain speed. The total for all new units sold this year is projected to rise about 11 percent from last year to 316,300, Walworth said. Meanwhile, 2014 looks like ''another good year,'' as sales could top 335,000, the most in six years.

POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2013
RV Business Magazine Crowns 2014's Top Model
The staff at RVBusiness Magazine has combed though the hundreds of new or upgraded RV models for 2014 and has named its ''RVBusiness 2014 RV of the Year.''

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2013
Amazon.com Distribution Center in Kentucky Recruits Armada Of RV Owners To Help Fill Holiday Orders
They're dubbed the 'CamperForce' by the world's largest online retailer. Hundreds of campers are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon warehouses in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada - roles meant to keep orders flowing during the yuletide rush.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2013
National RV Trade Show 'Rocks' For EverGreen And Lifestyle Brands
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles and Lifestyle Luxury RV reported today that its participation in the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show this year in Louisville, Kentucky set new company records for the show.

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2013
Strong Recovery Helps RV Brands-And Owners-Sleep Better On The Road
It was an emblematic early scene of the Great Recession five years ago: the economic devastation wrought in northern Indiana, proud home of America's recreational-vehicle industry, where a major swoon in the business was slapping RV makers and stripping jobs because Americans didn't have the funds for fun anymore. Fast forward to a much brighter scene that unfolded in Louisville last week, where the RV industry was showing off its wares for the annual show of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2013
Strong Recovery Helps RV Brands-And Owners-Sleep Better On The Road
It was an emblematic early scene of the Great Recession five years ago: the economic devastation wrought in northern Indiana, proud home of America's recreational-vehicle industry, where a major swoon in the business was slapping RV makers and stripping jobs because Americans didn't have the funds for fun anymore. Fast forward (or at least as much as you can accelerate in a lumbering RV) to a much brighter scene that unfolded in Louisville last week, where the RV industry was showing off its wares for the annual show of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2013
EDITORIAL: National RV Trade Show Illustrates Growth
For the past few days, Goshen News Business Editor Roger Schneider has been hoofing it around the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., at the National RV Trade Show. What he has seen and has reported is substantial progress. Oh, how far we have come.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2013
For RV Makers, The Future Looks Brighter
RV makers this year anticipate shipping more than 300,000 units to dealers' lots, more than in any year since their business was hit hard by the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2013
National RV Trade Show Kicks Off With Football
It's an RV trade show, but football was the topic Monday morning.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2013
The Comeback Of The RV Industry (Video)
The recreational vehicle industry is a billion dollar business. Though you might never consider owning one the industry has a huge impact on WAVE Country. A big industry trade show is taking place this week at the Kentucky Exposition Center. I found out how RV companies have adapted to a poor economy.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2013
RV Dealers Visit Louiville For Trade Show (Video)
RV dealers visit Louisville for trade show.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
RV Industry Shows More Signs Of Recovery
RV manufacturers expect to pass another milestone in their steady recovery from the recession that landed the industry in a deep ditch. Led by sales growth for towable RVs and pricier stand-alone motor homes, recreational vehicle makers expect to ship more than 300,000 units to dealers' lots this year for the first time since the economic downturn battered the industry in 2008 and 2009.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
RVs, Fueled By Cheap Loans, Pick Up Steam
Detroit may be booming, but the biggest vehicle news of the week may be coming out of Louisville, Ky. That's where the RV industry is circling those giant metal wagons for its annual show. This morning, as companies such as Thor Industries (THO) and Winnebago (WGO) prepare to show off their newest homes on wheels, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association unveiled a bullish forecast. Thanks largely to cheap financing and an improving economy, RV sales are expected to top 316,300 this year, an 11 percent increase over 2012. The trade group expects a 6 percent gain next year.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
Surge In Recreational Vehicle Sales Expected To Continue In 2014
Higher consumer confidence and an improved economy should spur continued strong sales of motorhomes and other recreational vehicles in 2014, according to an industry trade group.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
US Auto Sales Jump In November (Video)
2014 shipments coming in at about 335,000, that's way up from where we were five years ago. up 6.1% from where we'll end this year. and again, fifth straight year of sales growth and it's the economy as well as consumer confidence and don't forget, a lot of people, guys, like to get a new rv let's say every six, seven years.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
Virginia's New License Plate Law Benefits Military, RV And Motorcycle Owners
A new law taking affect Jan. 1 will allow drivers to keep license plates on recreational vehicles, as well as those that are not driven all-year-long.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2013
Mood Upbeat On Eve Of National RV Trade Show
Hundreds of RVs, ranging from the tiny teardrop trailers to massive luxury motorhomes, have been arranged inside the Kentucky Exposition Center by manufacturers so their dealers can see and touch new features and make deals for the spring and summer sales seasons.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2013
Indoor RV Park Keeps Campers And Families Out Of The Cold
When a group of Minnesota partners announced they were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers, the idea prompted mixed reactions. ''So many people thought we were crazy,'' said Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minn., one of the park's owners. But for workers like John Coffer, who spent North Dakota winter months in his RV and once got stuck inside when the door froze, the option to move his camper indoors was a pleasant change.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2013
Living The RV Lifestyle
As former Rainbow Springs State Park manager Joseph Smyth worked his last months before retiring in September, he kept telling friends he couldn't wait to hit the road and travel the country. Three retirees with recreational vehicles at the Ocala North RV Park say they did just that and have found it to be an exciting, enjoyable way to spend their retirement years.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2013
Indiana's RV Makers Relish Sales Rebound
The recreational vehicle business that's an important part of northern Indiana's economy is going strong this year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2013
RV Life (Video)
Hitting the road in an RV.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2013
N. Ind. RV Companies Share In Industry's Rebound
The recreational vehicle business that's a major part of northern Indiana's economy is going strong this year. Most RV manufacturers have operations in northern Indiana. Elkhart County, just east of South Bend, saw thousands of layoffs from RV factories early in the recession, leading it to have one of the state's highest unemployment rates for a couple years.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Area Couple Travel Country In RV, Giving A Hand To The Homeless
Barbara Mozingo and her husband, George Bowen, have been traveling the country in their RV for about the past five years, helping homeless people along the way.

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Iron Bowl Creates Dilemma for RV Owners (Video)
It's the hottest ticket in Alabama. The 2013 Iron Bowl has people clamoring for tickets and seeking hotel rooms as close to Auburn as possible. But customers at RV Collision in Theodore say, keep your stuffy hotel room. All we need is a place to park the RV.

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Three-Day RV Trade Show Expected To Draw 12,000 To Fairgrounds Next Week
About 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the 51st annual National Recreation Vehicle Industry Association trade show Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Recreational Vehicles Can Be A Tailgater's Paradise (Video)
RV's can be a tailgater's paradise.

POSTED NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Israeli Man Converts Box Truck Into Solar-Powered RV
A professional illustrator living in Israel, 50- year old Joseph Tayyar, saw a Mitsubishi box truck and wondered what it might be like to build it into a luxurious, off-grid motor home. The end result is a $225,000 realization of a dream that makes clever use of wood and efficient solar power a work of art.

POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Fans And Their RVs are Already Lined Up At Auburn For Next Week's Iron Bowl
Well, it's the Iron Bowl. Think ESPN's announcement came early? Via Kirk Sampson, Auburn's sports information director, it seems RV-driving fans have arrived on campus already for next weekend's tailgating.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2013
Meditation Museum RV Rolls Through Silver Spring For Thanksgiving Parade
This weekend, plenty of local clubs, businesses and organizations will show off their holiday spirit at the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. But for one Maryland organization, getting in the spirit means getting spiritual -- in a RV.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2013
In New York, RVs Are One Answer To Soaring Rents
As the nation's most expensive city gets even pricier, some New York residents have found a way to live in tony neighborhoods rent-free - in secondhand RVs.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Tips For Buying A Used RV
If you're in the market for a used motorhome or other type of recreational vehicle, fall and early winter can be a good time to buy. While many snowbirds are heading south in their RVs in search of warmer weather, there are plenty of other folks who enjoyed the summer camping season and are now looking to unload their rigs rather than pay to store and maintain them during the long winter ahead. That's good news for you.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Get Your RV And ATV Ready For Winter With Some Helpful Tips
Technician Shawn Diamond from Greeneway RV says the most important part of the process is making sure you get rid of all the water from your RV or Travel Trailer. 'Drain your water tanks, and your grey and black tanks as well as the fresh water tanks.

POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2013
The Savvy Senior: RVs Popular With Active Seniors
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom it offers has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2013
6 Everything-But-the-Plane Trips
The trip-planning website GoRving.com will help you find out where you can rent an RV and locate campgrounds and offers advice about which RV is right for you. Renting an RV is a great way to visit a bunch of destinations with your whole family and customize your own itinerary-you could let each person on your trip pick a spot they want to visit to help create your route.

POSTED NOVEMBER 06, 2013
Travel Tip: Winterize Your RV (Video)
Mike Dawson, Service Manager Mount Comfort RV list the best ways to winterize your RV!

POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2013
What Beginners Should Know About RV Travel
RVing is also a very affordable way to go. Even considering ownership or rental costs, RV travel is cheaper than traveling by car, plane or train -especially when you factor in lodging and restaurant costs.

POSTED NOVEMBER 04, 2013
RV City Packs Up, Tired Fans Retreat (Video)
The party is over in RV City. Many Florida-Georgia fans arrived in Jacksonville in their RV's as early as 11 days ago to get in line to move in this past Wednesday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 03, 2013
In RV City, Florida-Georgia Fans Create Their Own Residential Subdivisions
Winnebagos crawled along the chalky-gray asphalt of a downtown RV park Wednesday morning. By noon, a tiny city was born. RV City, to be specific. RV City, a temporary motor-home park managed by the city next to Gator Bowl Boulevard, springs up every year for the Georgia-Florida game. Longtime denizens of the park, which is a parking lot picked for its vicinity to EverBank Field, say there's a special atmosphere that they can only find in RV City

POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2013
Renting An RV Offers Chance To Explore Camping
According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the top reasons travelers use RVs include enjoying outdoor activities, taking more mini-vacations, spending quality time with family and escaping the stress and pressure of daily life. So that was four checks for my family.

POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2013
RV Travel Tips For Beginners
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom it offers has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2013
September Was A Good Month For RV Industry
Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles rose by 18.6 percent in September over September 2012 to 22,498 units, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2013
Lawyerly Lairs: Lawyer Lives In RV Down By the River
Liam Moriarty, a 29-year-old corporate lawyer at a large Manhattan firm, doesn't exactly seem, on paper at least, like the type to give up his Greenpoint apartment and trade it in for an RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2013
St. Johns RV show Exceeds Expectations
Northeast Florida RV dealers were pleasantly surprised by the steady stream of visitors they attracted for their first fall RV show at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton last week.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2013
State's Mortgage-Help RV Will Be In Wappingers Falls Today (Video)
Stationed on Thursday in Poughkeepsie, the Mobile Command Center is a traveling RV where representatives from the state's Real Estate Finance Division help New Yorkers facing foreclosure.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2013
Driving Through Manhattan in a Huge R.V.
According to the R.V.I.A. Web site, the average age of R.V. owners is 48, and their median income is $62,000. Not many people under 35 are buying R.V.'s, according to the site, but the association is trying to convince younger travelers that they'll save money if they take an R.V. instead of paying for hotel rooms and airline tickets.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2013
Winnebago's Profit Rises, Driven By Rebounding RV Demand
Winnebago Industries Inc., the No. 1 U.S. motor-home manufacturer, reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Thursday and said its backlog continued to grow in the most recent quarter as rebounding consumer confidence prompted dealers to increase vehicle orders.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2013
Camping - RV Style (Video)
Camping fun during Halloween.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2013
Camping - RV Style (Video)
1/5 families went camping this year.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2013
RV Show And Festival To Be Held At Fairgrounds
Anyone who is looking to get away and doesn't want the hassle of dealing with hotel rooms or airline flights has an opportunity to check out a vacation option that has been gaining popularity.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2013
2 Reasons To Invest In The Thriving RV Industry
As many baby boomers contemplate retirement, quite a few are opting out of an overseas excursion and buying a recreational vehicle instead. With pent-up demand for replacement campers, as well as a flood of new buyers entering the market, sales of motor homes have jumped 30% from the previous year, making 2013 a year of record RV ownership.

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2013
Chinese Embracing The Perceived Freedom of R.V.'s (Video)
Distributors of European- and American-made campers say their products are selling out as soon as they hit the showroom floor. In August, at the third annual R.V. exhibition in Beijing, more than 500 vehicles were purchased during the four-day event, with an average sale price 300,000 renminbi, or $50,000. Industry analysts predict that sales will reach 800,000 within a decade.

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2013
Travel Tip: RV Rental Options (Video)
RV rental options and which are the best for you.

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2013
Opening Day California RV Show- Outdoor Lifestyle (Video)
Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for a preview of the California RV Show, which starts today and runs through Sunday, October 20th at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona. Sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), this is the longest running RV show in the United States and the best attended RV show in the West with over 20,000 attendees. This show features the latest in RV products and accessories as well as class A, B and C models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, campers and tents by 45 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 17 Southern California dealers.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2013
California RV Show- Perks Of A Fleetwood
The California RV Show opens this Friday, October 11th and runs through Sunday, October 20th at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona. Sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), this is the longest running RV show in the United States and the best attended RV show in the West with over 20,000 attendees.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2013
Good News For California RVs: Length Law Clarified
The day before the Pomona show opens, RVIA announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that Calif. Gov Jerry Brown signed into law a bill RVIA pushed to clarify the state's vehicle code and allow longer fifth-wheel trailers in the state.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2013
MARVAC's Fall Detroit Camper And RV Show
With Michigan's fall color change well underway and the weather slowly cooling down, the nearly 12,000 attendees at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show proved the camping and RV season isn't over.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2013
RV Travel Tips For Beginners
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom it offers has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2013
California RV Show Preview- Classic RV's (Video)
This show features the latest in RV products and accessories as well as class A, B and C models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, campers and tents by 45 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 17 Southern California dealers. This year's show will feature over 950 brand new RVs and over 100 RVs on site ready for test drives.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2013
Travel Channel UK goes on an ''RV Rampage''
Scripps Networks International is lining up a series, RV Rampage - the first commission from new indie Tuesday's Child - for its Travel Channel in the UK. Hosted by Amanda Byram and Henry Cole (pictured above), the 10 x 60-minute series is set in the cities and along the coastline of New Zealand, following five couples from around the world traveling together in RVs as they take on cultural, physical and mental challenges.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2013
30th Annual RV Show Kicks Off Fall Season
The fall RV show season kicks off Thursday with the Tacoma Fall RV Show. The 30th annual event will run through Oct. 13 and will feature RVs from 14 area dealers, including luxury and entry-level models.

POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2013
RV Rolls Into Status Symbol In China
As more Chinese embrace automobile culture, foreign RV makers are expanding there, and domestic brands are also getting started.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2013
Indoor Campground Hostel Hosts Vintage RVs As Rooms
Hotelier michael bonner has implemented an unusual hospitality concept into reality, transforming a previously vacant warehouse in germany into a vintage faux-campsite. the 600 square-meter industrial space has been revamped into the basecamp bonn young hostel, a colorful indoor landscape playing host to 15 different restored caravans.

POSTED OCTOBER 04, 2013
Biz to Go: RVs New Symbol Of Success In China
As more Chinese embrace automobile culture, foreign RV makers are expanding in China. Researcher 21RV.com estimates the number of motor homes in China will surge from about 9,000 to 800,000 by 2022. The United States has about 9.6 million RVs on its roads, according to 21RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2013
Gone RVing Today Recreational Vehicles Combine Camping And Comfort
RV camping is a popular pastime for those that want to 'rough it' in comfort.

POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2013
RV Companies Have Best Month Since 2007 In August
A new report brings us more proof the RV industryis bouncing back from the great recession.

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2013
In Your Dreams: Luxury Travel, RV Style! (Video)
We found the world's most luxurious RVs for you to check out.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
Augusta Man Plans 5-Month RV Trek For Perfect Retirement Hme
'I've been planning for this type of excursion for a year and a half,' Harnish said as he showed off the 30-foot-long motor home with its queen-size bed at the back, a full bath and shower, two televisions, microwave, three-burner stove, oven and sleeping accommodations for up to six people.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Camping Through Alaska With Four Friends In An RV
Four friends take an RV trip through Alaska.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
RV Lifestyle: Join The Crowd
Most visitors at the upcoming St. Johns County Fall RV Show will see many of the 2014 models from recreational vehicle manufacturers offering lighter-weight motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and tent-campers - continuing a trend that began in 2010.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Camper, RV Show Rolls Into Novi's Showplace
The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 24th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, Oct. 2-6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
RV Sales Expected To Soar in China Over Next Decade
An industry research firm says that Chinese consumers are rapidly warming toward recreational vehicles. 21RV.com forecasts the number of RVs on Chinese roads to skyrocket from just 9,000 vehicles in 2012, to about 800,000 in 2022.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
RV's: From Tailgating To Traveling (Video)
Whether you are using them for a grand tailgate party or traveling across the country, RV'ing is picking up steam.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
China's Generation Winnebago Avoids Traffic in RVs
''An RV makes long trips less painful. We can lounge around, have drinks, listen to music -- and use the bathroom.''

POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
BlueCross Hits The Road: New RV Brings Health Insurance Options To SC Residents
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina today introduced the South Carolina BLUESM mobile unit, designed to bring health insurance choices to people across the state.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
RV Enthusiasts Swarm Fairgrounds For Annual Show (Video)
A statewide RV show is underway at the State Fairgrounds and the event has attracted camping enthusiasts from all over.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Top 20 Travels To America's Biggest RV Show
Road Trip! GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown and host Nan Kelley have hit the road this week to visit America's Biggest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In between counting down the Top 20 videos of the week, Nan is checking out all sorts of RVs, from small tow behinds to mammoth luxury vehicles.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
The High-Tech Trailer of Your Dreams (Video)
Last week, at the annual Dusseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany, one trailer made its mark by not resembling a typical trailer. A luxurious boat, or space ship, would make for a better comparison. Introducing the Caravisio (''Cara'' for Caravan; ''Visio'' for vision), the trailer of the future.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
EverGreen RV Adds Fifth-Wheel Toy Hauler To Its Growing List Of Models
Middlebury-based EverGreen RV introduced its newest model, the Tesla fifth-wheel toy hauler, at the show in Hershey, Penn. on Sept. 10. It's the second toy hauler they've introduced this year after rolling out the Amped travel trailer line in June.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
N. Ind.'s RV Makers Expect Busy Week With Dealers
Perhaps thousands of recreational vehicle dealers are expected in northern Indiana's Elkhart County for the annual RV Open House Week put on by the area's manufacturers and parts suppliers.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
Thousands Flood Elkhart County For RV Open House (Video)
Thousands of dealers from throughout the nation and Canada are in town to purchase new products for their spring inventories. Throughout the summer of 2013 the industry saw tremendous growth in terms of sales and output

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
Winnebago Reports Good Hershey Reception For Trend RV
Winnebago's debut of its new Trend class C motorhome went over very well at the RV show in Hershey, Penn., according to the company.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
Road Trip! Family Sells Everything They Own To Raise $100,000, Buy An RV And Visit All 50 States In America Over Just ONE Year
A patriotic family have completed the ultimate road trip - after selling their HOME so they could travel to every state in the USA. The Martin family sold their home in Palm Beach, Florida, and all of their belongings, to buy a motorhome - and set off on a 67,000 mile long trip to visit every corner of the United States.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
America's Largest RV Show Fuels Travelers In Hershey
A record-breaking 21,000 turned out for the first three days of the show, according to Heather Leach, marketing and education director for the Camp Hill-based Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association, which sponsors the event.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
Is A Lightweight RV Right For You?
There's a new buzzword in the RV trade. Seems like half the trailers, campers and fifth-wheels one sees these days are emblazoned with a logo bearing some - usually misspelled - version of the word ''light.''

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
America's Largest RV Show Pulls Into Hershey
America's Largest RV Show is held September 11-15 at the Giant Center in Hershey

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Bling Out Your RV With These Accessories
If you're going to invest in a recreational vehicle, it's better to go all out.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
The App-Controlled, Yacht-Inspired RV Of The Future
European motorhome manufacturer Knaus Tabbert designed the Caravisio.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
RV Show Features Ore. Entrepreneurs With 'Small' Ideas
The RV industry took a sharp turn for the worse during the recession, but it's building back now, partly due to boomers preparing for retirement. During the Great Recession, RV shipments dropped more than 30 percent in 2008 and 2009. Then, in 2012, the turnaround began and sales started to creep up.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 09, 2013
RV'ers Make Festival An Annual Must-See
Some folks have discovered that camping out can be a great way to experience Marietta's annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 09, 2013
Winnebago Rolls Out New Models In Hershey, Penn
Recreational vehicle manufacturer Winnebago has a trio of lines it's rolling out this week at the Hershey RV show.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 09, 2013
Southwest RV Supershow: Show To Offer Answers About Life On The Road, Camping In An RV
Anyone who's wondered if a recreational vehicle is a good investment can get his questions answered at the Southwest RV Supershow Thursday through Sept. 15 at Market Hall. With more than 400 RVs on display, it's an ideal environment for comparison shopping. The RV industry does a good job of educating potential buyers through a series of seminars.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2013
RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise (Video)
Don't be surprised if you notice more RV's and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. In fact, the RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV's are expected to be sold this year, the most since 2007. ''For us, it's kind of like home,'' said RV owner Johnny Papenfuss. ''It's our home away from home.''

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2013
These Young SF Professionals Choose To Live In RVs
'With the RV, I have a good excuse to design everything really efficiently. If I had a house, would I really put in marble counters? But here it's like 2 feet by 2 feet, so I do,' he said, drinking ginger tea he'd bought at the Samovar Tea Lounge nearby. 'And then there's the way it makes my life more efficient, more thoughtful.'

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2013
St. Louis Fall RV Show Takes Shape
Whether you prefer the freedom of traveling the open road in a luxury motorhome or staying put and relaxing in a trailer, the annual St. Louis Fall RV Show is your one stop shop for all models and budgets. So if you've been dreaming of becoming an RV owner or upgrading your older unit, mark your calendar now and get ready for one of the biggest shows in the region.

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2013
EverGreen Scored A Hit With Its Lifestyle Luxury RV Brand
In the year-and-a-half since EverGreen RV launched the Lifestyle brand of luxury fifth-wheel recreational vehicles, it's done very well, the company reported.

POSTED AUGUST 27, 2013
Decked Out RVs Roll Into WFMY (Video)
If you're looking for family fun for Labor Day weekend, or a way to tackle football weekends, consider this: The RV.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2013
Around Dublin: RV Renters Sell Out For Burning Man
'It's probably the busiest time of the year for us,' said Joe Lane, director of marketing for El Monte RV, which has a busy location here in Dublin. 'Basically, everything we have west of the Mississippi makes its way to Burning Man. We have almost a small army of drivers moving vehicles (to the west).'

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2013
Family Sells Everything To Visit All 50 States
The family set off on June 10, 2012 and traveled by recreational vehicle for 13 months, ending their trip on July 20 back in Florida. The family logged more than 67,000 miles, driving across the Lower 48 states, flying to Hawaii and sailing to Alaska, the last state of their journey.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2013
Take Tailgating On The Road With An RV (Video)
Jeff Miller of Colerain RV discusses the growing popularity of RVing and how its resurgence fits perfectly with football tailgating season. For more information, visit GoRVing.com.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2013
Historic RVs Added To RV/MH Hall Of Fame Collection In Elkhart
The RV/MH Hall of Fame museum recently got a couple of historic donations, with four historic Fleetwood recreational vehicles donated by the son of Andy Crean, founder of the former Fleetwood Enterprises, and a Westcraft 1947 Westwood Coronado donated by its original purchaser and only owner, John Culp.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2013
Solar-Powered RV Takes Green Caravanning To A New Level
The UK caravanning industry has recently embraced the idea of sustainability and 'green caravanning'. Now our American cousins are attempting to take it to a new level.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2013
Ramsey Couple Finalists On 'Rock My RV'
The Marcellas and two other couples will appear on the season finale of Michaels' show, where one of them will win a luxurious RV custom built and designed by Michaels and his 'Rock My RV' design team, plus a $500 gas card.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2013
Family's RV Adventure
Gretchen Breuner bought an RV, pulled her three children out of school and home-schooled them during a scenic trek across America. With her children Jackson, 11, Lilly, 9, and Sammy, 5, beside her, she drove through 19 states, logged more than 10,000 miles and visited more than 50 national and historic landmarks.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2013
Morning Guests Rockin' The Block And RVing (Video)
Tailgating and family friendly RVs.

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2013
American Legend: See Vintage Photos Of The Iconic Airstream RV
Sleek, shiny, and ready for the open road, the Airstream is a true American legend. These cozy, stylish RVs have been a home away from home for countless American adventurers since they were introduced in the 1930s, and today, vintage Airstreams evoke Technicolor memories of travel during simpler times.

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2013
Hit The Road: RV Family Adventure
What would you think about a vacation that discourages screen time, encourages family time, is cost-effective, fun and adventurous? How about one that gives your family the flexibility to roam and explore, and presents the perfect opportunity to include the kids in the vacation planning? And what if you didn't need to rush to make a flight and you could bring Rover with you?

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2013
America's Largest RV Show To Offer Education, Training Clinics
Industry days at America's Largest RV Show, September 9 and 10 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Penn., will offer something for every facet of the RV industry. Not only is it the first show in the nation to showcase 2014 products, but attendees can also take advantage of several education clinics.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2013
GE Capital Sees Positive Trends In Canadian RV, Motorsports And Marine Industries At Mid-Year
The RV industry's nine percent increase in wholesale volume shows that dealers are effectively selling through any product they had remaining in inventory from 2012. It also reflects continued strong consumer demand.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2013
RV Show Deemed A Success
Sales were up at the 58th annual Midwest RV Super Show that concluded its four-day stay Sunday at the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2013
RV Industry On The Move In Huntley
More families are hitting the road in a recreational vehicle. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association recently reported the number of RV-owning households in the United States has increased to a record 9 million, and roughly 40 percent of these have children who are 18 years old or younger.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2013
RV Owners Don't Fret High Hotel, Restaurant Bills
This summer, more families seem to be gassing up the recreational vehicle than ever before.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2013
Packers Tailgating In Style (Video)
The Packers' first preseason game of the year has cheeseheads preparing for tailgating. Greenway RV has a great way to get together with family and friends, cook some burgers and brats, and enjoy all the amenities of home.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2013
RV For Newbies: Fun And Fellowship Of Life On The Road
RV sales are revving up again. RV shipments in 2013 are expected to be up 8.4% over last year, reaching 309,800 vehicles, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. That's an 87% increase from the industry's recession low in 2009. It would also mark the first time shipments topped 300,000 units since 2007. RVIA estimates about 9.1 million families own RVs this year, up from just 5.8 million 20 years ago.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2013
RV Super Show Marks Boom In industry (Video)
The RV industry continues to bounce back. It's an industry at the heart of the Michiana economy.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2013
Lakeside Splendor
Situated on an island near the heart of town is the sprawling 50-acre Islander RV Resort (islanderrvresort.com). The resort offers convenient amenities, including 240 RV camping sites with full hookups, 260 park model homes for rent, a private boat launch and slips. (To learn more about RV camping, visit GoRving.com for vacation comparisons, buying information, fuel savings tips, rental facilities, destination suggestions, photography and videos.)

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2013
Campgrounds With Style: The Country's Best RV Destinations
RV roadtrips are often more about the ride than the destination, but finding the perfect place to park for a few days can become the crown jewel of a journey. Whether you're looking to kick back with some zydeco music, get wet on a waterslide, or celebrate Christmas in July, here are some of the most unique RV campgrounds across the country.

POSTED JULY 31, 2013
Going Lite: Low-Impact RV And Travel Trailers
When I first set out to research eco-friendly RVs and trailers, I thought, Is eco-RVing an oxymoron? I discovered green conscious manufacturers have ushered in a renaissance in RV and trailer design. Road vacationers can now take a journey to sustainability with vastly improved gas mileage, better ease of handling, innovative lightweight materials and energy efficiencies never before realized. Plus, the smaller carbon footprint is much easier on Mother Nature. It's enough to make a veteran RVer like me a believer.

POSTED JULY 31, 2013
Return To Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon in Huntsville, TX is home two lakes which are a padi recreational dive facility for certified scuba drivers and training.

POSTED JULY 31, 2013
RV Shipments Prove 'People Are Coming Back'
''I always say that the RV market is a reflection of consumer confidence,'' said Mark Bowersox, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council. ''Look where the stock market is. Fuel prices have been consistent. It hasn't jumped over $4 a gallon repeatedly. They've been stable.'

POSTED JULY 30, 2013
RV Sales Climb, Options To Buy Are Plentiful (Video)
Still looking to hit the road this summer? Maybe you want a bigger ride with all the bells and whistles? Sales of RV's are up in 2013, in fact, more than 300,000 RV's are expected to sell this year, the most since 2007.

POSTED JULY 29, 2013
RV Shipments Prove 'People Are Coming Back'
Through June 30, 174,871 units have been shipped, according to the latest release by the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, or RVIA. That mark is also 12.8 percent higher than the midway point of 2012.

POSTED JULY 29, 2013
RV Sales Surge In Michigan
Sales of RVs in Michigan through May this year are up strongly over a pretty good 2012 at the state's 90 dealerships. Michigan dealers sold 5,142 towable RVs, by far the most popular type, or about 2.3 percent more than a year ago, according to the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds, which represents the dealers.

POSTED JULY 27, 2013
'Breaking Bad': Inside Bryan Cranston's Hilarious RV Ride To Premiere (Video)
Star Bryan Cranston (Walter) helped raise more than $300,000 for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by allowing donors the chance to win a trip to the premiere in the RV.

POSTED JULY 26, 2013
New Numbers Indicate Continued Boom In RV Industry
It's been a great year for the RV industry. Through the midway point of 2013, RV wholesale shipments tracked by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) climbed to 174,871 units-a 12.8 percent increase from the same point in 2012.

POSTED JULY 26, 2013
Baby Boomers Seek More RV Parks In Wine Country
Where there are wineries, there are busy RV parks. 'The recent opening of another RV Park in the Paso Robles area is no surprise,' said Grapeline Wine Tours owner John Kelliher. 'Each of the three wine regions we serve has bustling RV Parks, and in our experience, proximity to the wineries is the primary draw.'

POSTED JULY 25, 2013
Hitting The Summertime Road In Your RV
'RV' is the short-form term of endearment for a recreational vehicle. And summer is a great time to hop into an RV. An RV can be your home, on either a temporary or permanent basis. You can travel by yourself or with a companion, and your pets can come along for the ride too.

POSTED JULY 25, 2013
Is This Recovery? Check The Roads For Campers, Trailers
CEO Jack Cole has worked at Lance Camper since 1966. He says they felt the recession in 2008 immediately, when sales plunged. ''And when that happens, we have to downsize,' Cole says. He says they went from 460 employees to 120. The cuts, says Cole, were painful. But now, they're feeling the recovery. 'We've added new equipment, we've added more people,' Cole says. 'The fact that our business is back, it's a sign that the consumer is back.'' Cole says he thinks the recovery is real and says, ''you'll see a sign of a really good economy where (interest) rates tick up a little bit and people will still go out and spend' on things like a camper that oftentimes you pay for with credit.

POSTED JULY 24, 2013
Camping Additions Transform Mini Cooper Into An RV
MINI has unveiled three overnight concepts great for camping and festivals to celebrate the summer months. This collection includes 'the Clubvan Camper', 'the Countryman ALL4 Camp' and 'the Cowley'.

POSTED JULY 23, 2013
Great American Road Trip: Which RV Is For Me? (Video)
Trailers, campers, motor coaches, campervans... which is the right rig for you to roll on down the highway in this summer? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven gets behind the wheel with producer Yacov Freedman to show you some options.

POSTED JULY 23, 2013
Road |Trip: If You Rent A Family An RV, They're Going To Buy One And Go To SoCal
Laurie Toupin and her family rented an RV last year. Now, after going through RV withdrawals, they've purchased their own and are setting out for the West Coast.

POSTED JULY 23, 2013
The Spooky Side Of RVs In The Wilderness
Looking at Frank Hallam Day's images of recreation vehicles at night might at first seem like tranquil, peaceful images of a beloved pastime.

POSTED JULY 23, 2013
Couple Donates RV To Serenity House's Program For Veterans
Dart and Margie Whitmore of Sequim have donated their 2003 Komfort M-27TSR Travel Trailer to Serenity House of Clallam County to support housing for local veterans.

POSTED JULY 22, 2013
RV Registry Comments On How RV Motorhome Sales Stay Strong
RV Registry shares insight on the soaring motorhome sales and the booming RV industry since the recession.

POSTED JULY 22, 2013
Volunteering On The Road Helps RV Fans Have A Sense Of Purpose
Most RV volunteer opportunities provide a free place to park the RV, generally with full utility hook-ups and a schedule that allows time to explore the area. Many provide a hat, shirt and nametag; some even offer free or discounted on-site amenities, like canoe rental, fishing or golf. Others allow you to connect, ever so briefly, with another soul.

POSTED JULY 20, 2013
RV Jamboree Opens Door For More Tourism
The Bay Area is starting to reap the rewards of a massive motor coach rally that took place in 2012. Over 1,200 people attended the Northwest Rally, which was that event's first venture to the coast. The rally's success spawned five smaller events at the Mill, one of which was this week's Jamboree. Increase RV traffic in and out of the Mill has given a shot in the arm to the local economy.

POSTED JULY 18, 2013
Health For Life: ROADWORK AHEAD - Ways To Exercise In Your RV
One of the challenges of RVing is exercising when you are accustomed to having a fully equipped fitness center just down the street, For snowbirds heading north, whose summer lodging doesn't include a fitness center, these suggestions will work just as well.

POSTED JULY 14, 2013
Road Trip! 7 Awesome RVs
Vacation season means that I remember all the great times I had with my family in a travel trailer when I was a kid. Travel trailers and RVs have come a long way since those days in that 12-foot Serro Scotty. Maybe one of these awesome RVs might do the trick for your next family trip.

POSTED JULY 14, 2013
RV, Motorhome Sales Stay Strong
If you got trapped on the highway behind any pokey motorhomes or recreational vehicles over the holiday weekend, take solace in this: You were being inconvenienced by an American industry on the rebound. The most recent sales figures from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association show that RV and motorhome shipments to dealers for the year through May topped 144,000, a 13% increase over the previous year, keeping the industry on track for its best year since the recession started.

POSTED JULY 12, 2013
A RV Trip Can Put The Vroom Back Into Camping (Video)
Many of these campgrounds are like resorts with pools-even water parks--and a wide-range of activities for the kids-everything from outdoor movies to bike rentals to mini golf and crafts. Some people call them ''the last small towns in America.''

POSTED JULY 11, 2013
RV Travel Grows in China (Audio)
The summer is arriving, and that means it's time to head outdoors and fire up the barbecues. These days, some Chinese are opting for family trips in 'recreational vehicles', or RVs, which are fast becoming an affordable holiday option.

POSTED JULY 09, 2013
Just How Many RVs Will You See On A Cross-Country Trip?
RVs aren't the only Elkhart County ware on the road - there were plenty of shuttle buses and cargo trailers, made here, that were on the road -but they are the most visible, consistent representative of Elkhart County that are obvious across the nation's midsection.

POSTED JULY 08, 2013
The Not-So-Little Traveler
I've always wanted to come to this place. It's called the Malibu Beach RV Park. It's roughly 150 miles from where I live in San Diego. I've driven past it a zillion times en route from one work assignment or another-most of them celebrity interviews or photo shoots set in this shimmering enclave of wealth and fame, a kinetic postcard for the Southern California lifestyle, which has come to stand over the years for a truly American lifestyle, a land of Beach Boys, bikinis and multimillion dollar seaside homes, the dream sequence where prosperity frolics barefoot. Every time I've seen the modest retro sign on the bluff, I've thought the same thing: Wouldn't it be amazing to stay up there for a few days?

POSTED JULY 08, 2013
Traveling With An RV: Car Expert Lauren Fix (Video)
The cost of traveling is getting more expensive. Here's a cheaper way to take your family on vacation. With the cost of air travel, hotels and rental cars constantly rising, a family vacation is getting more expensive. Many families have turned to buying or renting an RV and enjoying more than just saving money.

POSTED JULY 08, 2013
Me And My RV
An RV journey combines the life-affirming adventures of the open road with the comforts of home. Planning the great American road trip with Brad Herzog.

POSTED JULY 07, 2013
Revving Up: RV, Boat, Off-Road Vehicle Sales Surge In New Economy
The recreational/motor sports industry is in resurgence. Industry sales analysis from across the spectrum is reporting the highest year-to-year increase in sales since 2006

POSTED JULY 07, 2013
RV Sales Up, Could be Best Year Since Recession (Video)
The RVIA says baby boomers are a leading force behind the RV sales. Allen and Marge Bjerke, campground hosts who've stayed at more than 60 of Minnesota's state parks, agree.

POSTED JULY 05, 2013
Wilson Talks RV's and Road Trip Mix's With These RV Enthusiasts (Video)
Go RV'ing with Wilson!! Wilson was in the campground at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Brad Herzog and his wife, Amy. They are on a cross country road trip that will take them to 12 states as Brad writes a blog for travel website GoRVing.com. The RV industry is on the rebound, shipments are up 85% from a recession low in 2009.

POSTED JULY 05, 2013
Weekend Roundup: 4th Of July Special With Transformers, RV's, Olive And Thyme and High Street Band
Go RVing during the 4th of July in an RV.

POSTED JULY 04, 2013
My RV On The Upper West Side
When I moved into a Winnebago, I could finally afford the neighborhood of my dreams.

POSTED JULY 03, 2013
Traveling With An RV
With the cost of air travel, hotels and rental cars constantly rising, a family vacation is getting more expensive. Many families have turned to buying or renting an RV and enjoying more than just saving money. The reasons you go RVing are the same reasons you take any vacation: to get a break from the daily routine, to be with family and friends, to rest, to relax, to see new places and to try new things. The difference between RVing and other types of vacations is that RVing allows you to truly achieve all those goals - and more.

POSTED JULY 02, 2013
RVs New Toys of Summer (Video)
'When you look across the board, growth will come in about 38% higher this year, at least that is the projection at this point. We've had a chance to look at a number of dealerships around the country and those people at the dealerships say two things are driving this. You have pent-up demand, people not able to buy as they went through the recession over the last three or four years and also people who want the creature comforts as they get out on the road.'

POSTED JULY 01, 2013
Accessorize Your RV
''The basic appeal of the RV lifestyle remains as strong as ever,'' said RVIA President Richard Coon. ''Travelers want to enjoy those cherished experiences of RVing while experiencing the country.''

POSTED JUNE 27, 2013
How To Plan The Perfect Family Camping Trip With Travel Expert Kim Orlando (Video)
With summer officially upon us and the kids on summer vacation now is the perfect time to take the family on a fun family camping trip! If you're new to camping or in search of the latest camping trends to ensure your trip is a success, you're in luck! Travel expert, Kim Orlando of TravelingMom.com joined me for an interview recently to discuss the top trends in camping and why camping is gaining such popularity across the country.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2013
National Camping Week Is June 24-24; Tips And Trends For Camping With Travel Expert Kim Orlando (Video)
AOM blogger Toni Craig got the chance to speak with travel expert and mom of three, Kim Orlando, about the latest trends and tips in camping and RVing to kickoff National Camping Week 2013, June 24-29.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2013
The RV Revolution: The Economy's Surprising Success Story (Video)
You've seen the gas prices - They're not budging. They're still really high. And the economy! How frustrating as it continues its all too tepid recovery. I feel sorry for certain industries, like RV Sales. They've got to be suffering, right? WRONG!!!! 'Craig, overall, our business is up 34 percent from last year,' said Bill Shirey of Crain RV Sales. He went on to point out that Class C sales - ranging anywhere from $50,000 to 100,000 - are up 47 percent, and the top of the line Class A motor homes, are up 52 percent.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2013
9 Best U.S. Campsites
Grandparents.com is celebrating National Camping Week by giving you the best U.S. campsites to spend time with the family. Whether you love waterparks, hiking, fishing, boating, or sightseeing, our handy guide will help you find the perfect site for what's sure to be your most memorable summer yet.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2013
RV'ing For More Lifestyle Than Vacation
The news from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association that shipments for May were up nearly 12 percent over last May came as no surprise to Joe Wooldridge, sales manager at Great Lakes RV Center and Elkhart RV Center. The company sells RVs not just to a local audience but a national one as well via the Internet. His company delivers them as far away as Canada and Alaska. ''There was a tremendous surge of travel trailers in the spring, which is a seasonal type of activity,'' Wooldridge said. ''May was a very, very good month for us.''

POSTED JUNE 26, 2013
RV Camping (Video)
Tips on how to get into RV camping with Kim Orlando.

POSTED JUNE 25, 2013
National Camping Week (Video)
Be spontaneous - allow for changes and surprises. Get your kids involved - pull them into the trip planning. Bring the family pet and your kid's favorite comforts of home.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2013
Lubbock Sees Increase In RV Sales (Video)
It may be a sign of a stronger economy. 'With the recession we had, naturally, a little downturn, but it's coming back.' The desire to own a home on wheels has RV sales rolling again. Billy Sims, owner of Billy Sims Trailer Town, said his business is seeing the benefits.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2013
It's National Camping Week! (Video)
How to take a family camping trip in style with this summer's hottest travel trends.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2013
5 MSU Fans, All Strangers, Bond Over R.V. Trip To Omaha (Video)
This is the story of five strangers, one R.V., a Mississippi State University baseball team and a cross-country trip.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2013
Hit The Road In An American Icon (Video)
Airstream an American icon on display during Fox & Friends.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2013
RV Rally At Fairgrounds Brings Wedding Vows, Wayne Newton, Shot At world Record To Central New York
Hundreds of couples lined up early at the New York State Fairgrounds Friday to get hitched, again. The people who crowded into Chevy Court with the goal of setting a new world record for largest wedding vow renewal were camped out at the fairgrounds for the Camping World/Good Sam Rally, which bills itself as the biggest and best RV event in North America.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2013
RV Owners Like Comfort And Camaraderie
When the open road started calling Henry and Gloria Jannenga, they answered. ''We started in January of last year,'' said Gloria Jannenga. ''We bought the RV in December 2011. We went to the beach and literally stayed at the beach for about a month. It's just a fun way to live.''

POSTED JUNE 13, 2013
Popular RVs with Brad Herzog
There are motor homes that you drive and trailers that you pull with a car or truck. Brad Herzog brought three that represent the most popular types of RVs.

POSTED JUNE 12, 2013
Cult Following Allows Airstream RVs To Bring Top Prices
''There really is a cult following for the product, which surpassed that of any other product in the RV industry that I know of,'' said Chuck Marzahn, a Virginia-based consultant to RV dealers.

POSTED JUNE 11, 2013
Boomers Fuel RV And Motorhome Rebound
Many boomers may have doubts about their nest eggs, but at least one symbol of retirement prosperity is rolling along quite nicely, thank you very much. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says that it expects sales of RVs and motorhomes to reach 307,000 units in 2013, which would make this the industry's best year since 2007.

POSTED JUNE 10, 2013
Are You Ready For An RV?
In the latest sign that the economy is improving, more and more Americans are buying recreational vehicles and taking to the roads again in search of adventure.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2013
Colorado Springs Couple's Revamped RV Is Revealed
Bill and Sally Layton have a rockin' RV. Their 1974 bright yellow GMC jalopy has been tricked out by rock-n-roller Bret Michaels, who worked his magic on the worn-out rig for the television show 'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels.'

POSTED JUNE 07, 2013
Boat, RV Business Good As Recreation Season Approaches (Video)
Anderson has sold boats and RVs for more than 40 years, so we asked him how this year compares to others. He tells NBC Montana sales go up and down but right now business is booming. ''The whole business is up all the way across the board,'' he said. ''From parts and service to sales and everything.''

POSTED JUNE 06, 2013
Look At Those RVs Go: Americans Return To Homes On Wheels
The motor home and towable camper business, a $14 billion market in the U.S., is on track for its best performance since 2007. For the year to date, shipments are up 13 percent and the RV association expects more than 307,000 vehicles to roll by January.

POSTED JUNE 06, 2013
Economy's Pickup Has RV Sales Rolling Again
The industry has not seen more than 300,000 RVs shipped to dealers around the country since 2007, the year before the recession took hold. But deliveries this year were up 11 percent in the first quarter, and the RV industry now expects to see a total 307,300 deliveries of motor homes and tow-able RVs.

POSTED JUNE 05, 2013
Fun In A RV (Video)
We've got Father's Day ideas.

POSTED JUNE 04, 2013
RV Analyst: Gains Will Continue
The new forecast was released Monday by RV industry analyst Richard Curtin at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's Joint Committee luncheon. He also predicted that shipments will increase to 321,800 units in 2014, a 3.9 percent gain over 2013.

POSTED JUNE 04, 2013
RV Sales Are On The Rise: A Sign Of Consumer Confidence
'Americans love camping and there's a lot of pent-up demand,' he said. 'Now that people see the economy stabilizing they're starting to spend again.'

POSTED JUNE 04, 2013
Advanced RV Gives Its Customers An Open Road To Luxury
Advanced RV also takes advantage of technology to increase safety for its customers, Mr. Neundorfer said. There's a remote tire pressure monitor, a camera to alert drivers if they veer over a line, a smart phone app to monitor the temperature in the motor home - good for travelers with pets - and a centralized control panel for all the electronics.

POSTED JUNE 03, 2013
RV Campers On Road For Comeback (Video)
Family vacations could include mega campers made in America. David Muir and ABC News made a visit to Winnebago Industries Inc.'s Forest City, Iowa facilities. Motorhome sales growth continues to out-pace the industry.

POSTED JUNE 03, 2013
Road To Success: RV Business Is Brisk
The first quarter was a kind quarter for the recreational vehicle industry. Building on three years of continuous growth, the RV industry experienced an 11.2 percent gain in units shipped in the quarter compared to the first quarter in 2012. And that growth is expected to accelerate.

POSTED JUNE 02, 2013
RV-Buying Boom A Sign Of Consumer Confidence
The number of recreational vehicles delivered to dealers' lots is expected to reach a six-year high in 2013 as fledgling RV buyers such as Karen and Jim Smith, of San Jose, Calif., shake off the economic slumber of the past few years and prepare to hit the road this summer.

POSTED JUNE 01, 2013
Best Of The Midwest Travel Picks 2013
Plan your best vacation yet! 25 scenic drives.

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
Bring Your Home On Wheels To These RV Parks In The Hills (Video)
Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RV parks offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. With the right recreational vehicle, you can experience the Highland Lakes at your own pace and with your own place.

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
Guide To RV Trailers
Should one of these be your next hotel room? Find your camper style.

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
Northeastern Arizona
The Navajo Nation is famous for its scenery and ancient ruins. For its hotels, not so much. Why not take an RV?

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
Recovery, Boomers Send RV Sales Roaring Back
RV sales have boomed during the recovery, and demographics will be on the industry's side for years to come.

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
Winnebago Rolls As America Rediscovers The RV (Video)
As the summer vacation season kicks into high gear and you head out on the road, expect to see a familiar sight. Recreational vehicles and motor homes are experiencing a rebirth. That's welcome news for Winnebago Industries, which has survived one of the roughest periods for the RV industry.

POSTED MAY 31, 2013
RV Numbers Keep On Moving Up
Based on the April figures released Tuesday by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, wholesale shipments of all RVs were up 10.8 percent over March and were 19 percent better than April 2012. Last year was the third straight year of increased RV shipments, and April marked the 16th consecutive month of increased shipments compared with the same month a year prior.

POSTED MAY 28, 2013
Bret Michaels Revs Up For Debut Of RV Travel Show
After decades in the spotlight as a glam metal frontman, 50-year-old rocker reality star Bret Michaels is throwing a new skill into the mix - tricking out RVs and rocking the open road.

POSTED MAY 27, 2013
RV Sales Rolling Up From Major Downturn (Video)
RV sales are rolling along the road to recovery, following a big slump during the economic recession.

POSTED MAY 27, 2013
Summer Travel Forecast: Better, But No Blowout
The hunt for inexpensive vacations is helping companies that recreational vehicles, too. Traveling by RV means families don't need to pay for hotels and can cook most of their meals. At El Monte RV, one of the country's largest RV rental companies, summer bookings from domestic customers are up 20 to 25 percent compared with last year.

POSTED MAY 24, 2013
RV Comeback Drives Hiring Boom In Indiana Town
When you see an RV on the highway or in a campground, there's a good chance it came from this area of north-central Indiana: Almost half of RVs on the road today were made in Elkhart County. As the economy recovers, sales have come roaring back, rebounding 72 percent from 2009 to 2012.

POSTED MAY 23, 2013
Airstream 2 Go Offers RV Rentals With Retro Flair
Launched earlier this month, Airstream2Go.com offers the first-ever rentals of the distinctive ''silver bullets'' that have been icons of the highway for more than 80 years. ''Everybody recognizes them,'' said Al Hesselbart, historian at the Recreational Vehicle Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Ind. ''If it's a bright aluminum trailer with rounded curves, it's got to be an Airstream.''

POSTED MAY 22, 2013
8 Ways To Hit The Road In An RV
RV's are a $10 billion industry, with 80 manufacturers and 3,000 dealers. More baby boomers are moving into retirement, and buying an RV is one of the ways they reward themselves when they do.

POSTED MAY 21, 2013
Camping On RV Lets You See The Nation
Four years ago, Bill Turner came home from his job as a bank CFO and announced to his wife that he was tired of sitting at a desk crunching numbers. How did she feel about early retirement and full-time RVing?

POSTED MAY 20, 2013
Motor Home Sales Rise In Hopeful Economic Sign
If you find yourself on the road this Memorial Day weekend, you might want to keep track of the recreational vehicles you see. While not exactly a surefire economic bellwether, RV sales have been coming back after a disastrous recession for the industry, and they may be another indicator of a strengthening economy.

POSTED MAY 20, 2013
Plug Into Comfort With An RV
Yup, it's all about comfortable camping, and it's easy in Idaho where there are so many places to plug in your RV and enjoy fishing, boating and other activities. It's fun to explore places across the state and just take your home with you whether you have a tent trailer, pickup camper, trailer or luxury motorhome. RVs sure make traveling across the state a lot easier.

POSTED MAY 15, 2013
RVs: Past, Present and Future (Slideshow)
A historical look at RVs through the years.

POSTED MAY 14, 2013
RV Dental Clinic To Help St. Martin Students
St. Martin Parish students are eligible for dental care through a mobile clinic that's scheduled to hit the roads this summer.

POSTED MAY 13, 2013
Schensul: Camping's Not Just Roughing It Anymore
In my recent sampling of campgrounds near the Jersey Shore, three out of four were places so full of activities and recreational possibilities that I couldn't help but think 'Club Med in the Pines.' I could see why some of the campers at these resorts were 'seasonal,' setting up trailers or park model accommodations and staying the entire summer. The industry has coined a new term for the phenomenon: destination camping. As in the campground is your destination, like, say, Sandals would be in Jamaica.

POSTED MAY 12, 2013
Newly Opened RV Sprouts Delivers Gardening Supplies For RV Users
There are many joys that come with taking a Recreational Vehicle (RV) out on the open road to see the country. Healthy, inexpensive and nutritious eating isn't usually on that list, however. Many RV enthusiasts are looking for a better option but don't know where to turn. One new store currently celebrating its grand opening has the answer. RV Sprouts, recently established by entrepreneur James Crawford, is an Internet store that features home gardening supplies, seed starting supplies, and vegetable seeds and plants that are perfect for RV users.

POSTED MAY 10, 2013
RV Fans Like Leaving Home Without Leaving Home Behind
A weekend getaway doesn't have to mean leaving behind the comforts of home. A whole pack of Southern Marylanders takes home on the road in recreational vehicles. For RV enthusiasts, just about any trip can become a camping trip.

POSTED MAY 10, 2013
RV Industry Rebounds From Recession
The recreational vehicle market, hit hard by the prolonged recession, is making a strong comeback, industry officials reported Thursday in this RV capital of North America.

POSTED MAY 10, 2013
Elkhart Hosts First RV Industry Power Breakfast
Elkhart hosted the first RV Industry Power Breakfast at the RV Hall of Fame on Thursday. This is the first event to bring together the leadership of major RV-related companies, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association executive staff, economic experts, and government leadership for a special conference in the RV industry Capital of the World.

POSTED MAY 09, 2013
Industry Push Better Than Expected Says RVIA Head
With the recent growth in the industry, manufacturers and suppliers are already having a tough time keeping up. ''It is better than I thought it would be, but I think they're running into spotty shortages now. If the industry continues at the pace they're continuing before the season's out, there will be some difficulties in keeping up,'' said Coon.

POSTED MAY 09, 2013
RV Industry Power Breakfast Draws 400 Industry Folks Together In Elkhart
Recreational vehicle manufacturers, RV suppliers, RV dealers, campground owners and area officials sat down together in the heart of the RV industry for an inaugural industry event, the RV Industry Power Breakfast.

POSTED MAY 09, 2013
'Fancy Nancy' RV Tour Coming To Tulsa Bookstore Tuesday
Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of the popular 'Fancy Nancy' children's series, will swing through Tulsa on her RV tour to promote the newest picture book in the series, 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe.'

POSTED MAY 06, 2013
An Oregon Surfari
Exploring the Oregon Coast in an RV connecting with surfers and other interesting people. Watch Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0tJIMnQPXo

POSTED MAY 01, 2013
Family Vacation
Spring is the perfect point to start thinking about family vacations. But with air fares and fuel prices shooting for the stars, financing a family-friendly getaway can be a colossal challenge. It's time to put your home on wheels. Today's Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are solving the economical and logistical challenges facing today's active families. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, RVs are easily customized to fulfill your family's vacation dreams.

POSTED MAY 01, 2013
Camp Like A Star
There's a certain community that flourishes within the grill smoke of a campground. Kids shout as they toss footballs among the trees. Old friends reconnect under starry skies. Spend even one night at the 24 campgrounds we've identified as the Midwest's best, and you start to see the appeal. Keeping in mind the popularity of RVs, we researched hundreds of RV campgrounds in the region, visited dozens and interviewed avid campers in all 12 states. We picked our favorites in categories for scenery and for amenities-then crowned 5 ''supercampgrounds'' that have an amazing combination of both.

POSTED APRIL 30, 2013
RV Show Off To Fast Start
What's not to like? These days in the recreational vehicle business, that pretty much sums up everything. 'I am already pleased with the traffic out here this morning,' said Titus, owner/manager of International RV in Elkhart.

POSTED APRIL 27, 2013
New Bills For RV Licensing (Video)
Obtaining RV license will now be easier for campers. Governor Snyder signed a pair of bills today that looks to simplify the licensing process for certain recreational vehicles in Michigan.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2013
RV Dealers To Display Their Wares At Bass Pro
More than 100 recreational vehicles from seven area dealers will be on display at the Northwest Ohio RV Dealers' spring show, scheduled for Friday through Sunday at Bass Pro.

POSTED APRIL 23, 2013
New Hampshire - Where You Can RV Like You're Out West
A five-week RV trip out West was a trip of a lifetime for me and my family that opened our eyes to all the magnificent adventures waiting for us back home in New England.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2013
Roll And Go - A Primer For Taking An RV Vacation
A home on wheels. That's what it's like to travel in a recreational vehicle.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2013
Guide To RV Trailers
Should one of these be your next hotel room? Find your camper style.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2013
The Purple And Pink RV Tour -- One Fan's Fight To Save His NBA Team
The guy known only as Carmichael Dave is RVing his way across America for one reason: to save the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2013
Oil And Gas Industry Driving RV Sales Up In Big Country
''We sold more last month than we ever have before,'' said Grant Cherry, owner of Family RV Center in Sweetwater. ''And it's looking like we are going to beat that this month.''

POSTED APRIL 15, 2013
RV Makers Expect Another ''Boom Year'' In 2013
Caravan and recreational vehicle manufacturers are currently enjoying a period of booming demand, with current production more than four times the level reached in the mid-1990s.

POSTED APRIL 14, 2013
RV Sales Rolling Along With Better Economy
Two weeks ago in China, a country with almost no commercial campgrounds and limited cross-country highways, Shane Ott of Billings opened a third Airstream RV dealership.

POSTED APRIL 14, 2013
RV Comes With All Of The Comforts Of Home (Video)
Doug Becker of Metra RV provides a tour of one of his more comfortable fifth wheelers.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2013
A Traveling Renaissance: RV Making A Comeback
RV camping is enjoying a renaissance. Marvin Oetjen, owner of Kamper's Supply in Carterville, said a number of factors, including the costs and hassles associated with air travel, are driving interest in recreational vehicles.

POSTED APRIL 12, 2013
My Passion: Today's RVs Have All The Comforts Of Home
When I was a kid, my parents owned a ''silver bullet'' Airstream and were members of the Airstream Club of America. As a child, we went to rallies, wore our Airstream berets and enjoyed a very family-oriented activity. Since that time, RVing has changed dramatically. It's not just a hobby or extra-curricular activity. It's now a lifestyle that is enjoyed by more than 8 million Americans and one that, as Oregonians, we can embrace because of the beauty of our state. I love the industry so much I bought an RV park in Salem.

POSTED APRIL 12, 2013
Second Annual Seneca Allegany Casino RV Show April 11-14
With spring weather finally here in Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania, people are beginning to think 'road trips' and entertainment. Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will offer the best of both worlds from April 11-14 with the second annual Seneca Allegany Casino RV show, presented by Colton RV.

POSTED APRIL 10, 2013
Comfort Zone: Today's RVs A Home Away From Home
The days of canvas tents, a gas lantern and a Coleman stove have long passed when it comes to camping. Innovations and technology have made camping in recreational vehicles a whole lot more comfortable.

POSTED APRIL 08, 2013
RV-themed Play Area Now Graces Center Of Concord Mall
The play area was built by Colorado-based Playtime, LLC, which did a custom RV-themed play area for the mall using retro-looking designs to create a RV camping park area for young mall visitors to climb and slide on.

POSTED APRIL 08, 2013
RV Sales Rolling Along With Better Economy
Manufacturers of recreational vehicles, a made-in-America symbol of money and luxury, expect to sell 7.5 percent more RVs to dealers this year.

POSTED APRIL 07, 2013
RV Dealership Turns 'Slow Season' Into Service Project For Haiti Village
Employees in the service department at American RV Grand Rapids have been spending their ''slow season'' on a project aimed at bringing medical care to residents of a poor village in Haiti.

POSTED APRIL 04, 2013
Travel Channel's 'Beach-n-RVs' Provides Glimpse Of RV Lifestyle
A one-hour episode of ''Beach-n-RVs'' that broadcast Sunday on the Travel Channel took a look at a series of ''hot and sexy'' RVs and some of the resort destinations favored by their owners.

POSTED APRIL 01, 2013
RV Shipment Numbers Rise Again
For the 14th consecutive month, recreational vehicle shipments are above what they were the same month the previous year.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2013
Bret Michaels Ready To Rock...Your RV
The Poison rocker -- and lifelong road warrior --has put his shocking elimination from ''All Star Celebrity Apprentice'' in the rearview mirror and moved on to an even more personal project: Travel Channel's ''Rock My RV.''

POSTED MARCH 25, 2013
New RV's Give Modern Edge To Classic Camping (Video)
The 21st Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show offers a wide array of camping equpiment varying in prices. The show is great for anyone looking to buy, upgrade, or just curious about recreational vehicles and travel trailers.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2013
'Playing to Win' RV Tour To Lobby For Keeping Kings In Sacramento (Video)
It's been a tease on Twitter for a week, better known as, #ProjectZero. Today, the secret was unwrapped. Inside a giant purple RV, radio host Carmichael Dave, along with on-air partner Sean Thomas, are taking the fight to keep the Sacramento Kings on the road in the ''Playing To Win Tour.''

POSTED MARCH 18, 2013
Aberdeen RV Show Offers Attendees Chance To Camp In Style
'They come here to look and dream and see what's available,' he said, adding that some customers buy RVs while they're at the show. There were even a few on display that had stickers saying the specific model was already sold.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2013
Beijing RV Show To Return In March
The 6th Beijing International RV and Camping Exhibition, a must-see event for outdoor activity enthusiasts and adventurers, will be held from March 21 to 24 in Beijing's Fangshan district.

POSTED MARCH 15, 2013
Area RV Sales Start To Rebound After Rough Economic Road
Area recreational vehicle dealers are optimistic that this will be a fourth consecutive year of sales growth, after the Great Recession put a dent in their industry - and many others.

POSTED MARCH 10, 2013
Tacoma RV Show Features Models From Simple To Luxurious
''The RV market is more targeted than ever, so there is literally an RV for every need and taste,'' Swenson said.

POSTED MARCH 10, 2013
York RV Show Sees Attendance Bump Of About 14 Percent
For local couple Christine and James Cooper, the 'lure of the open road' and a mutual love of camping brought them to the last day of York's RV show, held over the weekend at the York Expo Center.

POSTED MARCH 10, 2013
More Families In Search Of RVs, Campers (Video)
I've seen the trend starting with younger families wanting to go out there and get their kids away from all the technology of game stations and everything like that. Get them out and enjoying nature,' said Rick Hazzard, sales manager at Camping World.

POSTED MARCH 09, 2013
RV Show Highlights Industry's Latest And Greatest (Video)
From their days in Army tents to the years in the pop-up trailer and so on, camping is simply part of life for Glenn and Jean Gisler.

POSTED MARCH 09, 2013
Tricycle House Pedal-Powered RV Offers Lots Of Home Comforts
Tricycle House isn't like most RV's, as it relies on pedal power to move between destinations, and boasts several pieces of clever folding furniture to provide those much-needed home comforts.

POSTED MARCH 08, 2013
Business Booming For RV Sales
While some airline prices may be on the rise, an RV dealer from Elysburg says the motor home business is a very affordable way to travel.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2013
RV Industry Revs Up In Economic Turnaround
The RV industry has begun to rev up as the Great Recession's turnaround continues. The face of the typical RV customer is changing as well, according to industry leaders. Customers now include retirees, young families and single people.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2013
'Bigger And Lighter' In Vogue At Springfield RV Megashow
Bigger, better and newer was the focus at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex where people were dreaming of spring and summer camping trips.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2013
Royce White Makes 68-Hour Roundtrip RV Ride For 2 D-League Games
Royce White is making the 34-hour drive in an RV because of his anxiety issues to play this for the Vipers and then turning around and making the 34-hour drive right back. Word in Vipers' circles is that his nickname is now 'Winnebago.'

POSTED MARCH 04, 2013
Time To Hit The Road: The Great American RV Market Is Back
Business in the RV industry is getting better-a lot better. There's continued talk in the media about a recession, but it's not in this industry.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2013
As Economy Changes, RV Shoppers Look For New Models
There's an RV for just about everybody, too. Travel Time RV owner Bruce Aafedt said RVs are made for families that need to sleep a lot of people, to couples just starting out, to elderly people who want to use the RV as their home away from home during the winter months.

POSTED MARCH 03, 2013
RV Show Offers Latest Innovations For The Open Road
'The RV lifestyle is kind of like a throwback to the years of yesterday,' said Dennis Johnston, event coordinator running the RV show for the last 29 years.'

POSTED MARCH 03, 2013
RV Show Sales Rise Twenty Percent (Video)
Most people would like to go on a vacation. But not everyone is willing to take one, especially with financial security on the minds of many Americans. However, one industry is finding new success by helping people save money on the open road. Ticket sales at the Central Illinois Recreational Show in Peoria increased nearly 20 percent this year.

POSTED MARCH 03, 2013
Denver RV Show: Lifestyle Drawing A Younger Following
'There really is a price range for everyone,' show spokeswoman Laurie Hallowell said.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2013
Will RV Sales Survive Squeeze?
The name of the game in the world of recreational vehicle sales is consumer confidence. Things appear to be heading consistently in the right direction there, based on the latest numbers from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2013
Motor Home Industry Rolls Back Onto Road
Deliveries of motor homes from manufacturers to dealers rose 13.6% last year and are expected to climb by almost the same amount this year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports. Last year marked the third year of increases from a recessionary bottom that that saw sales fall to the lowest levels since at least the 1970s.

POSTED MARCH 01, 2013
RV Sales Bounce Back As Consumers Feel Both Confidence And Frustration
Deliveries of motor homes from manufacturers to dealers rose 13.6 percent last year and are expected to climb by almost the same amount this year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports. Last year marked the third year of increases from a recessionary bottom that that saw sales fall to the lowest levels since at least the 1970s.

POSTED MARCH 01, 2013
RV Show In Springfield This Weekend, Industry Rebounding
But things are now looking up, just like the RV industry. Roades says it slowed about 25 to 30 percent during the recession, but the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports deliveries of from manufacturers to dealers rose 13.6% last year. They expect a repeat this year. 'Now, the manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with it,' says Roades.

POSTED MARCH 01, 2013
Shop Adding Jobs: RV Recovery Driving Growth
'We knew we would thrive when the economy improved,' he said. 'However, being able to bring 100 new jobs to Elkhart makes us feel great about what we are now able to give back to the community.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2013
The Toronto International RV Show
In today's hectic world, what could be better than reconnecting with your family on a memorable vacation that includes all the comforts of home?

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2013
RV Show At New York State Fairgrounds Begins Thursday
Beginning Thursday, the New York State Fairgrounds will host the RV and Camping Show and Sale, according to a news release from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.

POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2013
RV Suppliers Grow To Meet Rising Demand
RV suppliers are diverse and they're also growing in Elkhart County, bringing more jobs to the area.

POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2013
36th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper And RV Show Coming To The Perani Arena And Event Center
The 36th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show is coming to the Perani Arena & Event Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2013
RV Industry Sees 30 Percent Growth In January
The RV industry saw just over 30 percent growth in January, a major surge into the new year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association announced Tuesday, Feb. 26.

POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2013
RV And Boat Show Offers Deals For Buyers (Video)
Summer may be the time for family vacations, camping trips and boating, but Sunday was an opportunity to gear up for them.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2013
RV, Camper Show To Be Held At CMU
Camping World of Northern Michigan is hosting its largest ever off-site recreational vehicle sale next month in Mt. Pleasant.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Spring Is In The Air At The QC RV Show (Video)
'It was insane! I don't know if it was the weather, but everybody is so excited about getting out and seeing what we can do for the summer. We had a great crowd,' says Rob Junker, Show Director.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Desert's Edge RV Park In Phoenix Draws Unique Clientele
Snowbirds, tourists, nurses, artists and working parents are like 'family'.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2013
RV And Boat Show Fun For Whole Family
Well you wouldn't know it by the weather but we are actually just under one month away from the first day of Spring. That means were closer to the season of boating, camping, fishing, and outdoor fun. So the RV and Boat Show came just in time.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2013
RV/MH Hall of Fame Class Of 2013 Inductees Announced
The RV/MH Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be inducted during the annual induction dinner Monday, Aug. 5.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2013
The Tow-Along Trailer Goes Posh (Video)
The U.S. recreational-vehicle industry is bouncing back after being hammered by the recession, in part due to a bump in demand for live-aboard vehicles with high-design interiors.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2013
RV Show In Atlantic City Helps Sandy Victims Find Homes (Video)
Hundreds of campers, trailers, and just about any type of mobile living unit you could imagine packed the Atlantic City Convention Center over President's Day weekend for the 18th annual RV show. Allen Fennimore, a tech at Stone's Camping World, said, 'Well I've been in four shows in the last couple of years and this is our best yet. We sold more trailers than we really expected.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Boat, Sports, Travel And RV Show Is A Success
The 47th annual Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show had a good turnout, according to organizers.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Open Road Is The Lure Of Northeast RV Show
For the past several years, Kim Spinosa has contemplated hitting the road in a fully loaded luxury recreational vehicle.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2013
RV Show's Variety Draws Diverse Crowd To Fairgrounds
''It's a good problem to have.'' That's the first thing that went through Bill Bradley's mind when he had to scramble around and find more ticket takers to move the people into the Americraft Center at the Oregon State Fairgrounds for the Salem Spring RV Show Saturday morning.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2013
RV's On Display At Annual Camping and Outdoor Show
Hundreds of people celebrated their love of the outdoors... inside on Saturday night.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Large RV Show Planned For Greensboro
Organizers said the show features a large selection of RV Dealers, exhibitors, suppliers of parts and accessories, campgrounds and more. The show is also planned for March 15-17 at the Raleigh State Fairgrounds.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Annual RV Show Will Make For Happy Campers
The sales of recreational vehicles don't seem to have been slowed by the sluggish economy. As of fall 2012, overall sales were trending upwards of 10 percent over 2011.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Dreaming Of The RV Life? Here's Exactly How Much It Costs
RecalcRoute.com's Jon and Amy Arnold of Indianapolis are 20 months into the cross-country life with their three young daughters, and they posted a detailed cost analysis after a year and 15,689 miles working, homeschooling and playing their way around the western half of the country.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2013
RV Sellers Offering More For Less This Year
Potential recreation vehicle owners can get more product for less money and the demographics of buyers seem to be skewing younger.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Annual RV Show Will Makes For Happy Campers
The sales of recreational vehicles don't seem to have been slowed by the sluggish economy. As of fall 2012, overall sales were trending upwards of 10 percent over 2011.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2013
RV And Boat Show Caters to Dreams of Summer
These warmer temps have many thinking ahead to summer vacation, and the 23rd annual Kearney RV and Boat Show is helping many find the perfect thing to do this summer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2013
RV Show Back At Verizon (Video)
With spring right around the corner, they want to get spectators in the mood for luxury camping.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Sierra RV Shows Off a Dream RV (Video)
Jared Jensen with Sierra RV brought a 'dream' RV to GTU Monday! It is complete with a master bedroom, plenty of sleeping space for kids, three televisions, granite kitchen countertops and much, much more!

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2013
The RV And Boat Show In Fargo Is Giving A Little Taste Of Summer (Video)
'it's way too cold and it needs to go away. I want summer here cause I want to go camping.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Last Day At Boat RV And Outdoor Show Attracts Many (Video)
'It's a phenomenal experience, all the energy and excitement here, as you see, as you walk through the the smiles on vendors faces..' said Director of Sales for R.J. Promotions, Kevin Linville.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2013
37th annual Arkansas RV Show (Video)
The show presents a rare opportunity to see many recreational vehicles under one roof without the hassle of driving from RV dealer to RV dealer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2013
Alabama RV Super Show Allows People To See RVs Of All Shapes And Sizes (Video)
Hundreds of visitors who visited the Alabama RV Super Show at the Von Braun Center may be contemplating a life ''on the road.''

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2013
East Kentucky Sport Boat and RV Show
Officials say this year's show is appealing to a wide audience because of the variety of vendors. Folks at the show say they enjoy getting out on the weekend and seeing everything at the show has to offer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2013
Improving Economy Boosting Sales At Seattle RV Show (Video)
RV Show director Dave Helgeson says the easing of lending policies has helped and the real road-warriors in the RV set never really left.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2013
Preps Underway For Louisville Boat, RV And Sports Show
It's not just the boats that are show stoppers. The RVs draw the crowds inside. Pam LaFollette a sales manager explained, 'There are some that are close to a million dollars just really nice fabrics and amenities.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2013
Convention Center Hosting RV, Vacation And Camping Show (Video)
Looking for your next vacation spot or wanting some of the latest camping gear that's out there? The Minneapolis Convention Center is your spot this weekend.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2013
Feel like a roadtrip? Seattle RV Show Runs Through Sunday (Video)
The Seattle RV show is back and it's bigger and better than before, so whether you already own an RV or you are just looking for something fun to do, this show has something for everyone.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2013
If You Have An RV, You Can Keep On Camping In The Winter With Electricity
The outside temperature was around 30 degrees, and it looked like an ice box with a blue tint outside. But we were snug in our camper with an electric heater producing an inside temperature of 70 degrees.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2013
Boat, RV Show Brings Browsers, Buyers To UNI-Dome
Visitors had the opportunity to peruse the latest and greatest from more than 25 boat and recreational vehicle dealers.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2013
Houston RV Show
The Houston RV Show runs from February 6-10 at Reliant Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2013
Minneapolis Couple Finds The Good Life: Retirement In An RV
In three years as RV newbies, the Minneapolis couple have logged 60,000 miles on their rig, traveling from Alaska to Florida and California to Newfoundland.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2013
RV Homes Getting More Fuel Efficient
Recreational vehicles are getting smaller, lighter, more aerodynamic and more fuel-efficient, said Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association in Reston, Va. Some are so small they can be towed by a Mini Cooper.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2013
RV Business Gains Speed
The final numbers are in. And officially, as expected, it was a good year in the RV business in 2012.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2013
Huntington RV And Boat Show Continues Today, Feb. 3, at Arena
While Old Man Winter seems to still be grumbling and stumbling about, it's time to take a dive into the great indoors to get ready for camping and the outdoors season as the Big Sandy Superstore Arena hosts the 2013 Huntington RV & Boat Show that runs through Sunday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2013
Bangor's Camping and RV Show (Video)
If this week's high temperatures didn't quite get you ready for spring, there's an event this weekend that might just do the trick. The Bangor Camping and RV Show is in town.

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII New Orleans Or Bust: Ravens Fans Hit The Road
Sold-out planes, expensive charters - but what about an RV?

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2013
Detroit Camper RV Show Coming To Novi
All types of new 2013 recreation vehicles-over 275 units and 50 brands displayed; folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, fifth wheel travel trailers and toy haulers.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Midessa Boat, RV, Sport And Gun Show Slated For Next Week
The 31st Annual Midessa Boat, RV, Sport & Gun Show is slated for Feb. 7-10 at the Ector County Coliseum.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Ravens Fans' Road Trip To Super Bowl Includes The Comforts Of Home
When Scott and Jackie Dunkel left Millersville last weekend and headed south to New Orleans, two Super Bowl tickets in hand, they took all the comforts of home with them, including satellite TV, Internet hookups, a king-size bed and the kitchen sink.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Retired Couple Explores RV Life On The Road
Donna and George sit with their dog, Captain, in their 'rolling home,' a fifth wheel RV that hitches to the bed of their pickup truck.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
RV, Boat Show Set In Huntington
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will find plenty to choose from this weekend at the Huntington RV & Boat Show scheduled at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Super Bowl 2013 Creates Huge Demand For RV Hookups
A year ago, when Glenn Maurer, his wife Joan and two other couples were planning their 14-week, multi-destination RV excursion, they decided to make the host city for Super Bowl 2013 their first stop.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Super Bowl, A Ravens Fan's RV journey [Pictures]
Follow along as Meekah Hopkins and her crew RV it down to New Orleans, take in the Big Easy with other fans and more.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2013
Hotel Rooms On Wheels: RVs Invade New Orleans For The Super Bowl (Video)
It's one thing to get to New Orleans for the Super Bowl ... it's another thing to find place to stay!

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2013
With Their Projections On How Our Home Team Ravens Will Fare Against The San Francisco 49ers
Ravens tailgater Scott Dunkel on the The Marc Steiner Show.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2013
RV Shipment Numbers Rise
The recreational vehicle industry had a good year in 2012. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, shipments of all types of RVs were up 13.2 percent for the year when compared to 2011.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2013
American Story: Family With 12 Kids Roams US Full-Time In RV (Video)
The Kellogg family of Glenwood, Colo., would like to remind us that ''work'' and ''life'' are not the same words. They discovered that simple truth when they were on vacation last year and decided to do something that most of us only dream about: They bid goodbye to car pools and work cubicles, sold their house and bought an RV.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2013
RV Industry Closed 2012 With Big Gains Over 2011
The recreational vehicle industry grew by 13.2 percent last year, putting it at the industry's best year since 2008.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2013
Swimsuit Models, Super Bowl Champs And The Road To New Orleans (Video)
We're road-tripping with our friends from GoRVing.com and Samuel Adams, while tailgating along the way with fans, great chefs and cool football folks. We've turned the RV into a complete mobile work center: one part hotel, one part transportation and one part rolling corporate headquarters.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2013
Taste Of The NFL On 'Fox And Friends' (Video)
Creating the perfect Super Bowl tailgate.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2013
Thousands Pack Annual Boat, RV Sportshow
Thousands packed the Kentucky Expo Center for the Annual Boat RV and Sportshow on Sunday.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2013
A Big 'Return' For Fans Of Ravens Wide Receiver Jacoby Jones
Scott and Jackie Dunkel won tickets through a lottery and are taking their RV-decorated in Ravens paraphernalia-down south. And with a ride this big, they aren't concerned about sold out hotels.

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2013
Millersville Couple Drives RV To Super Bowl (Video)
Two college sweethearts are making the trip of a lifetime. They left this morning from Millersville to make the 18 hour drive to the Super Bowl. Inside their home on wheels is more than a decade worth of dreams.

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2013
Perfect Tailgating Food For Super Bowl Sunday (Video)
Chef Steve Difillippo, Owner of Davio's Restaurants and Kerry Byrne of The Boston Herald, Sports Illustrated & FootballNation.com, stopped by the show in their El Monte RV thanks to the folks at GoRVing.com to share some delicious recipes for some at-home tailgating parties.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2013
Upcoming RV Shows A 'Cure For Cabin Fever'
''There's nothing like going to an RV show to cure your cabin fever,'' MARVAC executive director Bill Sheffer said.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2013
Home Is Where The RV Is
Ready to rev up the RV for a little camping? Welcome to glamping, the ''glamorous camping'' trend that's on the rise and on display at the Boston RV & Camping Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center through tomorrow.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2013
RV Sellers Expecting A Good Year In 2013 (Video)
RV sellers are expecting 2013 to be a good year. That's what they're saying after high attendance at this weekends Annual Valley RV and Camping show in South Bend.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2013
Green Machine On Wheels: The Energy Efficient RV (Video)
Although they are not facing federal requirements to become more gas efficient, recreational vehicles are getting greener.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2013
Southern Ohio's Only RV Show In Vandalia This Weekend (Video)
People packed the airport expo center in Vandalia to see the latest and greatest RV's, fifth wheelers and travel trailers.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2013
Annual Valley RV And Camping Show Kicked Off Friday (Video)
Whether you are thinking about buying or just looking for fun, there is more than 70 RV's under one roof this weekend for you to check out.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2013
Tour The 2013 Itasca Meridian 34B Diesel Pusher Class A Motorhome (Video)
A feature at the 31st annual Recreational Vehicle & Camping Show Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13th at the Connecticut Convention Center.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2013
Valley RV Show Begins In South Bend
If you love camping or have always been interested in RV travel, there's a great opportunity to see what's new out there this weekend.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2013
Grand Rapids Camper Travel And RV Show: RV-Dreams.com (Video)
Howard & Linda Payne are with www.RV-Dreams.com, they talk about traveling in an RV.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2013
Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show Opens Thursday At DeVos Place
If you feel like getting away, or at least finding out how to get away, head to the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show which opens Thursday at DeVos Place.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2013
RV Owners Roll Into Town For Mardi Gras (Video)
Campers and RV owners are pouring into downtown Mobile ahead of all the Mardi Gras celebrations.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2013
Dayton RV Show To Start This Week
Organizers of the 2013 Cincinnati-Dayton RV Show are looking to have their biggest draw in years.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2013
RV Rental In High Demand For The 2013 Burning Man Festival
The Burning Man is a festival that celebrates art and self-expression in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, creates a big bump in business for RVRentaCampervan.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2013
RV Show Continues To Impress
In its second year at the Sevierville Event Center, the Knoxville RV Super Show continued to cement its status as the largest RV show in Tennessee, with officials expecting around 15,000 visitors over Friday, Saturday and today.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2013
Colorado and RV Travel Show (Video)
Miles The Mascot and Ken Clark check out a mega RV.

POSTED JANUARY 11, 2013
Escapes: Adventures In RV Shopping
That's right - I'm RV shopping. I was considering travel plans for the coming year, and the notion of having my own portable dwelling somehow wormed its way into my mind. I liked the idea of traveling without reservations. And never again, I thought, would I find myself in the middle of nowhere, forced to depend on Motel 6 for a bed and on truck stops for nourishment.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2013
Event Organizers Hope Consumer Confidence Comes To RV Show (Video)
Consumer confidence is up in New York. A new survey out today shows that Central New Yorkers have rallied in the last few months and feel better - overall - about the economy. And if Central New York is on the road to recovery, consumer confidence at an RV show is a good indicator.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2013
Keeping Your RV Safe During the Storm (Video)
RV safety for winter storm.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2013
More Fuel-Efficient, Lighter RVs Shown Off In Colorado (Video)
Current's RVs are more fuel efficient and lighter and cooler than ever. The 23rd Annual Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show at Colorado Convention Center from Jan. 9 through the 12 showed off some of the fancier models.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2013
Want To Learn How To Drive An RV? (Video)
The free driving school is being put on at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene by Guaranty RV in Junction City as part of its 'RV-palooza.'

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2013
A New Kind Of RV For Manchester Fire Department
The command vehicles resemble large motor-homes, but are outfitted with computer consoles, monitors and other equipment.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2013
Good News For RV Industry
Many industries wish they could have the performance that the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association recorded in 2012.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2013
Miami: Tailgating In Style - RV Row (Video)
Some of the set-ups are elaborate. One Alabama fan has a million dollar RV that has several televisions, lots of seating and even heated floors.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2013
Tide Fans Take Over RV Park In Miami (Video)
Dozens of Bama fans are taking-in the BCS experience in South Florida by RV.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2013
RV Couple Seeks To Join Others Off Grid
Bought myself a camper, didn't spend a lot, and started the transition to off grid on my own in the vast free land use of the Southwest. There are actually areas all over the country you can camp totally free.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2013
RV 2013
HGTV's Brandon Johnson tours three families around the largest RV show in America.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2013
RV Use Goes Up During The Holidays (Video)
5.5 million Americans are hitting the roads in their RV's this holiday season.

POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2012
Travel Channel Network To Premiere 'Mega RV Countdown' Show (Photos)
The Travel Channel will premiere High Noon Entertainment's 1-hour network TV special dubbed ''Mega RV Countdown'' at 8:00pm PST/EST on January 6, 2013.

POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2012
Holiday RV Travel
Santa is trading in his sled for an RV this Christmas. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, more than 5.5 million Americans are hitting the roadways for Christmas.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2012
National RV Trade Show
While Los Angeles was showing myriad cars and crossovers, the RV industry held its national trade show in Louisville. Here are just a couple of the interesting vehicles.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2012
Gov. Mitch Daniels Drops off "RV-1" at RV Hall of Fame (Video)
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has covered a lot of ground during his years in office, with most of the traveling being done in an RV. Now, he is handing over the keys to what has become known as 'RV One.'

POSTED DECEMBER 24, 2012
Want To Buy Jeff Gordon's Used RV? There's An eBay Auction For That
While most of us will probably never drive in a NASCAR race, a unique eBay auction this week might have given you the opportunity to own a motor home that once belonged to one of the best NASCAR drivers of all-time.

POSTED DECEMBER 22, 2012
Holiday Pet Travel - Tips On How To Catch Santa's Sleigh!
Consider an RV - no boarding, no cargo holds, you don't have to stuff your pup under your seat, and there are even RVs with built-in pet stations.

POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2012
Housing Recovery a Positive Sign for RV Sales? (Video)
Winnebago Industries CEO Randy Potts on the growth outlook for recreational vehicle sales.

POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2012
Trailer With a Twist: This Pop-Out RV Is Inspired by Your Thumb Drive
It's summer in the southern hemisphere, and that means RV season for Aussies and Kiwis. But the camper hasn't been cool for years, save the iconic Airstream trailer. To combat the boring designs littering roads Down Under, Christchurch, New Zealand, design firm W2 has created the Romotow, a convertible trailer that pops out - flash-drive style - into a fully functional and downright attractive living space with enough extra square footage to lounge.

POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2012
Ind. Governor Making Last Trip In Campaign RV
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is planning one last trip in his campaign RV as it heads to the RV Hall of Fame.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2012
Dealership Donates RV Full of Toys to Citizens for Citizens
A motorhome filled with toys rolled up to a downtown Taunton nonprofit on Friday. The auto dealerships owned by members of the Barboza family dropped off dozens of needed gifts for the Citizens for Citizens Operation Christmas toy drive.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2012
Drive On: Actor Jason Sudeikis Drives Giant RV For Film
Jason Sudeikis shows his big-rig driving skills in his upcoming comedy We're the Millers.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2012
RV Hall of Fame Shows Off Its New Look Thursday (Video)
Up until September things were looking bleak for the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart. It was looking at millions of dollars in debt. But thanks to a new business plan the Hall got a new lease on life and for now the building is in the City with a Heart to stay.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2012
Owning The Open Road
RV Roadtripping the Oregon Coast.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2012
15 Super-Frugal Saving Tips
Doreen Orion, a psychiatrist and author of the memoir 'Queen of the Road,' left her dream house in Boulder, Colo., and her 200 pairs of shoes to go on a road trip with her husband.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2012
RV Industry Sees Sales Increasing in 2013, According to GE Capital Survey
Four years after the height of the economic downturn, participants in the recreational vehicle (RV) industry in the U.S. and Canada believe they're heading in the right direction, according to survey results released today by GE Capital's Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business.

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2012
RV Sales Growing Again
Overall shipments from manufacturers to dealers -a key measure of consumer demand - are expected to rise 10 percent in 2012 and could gain another 4.5 percent next year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reported.

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2012
Amazon's 'Workampers' Filling RV Parks (Video)
Online retail giant Amazon.com indicates that about 50,000 seasonal workers have been hired to meet the holiday rush, and many of those people have become 'workampers.'

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2012
RV Industry's Recovery Gains Speed in 2012
The RV industry's recovery from the Great Recession has picked up speed. Recreational Vehicle makers are churning out higher numbers of travel trailers bound for dealers' lots and, ultimately, campgrounds

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2012
RV Industry Gaining Speed On U.S.' Road To Recovery
The recreational vehicle industry's recovery from the recession appears to be picking up speed.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2012
Our Best Tips for Traveling By RV
Ever think about taking an RV vacation? You aren't alone. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments for 2012 are expected to be more than 277,000, a 10 percent increase since 2010, and early projections for 2013 are for nearly 290,000 shipments, another 4.5 percent increase over this year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2012
RV Industry Shows Signs of Economic Growth on Wheels
There is a sign that the economy is coming back and it is riding in on four wheels or more. RV dealers across the country are stocking up, anticipating a growth in sales.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2012
RV Sales Booming (Video)
The RV industry is showing signs of economic recovery and area dealerships agree.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2012
RV Industry Sees Strong, Sustainable Growth
The RV industry should continue to grow next year, though the market is changing, and if it grows more than anticipated, manufacturers and suppliers - most of them in Elkhart County - won't be able to keep up. That was the word at the opening of the 50th annual National RV Trade Show Tuesday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2012
RV Industry's Recovery Gains Speed In 2012
The RV industry's recovery from the Great Recession has picked up speed. Recreational Vehicle makers are churning out higher numbers of travel trailers bound for dealers' lots and, ultimately, campgrounds.

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2012
The World's Largest RV Trade Show is in Louisville
Keith Kaiser gives us a look around the World's Largest RV Trade Show. Nearly 10,000 RV dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and industry experts roll into Louisville's Kentucky Exposition Center.

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Savannah DJ Raises Toys by Living Five Days in RV
Y107.9 DJ Brad Wells is preparing to spend five days living in a recreational vehicle to raise toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

POSTED NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Queen Elizabeth Rides in RV, Tours Bristol Theater
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip traveled by royal train to Bristol, southwest England on Nov. 22, 2012. There, they toured an RV factory -trailers are called caravans in the United Kingdom - and also received a tour around a newly refurbished theater.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2012
RV Crowds Arrive Early in Tuscaloosa to spend Thanksgiving at Iron Bowl (Video)
Alabama and Auburn fans spend Thanksgiving on the road in Tuscaloosa, enjoying good food and company out of their RVs in preparation for the Iron Bowl.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2012
RV Industry Revs Back Up After Recession
The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association expects overall shipments of RVs, including travel trailers, campers and motor homes, to be up about 68% this year from three years ago when the industry was mired in the recession.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $13 Billion US Recreational Vehicle Dealers Market
About 2,700 RV dealers operate in the US with combined annual revenue of about $13 billion.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2012
More Thanksgiving Travelers Expected to Hit the Road in RVs this Year (Video)
Over 39 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving and of that 11 million will be traveling in an RV.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Rand McNally Taking Its Market-Leading RV Navigation into the OEM Channel
Rand McNally announced today that XiteSolutions North America, Inc. will be offering Rand McNally's award-winning navigation software as part of Xite's Infotainment systems for RVs. XiteSolutions is a leader in providing in-dash information and entertainment solutions to RV manufacturers in North America.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2012
China Beefs Up RV Tourism
Chinese officials looking for tourist dollars have designed five new tour routes for motorhome use though the Yangtze River Delta area.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Plans For RV Plant Mean Hundreds Of New Elkhart County Jobs
Hundreds of new, local jobs are on the horizon after plans were announced for a new RV plant in Elkhart County.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Returning to RV City
When NASCAR comes to Phoenix International Raceway this week, an RV city of 24,000 people will live in and around the track.

POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2012
The Annual 99.1 the Whale/Wild 104 Food-A-Bago for Chow Continues
The goal is to fill a Jim's RV, with non-perishable food to benefit families in Broome County.

POSTED NOVEMBER 08, 2012
RV Trade Show Has Successful Debut in China
The ATC Show 2012, made up of All in CARAVANING 2012 and All in TUNING 2012 in Beijing, had an impressive debut for the growing RVand camping industry in China.

POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2012
Gov. Mitch Daniels: RV Company's Expansion Signals Elkhart County Comeback
'Jobs announcements from RV manufacturing leaders like Jayco further prove that Elkhart County is coming back stronger than ever,' said Gov. Mitch Daniels.

POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2012
Off-Road Racing Family Trusts RV From Findlay
For many enthusiasts, the sport of off-road racing goes hand in hand with the recreational vehicle business. An off-road racing event typically includes a sea of motor homes and toy haulers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 02, 2012
Singer Maria Muldaur on RVs
I've been using them to tour for probably 20 years. They are much more economical, much more green.

POSTED NOVEMBER 02, 2012
Amazon CamperForce: Bring your RV to Work
Amazon hires approximately 50,000 seasonal workers to help fulfill its massive amount of holiday orders between September and December. The company has a program called CamperForce, in which employees camp out (for free) near the company's large fulfillment centers. CamperForce workers are typically RV enthusiasts and have dubbed themselves 'workampers.'

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2012
Luxe RV Rentals From Allstar Coaches Serve Multiple Markets, From Advertising to Hurricane Disaster Aid
RV rentals are also perfect for promotional tours such as political rallies, concerts or family and college reunions. And businesses can take advantage too.

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2012
RV Shipments Still Rising
For the ninth straight month, the news is good in the RV shipment world.

POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2012
Casino Adds RV Lot
Little Creek Casino Resort, Squaxin Island Tribe's award-winning entertainment venue near Shelton, today opened of a full-hookup RV Parking area for guests.

POSTED OCTOBER 30, 2012
RVs Expected At Lloyd Noble Center
Assistant Athletics Director Pete Moris said the SooneRVillage at the Lloyd Noble Center is expecting more than 425 RVs this weekend for the Sooners' match-up against Notre Dame.

POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2012
RV City Fills Up With Out Of Town Fans And Interesting Characters
Hundreds of RV's filed into RV City Wednesday, grabbing their spot for the fun and frolic of Georgia-Florida week.

POSTED OCTOBER 24, 2012
38-Foot Pink RV Delivers Hope for Breast Cancer
For National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are sharing an unbelievably inspiring story of a 38-foot pink RV that provides year-round support to breast cancer patients. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is called the Hope Bus.

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2012
Council Rolls Out Welcome Mat to RV Users
The Robe District Council will apply to become a recreational vehicle (RV) friendly town, in the hope of boosting tourism.

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2012
Go On The Ultimate RV Vacation! (Video)
Travel in style! Find out how!

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2012
White Traveling by RV to Exhibitions
Rockets rookie Royce White says he enjoys the open road, and he'll get a chance to see some of it this week as he travels by recreational vehicle to the team's exhibition games in New Orleans and Orlando.

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2012
Top 10 Vacation Styles (Video)
Women plan most of the vacations in their family's life - even their guy's 'mancations'! Whether it's a romantic getaway, a cross country road trip, or a family adventure, www.MadeMan.com shares their research on how to help your guy take that ultimate vacation!

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2012
Women Decide 2012 RV Tour
The 'Women Decide 2012' RV tour started in Grand Junction this morning, and continued on to make 5 more stops around Colorado before the day was over.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2012
Bret Michaels To Host RV Makeover TV Show
The Poison frontman has spent more than 25 years touring with his rock band, travelling across the country in customized and luxurious tour buses, and now he is taking his talent and knowledge of life on the road and sharing it with RV owners in the new series Rock My RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2012
Go RVing: Top Man Vacations (Video)
Steve Mazzucchi a lifestyle expert and the Managing Editor of MadeMan.com, talks about dream vacations geared toward men.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2012
Top 10 Vacation Styles (Video)
From the RV show in Pomona, Steve Mazzucchi, lifestyle expert and managing editor of MadeMan.com, shares: * Why RV travel is the fastest growing family-travel option in America * How to get started and options for San Diego families including the best RV trips within 3 hours of San Diego * Fast facts about the RV industry

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2012
Travel Channel's 'Rock My RV' To Be Hosted By Rocker Bret Michaels
Poison's Bret Michaels is set to host a new show called Rock My RV for the Travel Channel.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2012
10 Great Ways To Go RVing
Here are 10 great ways to Go RVing.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2012
Getting RVs Ready for Winter
Spending a North Dakota winter in an RV might sound like a crazy idea, but hundreds of people are about to do it. And if you`re one of them, there are steps that need to be taken immediately to get ready for the cold.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2012
A 30-foot Donation to RV Program
One of the biggest RV rigs cruising North America today will be helping Okanagan College students get their careers on the road, thanks to a donation from a Calgary man with a College connection.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2012
Bound for South Bend: Cruel Jack's and Wyoming (Video)
The Cougar RV heads from Salt Lake City to South Bend as BYU takes on Notre Dame.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2012
Can You Live In An RV Full Time?
Those who dream of living year-round in an RV might find it's easier than they'd imagined. Here's how to hit the road in a permanent home on wheels.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2012
RV Park Keeping Cancer Patients Close to Treatment
Many cancer patients are forced to make long drives to get to their treatment, spending thousands of dollars in gas. But one under-utilized program in the Tri-Cities is helping patients get to where they need to be without going broke. The once long commute has now been reduced to a short walk from her RV that's now located in the parking lot behind the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. She gets sewer, water and power services through the center all free.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2012
Three Tips for Family RV Trips
Three tips to help make your family RV trip fun and easy.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2012
Quartzsite RV Show Gets Ready For Year 30. Claims "Largest Show" Title
This tiny desert town just east of the California border, is preparing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show, which its promoters claim draws the largest crowds of any RV show in North America.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2012
RV Show Could Draw Big Crowd, As Shipments Rise 15%
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's 60th annual California RV Show, taking place Oct.12-21, at the Los Angeles County Fair & Exposition ''Fairplex'' in Pomona, could play to a bigger audience this year.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2012
DeKalb Continues Mobile Jobs Center
DeKalb County's ''jobs bus'' - an RV outfitted with computers, private interview area and office gear for job seekers - will be parked in several areas around the county again this month.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2012
Rambling Retirees Trade Homes for Boats, RVs, Sofas
'The RV (recreational vehicle) has replaced the rocking chair, and the whole notion of retirement has changed in the last 10 years,' says Ken Budd, executive editor of AARP magazine.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2012
RV Popularity Revving Up
One of the key reasons RVing has become so popular, es­pecially with younger families, is that the vehicles are essentially self-contained vacations. Just add gasoline. Or, for bigger rigs, diesel fuel.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2012
Findlay RV Manager Sees Greater Influx of Buyers
Baby boomers will stay in America and enjoy the greatest country on earth while utilizing RVs. A huge percentage of RV owners want to bring their pets with them and they can do that with an RV. Simply put, the restraints and challenges related to the airline business are pushing more retirees to switch to recreational vehicles.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2012
Loosened RV Regulations Moving Forward
Sabourin said one of the reason's she moved here was to have her 'toys' and be within the city's regulations. She's happy with the changes and thanked leaders for being more accommodating for RV owners. 'I am very grateful and I live in a live and let live city,' she said.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2012
Selling the RV Lifestyle
Dan Wylie doesn't sell RVs, motor homes or fifth-wheelers. He sells a lifestyle.'It's something we have to paint a picture of,' he said. 'You're selling fun.' He sees vehicles that fulfill peoples' dreams and their desire to get away.

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2012
Rand McNally and RVDA Release Free Dealer and Service Location App for RV Travelers
Rand McNally and the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) today announced the release of the 'RVDA Dealer Locator' app, providing RVers a simple way to find RV dealers and service providers across a variety of platforms.

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2012
Some People Turn To The Life On The Open Road With RVs
Living the RV lifestyle - taking to the open road in a motor home - may not be for everyone. But it's a trend that's growing, thanks to large numbers of people looking to untether themselves from their homes and seek adventures.

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2012
RV Shipments Surge For August
RV wholesale shipments in the month of August surged 15.7 percent ahead of this same month last year reaching 24,460 units, the strongest August monthly total in five years.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
America's Largest RV Show Reports Record Attendance
America's Largest RV Show, held last week in Hershey, Penn., attracted a record attendance with a turnout of 43,131 consumers. Attendance for the September 10 through 16 event was up 29 percent from last year.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Go RVing: Fun Family Travel
One of the fastest growing markets for RV travel is families with children. If you have never gone on an RV trip, you might be surprised how affordable RV travel can be. Whether you are headed to a lake, to the beach or a cross-country trip, RV travel can be a lot of fun.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
REVVED UP: In-State Traveling RV-Style Great For A Fall Colors Tour
Few would argue Michigan residents have the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful states in the country. For those who feel getting there is half the fun, there's no better way to travel than by recreational vehicle, or, as many know them by, ''RV.''

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
REVVED UP: The Bortons Enjoy Life On The Road In Their RV
When Gary Borton retired from Federal Mogul several years ago, he and his wife, Connie, made up their minds to see the country via the open road. They would buy a fifth-wheel and visit all the places they had dreamed of. Like so many retirees, the Bortons, from Greenville, planned to follow the sun wherever it led them.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
RV Enthusiasts Gather Near Speedway For 'Samboree'
The C&C Campground next to Talladega Superspeedway again played host to the Alabama Samboree, or the annual gathering for members of the Good Sam RV Club. The theme of this year's event was ''You Might Be a Redneck If...''

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
RV Popularity Keeps Climbing
''This was always a dream of mine to retire and get an RV,'' said Dick Chapman, 77, of Albuquerque, while relaxing in his $200,000 Tiffin Phaeton motorhome parked last week at the Alpen Rose RV Park in the Animas Valley north of Durango.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Volunteer Turns RV/MH Hall of Fame Around
Before Darryl Searer came along, the RV Hall of Fame was five and a half million dollars in debt. 'The industry's been good to me and I volunteered my time for the next two years to work with the Hall of Fame to make sure it's here forever.'

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Million-Dollar Motorhomes
These vehicles have it all: huge wraparound windshields that provide panoramic views; fine wood cabinetry; quartz countertops; plush bathrooms; electric fireplaces, and standard-size fridges to keep that 1999 Dom Perignon chilled.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
RV Open House Week Gears Up
The bulk of RV Open House Week doesn't start until today, but Monday's early events had manufacturers hopeful for a good week as hundreds of RV dealers from around the U.S. and Canada came to the area.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
RV Sales Rise As Vacationers Stay Home
Recreational vehicles are selling in the Twin Cities in part because there are so many places to use them.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
RV'ing, '20s Style
Hands down, Herb and Sidra Spies had the most unusual entry in the Andalusia Classics & Streetrods' 8th Annual Family Fun Day Saturday. The couple brought a 1924 Motel T with a camper they just recreated, along with antique camping equipment.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Couple Logs Decades of RV Tailgates
Jerry Leglue, 82, looked across Parking Lot B, across South Stadium Drive from where LSU plays football, to a vintage RV parked at the curb.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
RV Show Expected to Bring Thousands to Elkhart (Video)
Elkhart could have close to 8000 visitors this week. 'Elkhart is the RV industry, the RV industry is Elkhart,' says Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore. So it's the perfect location for a manufacturer's open house.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
It's RV Open House Week, and It's Growing - Again
Casino nights, hog roasts, live bands, catered meals, golf and new products will accompany acres upon acres upon acres of RVs greeting thousands of dealers at the ever-growing RV Open House Week this week.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
What a Change in a Year
'We are in absolutely no danger (of closing),' said Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Inc., which runs the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Recreational Vehicle Sales Going Strong at Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey
''They're cranking. Business is booming in every aspect,'' said Frank Davis, a Winnebago sales manager. Show organizers say they saw a record turnout Wednesday with more than 6,000 people through the gates. Davis said in two days he sold 29 motor coaches and a total of more than 200 items including trailers and campers.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Businesses Expand Despite Economy
The economy may not be what it used to be, but some companies can adapt. Such is the case with the sale of large-ticket items from Country Roads RV Center and Sunset Marine, a recreational and bass boat dealer.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Toutle River Adds Vintage Winnebago RV To Resort's Sleeper Lineup
For those of you that have a hankering for a retro camping experience, Castle Rock, Washington-based Toutle River RV Resort this week added a vintage 24-foot, 1971 model year, Class A Winnebago motorhome to the campground's overnight sleeper lineup.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
RV Care-A-Vanners Help In Chenango County
They are called RV Care-A-Vanners. The group is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International and they travel across the United States in their RVs to volunteer at various local chapters of Habitat for Humanity. Most are either retired or semi-retired.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
RV Enthusiasts Getting Together To Camp
The West Virginia Good Sams Camping Organization will have its Fall Samboree from Friday to Sunday at the Wetzel County Fairgrounds in New Martinsville.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Winnebago Man: Lessons From an RV Newbie
By the end of the trip, I felt like I was an RV expert, ready for any adventure. I knew which buttons to click on the nav system, which tank level indicators to use, and I even poured a second bottle of chemical treatment down the toilet. Robin Williams would be proud. I learned a bit about the Via as well. It proved to be a luxury motorhome that fit perfectly into our outdoor schedule

POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2012
Indoor RV Park Opens
Just five miles north of Watford City lies the first-of-its-kind indoor RV park that will provide relief to those living in their recreational vehicles

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2012
''Jobs Bus'' Hitting DeKalb Streets In September
DeKalb County's ''jobs bus'' - an RV outfitted with computers, private interview area and office gear for job seekers - will be parked in several areas around the county this week.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2012
Campgrounds Remain Busy Over Holiday Weekend (Video)
After pouring through the coast, remnants of Hurricane Isaac are making headway to the middle of the country and bringing rain along with it. Some campers are still hitting the dusty trail on the holiday weekend.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2012
Traveling Couple Spends Holiday At Palisades (Video)
During the Labor Day holiday, many spent their weekend in the great outdoors.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 03, 2012
Labor Day Camping Weekend (Video)
Labor Day weekend is the last big holiday for campers at MacNider Campgrounds in Mason City. From Tents to R-V's camping is still a way many spend time with family and friends

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2012
Labor Day: Last Blast of Summer at Lake Minatare
Many camping spaces are already spoken for as outdoor enthusiasts are out to celebrate the last summer hurrah at Lake Minatare.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2012
While Millions Hit the Road This Weekend, Some Residents Prefer To Stick Close To Home
Millions of people are on the road for the unofficial end of the summer season. But with high gas prices and the tough economy, some capital region residents are choosing to stay closer to home this Labor Day weekend.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2012
Local Businesses Report Strong Summer
Circle CG Farm Campground owner Rob Daley is preparing for a busy Labor Day weekend with his 150-site Bellingham RV park at capacity. Daley said the strong weekend will cap off a summer that saw a nearly 10 percent increase in business with a mix of long-distance and nearby travelers.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2012
Take Your Next Vacation in an RV (Video)
Why not take your next trip in a motorized RV or trailer? They're great for a family vacation across the country or just for a weekend getaway.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2012
ELLE Goes Glamping
ELLE editors are fashion lovers by birth and reporters by trade, so when staff got wind of the word 'glamping' (noun: glamorous camping; etymology: nonsense), a team was assembled to find out what it was all about.

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2012
RV Rentals Up Despite Rising Gas Prices (Video)
You might think with gas prices going up so much in the past few weeks people would be staying close to home and cutting back on road trips -- but that doesn't seem to be the case at one valley RV rental business. The RV Rental Outlet in Mesa is just about sold out for Labor Day weekend. Despite high gas prices, business is rolling along.

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2012
National RV Company Allstar Coaches Has Announced Today That It Stands Ready To Assist In The Wake Of Hurricane Isaac
Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, has announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility and insurance companies following Hurricane Katrina.

POSTED AUGUST 29, 2012
Driving the Winnebago Via
After five minutes of wrestling with the electronic parking-meter station, I had my receipts to place beneath the windshield wiper. A roving meter maid would see that I had paid for my spot. And the spot next to it. And the one next to that, thus answering the question, ''Where do you park a 25-foot Winnebago Via motor coach?'' I'll take spaces 113 through 115, thanks.

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2012
Winnebago's High-Tech 2013 Via RV
Talk about taking a trip down memory lane, and into the future. Last week, Winnebago gave me a sneak peek at the 2013 Winnebago Via 25T, a 25-foot Class-A motorhome that's decked out with techie features.

POSTED AUGUST 27, 2012
Dealers Say RVs Can Aid 'Family Values'
The vacation is over for the ''vacation business'' as people are again buying recreational vehicles, just in time for Labor Day for one last road trip.

POSTED AUGUST 26, 2012
RV Travel - A Test Drive
It's not often that someone offers me a test drive. When they do, it's usually because they want me to buy a new car. So I was intrigued when the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association asked if I would be willing to test drive an RV for a week, and then write about the experience. I was allowed to choose a route anywhere in the U.S., and it did not have to begin and end in the same place. Although the vehicle was supplied, I paid all the other expenses: fuel, camping fees, propane refills, park admissions, groceries, etc.

POSTED AUGUST 26, 2012
RV Lifestyle Becoming More And More Popular For Albertans
It seems as though more Albertans are enjoying the great outdoors, in recreation vehicles. The province is leading the country in RV sales this summer.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2012
RV Jobs Center Rolls Out Help For Unemployed
Four counties have joined forces to create and operate the 'Job-A-Bego,' an RV that serves as a mobile job-resource center. The RV can be taken to employers and job fairs to help people seeking work fine-tune their resumes, practice interviews and search job listings.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2012
Fox and Friends Looks at RVing (No Link Available)
Fox & Friends interviews FMCA's Ralph Marino and highlights three motorhomes - Roadtrek N6-Active, Fleetwood Tioga, and Winnebago Via.

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2012
Top Five Amenities Available in the Modern RV
Today's RVs are both spacious and luxurious, easily rivaling the finest homes in America. If you are considering purchasing an RV, or are looking for ways to make your current RV more comfortable, here are some of the best and most outrageous additions available:

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2012
Technology: Campgrounds Embrace Technology To Meet Big Social Media Demand
Today, more campers request that campsites offer WiFi so they can stay connected and campground owners have accommodated this request.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2012
Ex-Winnebago CEO Inducted into RV Hall
Former Winnebago Industries Chairman Bob Olson was honored with induction into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., on Aug. 6.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2012
RV Tour Shows Obama Campaign Active In Wisconsin
The Obama campaign's Heartland RV tour will wind through small cities in four states, including Wisconsin and Iowa. It is scheduled to visit 36 small cities in Wisconsin.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2012
RV-TV to visit Pella
Pella has been selected to host the Annual WHO Channel 13 ''RV-TV Tour'' with hosts Andy Fales and Keith Murphy.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2012
Office on Wheels: RV-Based Workers Telecommute from Anywhere
For many Americans, summer is the time to hit the road in an RV, taking time off work to see the country from the relative comfort of a home on wheels. But for some free-spirited adventurers, summer never has to end as the RV becomes a mobile office, taking advantage of the growing ubiquity of wireless Internet access.

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2012
Annual Gathering Draws RVing Friends to Local Campground
The Central Alabama RV Association conducted its annual gathering at the campground. Friendly folks filling about 25 RVs got together Saturday and enjoyed lunch as a group.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2012
Heeding Call of the Wild, Travel Trailers Shape Up
See what's new in the world of travel trailers, they're more than just boring boxes.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2012
Obama Campaign RV Stops in Hopkins
A Barack Obama campaign RV rolled through Hopkins on Sunday as part of ''Heartland Tour 2012.''

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2012
Home on the Road
More Americans are renting and buying camper vans.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2012
RV Industry Expanding to Younger Demographic
It's the industry this area is known for and finally, after the economic downturn, it is definitely looking up. We're talking about the RV industry. This year's Midwest RV Super Show has doubled in size since last year. Not bad considering the show was canceled altogether in 2009. Dealers say they are not just selling more, they're selling to a new demographic.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2012
Hitting the Road by RV
Hitting the road this summer? Take a tour of a cool RV.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2012
Hitting the Road: RV Style
Looking for a new kind of vacaction? That's simple! Hit the highway in a RV!

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2012
Can You Afford to Be a Full-Time RVer
If you're free to roam, you could join some 1.3 million Americans who are full-time RVers.

POSTED AUGUST 06, 2012
Sun City Takes Road Trip Out West in Their RV
A Sun City couple hopes to remove an item of their bucket list after this summer.

POSTED AUGUST 01, 2012
Family Travels Country in RV
For 13 summers in a row, Brad Herzog, his wife Amy and their two children have been traveling all over the country in an RV. The two recently made a stop in Duluth to talk about their journeys on Good Morning Northland.

POSTED JULY 30, 2012
Sales of RVs Rise as Consumers Seek Vacation Homes on Wheels
After slumping during the recession, sales of recreational vehicles are on the rise as U.S. consumers give in to the lure of the open road - with amenities - and are once again able to get credit to buy what many consider an affordable second home.

POSTED JULY 30, 2012
Top 5 RV Destinations
If you want to see the sights without leaving behind the comforts of home, nothing beats an RV. Need some inspiration for where to go ­mobile?

POSTED JULY 29, 2012
Rebounding RV Industry Sees Smoother Roads Ahead
Leaders of the recreational industry whose collapse during the recession hit northern Indiana hard say they're expecting solid growth in the next 18 months as the industry continues its rebound.

POSTED JULY 28, 2012
Rules for that Big Family Trip
When it comes to taking road trips, Brad and Amy Herzog are gold medal champions. The Highland Park natives and parents of two have spent the last 16 summers driving across country in an RV.

POSTED JULY 23, 2012
RV Warriors
Get your road trip survival guide from travelers who should know-Brad and Amy Herzog have earned the title RV Family of the Year for the past 13 consecutive years!

POSTED JULY 23, 2012
RV Comeback Still Rolling
The numbers are good. The predictions covering the next 18 months are for continued solid growth. No matter how you look at it, things are looking up now and for the foreseeable future in the recreational vehicle industry.

POSTED JULY 22, 2012
National Explore America Family Brad and Amy Herzog
Brad and Amy Herzog tells KWQC's Paula Sands why RVing is the best way to Explore America

POSTED JULY 19, 2012
Wired in the Woods: Technology Means Campgrounds No Longer a Place to Get Away From it All
It used to be that campers would take their RVs or tents and head into the woods to be rid of the electrical devices that distract and occupy our daily lives. However, as technology has become more mobile, it has become increasingly difficult to disconnect, even in the woods.

POSTED JULY 19, 2012
National Explore America Family
Author and blogger Brad Herzog, his wife Amy, and their two sons are making their annual cross country road trip that will take them to 16 states over the course of six weeks.

POSTED JULY 16, 2012
Park Yourself in one of these 'Mobile' Cottages
The park models - called that because they can be parked anywhere - also are know as 'recreational, transportable homes,' 'park trailers,' 'cabins' or 'cottages.'

POSTED JULY 16, 2012
Springfield Once Again a Media Darling
Author Brad Herzog writes a travel blog for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. He visited the presidential library last week both as a destination on his two-month RV travel blog as well as for a video blog he is compiling on presidential libraries

POSTED JULY 15, 2012
Couple Stops in Q-C on 13th Straight RV Trip
Author Brad Herzog and his wife, Amy, stopped at Rock Island's KOA campground Wednesday in the midst of their 13th six-week summer trip across America in an RV, without kids for the first time since 2000.

POSTED JULY 11, 2012
RV Industry is Showing Signs of Improvement
The RV industry, which is so important to the local economy, is showing signs of improvement. According to the latest numbers from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), during the first 5 months of 2012, the total number of RV shipments went up each month compared to last year.

POSTED JULY 11, 2012
Cross Country RVers Make Pit Stop in Central IL
Brad and Amy Herzog made a stop in Central Illinois Tuesday on their 40-day cross country road trip.

POSTED JULY 10, 2012
RV Traveling
Brad and Amy Herzog enjoy the comforts of home while on the road in an RV.

POSTED JULY 10, 2012
The RV Experience
If you're looking for an affordable way to tour the U.S., check out what the RV experience is like.

POSTED JULY 09, 2012
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has declared July as "Michigan Camping and Recreation Vehicle Month"
Families are always looking for cheap, fun vacations, especially during the Summer months. So why not try camping? It's the perfect Michigan getaway.

POSTED JULY 08, 2012
Studies Say RVs Cheaper than Airfare and Hotels
With gas prices dropping, you might want to ditch those plane tickets for the open road.

POSTED JULY 07, 2012
Couple Sees Country in Their RV
For the 13th straight year 'the National Explore America Family' is hitting the road for a summer-long RV trip. This year's trip takes Brad and Amy Herzog across 16 states over the course of six weeks. All the while, Brad will be blogging the adventures.

POSTED JULY 06, 2012
Hannibal Next Stop for California Couple Experiencing America in RV
'With an RV trip, you're not going from point A to point Z,' Herzog said. 'You're hitting all the points in between, and it helps immerse you in a sense of place. It makes the destination that much satisfying.'

POSTED JULY 06, 2012
Which RV Is Best for You?
Your guide to finding your dream recreational vehicle.

POSTED JULY 05, 2012
Posh RVs Start Growing in Popularity
Drive up and down the highway this time of year and you'll see roads packed with campers and motorhomes that are loaded with posh upholstery and state-of-the-art electronics.

POSTED JULY 03, 2012
Families Drive Up Quality Time on RV Vacations
''In our house we're always scattered and our schedules have us running,'' Wong said. ''But in the RV, this time is invaluable. The boys take turns sitting next to me when I drive, we talk. For me, it's never about the destination; it really is about the journey.''

POSTED JULY 02, 2012
RV Family (Part 1)
Brad and Amy Herzog are on the road in Oklahoma. Find out why they prefer to see America via RV.

POSTED JULY 02, 2012
RV Family (Part 2)
Brad and Amy Herzog are on the road. See why they prefer to see America via RV.

POSTED JULY 02, 2012
Modern-day Gypsies: Kentucky Couple Spends Summer as Workampers at the Medora Campground
Chris and Jennifer Gardner have caught catfish in the Little Missouri River, hiked to the Petrified Forest and gone horseback riding in the Badlands since they've arrived in Medora as ''workampers.''

POSTED JULY 01, 2012
RV Business on the Road to Recovery
The RV sector is on the road to recovery, after being decimated by the recession, losing 260 dealers and three big manufacturers nationwide.

POSTED JULY 01, 2012
Governor Snyder Declares July "Michigan Camping and RV Month"
Camping is a key contributor to the state's $17 billion tourism industry. The declaration supports the economic and recreational contributions that the camping industry provides to Michigan's overall tourism, as well as promoting camping as an inexpensive and family-friendly recreation option year-round in our state.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2012
It's RV Time! Celebrate National Camping Week (VIDEO)
Find out why an RV vacation is affordable and fun for your family.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2012
RVing Couple on 13th Cross-Country Summer Trip
Author Brad Herzog, 43, and his wife, Amy, 42, are making their annual cross-country road trip, for the 13th consecutive summer. It will take them to 16 different states over the course of six weeks as Brad writes, researches and blogs for one of the nation's most popular travel websites GoRVing.com .

POSTED JUNE 27, 2012
Hit the Road for Summer Vacation
The open road and not a care in the world- that's the way summer vacation should be spent. Why fly to a summer destination when you could RV?

POSTED JUNE 26, 2012
Good Fun, Good Friends, Good Times
The Moerikes, who have been married 62 years, say any time is a good time to travel. They parked their recreational vehicle Friday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on Friday for the Good Sam Club Samboree.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2012
RV Sales Are Skyrocketing So Far This Year
The RV is a staple of American vacations and traveling. Now they are making a comeback with sales skyrocketing.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2012
RV Sales Continue Upward Trend
With shipments totaling 98,400 units through April, national sales were up 9.7 percent.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2012
Loners on Wheels: East Texas Seniors Share Food, Friendship in RV Group
Loners on Wheels is a national organization designed to help single seniors find friends and companionship by organizing RV campouts.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2012
National Explore America Family Stops in Topeka
A family known as the National Explore America Family is spending this summer traveling across the country in an RV, and made their fourth stop in Topeka Saturday.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2012
National Explore America Family stops in Topeka
A family known as the National Explore America Family is spending this summer traveling across the country in an RV, and made their fourth stop in Topeka Saturday.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2012
Road Ventures: Your RV Can Make for Thrifty Travel, Too
My wife and I are always looking for ways to cut costs. Our premise is that the less we spend, the more time we can be on the road.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2012
Motorhomes: On the Road Again
As the weather heats up, millions of Americans load up their motorhomes and trailers and visit national parks and historic sites. (Subscription Required)

POSTED JUNE 15, 2012
Vacation: An RV and Your Family Is All You Need
How does a family vacation inside an RV sound to you?

POSTED JUNE 15, 2012
China's 'Red Ants' Embrace RV Culture
'Chinese are the same; we love the outdoors. So we're learning the American and Western RV culture.'

POSTED JUNE 14, 2012
Low Gas Prices Increase RV Sales
As gas prices have continued to drop the past couple of months and people are spending less time filling up and more time cruising the roads in style and in campers.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2012
Video: China RV Boom 'Waiting to Happen'
A lack of camp sites and decent roads and legal confusion is said to be holding back an explosion in China's recreational vehicle market.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2012
American Families Increasingly Using RVs
Classic summertime travel vehicle makes a comeback.

POSTED JUNE 09, 2012
Roughing it in Style
Campgrounds offer amenities similar to resorts

POSTED JUNE 07, 2012
RV Tourism Motors into China
Pioneers are pushing the concept of 'big' travel on Chinese highways. The recreational vehicle drive ahead is bright but bumpy.

POSTED JUNE 06, 2012
Gas Goes Up, Gas Goes Down; RVers Adapt
Fans of RV travel are a hardy group. They endure traffic jams, mosquitoes and the occasional bear, so fluctuating gas prices won't keep them and their RVs parked at home this summer.

POSTED JUNE 01, 2012
Shea Family Road Trip About More than Baseball
Being baseball fans, and wanting to spend more time together, they rented an RV to drive to all 30 major league ballparks in 50 days.

POSTED MAY 31, 2012
'My RV': On The Road In A Rolling Home
With a bathroom, kitchen and beds onboard, they found the freedom to roam without reservations - spending nights in a Wal-Mart parking lot, a winery and beside a stream in a national park. Isaacson discovered what he calls a tribe of people who travel by RV, and wrote about his trip for The New York Times.

POSTED MAY 30, 2012
Second Home on Wheels
The possibilities were really endless, so the family of three chose the RV - but not just any RV. They wanted one that would stand out in a crowd as well as stand the test of time.

POSTED MAY 30, 2012
Rain Doesn't Keep Weekend Campers Away
Severe thunderstorms didn't ruin Memorial Day weekend for campers at Wood County parks.

POSTED MAY 29, 2012
Big Beach Weekend a Taste of the Summer Season
'We are completely booked the months of June and July, we have been since about late April,' said Amy Phillips, manager at Island Retreat RV Park.

POSTED MAY 28, 2012
Memorial Day Weekend a Time for Camping
For many, Memorial Day weekend means camping, whether it's the only time they go or just the start of a summer's worth of enjoying the great outdoors.

POSTED MAY 27, 2012
RV Sales are Up this Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend is a big one for RV sales. Just ask the folks at Camping World, just off Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.

POSTED MAY 25, 2012
The Rising Sales of Recreational Vehicles (VIDEO)
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association President Richard Coon on the outlook for recreational vehicle sales.

POSTED MAY 25, 2012
Now Trending: RV Travel
Its' a 100-year-old travel option and its now trending once again - RVs. Several celebrities, including Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Ludacris and Pamela Anderson all travel by RV.

POSTED MAY 24, 2012
Race to the Rincon is on for RV Owners
Oceanfront site is one of the most popular.

POSTED MAY 23, 2012
Just Me and My RV
I had never driven an RV before, and for this I could say I had never experienced my own country as millions do every summer, and have for more than a century.

POSTED MAY 20, 2012
Indiana's RV Hall of Fame a Trip Down Memory Lane
The 1916 Cozy Camper sat off a winding black road near the edge of sand and grass, its orange canvas flaps pulled open to reveal two thin blue mattresses atop metal springs.

POSTED MAY 14, 2012
How About an RV for Mother's Day?
What did you get your Mother for Mother's Day? Maybe flowers, a card -- or what about an RV?

POSTED MAY 13, 2012
Disabled Vets Get Hot Wheels Despite their Wheelchairs
Jack Pierce plans to drive his wife and two-year-old son a tour of national parks and monuments in their 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup, towing a fifth-wheel RV trailer specially outfitted for his needs.

POSTED MAY 09, 2012
Out and About with Kids in Seattle...in the RV!
This week, SassyCityGirl explores Seattle in the RV to show you some fun things to do with kids. Hope you enjoy it!

POSTED MAY 06, 2012
Elkhart RV Show Draws Hundreds of Consumers
More than 500 people stopped in Elkhart for the RV Show over the weekend, signaling the industry is starting to turn around.

POSTED APRIL 29, 2012
Governor says RV Industry is Making a Comeback
'We're going in the right direction. Not everyone is satisfied with exactly where we're at, but certainly we're going the right direction,' says Mark Bowersox with RV Indiana Council.

POSTED APRIL 27, 2012
More Blacks are Camping in RVs
She captured the perspective. ''You learn a lot about yourself. You learn to enjoy life without all the comforts of home. And you enjoy meeting people. Everywhere we go, we meet people who are interesting and inspirational.

POSTED APRIL 26, 2012
Young Couple Chucks the Rat Race, Hits the Road in an RV
A couple from Texas are living in a motor home and traveling the country, after selling their house last year.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2012
China Catches the Spirit of Route 66
Sitting in a deck chair outside his Chinese-made motor home parked in Beijing's largest ''RV park'' - where a luxury imported American recreational vehicle, or RV, can be rented for a cool £400 a night - Mr Wang waxes lyrical about China's nascent RV culture and the joys of life on the open road.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2012
Pete and David Coors Hit the Road in an RV with a Bunch of Beer; Don't Tell Buford T. Justice
Pete and David. Father and son. Just two guys heading out on a week-long RV trip across the country.

POSTED APRIL 23, 2012
Recession Doesn't Stop RV Owners From Hitting the Road
The demand for RVs and campers was up in 2011, and is expected to head the same direction throughout 2012.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2012
Valrico 'RV Family' Shares Their Memories
A Valrico family who sold everything more than a year and a half ago to hit the road in an RV is sharing some of their memories.

POSTED APRIL 16, 2012
RVs Are On Display - And In Demand
'For me,' Kathy Zapiec chimed in, 'I'd buy one today. Why wait?' She's not interested in flying on planes or worrying about hotel bedbugs. In an RV, she said, the couple could just load up their four dogs and be on their way. And while her husband was thinking about rising gas prices, Kathy Zapiec wasn't.

POSTED APRIL 14, 2012
For Now, It's Life in an RV for Voiceover Artist Reinventing Herself
In her mid-50s, she's now exploring the country in an old RV rigged with a high-tech soundbooth, kept company only by her cats Nora and Patsy.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2012
Indiana's RV Industry Starts a Comeback Amid Uncertain Economy
Ironically, as the electric car industry struggles, the industry that was largely responsible for the 20 percent unemployment rates in the region began to revive. The R.V. industry picked up in sales and slowly began hiring again.

POSTED APRIL 11, 2012
RV Sales Growing Despite Weak Economy
Times may be tough, but people still need their recreation, according to Knoxville area RV and motor home dealers who say the business is still growing despite the slowdown in the economy.

POSTED APRIL 11, 2012
Residents Beginning to Ready Outdoor Gear for Summer
Whether it's camping in a tent, an RV excursion, hiking in the forest, or going after that prize fish, preparation is the key. Not only do you need to know what you plan to take with you, you need to make sure all that gear is in working order when you get there.

POSTED APRIL 10, 2012
RVs Let You Take a Room with You
Maybe traveling by ground - with a portable motel room - is the way to go. Apparently quite a few vacationers think so: Motor home and travel trailer rentals are a $350 million annual business, and growing, says the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

POSTED APRIL 05, 2012
Camper and RV Show Points to Rebound in Industry
The popularity of the RV and camping industry is on the rise throughout Michigan and across the country, MARVAC Director Bill Sheffer said.

POSTED APRIL 03, 2012
Traveling Europe the RV Way
For a Minnesota couple, traveling across Europe entails a 24-foot companion.

POSTED MARCH 31, 2012
RV Show Features Trailer Designed for Disabled
A travel trailer designed for people with disabilities will be on display today through Sunday at the Springfield RV and Camping Show at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

POSTED MARCH 29, 2012
On the Road in China - Bling is the Thing
In an open field on the outskirts of the capital, dealers in motor homes, campers and an array of off-road vehicles jostled for the attention of the curious and the well-heeled.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2012
New RV Parks Diversify Vacation Choices
Dale and Cheryl Lesh have their next two years of vacations planned and booked. ''We have our eyes on a particular site,'' Cheryl said while lounging at the pool at Destin West RV Resort. ''We love it. It's quiet, the location's great. We're recommending it to friends.''

POSTED MARCH 25, 2012
Sky Diving, Solo RV Trips Part of 85-year-old Port Orange Woman's Routine
The sky isn't the only source for Huntley's adventures. In 2010, she drove her RV to Alaska and back by herself.

POSTED MARCH 23, 2012
RV Industry Shows Steady Sales Comeback
'We've got RV's for everybody's budget,' said Tony Staab. Even in a down economy. It could be part of the reason the RV Industry has been able to survive the recession.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2012
Economic Gauge Looking Up, Home and RV Vendors Say
Plenty of economic indicators are available for the scrutinizing, but for those looking to get a handle on local consumer confidence, Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds offered an ideal double-header: a huge home-furnishings show, side by side with an enormous RV show.

POSTED MARCH 18, 2012
Perani Arena RV Show Expected to Draw 6,000 People
Sheffer said that in a struggling economy people are turning to RVs for vacations instead of buying place tickets and staying in hotels.

POSTED MARCH 13, 2012
2nd Annual North Central Wisconsin RV and Camping Show Brings In Hundreds
The 2nd annual Central Wisconsin RV and Camping Show wrapped up Sunday afternoon, but organizers say this year's event was a success.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2012
For Some RVers, Gas Prices Don't Spoil Camping
Some visitors to the York Campers World RV Show on Saturday said rising gas prices can have an effect when it comes to hitting the road, but those who want to camp will find a way.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2012
Going Mobile: Couples Combine Work and Travel
The Manor Township couple is joining the growing number of 'workampers,' folks who live fulltime out of a camper or RV while they do seasonal work wherever the road and the opportunities take them.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2012
Tour Get'away Gals vintage RVs in Lampasas
The Get'away Gals, a group of women from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, gather for different camping trips once a month and visit cities all over the Lone Star State.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2012
Wish Comes True for 9-Year-Old Maddie
Make a Wish and the Dickson Wish House surprised 9-year-old Maddie Willett with a new RV Saturday.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2012
As Elkhart's Electric Dreams Fizzle, RVs Come Back
'People forget the deep roots of our industry. They don't remember we've been here for as many years as we've been here - a hundred years,' says Fore, who is also chairman of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2012
RV Industry Sales Are Up
The RV industry has picked up, and those who were hesitant to buy an RV in the past have decided now's the time.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2012
RV Show Helps People Pursue Vacation Dream on a Budget
When compared to staying in a hotel, people say sleeping in motor home bunks, is a lot easier on their wallet.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2012
Boat, RV Show Revving Up; Outlook Brighter for Sales Success
Adapting is what the RV and recreational boating industries have been doing the past two years to the point where sales are on the rise.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2012
CNY RV Show Manager: "These Aren't Your Parents' RVs"
Jim Kring says there's a natural progression when it comes to camping and recreational vehicles

POSTED MARCH 02, 2012
Rachael Ray Show Features American Coach Revolution Motorhome
''We were pleased to participate with Go RVing and the Rachael Ray Show,'' stated Kyle McCrary, Vice-President of American Coach. ''And we'd also like to offer our sincere congratulations to the participants in Oklahoma City on their incredible accomplishment. They are an inspiration.''

POSTED MARCH 01, 2012
Centenarian Feeling Young
RVer celebrates 100 years with friends at RV Park.

POSTED FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Selling It All
Family sells everything to explore the US in an RV

POSTED FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Expo Pumps up RV Fans
Currently, nearly 9 million American households own an RV-the highest level ever recorded. That's a 16 percent increase since 2001 and a 64 percent gain since 1980, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2012
RV Show Rolls Into Town
Annual event features more than 100 vendors

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Dealers Say RV Industry Is Coming Back
RV dealers at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show say RV sales are the strongest they've been since the recession hit in 2008.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2012
RV Industry Showing Signs of Recovery at Travel Show
RVs are being built lighter and they are more fuel efficient and that means families are changing their travel plans. Instead of spending money on plane tickets, rental cars and hotel rooms, travelers are making an investment in not just one trip, but multiple vacations.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2012
Atlantic City Trade Show Highlights Trend Toward Lighter RVs
Recreational vehicles are not necessarily getting smaller, but they are getting lighter.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2012
RV Luxury Steps Outside the Camper
While it might be nice to have air conditioning or heat with a full kitchen and bathroom inside a trailer or motor home, there are times when it's more fun to be outside.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2012
RV Market Warming Up, Retailers Say
Sales of the camping-friendly vehicles now are rebounding, a welcome trend in a region home to most of the state's campgrounds.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Springfield RV Camping and Outdoor Show to Mark 50th year
It's still too cold to really enjoy camping at its best. But, if you have fun sitting around a campfire with family and friends and spending time in the great outdoors hiking, fishing, rock climbing, or site seeing, then this weekend's 50th annual Springfield RV Camping and Outdoor Show may be the next best thing.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Outdoor Enthusiasts Check Out Campers, Trailers at RV Show
A 24-foot-long Winnebago motor home caught his eye Thursday afternoon on the opening day of the Erie RV, Camping & Powersports Spectacular at the Bayfront Convention Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2012
48 Years of Houston RV Show
Since 1965, the Houston RV Show has exhibited the newest models of trailers and recreational vehicles. The show has taken place at Reliant Center since 2002.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2012
Anticipation Runs High for 2012 Biloxi Boat and RV Show
''It looks like sales have been good at other shows and the dealers are excited about the potential for this year. It's going to be a great show.''

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2012
Older Women Escape Winter Winds in RVs (VIDEO)
A growing number of older women are driving motor homes and RVs thousands of miles to see friends and places they might never see otherwise. Lee Cowan reports on this hidden group of women who live on the country's roads.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2012
On Outdoors: Living the RV Life
Sales of recreational vehicles are on the rebound, with the biggest growth among families with kids, and of lighter models that can be towed by more vehicles.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2012
Area Fan's Giants RV is a Real Trip
Ever since Connelly bought the RV six years ago, he's been inviting friends and business clients aboard for a mobile tailgating party that hits every Giants home game - and now the Super Bowl.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2012
Campers See What's New at the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel, and RV Show
Dave Pockington likes the idea of having a home with him at all times -- ''It's good to have our own shell with us, like a turtle,'' he said.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2012
Crowds Increase at RV Show
It's been a few years since the Bangor Camping and RV Show has been at the Bangor Auditorium and according to organizers, crowds have returned, too.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2012
My Town RV Show
The thing about RVing in Michigan is you can go anywhere within an hour of home here and be really somewhere nice, you know, we've got a beautiful resource with Lake Michigan a lot of campgrounds, you know, if you like the boondocks. We've got some nice rivers, woods, that kind of thing. So, that RV offers a lot of flexibility for people in west Michigan.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2012
RVs From Far and Wide Journey to Super Bowl XLVI
For Gavejian, it's all about the journey, the chance to share in the thrill of a Giants run with his family and like-minded fans who - for a weekend, at least - have made the road their friend and a vehicle their home.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2012
Camper Week on Take Five
John Holod stands out in the travel film industry because he travels is a state of the art RV, immersing himself in the culture and surroundings he's depicting. The RV serves as home, office and studio while he is on the road.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2012
Revved Up for RVs
Jacksonville SuperShow dealers counting on keeping sales momentum going.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2012
Giants Fans Head to Indy in an RV
With Super Bowl XLVI just 72 hours away, Jared and his best buddy Dave along with three others will make the trip. They rented an RV, which they are stocking full with all the fixins.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2012
Michelle Williams To Take RV Road Trip With Daughter
The 'My Week with Marilyn' Oscar contender sat down with Kelly Ripa and 'Live! with Kelly' guest co-host Peter Facinelli to talk about her plans to take an RV roadtrip with daughter, Matilda.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2012
Road Trip! Heidi Goes to Super Bowl XLVI
Heidi Glaus boarded a Byerly RV and is on her way to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2012
Die-Hard Pats Fans Packing Up, Rolling Out to Indy in RV
When Dante Cassiani of Jamaica Plain and his friends pack up their RV this week for the 950-mile trek to Indianapolis, they know the closest they'll get to Super Bowl XLVI will be watching it on TV in the camper or a nearby bar. And they're fine with that.

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2012
Growth in RV Use Bodes Well for this Week's Camper Show in Grand Rapids
Large trailers, small trailers, fifth-wheels and motorhomes will pack DeVos Place starting Thursday when the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show opens.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2012
Park it Right Now
RV spots for winter season going fast

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2012
Inside the 55th Annual Louisville Boat, RV and Sports Show (VIDEO)
The 55th Annual Louisville Boat, RV and Sports Show wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2012
RV and Boat Expo Returns to Grand Island
With the mild weather we've been seeing this winter camping season might kick off a little early this year. It's just in time for the first day of the RV and Boat Expo in Grand Island.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2012
Another Amazing Ride for Giants and Fans
Four years ago I drove an RV to the Super Bowl in Arizona, where the Giants pulled off the Mesa Miracle over the Patriots, and met some terrific Giants fans who are planning to hit the road to the Super Bowl again.

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2012
Dreams of RV weather
The organizers and salesmen at the Valley RV & Camping Show are expecting more than just tire-kickers to show up at the event that continues today and Sunday at the Century Center.

POSTED JANUARY 21, 2012
Life on Wheels
The individuals, couples, and families who live in recreational vehicles or trailers exist in a parallel universe. RVers have an identity, outlook, and language uniquely their own.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2012
Detroit Camper and RV Show a Cure for Cabin Fever
There's no better cure for cabin fever than the 46th annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, which rolls into the Suburban Financial Showplace from Feb. 8 to 12.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2012
Fort Myers RV Show Opens
A 2008 consultant's study commissioned by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association shows that RV travel is on average 27 percent to 61 percent less expensive on a per day basis than other forms of travel, even factoring in ownership and fuel costs.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2012
RV Dealers, Buyers See Signs of Recovery
The recreational vehicle industry is on the road to recovery, said Southwest Florida dealers and other merchants at the annual Fort Myers RV Show that kicked off Thursday.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2012
RV Having Fun Yet? Cushy Camping with Cool Equipment
Picture being at the campsite sitting next to your RV under the shade of the awning and listening to your tunes coming from the outside surround-sound speakers.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2012
2012 Florida RV SuperShow Rolls into Town
You don't have to hit the road to see cool recreational vehicles - because they are coming to you this weekend!

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2012
Show Highlights Recreation Industry
The Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show, an event meant to showcase the various industries that make the region the heart of sportsman's paradise, opened Friday at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2012
RV show draws Winter Texans to Mercedes
License plates in the parking lot at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show grounds in Mercedes on Thursday ranged from Michigan and Wisconsin to Ohio and Illinois.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2012
RV SuperShow rolls into Tampa
If you want to know which direction the economy is heading, some suggest you don't need to look any further than Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa this week.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2012
Tin Can Tourists gather at Florida RV SuperShow
'Wow,' I said. 'I am never going to sleep on the ground again.'

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2012
Good Turnout Will Bring RV Show Back Next Year
If attendance was any indicator, it seemed East Tennessee residents missed the Knoxville RV Super Show during its two-year hiatus. The show returned to the area last weekend, filling the events center with more 10,000 outdoor enthusiasts looking to kick-off the 2012 RV season.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2012
Tailgate in Style in the Big Easy
With more than a quarter of a million fans coming to New Orleans for the BCS National Championship between Alabama and LSU kicking off Monday, hotels in New Orleans are nearly all sold out.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2012
Alabama Football Fans Roll Through Long Weekend in New Orleans
The French Quarter RV Resort has been booked for four months, reservationist Katie Muller said. BCS game rates at the park are significantly higher than those for Mardi Gras.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2012
The Largest Indoor RV Supershow in the Country Opened Wednesday at the I-X Center
More than 600 RVs on display at 36th RV Supershow

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2012
5 Things You Can Do at Upcoming Boat, Sport and RV show
The event includes more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor displays with more than 50 brands of recreational vehicles and boats.

POSTED JANUARY 04, 2012
Beautiful Weather Brings Tourism to Tucson
With temperatures reaching the high seventies, owners of Prince of Tucson RV Park said they're noticing more visitors are coming down to soak up the sun.

POSTED JANUARY 03, 2012
RV Parking a Challenge for BCS Fans
The BCS matchup can be an RV lover's dream. Imagine pulling your luxury liner into a parking space, smack dab in the middle of the action. With just days to go before the game, the problem is finding a spot.

POSTED JANUARY 03, 2012
Escapees RV Club Members Camp out at the Rose Parade
Amid the vuvuzelas, fire pits, silly string and marshmallow fights of the Rose Parade overnight campout sat the members of the Escapees RV Club, a group of adventurers who are very familiar with sleeping under the stars.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2012
Hold That LSU Tigers Tailgating Party!
A season-ticket holder, Boudreaux, his wife, Debbie, and his entourage of seven RV families tailgate at LSU home and away games.

POSTED DECEMBER 31, 2011
RV Shipments Up in November
November produced some good news for RV dealers.

POSTED DECEMBER 31, 2011
RV Show Attracts Crowd at Fairplex
Recreational vehicles of all sizes and prices have come to Fairplex.

POSTED DECEMBER 31, 2011
Staying at Local RV Park Perfectly 'Homey' for UFC Fighter Cerrone
Even when they're simply enjoying the community horseshoe pit or making a friendly wager on the putting green with the rest of the visitors, Donald Cerrone and his friends stick out at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort.

POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2011
RVers Hit the Road for the Holidays
It's not the standard Christmas set-up, but put on some Perry Como or Mannheim Steamroller and plug in the icicle lights, and even the plainest aluminum camper takes on a holiday sheen.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2011
Snowbirds Take to the Road, Holiday Spirit Intact in Volusia-Flagler Area
Millie Cluff and Roland Shuffleburg don't mind spending holidays away from their hometown of Kennebunkport, Maine. It means they get to escape the icy weather and go for walks on the warm Florida beach.

POSTED DECEMBER 24, 2011
Welcome to Amazon Town
Retired 'Workampers' Flock to Remote Towns for Temporary Gigs; RV Parks Are Full

POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2011
The Nation's Top Campgrounds and RV Resorts
What qualities do campers most value when considering where to pitch a tent or hook up the RV?

POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2011
Go West, Young Holod
John Holod and his RV finally made it to California following old Route 66 from Chicago.

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2011
Ice Fishing: On Wheels and on Ice, Comforts of Home
Mobile ice-fishing houses that make luxury a priority are a burgeoning portion of the ice-fishing industry.

POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2011
Forest River RV Trades Remotes for Tablet
With a striking black and blue exterior, Forest River's new Aviator travel trailer uses no wood and needs (almost) no hands.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2011
Forest River's Aviator is flying high
The Aviator has taken off. The new luxury travel trailer from Forest River in Goshen was the center of attention the past few days at the National RV Trade Show.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2011
Lite Travelers Taking Note
Well, the Idea is more than a thought, it's a new lightweight travel trailer introduced this week by Travel Lite of New Paris.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2011
Motorhome Makers Charting New Courses to Success
Prior to the recession, Winnebago Industries and the current Monaco RV were giants among motorhome manufacturers. But high fuel prices followed by the crash of the housing market left the entire motorized segment of the RV industry - including Winnebago and Monaco - stalled on the side of the road.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2011
Truck Campers are Seeing a Resurgence in Sales
One of the smallest segments of the recreational vehicle industry is having a steady year.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2011
Even During Trying Times, Optimism Evident at National RV Show
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is a big fan of recreational vehicles. Salazar spoke to the opening breakfast at the National RV Trade Show Tuesday.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2011
Keep on Keepin' On
RV leaders talk about changes in the industry

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2011
National RV Trade Show is Brimming with New Designs
The pair of RV dealers tentatively peeked into the travel trailer and then climbed inside. After taking a look around, one of the two turned and said ''I like this. I'm going to want one of these.''

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2011
RV Show Scheduled in China
The Beijing International RV and Camping Exhibition 2012 will be held March 22-25 at the Beijing Expo Center.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2011
Interior Secretary Speaks to RV industry
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar touted the job creation abilities of outdoor recreation during his speech to RV dealers, manufacturers and suppliers Tuesday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2011
RV Industry Finds Positives in Predicted Flat Numbers
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association launched the Louisville show by telling a capacity breakfast crowd of dealers, manufacturers and suppliers that the year 2012 will look and behave much like 2011.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2011
RV Industry Sales on the Rebound and Boosting Overseas
The RV industry seems to be making a comeback. We talked with Wilbur Bontrager, CEO of Jayco RV. Bontrager says attendance has been good, and RV sales are on the rebound.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Thor Industries, Forest River Still Setting the Pace for RV Industry
Both Thor Industries and Forest River have arrived at the 49th annual National RV Trade Show still dominating the recreational vehicle industry but undergoing some interesting changes to meet the challenges and opportunities of 2012.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2011
SLIDESHOW: Interior Secretary Visits the RV Show in Louisville
The U. S. Secretary of Interior was in Louisville early Tuesday to give a boost to the struggling recreational vehicle industry. That industry is bouncing back after being hard-hit by the recession.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Green Flag Drops on National RV Trade Show
There is plenty to be proud of and much to look forward to in the recreational vehicle industry.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Interior Secretary Kicks off RV Show in Louisville
The National RV Trade Show kicked off right here in Louisville Tuesday with one of the top names in tourism, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Ken Salazar talks about RV's, Recreation and Conservation in Louisville and Southern Indiana
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar was in Louisville and southern Indiana this morning, speaking at a recreational vehicle convention and then visiting a wildlife refuge.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
New Fuel-Efficient Models Aim to get RV's on the Road Again
The RV industry has been hit hard by high fuel prices and the economy. And now they are showing off lighter, smaller and more fuel efficient models here in Louisville.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
RV Industry Gathers for Trade Show in Louisville
The RV industry, which has been hard hit by high fuel prices and the economic downturn, will showcase its newest models at its annual trade show in Louisville.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
RV Industry on Slow Road to Recovery in 2011
The recession-dented RV industry pointed Tuesday to modest gains atop last year's turnaround performance as another sign that the sector is on a slow road to recovery.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Wash, Rinse, Repeat: More of the Same Ahead for RV Industry
For the RV industry, the year 2012 will look and behave much like 2011 which, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association is positive news.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2011
RV Industry Looks to China for Sales
Pictures depict motorhomes and travel trailers parked side-by-side while reports note more than 10,000 visitors roamed among the units to get a close look at recreational vehicles and the camping lifestyle.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Joe Cahn: The Man Who Makes His Living Tailgating (VIDEO)
'It's the new American social,' he told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 'The last great American neighborhood where people get together and socialize. Tailgating is the original Facebook, except when you 'friend' someone in the parking lot, you get to eat.'

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2011
More Winter Texans Expected After Record Year
Winter Texans came to the Valley in record numbers last year after a decline that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, said Penny Simpson, a professor who researches tourism at the University of Texas-Pan American.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2011
RVing Lifestyle Entices Boomers
Vacations cheaper despite high gas prices

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2011
Geauga Woman Follows Her Intution on a Six-Month Tour
For the next six months, the former advertising sales rep and real estate agent plans to sublet her home and travel throughout the country in a 24-foot Shasta Sprite motorhome.

POSTED NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Female NASCAR Fans Head to PIR in Full Force
The big race at Phoenix International Raceway is still days away, but the big RV's are rolling in already.

POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2011
Rt. 66 Film: That's a Wrap!
A man with a plan, and an RV, is on his way back through town. He's finishing a film making trip along the 'Mother Road'.

POSTED NOVEMBER 04, 2011
RV Brings Fans and Wounded Veterans Together
A tailgating RV is helping injured troops one game at a time.

POSTED OCTOBER 30, 2011
Taking Diversity to the Outdoors
Rue Mapp is trying to change that. She speaks with Michel Martin about her website 'Outdoor Afro,' which aims to educate African-Americans about the importance of getting involved with the outdoors.

POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2011
Vikings Fan Tailgates with Tricked-Out RV
With the border battle of the Vikings and Packers looming this weekend we thought we'd start the tailgating a little early by taking a tour of a Vikings-themed RV that's fit for an episode of 'Cribs.'

POSTED OCTOBER 24, 2011
Annual RV Show at Fairplex Showcases Variety
'We go out with an RV club,' she said. 'I like to see the country. And with an RV you can take your home along with you.'

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2011
Vendor Newsmaker: Richard Coon
Digging into the particulars of the RV parts and repairs marketplace

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2011
Brad Herzog LIVE from the California RV Show
RVing has remained popular for more than a century because it's the most cost-effective way for families to have a great vacation!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2011
EVENT: RV Show Has Tiny Trailers to TVs
For the would-be camper with a budget and little need for luxury there's a tiny trailer that can be towed by an equally tiny car. For the would-be rock star with no budget and a need for four flat-screen televisions during a road trip, there's a 45-foot luxury bus.

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2011
RVing Filmmaker Visits Oklahoma City for Old Route 66 Film Project
Filmmaker John Holod always has a room with a view.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2011
Detroit Camper RV Show Runs Oct. 5-9 at The Showplace in Novi
Semi-annual sales reports show that the RV market continued to rise through the first half of 2011. The total wholesale shipments of 144,000 units reflected an increase of nearly six percent more than last year, with only 136,000 units shipped in the same time period.

POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2011
Experience the Outdoors: Camper? RV? Take a Look
With 200 campers and motor homes from 50 manufacturers, the show is a great place for newcomers to get a handle on what they need to start out and for veterans of the camping lifestyle to see what's available to trade up to.

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2011
Filmmaker in Amarillo for Route 66 documentary
John Holod began his travels in Chicago and has been making his way through every city along the 'Historic Route 66.'

POSTED OCTOBER 02, 2011
There's No Place Like Buffalo in NFL
Do a little tailgating at a Buffalo Bills Game and you might run into former NFL QB Jim Kelly in his RV.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Bringing the American Road Trip to China
Chinese officials visit Hesperia to experience RV lifestyle

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Wausau-Area Snowbirds Prep for Annual Migration
Milt and Kay Olson spend every Christmas in north central Wisconsin with their children and grandchildren, enjoying a meal together, sharing stories of Christmases past and exchanging gifts. Then they take down the Christmas tree, load up the fifth-wheel trailer and head south to escape the below-zero temperatures and snow.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Edmonds Travel Writer Shares Stories From His RV
Chuck Woodbury has just returned from his latest adventure and he's brimming with descriptions of Iceland's exotic scenery. He traveled to the Scandinavian island country earlier this month as part of his life's work -- exploring the world by motor home and writing about it. The remote destination was the most recent leg of the RV blogger's extensive travels. Though most of the miles have been racked up in the western United States, he's also rented RVs in Iceland and New Zealand.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
RV Sales Constant Despite Down Economy, Retailers Say
As campers and motorhomes loaded with posh upholstery and state-of-the-art electronics sat displayed for visitors at the Utah RV Super Show, Noyce caught sight of a selling point her granddaughters would find appealing in a vehicle offered by American Fork-based Stewart's RV. 'This one has a hair dryer!' she said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
RVs Cruise To Redmond For Annual Show
They're back and in full force -- RVers by the hundreds for a weekend of fun. This weekend was the annual Central Oregon RV Dealers fall show and sale.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Wanderlust in a Winnebago: Andersons Sample the RV Lifestyle
When wanderlust touches us, we think how nice it would be to sell the house, buy an RV and take off to see the rest of North America. With our basic possessions packed in the vehicle, we could go wherever we wanted, stop whenever we wanted and still feel as if we were home at the end of each day.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2011
Summer Travelers
Campers still out in Colorado for Labor Day, despite high prices at the pump.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2011
For Burning Man, an Airstream Done Up in Moorish Splendor
Among those attending this year are neophytes Rachel Horn, 43, a Los Angeles interior designer, and Justin Kreizel, 33, her husband and business partner, who gutted and renovated a 180-square-foot 1969 Airstream trailer for the trip.

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2011
Many Head Up North Over Labor Day, the Unofficial Start of Fall
'Gas prices have been high this summer, but they haven't prevented us from traveling around the state during the weekends.'

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2011
RV Filled with Messages of Support for the Troops
All it takes are magic markers and a motor home and you have got a mobile message of love and support for our troops across the globe.

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2011
'Serious Buyers' Shop at RV Show
Higher sales reported despite lower attendance than in years before.

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2011
At the End of the Road
Full-time travel in an R.V. has become a popular lifestyle for independent-minded seniors. But age takes its toll, and there comes a time when even the hardiest have to think about parking the R.V. for good.

POSTED AUGUST 29, 2011
King of the Road: The Value of a Vintage Travel Trailer
The trailer was delightful: We got a comfortable night's sleep, my daughter was thrilled about her fold-out bed, 'on top of the table,' and it was fun to have a cozy home base to return to after a day at the beach. In the evening we watched the sunset over the Pacific and ate cake to celebrate my daughter's fourth birthday.

POSTED AUGUST 29, 2011
RV Show Dealers Happy with Traffic, Sales
'All things considered it was a great weekend,' Bowersox said. 'The weather - for two and a half days of it - was beautiful. The reality is there are buyers in the market.'

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2011
Hitting the Road with Airstream
An inside look at one of America's most iconic designs, the Airstream travel trailer, with Bob Wheeler, Airstream president & CEO.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2011
RV Industry Shows Signs of Improvement
A weekend event plans to showcase new RV models and stimulate sales.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2011
RV Show off to Fast Start
Serious shoppers arrive early ready to deal

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2011
Campground Hosts are Often the First Face of Utah State Parks
They are often the first people visitors to Utah State Parks encounter and frequently the last people campers talk to, when the music in the next site is too loud at midnight.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2011
RV Show to Return to Elkhart Friday
The RV Center is one of eight dealers that will exhibit products at the show. The others are Great Lakes RV Center, Elkhart RV Sales, Indiana RV Connection, International RV World, The Outpost RV, Total Value RV and Wana RV Center.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2011
RVs Await Your Review
Come to the Midwest RV Super Show to dream, to buy, organizer says

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2011
Kings of the Road?: Motor Homes Smaller, Less Flashy
You may have to look harder to see those convoys of motor homes headed for vacation spots this summer. The RVs are getting smaller.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2011
Camping and RV Month Great Time to Explore State's Sites
Wow! Gov. Rick Snyder might be more popular than he realizes. Only a few days after he declared August Michigan Camping and RV Month, the campground at Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park was jammed.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2011
Wounded Warrior Project Helps Iraq War Veteran with 'Grand Slam' Hunting Trip
With a Monday send-off at the Jacksonville-based Wounded Warrior Project, Edmundson and his parents set off on a three-month 'Grand Slam' hunting expedition in a pickup donated by Under Armour and a trailer by General RV Center in Orange Park.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2011
Hope for the RV
Eco-friendly innovations could lead to a rebirth, experts say

POSTED AUGUST 04, 2011
Road Trip: Chinese Rev Up the RVs
Loading up the Winnebago and seeing the country via its highways, byways, campgrounds and tourists traps is a classic American summertime pursuit. And now it's come to China.

POSTED AUGUST 04, 2011
Taking the Comforts of Home on the Road
''We're not your typical campers,''Binay said as he sat outside his RV last week in the South Hills. ''We're full-time RVers.''

POSTED AUGUST 04, 2011
When is a Camper Right for You?
Buying a camper can be a big commitment and a worthwhile investment.

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2011
More Locals are Camping at Dan Nicholas
Some might picture an ''RV getaway'' as a romantic or adventurous trek across the country - as in, load up the camper (or that sleek silver Airstream travel trailer), hit the highway and find a new place to stop every night.

POSTED AUGUST 01, 2011
Owners of the Distinctive Airstream Trailers Bond on the Road
Avid hunter Gary Colbert travels with a 9,500-pound silver bullet. Don't worry, he doesn't lock and load it. That's just the nickname for his 34-foot Airstream Excella 1000.

POSTED JULY 31, 2011
Camping: Everything Old is New Again at Starlite Classic Campground
Get your '50s cool on in a collection of vintage trailers

POSTED JULY 24, 2011
SOLAR TRAVEL: RV Owners Test Out Solar Panels at WIT Grand National Rally
From nearly every state in the country, Winnebago owners rolled into Forest City this week, lining up for fun, food, and everything RV at the Winnebago-Itasca Traveler's Grand National Rally.

POSTED JULY 24, 2011
RV Enthusiasts Rally in Forest City
Hundreds of recreational vehicles are rounded up in northern Iowa this week for the annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club Grand National Rally.

POSTED JULY 20, 2011
Tear-Drop Trailers Bring Owners Joy
Lightweight items turn out to be attention-getters

POSTED JULY 19, 2011
Obama Recession Symbol Elkhart Mends as U.S. Manufacturing Grows
rebound is evident in the ''Employment Opportunities'' sign at truckmaker Utilimaster Corp., the return of laid-off workers at recreational-vehicle producer Jayco Inc., and the restoration of a downtown theater.

POSTED JULY 14, 2011
Herzogs Spend Family Time in Winnebago
They've seen America several times over. And they keep coming back.Brad and Amy Herzog and their sons Luke, 10, and Jesse 9, of Pacific Grove, Calif., will travel to 12 states this summer in their Winnebago Adventurer.

POSTED JULY 13, 2011
Winnebago Official: Herzogs Represent RV Lifestyle


POSTED JULY 13, 2011
'Glamping' is a Glamorous Alternative to Camping
Think you always have to 'rough it' when you're camping? Not so - try 'glamping'.

POSTED JULY 12, 2011
"Explore America Family"
They're called the 'Explore America Family.' For the past 12 years, this family of four has spent two months every Summer in an RV traveling the country.

POSTED JULY 11, 2011
The Ultimate Summer Road Trip
You might call it the ultimate summer road trip. For the past 12 summers, Brad and Amy Herzog and their kids have been traveling across different parts of the country.

POSTED JULY 11, 2011
'Workamping' Gives Outdoors Enthusiasts Seasonal Jobs at Parks and Refuges
For the past decade, retired mechanic David Standaert has been in transit, towing his 27-foot travel trailer to scenic places coast to coast.

POSTED JULY 11, 2011
Boomers Hit the Road as 'Workampers'
Workamping (also known as work camping) is a growing trend in the labor market and involves people traveling across the country (often in a RV) and exchanging their labor for a place to stay/park plus any wages. The trend is especially growing among retirees.

POSTED JULY 07, 2011
Callison: America by Road, With a Slice of S.D.
Summer after summer, family drives across America in an RV

POSTED JULY 07, 2011
Popo's Blog from the Kentucky Speedway
9 News sports director John Popovich and his crew will be reporting from Kentucky Speedway live through the Quaker State 400 raceday.

POSTED JULY 06, 2011
Speedway Campers Fill Full Spectrum
The campers have been steadily arriving at the Kentucky Speedway since the gates opened Tuesday morning, filling a spectrum of mobile living arrangements ranging from the lap of luxury to the simple life.

POSTED JULY 06, 2011
Writer and Family Visit Area on Cross-Country Expedition
This is the Herzogs' third time through the area and this year they will spend 45 days exploring 12 northern states before ending in Wisconsin, Brad said.

POSTED JULY 06, 2011
Luxury Hotel or RV? (VIDEO)
RV Industry Association President Richard Coon gives a tour of the Dutchman Voltage, a 42-foot luxury fifth-wheel travel trailer.

POSTED JULY 05, 2011
Las Vegas Popular Stop for RV Vacationers
High gas prices may have some people rethinking their summer plans. But there's a group of hardcore travelers who are defying the pumps and hitting the road this summer in recreational vehicles.

POSTED JULY 04, 2011
RV Campers Becoming More Popular
At Lone Pines Campsites in Colchester, the number of camping enthusiasts interested in that comfortable outdoor experience -- closer to home, seems to be growing.

POSTED JULY 04, 2011
RV 'Residents' Heading Out 4th of July Weekend Despite Economy
'We're out with nature and relax. Do nothing if you want to or play games outdoors,' said RV owner Grace Phillips.

POSTED JULY 04, 2011
Travel Blogger Makes Way Through Black Hills with Family
Gas prices aren't stopping the Herzog family from hitting the road in their RV for a 12th consecutive summer trip across the country.

POSTED JULY 04, 2011
What are the Perks of Camping Out July 4th?
''Well, it's just being in the great outdoors,'' says Beauchamp. ''Enjoying life. Getting the kids out instead of in front of the TV. Just mainly being outside.'

POSTED JULY 04, 2011
Camping and RVing Affords Freedom, Flexibility and Fun
With the economy still in the hole and fuel prices dropping but still higher than they were a year ago, a family camping or RV vacation remains the least expensive way to enjoy the summer.

POSTED JULY 02, 2011
RV Owners Hit West Virginia Campgrounds Despite High Gas Prices
Gas prices aren't stopping millions of people from packing up the RV and hitting the road.

POSTED JULY 01, 2011
Camping Business
RV business is huge and camper dealerships say right now, travel trailers are a hot sell.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2011
RVing Can Make Vacations Affordable
RVing brings the comforts of home on the road and saves big bucks on family vacation.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2011
Can You Afford to Travel this Summer?
'My favorite thing about the RV experience is the freedom and flexibility you have, you are traveling on your own terms, if you want to save money and not go the extra 200 miles,' Brad Herzog said.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2011
Cross-Country RVing Family Stops in Colorado
A family from California, that has spent the last 12 summers in their RV going cross country, is in Colorado.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2011
'I'm Speechless'
Jacob Schlosser, 12, who suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, asked for an RV as his Make-A-Wish request.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2011
Utah's Unusual Weather Keeping Some Campgrounds Closed
Colder weather and snow not keeping Brad Herzog and his family off the road in their RV.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2011
A Retirement Made for You (and People Just Like You)
The new trend in retirement communities: Shared interests, cultures or lifestyles - RVing is a great fit.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2011
Vacation Without Breaking the Bank (AUDIO)
CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg says try an RV rental for your summer vacation deal.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2011
Gas Prices Not Stopping Campers from Vacationing
''Camping is still a priority,'' Lisa Flanigan said. ''They're not traveling as far, but people still want to get vacations in. Nobody wants to stay home.''

POSTED JUNE 20, 2011
Family Road Trip: 50 States in 11 Months
A Florida family traveling in an RV visits 50 states during their vacation. WCCO talks to them at their last stop.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2011
RV Family Visits Great Falls on Cross-Country Trip
The Herzog family makes a stop in Great Falls, MT.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2011
Herzog Family
The Herzog family stops in Missoula, MT on their summer RV vacation.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2011
Travel Safely With Your Pet (VIDEO)
Pets are great travel companions in your RV. Here are some great tips from the pet lady on how to keep them safe on the road.

POSTED JUNE 12, 2011
Family's RV Gets Extreme Makeover
Camping volunteers at the Pennsylvania Dutch Campground in Upper Bern Township made over Marla Steckel's R-V to make it accessible for her son... Franki.

POSTED JUNE 11, 2011
National RV Sales Rise Despite Gas Prices
It's vacation season, but Bill Turner won't be booking a flight for any seasonal travel. He's among 8.9 million Americans who gas up RVs for their summer fun - and insiders say high gas prices aren't deterring the RV set.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2011
On the Road Again -- Exploring America in a Recreational Vehicle
Home away from home in an RV last summer Call me a wuus but when it was time for bed in the campground, I was glad for a bed and the AC.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2011
RV Rebound Expected to Continue
The recreational vehicle industry is expected to have back-to-back good years.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2011
Gas Prices Aren't Slowing RV Sales, Dealers Say
Gasoline prices hovering near $4 a gallon haven't put the brakes on the desire of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky residents to hit the road in recreation vehicles, area dealers say.

POSTED JUNE 06, 2011
RV Owners Willing to Pay to Get Away
It's a piece of the summer economy that is just not that sensitive to gas-pump shock, it seems, though the deep recession did cut deeply into sales of RVs for two years before rebounding last year.

POSTED JUNE 01, 2011
RV Road Trip Across America .
When Mary Lou Sottung retired from teaching last year, she pitched the idea to sell the house, buy an RV and go see America to her 30-year-old daughter.

POSTED JUNE 01, 2011
Oregon State Parks Day Offers Free Camping Saturday, June 4
Maybe it's a make up for the wet chilly Memorial Day weekend, or maybe the Legislature really did want Oregonians to get outside and enjoy their parks.

POSTED MAY 31, 2011
RV Sales Stay Strong
The recreational vehicle industry is continuing its comeback.

POSTED MAY 28, 2011
Gas Prices Not Slowing Travelers, Even in RV's
Despite high gas prices, more Americans are hitting the roads this Memorial Day Weekend.

POSTED MAY 27, 2011
Going Green, Saving Money on Memorial Day Trips
Whether its an RV, camper or a tent people are packing up, hitting the roads and camping out this holiday weekend. Families are setting up camp, and getting down to the business of family fun.

POSTED MAY 27, 2011
Local Campgrounds Bustling for Holiday Weekend
Families around central Wisconsin still looking for camping spots for Memorial Day weekend might have to look to the north.

POSTED MAY 27, 2011
Camping, Albeit Not Roughing It, Proves Recession Proof
As the Memorial Day weekend nears, state campgrounds and New York's private campground owners are reporting occupancy rates at 80 percent to 100 percent, but the nature of camping is changing.

POSTED MAY 26, 2011
Travel Deals: Hotel Cash And Family Travel Deals For Summer Travel Season
Turn off the TV and go camping this June, aka National Great Outdoors Month. Private campgrounds, RV parks and resorts that are affiliated with National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds are offering 20 percent off rates between June 1-25, 2011.

POSTED MAY 26, 2011
Will the Drop in Gas Prices Impact Memorial Day Travelers?
Travel experts say Memorial Day travel won't be hurt by high gas prices this year.

POSTED MAY 26, 2011
Reality RV: Family Time
Like the rest of you, or maybe just a rambling few, I've always dreamed of taking a trip in an RV. In my mind's eye, the journey would consume at least several months and stretch from Niagara Falls to the redwood forests of Northern California, and then back through Death Valley to the Florida Keys. And all of it would be experienced from the sumptuousness and civility of my fully equipped, state-of-the-art recreational vehicle.

POSTED MAY 25, 2011
Luxury Retirement on Wheels
Hardwood floors, plasma TVs, Sub-Zero fridges -- boomers are seeking out high-end RVs with all the comforts of home

POSTED MAY 24, 2011
RV Park Reservation Tips Save You Money
Savvy RV travelers lower their site fees by using these tips for making RV park reservations.

POSTED MAY 24, 2011
Raceweek: For Concord Couple, it's Love, NASCAR and an RV
Each year around this time, John Richert and his wife, Sue, set up shop in their well-equipped RV for Charlotte Motor Speedway's May race events.

POSTED MAY 23, 2011
Meet K-State's King of the Road
Today, King puts his foot on the gas of a 35-foot Winnebago, diesel, with WiFi and satellite TV. The RV has become King's home while he spends an entire season watching his sons, Jason and Jared, play baseball at Kansas State.

POSTED MAY 21, 2011
High Gas Prices Fuel Shift in Vacation Plans
Many families are cancelling plans for summer vacations because of high prices at the pump - but not RVers!

POSTED MAY 19, 2011
RV Summer Travel with Pets
Summer's on its way, and you may be thinking about vacations to some of America's majestic, beautiful national parks. But what should you do with your pets during your summer travels? Pack your suitcase, pack your pet's toys as well, and learn a little about life on the road from experienced RV travelers Brian and Norma Ellison.

POSTED MAY 19, 2011
Recreational Vehicles: Dealers Put RV Models Into the Spotlight
Take a visit to any RV dealership and you'll immediately notice the trends in motor homes and trailers these days. Words like luxurious, amenities and conveniences are becoming a constant part of the RV salesperson's vocabulary.

POSTED MAY 18, 2011
Home on the Road
Enjoy the comfort of home with your dog on an RV vacation.

POSTED MAY 15, 2011
Gas is $4. Why Take A Family RV Vacation?
I have to tell you that there is one advantage of RV travel that is priceless. Living with your family in a 30 foot RV for 10 days will bring all of you closer and better able to appreciate each other than the same trip by car.

POSTED MAY 08, 2011
Getting to know a new home on wheels
His vintage pickup camper didn't make it through the winter. As many Minnesotans can relate, not replacing it never was an option.

POSTED MAY 06, 2011
Winnebagos and Sailboats: Entrepreneurs Going Mobile
Self-employed baby boomers Patricia and Renato Faustini are selling their 2,000-square-foot house in Prescott, Arizona - taking their life, their 16-year-old son and their jobs on the road in a 24-foot Winnebago.

POSTED MAY 04, 2011
On the Road Again: Oregon Invites RV Owners 'Home'
The service bays are full at the resurrected Country Coach in Junction City, proof for owner Ron Lee that the RV business still has a pulse.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2011
A Hard Road to Recovery for US Motor Home Capital
Once idle factories are ringing again with the welcome sounds of motor homes being built, but this Indiana town seen as a bellwether for the US economy is still hurting nearly two years after the recession officially ended.

POSTED APRIL 27, 2011
Economy, Gas Prices Could Help Boost Michigan Camping
An improving economy, higher gas prices and the introduction of the state's Recreation Passport option for motorists may lead to a big year for camping in Michigan.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2011
RV Business Is Building Again, Says Edmonds Expert
Chuck Woodbury, whose RV business is sponsoring seminars and an open house on Saturday, says increased design and performance help fight the high cost of gas.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2011
Just Can't Wait To Get On the Road Again
A nature-loving family's West Coast RV adventure.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2011
The RV Diaries: An RV Family Road Trip
Parents are renting RVs in record numbers. But what's it really like? Hop in as one family takes a big road trip.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2011
RV Dealers, Makers Don't Fear Fuel Fallout
The RV dealers and manufacturers that survived the economic downturn aren't fearing a fuel price fallout.

POSTED APRIL 16, 2011
RV 101: A Coastal Highway Adventure
Water spritzed my face, like a houseplant being misted. I stirred from my sleeping bag, stretched up in the darkness to close a vent that was letting in rain, then sank back into slumber, lulled by the drumming on our rented RV's roof.

POSTED APRIL 10, 2011
Some Masters Patrons Prefer Home on Wheels to Hotel Rooms
Some Masters patrons stay in hotels. Others rent homes. A few bring their homes with them.

POSTED APRIL 08, 2011
Recreation Upgrades: Make Your Pickup or SUV Ready for a Family Vacation
Whether you tow an 18,000-pound fifth-wheel mounted to your one-ton dualie or a lightweight teardrop attached to the bumper of a V-6 crossover, your vehicle can help you reach your destination. Whatever you like to do or wherever you love to go, there are plenty of products to make your life easier (and safer). Here are just a few of the better problem-solvers we found at this year's annual RV trade show in Louisville, Kentucky.

POSTED APRIL 07, 2011
Summer Travel: More or Less This Year?
According to a survey recently published by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, more than half of RV owners plan to use their RVs more often this spring/summer than they did last year by enjoying frequent weekend vacations and staying closer to home.

POSTED APRIL 07, 2011
Planning an RVing Vacation: There's an App and Website for That
If you're planning a camping and RVing vacation, take a look at these websites and iPhone apps that can help you map out your adventure.

POSTED APRIL 06, 2011
RV or Motel?
Is it better to stay in accommodations that move with you or stay put? Two travelers argue on behalf of their preferences.

POSTED APRIL 06, 2011
Home on the Road: Boomers Trading in Houses for RV
Imagine being able to tour the country without ever leaving home. This is not an oxymoron, but an attainable lifestyle made possible in a recreational vehicle.

POSTED APRIL 05, 2011
In an RV, Everything's in its Place
How does a person go from living in a 3,000-square-foot home to a 400-square-foot motorhome? It isn't as difficult as it may seem.

POSTED APRIL 05, 2011
"Roughing It" Is Easy in a $95K Airstream Motor Home
So we gave the new Airstream a whirl. And we were the perfect candidates, since our idea of 'camping' usually includes airport shuttles and infinity swimming pools. With the Avenue begging to go out and play, we quickly chose a destination in the hills outside of Santa Barbara and packed for unknown adventure.

POSTED APRIL 02, 2011
Couldn't Drag Me Away
Wild horses, wilder children, a wicked RV, a few sleeping bags, a full moon and one of the most intriguing beaches in the world: Assateague Island.

POSTED APRIL 01, 2011
RVolution (VIDEO)
Take a look at RVs through the years, and how it's the best option for your family TODAY.

POSTED APRIL 01, 2011
Sizing Up Your Ride
Taking the wheel of your first RV will be a lot less stressful if you remember these simple tips.

POSTED APRIL 01, 2011
RV Show Runs Downtown This Weekend
While they may all be called RVs, they range from mini-campers that are essentially sleeping spaces on wheels to Class A motorhomes that have indoor and outdoor cook­ing areas...

POSTED MARCH 26, 2011
Speedway's RV Area a Fun-Filled Mini-City
The RV area is similar to a small city where the citizens are just looking to have a good time. The RVs are packed together in numbered lots. NASCAR fans - like Eckdahl - turn some of their spots into makeshift bars, complete with tables, lights and sometimes full live bands.

POSTED MARCH 26, 2011
Is an RV Right For You?
RVs were once thought to be the toys of older drivers. But the industry association now says most RVs are owned by drivers from 35 to 54 years old and the largest percentage-gain in ownership is for people 35 years and younger.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2011
Home and Garden, RV Expos Bring Weekend Crowds to Flint's Perani Arena
It worked well for both parties, as more than 3,000 people had attended through Sunday afternoon. The dual-show expo brought more traffic to both sides of Perani Arena, said Rosalie Lamb, a show manager for the home and garden show.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2011
Big, Small RVs Share Stage at Suburban West Palm Beach Show
Complete with a full-size stainless steel refrigerator, four flat-screen televisions and porcelain tile floors, the 45-foot motor home parked at the West Palm Beach RV Show is more luxurious than many houses.

POSTED MARCH 11, 2011
Pain at the Pump Boosts Sales of Scooters and RVs
Gas prices are hurting most people at the pump, but it seems to be helping the sales of scooters and RVs.

POSTED MARCH 10, 2011
Brad Herzog, Small-Town RV Traveler
I'd never set foot in an RV until I went out with my wife for 314 days. We traveled 34,000 miles and saw 48 states.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2011
Fuel-Efficient Models Highlight Oregon RV Show and Sale
Local RV manufacturers and dealers say sales continue to rise since the recession. Perhaps the biggest indicator of that is the activity at the Oregon RV Show and Sale.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2011
Economy, Cabin Fever, Camping Community Add to RVs' Appeal
Many of the dealers at the show also spoke about customers wanting to save money by taking vacations without having to pay for everything from hotel bills to restaurants and entertainment.

POSTED MARCH 05, 2011
From Wimbledon to Winnebago
Mats Wilander, the former No. 1 tennis player in the world, won seven Grand Slam titles in a Hall of Fame career. If you would like to take a tennis lesson from him, please call 787-GET-GAME and he'll drive to your local club in his Winnebago.

POSTED MARCH 03, 2011
Hot Showers and Wi-Fi Make RV Winter Camping a Nice Getaway
When most people think about winter camping, they think about snow caves, tents buried in snow, wet and clammy clothing, frozen boots, hypothermia and frostbite. It doesn't have to be that way. How about your tent trailer, camper or other RV, and a toasty heater, electric plug-ins and Wi-Fi?

POSTED MARCH 02, 2011
Annual RV Show Highlights Recreational Trends
One thing about Americans, they aren't going to give up their vacation time. They just learned how to be smarter about it, with shorter trips or new camping areas,' said Denny Johnston of Events Ltd.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2011
RV Show in Atlantic City a Place for Nature Lovers
The Brannigans were researching the variety of camping trailers and RVs that were available for purchase and on display during Atlantic City's 16th annual RV Show in the city's convention center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2011
RV Show Puts Families in Mood for Camping
Other guests at the QCCA Expo Center for the RV, Camping and Travel Show on Sunday packed into tiny 10-foot pop-up trailers or stretched out in 43-foot behemoths. Despite rising gas prices and a tight economy, dealers said it was a good weekend.

POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Not Your Granddad's Airstream
Interview with Airstream CEO Bob Wheeler about the continuing popularity of the iconic trailer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2011
RV Industry to Continue Rebound in 2011
Even somewhat higher fuel prices won't likely be enough to slow growth in the RV industry.

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Crowds Pack Annual RV Show
'It's probably the best show we've had in five years,' said Marc LaBrecque, owner of Diamond R.V. Centre in Hatfield. 'The economy's turning around, people are buying.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Day Trip: 'RV Capital' a Study in innovation
Admirers of all things RV can fill that particular thrill in Elkhart County, Ind., where more than 20 RV manufacturers offer factory tours.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Downsizing? Yep, Alabama Super RV Super Show Shows They Even Do That With RVs
Eric and Paula Twitchell of Huntsville walked up the stairs of the Allegro Breeze 28-foot motor home Sunday afternoon during the annual Alabama RV Super Show at the Von Braun Center's South Hall.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Optimistic Outlook at Utah RV Show
It might be too early to declare that the Great Recession is over for everyone, but judging from all the recreational vehicles at the South Towne Expo Center and confidence from some of the dealers, optimism in this sector of the travel industry is looking up.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Sales Expected Up at RV Show in Sandy
If you're getting the itch for some springtime fun then head indoors to the RV Show at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Sarasota Airstream rally: A Home Away from Home
Trailer enthusiasts seeking road trips with the comforts of home are descending on Sarasota this week for the 38th-annual Airstream rally, held on the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2011
35th Annual Arkansas RV Show
Arkansans will get a rare opportunity to see many recreational vehicles under one roof without the hassle of driving from RV dealer to RV dealer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Fans Show True Colors for Big Game
Rizzo and Lenz stood next to the RV that Damien Rahim had rented in Orlando, Fla., and driven to Arlington by way of New Orleans. Rahim had several people along for the $3,000 ride, as well as several TVs set up inside the RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2011
More Buying, Less Browsing at RV Show
Annual Fort Wayne RV and Camping show a success

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2011
Road Warriors: Las Crucens Make Trip to Dallas for Super Bowl
Salcedo said this weekend's trip was jam-packed. Friday night was set aside for partying with other Steelers fans at a recreational vehicle park where they're staying this weekend.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2011
RV-Driving Race Fans Get Settled In
While some fans are still counting down the days until they get to head out to Daytona International Speedway, several dozen already have rolled their recreational vehicles into their favorite parking spots.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2011
Bob Gallaher Meets Up With People Who RV'ed to the Super Bowl
Sports Director Bob Gallaher has been in Dallas all week, and as he found out Friday, the best way to travel to the super bowl was in your RV

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2011
Packers Fans Take RV Down to Dallas (VIDEO)
Packers fans save money on Super Bowl trip by driving their RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2011
Packers Fans Travel to Super Bowl in Themed RV
Tom Benning originally wanted to buy a motorcycle. Instead, he ended up owning half a motor home and gaining hundreds of new friends.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2011
RV Parks Filling Up with Packers Fans
Cold weather in Dallas isn't stopping some fans from enjoying the Super Bowl - in their RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2011
To the Super Bowl in an RV
If you're heading to the Super Bowl and can't find a hotel, here's an interesting way around that. Take an RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2011
Consumers Regaining Confidence in RVs
Consumer confidence is up at Indiana RV Show.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011
RV Sales Ready to Rev Up This Year?
Dealers at the Big Boy Toy Show express some optimism after a couple of difficult years.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011
Attendance Strong at 54th Annual Boat and RV Show, Organizers Say
Thousands of hunters, boaters and fishermen turned out to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Saturday to peruse bass boats, tour gleaming RVs and browse accessories ranging from off-road vehicles to metal gun safes.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2011
RV and Boat Show Expands
'There are some neat things that the RV industry has been doing this year,' he said. 'Our manufacturers are staying on top of things. We've got some new things to show people.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2011
RV Show Offers a Quick Cure for Spring Fever
It's an annual event that brings summer fun to Sioux City in the midst of the cold winter.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2011
Searching for Affordable Super Bowl Lodging? Consider a Campground
With 85% of Dallas-area hotels reportedly sold out (and asking some breathtaking rates -- $699 for a room at the Super 8 Motel on game day???!!!!) here's an alternative.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2011
There Are Wways to do Super Bowl on the Cheap
Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl. But can Pittsburghers afford to actually go to the Super Bowl? There are ways, say seasoned travelers, to shave hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars off the cost of the trip.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2011
Memories Make Man a Fan of RV Lifestyle
''RV camping is a great way to get quality family time,'' Voyles said. ''Instead of staying in a motel, you're staying outdoors.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2011
Industrial Heartland Showing Signs of Life
Economic bright spots appear in Elkhart, Ind., hard-hit 'RV capital of the world'

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2011
Camping in Style: RV Show this Weekend at MSU
Approximately 6,000 people are expected to attend the 14th annual 2011 Family RV Show at the Michigan State University Pavilion this weekend.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2011
Recreation Renovation
Bulow RV Resort works to spruce things up since the RV industry, Bulow's largest moneymaker, has been doing pretty good lately.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2011
Comfy Abodes for the Road
With more people ready to hit the road than in the last several years, RV makers need to be in tune with the latest trends.

POSTED JANUARY 21, 2011
Riverside Firm to Make Motor Homes for Chinese Market
MVP RV is planning to build and export 30,000 vehicles to China in a deal that is expected to bring 1,200 jobs to the Inland Empire.

POSTED JANUARY 21, 2011
MVP RV in California Will Ship More than 30,000 RVs to China
The push to get recreational vehicles into China took a significant step Thursday as MVP RV in California announced a $310 million agreement to export motorhomes to the Asian country.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2011
RV Show Aims to Create a Buying State of Mind
The recreational vehicle industry is on the road to recovery, said Southwest Florida dealers preparing for an annual show that starts today.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2011
RV Show Spotlights Camping With Luxury and Comfort in Mind
Choosing an RV with one of those features may be an option you want to explore during the Tidewater RV Show.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2011
Towables Drive RV Industry Rebound
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, the WBAY RV & Camping Show is the place to be. The 48th annual expo is the largest it's been in recent years, thanks in part to an industry turnaround.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2011
Inland Maker of RVs Gets Lift
A $310 million investment from China could mean years worth of vehicles to be manufactured for export.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2011
Study Says RV Industry on the Rebound
A new study says 2011 will be the turnaround year. According to a new consumer study at the University of Michigan, the industry as a whole is expected an increase of 4 percent in 2011.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2011
RV Show Pulls in Visitors
People came out in droves this weekend to check out the latest RV's and campers at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2011
Big Wheels on the Move
Judging from the turnout at the opening day of the 26th annual Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, the worst could be in the past for the RV industry.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2011
Camping and RV Industry Thrives Despite Struggling Michigan Economy
From learning more about great travel destinations, to purchasing a new RV, this event has everything. Despite the tough Michigan economy, those close to the camping and RV industry say it continues to thrive.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2011
Mood is Upbeat at Camper, Travel and RV Show Inside DeVos Place
'It's a fun way to travel,' said Deb Owen at this year's annual Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show, running until Sunday evening. 'We enjoy taking family vacations and it's so much cheaper than airline tickets - even with gas.'

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2011
Snowbird Season Kicks Off
The second week of January is the official start of the great snowbird migration, one that sees thousands of winter guests converge to the resorts, condominiums and of course, the recreation vehicle parks.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2011
RV Rebound is Starting With More Modest Towable Trailers
The comeback in the RV business is being led by something you could probably tow from behind your car. Lightweight trailers.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2011
Riding the High Life, RV Style
Slideouts, external TVs and motorized awnings are just some of the innovations you can see at the Pittsburgh RV Show in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2011
RV Dealers, Manufacturers Believe 2011 Will be Good Year
It's going to be a good year for recreational vehicle sales is the belief of dealers and manufacturers and the RV trade organization.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2011
Smaller RVs Coming to Annual Show at DeVos Place
Smaller is big when it comes to recreation vehicles. Lighter, more compact and fuel efficient is the buzz for this year's fifth annual Camper, Travel and RV Show opening Friday at DeVos Place.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2011
Family Finds Adventure, Appreciation on Road Trip
Some people take the road less traveled. The Euler family took just about every road.

POSTED JANUARY 06, 2011
Ohio RV Supershow at the I-X Center Now
Inside the family camper is a great way to spend a family vacation. And despite a bad economy and high gas prices, RV sellers say business is coming back.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2011
Tarrant County RV Show begins Thursday in Fort Worth
It's only the first week of January, but it's never too early to begin planning camping trips and vacations in a new recreational vehicle.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2011
RV Industry on the Rebound
Recreational vehicle manufacturers are looking to rebound from the tough recession.

POSTED JANUARY 03, 2011
RV Deals at Fairplex
Light rain and even lighter attendance at the McMahon RV show on Sunday did not discourage Dianne Stewart, a saleswoman with more that 27 years of experience.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2011
Dealers Counting on Momentum Staying in Gear
Manufacturers' response to market demand fueled RV sales resurgence in 2010.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2011
Respect the RV: Experiences From One Family's First RV Road Trip
We were seeking a sense of community and craved a closer look at the types of roadside treasures best seen from the giant windows of a recreational vehicle.

POSTED JANUARY 01, 2011
Couple Visited Almost All of the United States in an RV
Retired couple spent 12 years on the road in an RV.

POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2010
RV Sales on the Upswing
Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles dipped slightly in November, continuing the modulation of shipment levels from dramatically outpacing 2009 to closely matching.

POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2010
RVs Map a Different Road Back
The recreational-vehicle industry, a gauge of Americans' ability to splurge on adult toys, has been stuck in the slow lane of the road to recovery. Now, RV makers are trying to move things along with more fuel-efficient trailers aimed at frugal travelers tired of airports and motels.

POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2010
RV Campers Enjoy Christmas Camraderie
Gerry and Ann de Roeper string lights around their recreational vehicle. They decorate a picnic table with poinsettias. They wrap palm trees in tinsel.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2010
Winter Texans Keep Coming Back
When the temperature begins to dip and the sharp cold air of winter fills their nostrils, Tom and Ida Canada know the time has come for their annual migration. The couple pack up their motorhome and flee the impending chill in Jackson, Mich., heading toward the sunny warmth of Texas.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2010
'Happy Janssens' are Travel Happy
It's a dream many people have but few actually follow - selling most of your belongings, including your home, and hitting the road to destinations unknown.

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2010
Elkhart County's Workmanship Displayed at RV Show
In two sports arenas, hallways, meeting rooms and expansive convention space, 318 exhibitors who make anything and everything for RVs had their goods on display. Of those exhibitors, 83 were from Elkhart County.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2010
RV Industry Rebounding, Led by Smaller Trailers
Americans are ready to hitch up trailers and tow the RV industry out of an awful 2009

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2010
Customers Putting in Orders at this Year's RV Trade Show (VIDEO)
Foot traffic at a convention in Louisville this week says a lot about our economy and jobs in Indiana.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2010
RVIA Chief: Chinese Buyers Want RVs Made in Elkhart County and the Rest of America (VIDEO)
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association is encouraging manufacturers to consider the lucrative possibilities the Chinese consumer offers.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2010
It's a Mixed Bag for RV Dealers (VIDEO)
A mix of two moods -- optimism and uncertainty --prevailed Tuesday at the opening of the 48th annual National RV Trade Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2010
National RV Trade Show Kick Off in Louisville
One industry is looking up. The National RV Trade Show is rolling into Louisville this week and it's bigger and better than last year

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2010
EverGreen RV is Thinking Like a Car Company
One new RV, 35 new jobs. That's how the recreational vehicle industry works, and that entrepreneurial system was on display within the first hour of the National RV Trade Show Tuesday morning.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Louisville RV Show Opens with Optimism (VIDEO)
Although the recreational vehicle industry is expected to continue growing in 2011, dealers, manufacturers and suppliers were cautioned that work has to be done to fully capitalize on that upward trend.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2010
'RV Indicator' Says Economy is Improving
First to tank in a tough economy, and first to rebound, say economists.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2010
RV Show Opens in Louisville
After a good dose of inspiration and motivation during breakfast, the dealers, manufacturers and suppliers in the recreational vehicle industry opened their annual show Tuesday morning.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2010
RVs Take Slow Road Toward Growth
Shipments have been rebounding this year after a deep slump that began in 2007 as lenders that finance RV purchases tightened their standards.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Normal Looks Good at RV Show
After two stormy years, the 48th Annual National RV Trade Show will bring the return of more normal conditions.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2010
RV Show Starts this Week with Forest River and Thor as Industry Leaders
During one of the worst recessions to hit the recreational vehicle industry, two manufacturers have consistently outpaced their rivals and are emerging stronger and more dominant in the marketplace.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2010
RV Show Will Feature Terry Bradshaw
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, former Pittsburgh Steelers great and popular broadcaster Terry Bradshaw will be a featured speaker at the Recreational Vehicle Industries' Outlook 2011: A New Era Begins, Tuesday morning.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2010
King of the (East Coast) Road
As I inched our new home out of El Monte's hire depot in Orlando, I felt that tingle of expectation that signifies the start of something special. We were about to embark on the quintessential American holiday: an RV trip.

POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2010
Brad Herzog Shares The Top Hits For Road Trips
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RV industry, Brad has put together a entertaining collection of top-100 road travel lists: road songs, movies featuring RVs, goofiest town names, best small-town slogans, most scenic drives and quirkiest museums...

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Snowbirds Flocking to State RV Parks Once Again
According to a recent report from the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, snowbird reservations for long-term stays are up in the Sunshine State compared to the same time last year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2010
RV Industry is on the Rebound
The RV industry appears to be climbing back toward profitability.

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2010
After the Show Show: Camping in Style (VIDEO)
Camper brings comforts of home to the great outdoors

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2010
Area RV Dealers Recovering; Atlantic City Show Should Help
The recreational vehicle industry's long road to recovery stops in Atlantic City for a major show this week.

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2010
Let's Go 'Glamping': Camping Meets Luxury (VIDEO)
Who needs a tent when you have a state-of-the-art RV?

POSTED NOVEMBER 12, 2010
RVIA media campaign wins Silver Inkwell competition for PR
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has garnered top honors for its work to preserve the positive image and appeal of RVs during the worst economic recession since the 1930s.

POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2010
RV Business Shows Signs of Rebound in Iowa
The industry appears to be climbing back toward profitability, according to Cedar Valley dealers and Forest City-based Winnebago Industries Inc.

POSTED NOVEMBER 08, 2010
Oprah and Gayle's Big Yosemite Camping Adventure
Two best friends hit the road for another adventure! This time, Oprah and Gayle are traveling to Yosemite National Park.

POSTED OCTOBER 29, 2010
Digging Out From Recession
RV companies are seeing signs of hope.

POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2010
What is the Secret to Great Tailgating?
Cahn said he enjoys tailgating because it gives him the chance to see America in a way that few others do. All of the country's hills and valleys look beautiful from behind the wheel of his RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 24, 2010
RV there yet?
Retirees in Australia hit the road with no particular place to go.

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2010
Tailgating king Joe Cahn finds recipe for football happiness
USA TODAY caught up with Cahn as he piloted his 40-foot 'Joemobile' motor home the day after a Redskins-Colts game outside Washington - one of the 650 'home' games on an 800,000-mile, 15-season journey.

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2010
Happy Campers: Rent an RV, Experience the Freedom
Handling was surprisingly easy. I drove a little more slowly than usual because you can't make sudden moves, like lane changes. (Why rush anyway when you're in an RV?) For the same reason, I also paid closer attention to what was going on farther up the highway and behind me.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2010
RV Sales: An Indicator That's No Longer Lagging
The RV industry, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has had a bumpy road lately, but now it may be turning the corner.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2010
Huge RV show Opens at Pomona Fairplex Friday
The people putting on the Fairplex show said, '2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the first RV that rolled off the assembly line.'

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2010
RV Rally in River Region for First Time
More than 100 recreational vehicles have set up at the Capitol Hill Golf Course, all part of the Navistar LPGA Classic. Monaco RV, the presenting sponsor of the tournament, is hosting the 'Alabama Getaway Rally.' The classic has been to Prattville four years in a row, but this is the first time for the rally.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2010
First lady O'Malley prefers Mini Cooper to RV
Gov. Martin O'Malley this week unveiled a bright green 31-foot RV he's calling the 'On Your Side' Express. Complete with a kitchen table, the RV is taking O'Malley and his message of 'fighting for working families' on the road.

POSTED OCTOBER 07, 2010
RV Campground Lures More Than Race Fans
Outside their 43-foot recreational vehicle, single sections of white picket fence, unattached to each other, scatter along the 29 acres of gravel parking lot like a jumbo dot-to-dot puzzle yet to be connected.

POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2010
Dan Aykroyd Writing Ghostbusters 3 Script, Selling Vodka Out Of His RV
Dan Aykroyd loves his vodka. Actually, he loves vodka, Ghostbusters, and his 40-foot, six-cylinder, 13-speed RV. Aykroyd's been out pounding the proverbial pavement in said RV (he hates to fly) across the great territories of Canada and the United States, promoting his latest endeavor: Crystal Head Vodka, the bottle of which can become something of a ghostly relic.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2010
RVs' Return May Indicate Consumer Recovery
Following a sales plunge in 2008 and 2009, recreational vehicle manufacturers are finding some traction this year with cheaper, greener models.

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2010
What's Justice Clarence Thomas Like in Person?
One of his favorite things to do, he's got a big bus like an RV bus, and during court breaks he gets in it and he and his wife tool around all over the country and they stop at RV parks and state fairs.

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2010
After 14 months touring country, clan settles here
After selling their home in North Carolina and spending more than a year in an RV traveling throughout North America, a family of five has decided to plant new roots in Gwinnett County.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
RV Companies Courting Dealers This Week
The RV business improved in the first and second quarters this year and now dealers want to put the new products on their lots, said Gary Beck, president of Global Composites, a supplier to the RV industry. 'This is a great industry. There is so much creativity,' Beck said

POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Call of the road: Bargains beckon RVers
Motor home sales, sent into the ditch by the recession, are starting to inch up

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
Salem rally celebrates RV lifestyle
The US Club held its third rally in Salem, introducing others to the world of camping.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
RV Sales Rebounding
So far this year, sales of RVs are up 80% over the same period last year. CNBC talks with Matt Thompson of Thor Motorcoach.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
The road ahead?
After slumping for the past two years, sales of recreational vehicles are rebounding. Manufacturers are hiring. Is it a sign of better times for the country as a whole?

POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
RV sales are higher than last year
With state of the art appliances, big screened tvs and high-end fixtures- 'roughing it' has evolved and creature comforts are offering something for everyone..

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Coastal trip an RV delight
Motorhome makes camping easy along stunning Pacific shoreline

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
Happy 100th birthday to the RV
The summer season and RVs go hand in hand, and people have motored across America in mobile homes since 1910.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2010
RV Parks Busy This Summer
RVs are on the move after spending the Labor Day holiday at parks and campgrounds.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2010
Families find fun deals for Labor Day weekend
You don't normally see gas prices drop for a holiday, but this Labor Day that's exactly what they did. AAA says more people are taking advantage of the dip and out traveling this labor day weekend.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2010
The Road Becomes Home for Retiring Boomers
Once the kids are out of the house, and baby boomers are ready to retire, many couples opt for selling their home and moving south. Others completely discard the stationary lifestyle and tour the country year-round in a recreational vehicle.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2010
Tracing the Family Tree of Vacation Road Trips
Visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame for a nicely presented display of rolling American history, logically situated in northern Indiana, where the industry's production of motor homes and travel trailers is most deeply rooted.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2010
LIVING TO RIDE: RV sales defy downturn
So far this year, sales of RVs have increased dramatically, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2010
Chilly Labor Day Weekend Won't Stop Campers
Fall-like temperatures aren't keeping campers from soaking up the last weekend of summer.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 03, 2010
Wanderlust on wheels: The RV turns 100
As the recreation vehicle industry celebrates its centennial this year, one of the biggest devotees is in big demand to show off his collection

POSTED SEPTEMBER 03, 2010
On the road again
As for RV use this weekend, expect to see some on the highways and byways if the Stoltzfus service area is any indication. Hendrickson said the dealership's 12 service bays are booked and there is a backup of work waiting to get in.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2010
Americans Take RV on Open Road
Home on wheels celebrates 100th birthday

POSTED AUGUST 30, 2010
What you need to know before renting an RV
I'd had inquiries from all demographics and all had one trait in common: a sort of twinkly, edge-of-a-dream look in their eyes as they eyed my RV.

POSTED AUGUST 29, 2010
Camper fulfills sick boy's wish
It was his wish come true: a brand-new pop-up camper. For the next hour, Jordan, 3, bounced in and out of the camper along with his 6-year-old brother, Andrew, munching on dark chocolate that had been left on a table inside. A sticker on the camper's front read 'Jordan's Travelin' Wish.'

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2010
Dealers gearing up for holiday weekend
Plenty of inventory, good deals can be found from Orange Park to St. Augustine

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2010
Consumers Driving RV Profits (VIDEO)
Richard Coon RVIA President and Ron Klosterman Flexsteel CEO weighs in on strong RV sales growth.

POSTED AUGUST 26, 2010
RV sales show signs of renewed life
But now, just in time for the RV industry's 100th anniversary celebrations, things are finally turning around.

POSTED AUGUST 26, 2010
Commemorating 100 Years of the RV
The recreational vehicle turns 100 years old this year. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, about 8.2 million households now own RVs.

POSTED AUGUST 25, 2010
Downsizing the RV Lifestyle: Smaller Trailers for Smaller Vehicles
People are buying smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, so the RV industry is designing lighter-weight travel trailers that are highly functional and more affordable.

POSTED AUGUST 25, 2010
Camper lets outdoors in-- without rocks digging into your back
Hard walls and rubber wheels on a camping trip? Next thing you know, they'd be taking a television and satellite dish on their park outings. Then I experienced my first weekend in the Pierce (that's their last name) Pop-Up.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2010
RV Travel Sees No Recession
Times may be hard, but RV travel is booming

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2010
Plan a Motor Home Vacation
RV trips are becoming increasingly popular. One Parenting editor set out with her family to discover why.

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2010
It's RV showtime in Elkhart
RV sales up and show's back after year off.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2010
'Dream Camper' serenades fairgoers
Singers travel the country, touring in a 1923 Ford Model T camper.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2010
Every mile a memory RV allows Gilliland to combine work, family time
NASCAR driver David Gilliland and his wife, Michelle put together a lengthy family expedition that would carry them from track to track, while taking in the sights and experiences of America with their two children along the way - in an RV.

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2010
Sponsors of Visalia show report renewed interest in RVs
The improved gas mileage of slimmed-down trailers has given the recreational-vehicle industry a recession-era boost, sponsors of a four-day Visalia Convention Center sales event say.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2010
Midlife Motoring: Baby Boomers' Lifelong Affair With All Things Motorized
Baby boomers have had a lifelong affair with their wheels, influencing car trends for more than 40 years. Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/08/1767332/midlife-motoring-baby-boomers.html#ixzz0w8JYMXJ0

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2010
RVing and camping -- finding togetherness
Erica and Daniel Mueller loved to camp. Then they tried it with their two young kids. ''It took so much time to pack and unpack and we were spending all of our time doing that instead of relaxing,'' said Erica Mueller, a Denver engineer. So this year, the Denver couple bought a small RV.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2010
RVing to Mesa Verde -- the kids are fascinated
The kids are climbing up a 32 foot ladder, squeezing through a tunnel, walking in toe holds carved into the sandstone, learning all about archeology, Native American culture and ancient history as they go. Who says history can't be fun?

POSTED AUGUST 06, 2010
What's with the pink RV?
Irvine accountant Wayne Pinnell isn't the kind of guy you'd expect to see drive to work in a 40-foot, pink recreational vehicle. But he does a couple of times a week.

POSTED AUGUST 05, 2010
The joys of RVing -- economical and fun!
Giving up a fast-paced life for a new one in an RV.

POSTED AUGUST 04, 2010
On the Road in a Fabulous RV in Colorado
We're OFF! A 32-foot RV stocked with food from Costco, toys, movies, two kids aged five and eight, two parents and me.

POSTED AUGUST 03, 2010
RV camping interest remains strong in Idaho
The recession doesn't appear to have hurt RV camping in Idaho and elsewhere, with private and state-run campgrounds that offer services to big motor homes reporting rising bookings and robust business.

POSTED AUGUST 03, 2010
RVIA's Gary Labella To Retire At End Of Year
Gary LaBella, vice president and chief marketing officer for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, has announced that he will retire from RVIA after 32 years.

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2010
Valrico family off to see America - in an RV
Imagine selling everything: the cars, the perfect house, the furniture, the books, the kids' toys. Now imagine being debt free: no mortgage, no car payments, no credit cards.

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2010
RV enthusiasts mark industry's centennial
''People come for a variety of reasons,'' said Sue Bray, an official with the Affinity Group of Ventura, Calif., a leisure-industry company that organized the rally. ''They come to be entertained, to learn and to shop. They also come because they like being part of a community.''

POSTED JULY 25, 2010
Family travels 13 states and makes a stop in Fort Wayne
During a two-month long vacation that includes visits to 13 states, a California family made a stop in Fort Wayne.

POSTED JULY 22, 2010
"Explore America" Family Visits KY
Herzog has turned his love of RV-ing into a full time job. He's written several books about his travels and just released his latest book - a road trip version of the Greek epic 'The Odyssey.'

POSTED JULY 19, 2010
Kentucky: Rally 2010 marks centennial of RVs and motor homes
It's hard to believe that a century has slipped by since we started looking at vehicles as suitable places to eat, sleep and recreate, but 1910 marked the official dawn of RV civilization.

POSTED JULY 19, 2010
100 soak up history of RVs
Approximately 100 RVers - 50 couples - descended on the museum and conference center as part of the Centennial Caraventure, a four-day RV caravan in honor of the RV industry's 100th anniversary leading up to The Rally 2010 in Louisville, Ky.

POSTED JULY 18, 2010
NFL star Bradshaw becoming pitchman for RV company
Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw has agreed to become the pitchman for an Indiana company that promotes its recreational vehicles as environmentally friendly.

POSTED JULY 16, 2010
Casper campgrounds: Home for the night
The roots of RVing go back to covered wagons and camping. These days, just as in old, people camp for pleasure, work, relocation and many other reasons.

POSTED JULY 15, 2010
Family Travels Country in RV; Stops in Hubbard
The Herzog family of four has spent the last 11 summers driving their RV across the country. They're currently half way through this summer's adventure and stopped in Hubbard Thursday for a break.

POSTED JULY 15, 2010
For Cuomo, Both Politics and Family Fit in the R.V.
Every summer, thousands of recreational vehicles take to the road, lazily cruising down the blacktop across America. This year, one will be carrying the Democratic candidate for governor of New York.

POSTED JULY 15, 2010
Terry Bradshaw becomes face of local RV company
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw left his cattle farm in Oklahoma to endorse an RV company called Evergreen.

POSTED JULY 15, 2010
Cross-country trips help two friends cope with losses, grow closer
''I probably was a gypsy in another life,'' the 69-year-old said, laughing. ''I love to go, and it's a challenge to get there.'' Como got back from her latest trip July 1: A monthlong, 6,800-mile, cross-country odyssey to the East Coast with three of her friends. From the comfort of their four-wheeled hotel room, the four amigas toured Washington D.C,, Boston, Philadelphia and Acadia National Park in Maine.

POSTED JULY 13, 2010
RV Park,Restaurant Business Reflect Great Falls Events
the summer is just barely getting started and they're already 60 RVs ahead of last year.

POSTED JULY 08, 2010
RV travel fuels campground construction in China
With the development of China's tourism sector, recreational vehicle (RV) travel has become a widely-used method in China, according to China National Radio. In some big cities such as Beijing, rapid development of the tourism industry has fueled RV campground construction

POSTED JULY 08, 2010
Take the Grandchildren RVing
Whether you're a seasoned RVer or a newbie, an owner or RV renter, everything changes when your grandkids are on board. How can you keep 'em safe on the road while giving them an experience they'll always remember?

POSTED JULY 07, 2010
Campers Celebrate
At one campsite, a get together has brought family members from all across the country.

POSTED JULY 05, 2010
RV industry celebrates 100th anniversary
It's the 100th anniversary of the RV and owners say the key to the industry's longevity and success is simple...

POSTED JULY 05, 2010
The long, long life of the trailer
At least one form of family recreation has survived two world wars, the Great Depression and a handful of economic hardships - camping. The recreational vehicle industry is celebrating its centennial.

POSTED JULY 05, 2010
18 million Americans will RV this weekend
It's a way of life and its alive and well this holiday weekend. More than 18 million Americans will hit the road in their RVs during the Independence Day weekend. That's the word from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Local campgrounds are full of people taking advantage of what they call an American tradition.

POSTED JULY 04, 2010
Celebrating the Fourth By Hitting the Road
'With these RV's these days, it's much more comfortable, all of the amenities are in there. It's just a lot easier,' said Bob Hoerz, a camper from Endicott.

POSTED JULY 04, 2010
Family on RV Odyssey to Pull into Pittsburgh
Behind the wheel of a recreational vehicle, leading the family on a summertime cross-country tour of America -- most people would consider that a vacation. Brad Herzog calls it his job.

POSTED JULY 04, 2010
Fourth of July Travelers
The Fourth of July Weekend is a hot time for people to pack up the RV and hit the road, in fact, it's estimated more than 18 million people will do so.

POSTED JULY 04, 2010
More for your money: RV vacations
'The real advantage of the RV is that the family's together, and you can cook and eat healthy meals,' Woodbury said. 'There's something about being in a little house that's very appealing. Sitting around a campfire at night is a lot more fun than sitting around a hotel room and watching TV.'

POSTED JULY 04, 2010
Happy Campers Celebrate Independence Day
There's no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than camping. According to the recreational vehicle industry association, an estimated 18 million Americans were using their RVs to camp over the holiday weekend.

POSTED JULY 03, 2010
RV Parks booked for holiday weekend
Some RV parks are seeing a boom in business this 4th of July weekend.

POSTED JULY 03, 2010
Crowds Heading to Smith Mountain Lake
Camping in style, she is one of many people out with the RV. In fact 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the RV. Crowder says RV's are a family staple.

POSTED JULY 02, 2010
Many find RV travel the only way to go
RV's are a great way to save money while enjoying a vacation.

POSTED JULY 02, 2010
RV Vacations
The benefits and savings of vacationing in an RV for the last 100 years.

POSTED JULY 02, 2010
RV Vacations Part 2
Tour a modern RV with WTOC-TV.

POSTED JULY 02, 2010
Southern Lifestyle: Camping and RV'ing in Central Georgia
'I enjoy it; I like being outside and getting away from home. You meet alot of nice people, millions and millions of people doing the same thing-'

POSTED JULY 02, 2010
Motorhomes Leading Ecomony Out of Recession (VIDEO)
Monaco RV President Kay Toolson weighs in on the state of the RV industry.

POSTED JULY 01, 2010
RV Business Revives, Spreading Economic Benefits Widely
People are returning to work at some of the best manufacturing wages in the region, but maybe more important, the humming production lines indicate an increased demand for parts suppliers and affiliated businesses in the Chicago area.

POSTED JULY 01, 2010
Taking a Road Trip: a Beginner's Guide
Gail O'Connor recently wrote a piece for the July issue of Redbook that had these really great tips for taking the great American road-trip. Hope these tips will help you, too if you're looking for a fun, super-close-knit family vacation. See the July issue of Redbook for Gail's complete article.

POSTED JULY 01, 2010
Falling in love with America through an RV's front window
Brad Herzog has taken RV driving all the way.

POSTED JUNE 30, 2010
Places to go: July 4 travel expected to pick up
'It's neat to see someone who is excited about their first RV, or travel trailer or fifth wheel,' she said. 'Our Santa Fe Springs store also rents RVs. A lot of families are seeing that camping is a really affordable kind of vacation.'

POSTED JUNE 30, 2010
Growing number of RV migrants live, work on the road
While some people use their RVs to chase work while seeing America, others simply live in their RVs and commute to their regular job. Some travel from place to place trading their work for a free campsite. But how many there are is anyone's guess.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2010
Travel Writer and Family Visit Bar Harbor on Cross-country RV Swing
Fueled by a desire for adventure surrounded by the comforts of home, the Herzog family has spent the past 10 summers traveling cross-country in a recreational vehicle.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2010
Charlie Embarks on a Farewell Centennial Tour
Centennial Charlie, the mascot bear to make another promotional tour.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2010
Forbes Publisher Addresses RVIA Membership
Rich Karlgaard predicts the qualities of RV manufacturers that will thrive in the new economy.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2010
Go RVing Facebook Page Eclipses 10,000 Fans
GoRVing's FaceBook page reaches 10k members putting it in the top 4%.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2010
RVIA Announces Candidates for Upcoming Board Elections
Candidates have been selected for upcoming Board of Directors Elections.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2010
Travel writer inspired by family RV trips each summer
Brad Herzog, his wife Amy, and their sons Luke and Jesse, say the Pine Tree State is the 48th State they've visited over the years.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2010
Camping history you 'auto' know
David Woodworth's interest in the history of American automobile camping is so strong that he's set up displays in such prestigious places as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2010
Get started with RV Camping
Since we had kids, we have discovered a new world of family fun and family bonding within the walls of our motor home.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2010
The new RV road trip
What's it like to haul an Airstream 300 miles up the California coast? Romantic, nail-biting, and yes, cooler than driving a convertible. Get our road rules and route

POSTED JUNE 21, 2010
Your guide to trailer rentals
Which camper will be your next hotel room?

POSTED JUNE 21, 2010
Travel author Brad Herzog visit Framingham Thursday
This week, Herzog, his wife and two sons will leave their campground at Acadia State Park in Maine, head south down Rte. 95 and take Rte. 9 to Shoppers World in Framingham where he'll discuss his newest book, 'Turn Left at the Trojan Horse.'

POSTED JUNE 20, 2010
America: Doing the ton in an RV motorhome
It's 100 years since the American motorhome hit the road. Kathy Arnold marks the anniversary with her own tour, and suggests a few more.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2010
Family Traveling Cross Country in RV (VIDEO)
For many of you, summertime means vacations and camping. And if you're on a budget, one possible option can be an RV. It's got all the amenities of home, along with the convenience and two Cornell alums are back to spread the word.

POSTED JUNE 15, 2010
Life on the Road
Tired of city living, Trudy Lundgren goes for a never-ending drive. Jane Pauley teams up with AARP and NBC's Today and goes along for the ride.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2010
RV Industry Celebrates RV Centennial
Celebration in Elkhart marks first 100 years of RVs.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2010
RVIA Board Lowers Seal Price, Passes Key Motions at Committee Week
The RVIA Board of Directors capped four days of intense activity at Committee Week by voting unanimously to reduce the RVIA seal price by $5 to $25, effective July 1, 2010.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2010
RVIA's Coon Examines Future Trends for the RV Industry
Globalization of the RV industry will aid in its continued recovery.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2010
Sheldon Reflects on Industry Rebound, Association Achievements
Meeting on June 9, Chairman of the Board Jim Sheldon said that with the RV market beginning to rebound it was fitting that the industry gathered in the South Bend and Elkhart, Ind.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2010
The U.S. southwest seen from an RV
In the United States, the initials ''RV'' stand for ''recreational vehicle'' and you can usually tell the greenhorns by the fact that their RVs usually display the advertising logo of the rental firm.

POSTED JUNE 13, 2010
RVIA president highlights issues
Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, believes service is one of the potholes the RV industry has to watch out for on the road back to health.

POSTED JUNE 12, 2010
Camping in Style
Airstream owners talk about their travels and adventures in the classic travel trailers.

POSTED JUNE 11, 2010
Finding adventure on the road
Cornell graduate pens travel books riding in an RV with his family

POSTED JUNE 10, 2010
RV businesses project a rebound from the bottom of the downturn
Although the days of wholesale shipments broaching 400,000 units are over and unlikely to return soon, at least one business executive sees the recreational vehicle industry becoming less vulnerable to fluctuations in the market.

POSTED JUNE 10, 2010
RV forecast looking strong
The recovery in the RV industry looks pretty strong for the next couple of years. That was the positive message delivered Wednesday at the Century Center by Mac Bryan, vice president of administration for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association at the organization's annual membership luncheon.

POSTED JUNE 10, 2010
Continued RV growth expected
The RV industry is driving forward, though the road to recovery will have a few potholes along the way.

POSTED JUNE 09, 2010
Go RVing and RVIA Public Relations Work Together to Preserve Image of RVing and Position Industry for Recovery
The image of RVing has remained strong, and media has widely reported core RVIA messages

POSTED JUNE 09, 2010
RV industry sees upward trend through next year
By 2011, wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles are expected to rise to historical averages, according to figures released at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association annual meeting today.

POSTED JUNE 09, 2010
RV Shipments to Continue Growth in 2010 and 2011
Dr. Curtin predicts continued recovery for the RV industry.

POSTED JUNE 09, 2010
RVIA Honors Industry Leaders at Membership Meeting
Six Industry Leaders were honored during RVIA's recent Annual Membership Meeting.

POSTED JUNE 09, 2010
Life on the Road: 11 summers in an RV has inspired three books and a blog
'We had never set foot in an RV before then,' Brad Herzog said. 'At the time, we considered it sort of incidental to that trip, but we eventually discovered it was an integral part of the trip.' Eleven summers on the road since and three books later, the Herzogs and their two sons, 9 and 7, have become the poster family for recreational vehicles -- literally.

POSTED JUNE 08, 2010
RV industry throws a centennial celebration
A gathering of friends celebrating their industry's longevity occurred Monday when the recreational vehicle industry toasted its centennial.

POSTED JUNE 08, 2010
Workers celebrate 100 years by dunking RVIA president in water
Under sunny skies, a crowd topping 1,000 celebrated the centennial anniversary of the RV industry Monday evening at the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

POSTED JUNE 08, 2010
100 Years of Living on Wheels
It's part of our pop culture. Some might say its real Americana. You might not even think about it when you see an RV lumbering down the road, but there are about 30 million people in this country who regularly go traveling with a home on wheels.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
Celebrating 100 years on the open road
Planning on traveling this summer in an RV? Historically-speaking, you'll be in very good company.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
Getting from there to here: a history of RVs
Production of motorized recreational vehicles followed the beginning of Model T assembly production in lightning succession. According to Al Hesselbart of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, less than a year after the first mass-produced cars hit the market, the first mass-produced RV did the same.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: 1970s oil crisis helped RV makers unite under RVIA
Today, the RVIA offers several services to its members, lobbying legislators on behalf of the industry, maintaining standards and regulations and hosting trade shows and meetings.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: As the RV public grows, so do parks' amenities
As recreational vehicles have grown for the past 100 years, state, national and local parks have also changed to accommodate the RV camping lifestyle.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: 'Full-timers' leave stationary homes in the dust
RV'ers Stan and Betty Bober have made the RV lifestyle their lifestyle with two long stretches of living in their RV full time.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: Related by blood, but coworkers by choice
RVs haul families, but the familial connection doesn't end there. Building them also frequently involves the labor of siblings, father-and-son duos and many other combinations of kin.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: RVs have long had a home in Hollywood
RVs have had a presence in film and television for more than 70 years and that trend shows no sign of slowing. Some of this is thanks to the efforts of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, which makes pitches to the entertainment industry about the use of RVs in their products. But entertainers themselves have also had a hand in making RVs a part of pop culture.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: Suppliers are RV makers' foundation
Gus Feiler, President of Williamsburg Furniture in Nappanee talks about the downturn in the market and his belief that Elkhart County will adapt and recover.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV at 100: Whatzat? It's a Micro-Lite RV, naturally
Everything on the trailers is aluminum, making them lightweight, and that, though smaller RVs, they take advantage of every space.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV Industry Celebrates 100 Years
It's been a rough ride, but the RV industry is now 100 years old. To celebrate the centennial, the industry held an event at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum, in the heart of RV country - Elkhart, Indiana.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV industry celebrates 100 years of service
On the road to success, the RV industry has seen its share of ups and downs. Monday, the RV industry marked its 100th Anniversary with a celebration in Elkhart.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
The RV turns 100, but what's next for Elkhart's flagship industry?
Today, the RV Capital of the World will be playing host to the 100-year celebration of the recreational vehicle industry. Invited guests will gather at the RV/MH Hall of Fame to toast the anniversary of trailers, motorhomes and the lifestyle the units have inspired.

POSTED JUNE 07, 2010
RV industry kicks off a .... Centennial Celebration
Area dealers enthusiastically endorse 100th anniversary theme: 'A Salute to RV Workers'

POSTED JUNE 05, 2010
RVs make inroads with families
A new generation of Americans searching for ways to have fun in a wobbly economy is giving a boost to the 100-year-old RV industry.

POSTED JUNE 02, 2010
Retired and Loving It!
Seniors share why they love their postwork lives, including a retirement in a Type A motorhome.

POSTED JUNE 01, 2010
RV users flock to Lee in record numbers
Baby boomers flush with cash and a persistent wanderlust are flocking to Lee County's recreational vehicle parks in record numbers.

POSTED MAY 31, 2010
Boomers opt to sell their homes, jump in the RV and hit the open road
Ever wished you could jump in your car, hit the open road and keep on going? That's what scores of baby boomers are doing. And they're doing it in style, traveling the country in fully equipped RVs with kitchens, bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.

POSTED MAY 30, 2010
St. Louis woman writes the book on life in an RV
'So when we got back from a trip, we stopped into an RV dealership to get a little bulb for the trailer bathroom. The next thing we knew, we were selling the house with a pool and an acre of ground and pretty much everything we owned to buy a 42-foot Holiday Rambler Navigator.'

POSTED MAY 30, 2010
RV Owners Pack Area Campground
With Memorial day signifying the unofficial start of summer, RV Owners arrived at the Sand Springs Campground in full force Saturday.

POSTED MAY 29, 2010
The 2010 Airstream International RV: Nature, meet man-made wonder
The Airstream is to camping what takeout dinner is to working moms. It's cheating a little, but it makes life so much easier.

POSTED MAY 29, 2010
2010 is the Centennial of the RV
Camping out of an RV is one of America's great pastimes. 'My husband and I have always taken our children when they were little we used to have a pop up,' said Lana Hartley of Richardson, TX.

POSTED MAY 28, 2010
RV camping usage expected to be up this summer
Studies show that RV owners plan to travel more this year than they did last summer.

POSTED MAY 28, 2010
Summer gas prices could fall more
Gasoline prices continue to fall heading into Memorial Day weekend and could rival the low prices seen last summer, oil and travel analysts say.

POSTED MAY 28, 2010
Herzog hits the road looking for heroes
Traveling in his RV, he visited Athena and Troy, Ore., Mount Olympus, Wash., Sparta, Wis., Pandora, Penn., and other towns and cities where he found heroes or individuals with heroic attributes.

POSTED MAY 27, 2010
Summer gas prices lower, could fall more
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says 45.4% of RV owners say they expect to travel more this summer than they did in 2009.

POSTED MAY 27, 2010
Lakeshore campgrounds running out of reservation space for Memorial Day
Some campgrounds are reporting they are nearly fully booked with reservations for Memorial Day weekend

POSTED MAY 24, 2010
RV's mark 100 years of bumpy roads
For many people, the May long weekend signals the start of summer travel and summer camping. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first motorized recreational vehicle, or RV.

POSTED MAY 23, 2010
Sales bounce back for RVs
Sales of campers such as motorhomes and fifth-wheels also are starting to increase as people come out of hiding after the recession.

POSTED MAY 23, 2010
Taking your vacation home on the road
Jennifer and Rich Fagnant of Sandwich have been making their vacation dollars stretch for miles since they were children. Their secret weapon for the past two years now sits beside their home and has enhanced their multiple vacations each year with their three children.

POSTED MAY 23, 2010
RV industry's 100th anniversary celebrated
The Florida RV Trade Association is planning recreational vehicle displays at highway welcome centers and was part of an effort to have June proclaimed Recreational Vehicle and Camping Month.

POSTED MAY 20, 2010
Vets roll to D.C.
''Let's Roll Vets Roll,'' was the call that went out this morning as a caravan of recreational vehicles and motor coaches left South Beloit on its way to Washington, D.C.

POSTED MAY 17, 2010
RV makers look up
Company observes RV Industry Centennial and honors an employee of 50 years.

POSTED MAY 14, 2010
RVs are back to twice a year shows at Alameda County Fairgrounds
A second RV show and sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton is another positive sign for the economy, according to its organizer.

POSTED MAY 13, 2010
RV parks go all out
When times are tough, the tough get packing for budget vacations. Family trips to Texas' many rivers or parks have led to a surprisingly recession-proof niche: RV parks.

POSTED MAY 11, 2010
Camping restyled: Campgrounds, RV parks add extras
Today, the great outdoors is filled not only with pools, game rooms and horseshoe pits but giant movie screens, inflatable bounce pillows, cappuccino carts and, of course, Wi-Fi. Tent sites and recreational vehicle parks sharing space with cabins and fully appointed lodges.

POSTED MAY 09, 2010
Darlington means fun at the track for fans
For many fans being in the infield means not having to leave anything behind in the parking lot to get to the track. The view from atop an RV in the middle of the track is also unique, however it can be a bit obscured.

POSTED MAY 09, 2010
For Mom, new doors open
They still live in Georgia, travel to tournaments in their 42-foot RV and adhere to a routine similar to the one that they'd always followed. The change is their 17-pound strawberry blonde baby girl who's given Shauna her first Mother's Day, and her husband Troy plenty of added incentive at The Players.

POSTED MAY 09, 2010
RVing: A great way to save money on your next family vacation
Many families have found RVing to be an economical way to travel with kids.

POSTED MAY 05, 2010
Call this RV the Hellweg Hotel
Father uses RV to camp out and watch his son play baseball.

POSTED MAY 01, 2010
RV owners expect to be on the road more this summer
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association says the vast majority of RV owners it recently surveyed plan to travel this summer as much or even more than they did last year.

POSTED APRIL 27, 2010
Rolling in for a short stay at the Las Vegas KOA
RVers gamble on the Circus Circus campground for a relaxing overnight stay.

POSTED APRIL 26, 2010
RV Owners Celebrating Their Centennial
The RV industry celebrates 100 years as RVers continue to enjoy the lifestyle recreational vehicles allow.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2010
RV tour ends Sunday in Elkhart
Currently on an RV tour promoting the 100th year of RVing, Woodworth, an RV historian, is touring the country with two RVs, a 1916 Telescoping RV, which is towed with a 2010 Fleetwood Discovery.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2010
Kyle Wilson's Can't-Miss Play for Attention
The family held tailgates at the R.V. before each game, traveling to cities near and far, including games at Oregon and Utah State. The plan worked. ESPN filmed a segment on the R.V. Reporters at the Senior Bowl kept asking questions.

POSTED APRIL 23, 2010
100th Birthday Of The RV
It's hard to believe RV's have been traveling the nation's roads for 100 years! Take a closer look and compare the old to the new!

POSTED APRIL 21, 2010
The RV Turns 100!
If you've been on the fence about recreational vehicles, this could be your year to get inspired: 2010 happens to be the 100th anniversary of the RV industry. Before you even think about roaming, however, there are a few more things you ought to know.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2010
RV travel: 100 years and counting
RV Historian David Woodworth says the more things change, the more things stay the same when it comes to a century of RVs.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2010
RV historian takes tour to honor industry's centenary
The RV Capital of the World is invited to help kick off the RV Centennial Tour as part of the 100th anniversary of the recreational vehicle industry.

POSTED APRIL 12, 2010
The RV Centennial Tour
The RV industry keeps rolling along. In fact, RV's have been criss-crossing the nation for 100 years

POSTED APRIL 12, 2010
No one's in neutral
To hit the road with economy or ease, with just enough or lots of space, all it takes is an RV and a destination.

POSTED APRIL 11, 2010
The RV rental bargain you've been waiting for
Traveling by motorhome just has 'freedom' written all over it. Freedom to go where you want, when you want and the ability to stay as long as you want. Here's a great way to try it out.

POSTED APRIL 08, 2010
Campers a sure sign of spring
If you see daffodils popping up, you can bet pop-up campers, RVs and even tents are once again beginning to repopulate state, county and commercial campgrounds across Siouxland.

POSTED APRIL 07, 2010
RV life filled with happy hours of talk
Something unique happens when people from all over the United States and Canada with seemingly nothing in common but the love of the road and a fondness for meeting other people are condensed to a well-packed RV park. You get happy hour with the Canadians

POSTED APRIL 06, 2010
Celebs downsize in style with "Silver Bullets"
Hollywood is going crazy for Airstream mobile homes, also known as Silver Bullets.

POSTED APRIL 01, 2010
Are You Ready to RV?
Author Andrea McCarren and her family discover that home is where the motor home is as they vacation on the East Coast.

POSTED MARCH 31, 2010
RV industry celebrates 100 years in the making
It's a big year for the RV industry. It's showing signs of recovery, but it's also celebrating a big birthday.

POSTED MARCH 30, 2010
RV Industry seen as barometer for the economy
Big moves in the R-V industry are pointing to encouraging signs for the overall economy.

POSTED MARCH 30, 2010
RV shipments increasing
2010 is starting strong for the recreational vehicle industry.

POSTED MARCH 29, 2010
Area RV dealers see interest rise at 2010 show
With this year's crop of new motor homes and travel trailers at the Green Country RV & Recreation Show, manufacturers and dealers are hoping a new level of luxury will satisfy consumers.

POSTED MARCH 26, 2010
RV dealers expect much better sales this year
Recreational vehicle (RV) dealers report big sales increases, and RV show organizers say there's been higher attendance at their events in early 2010.

POSTED MARCH 26, 2010
It's a wander-ful life
Young family takes advantage of RV's mobility on a road less traveled

POSTED MARCH 22, 2010
Families driven to find vacation on the cheap at RV show
Dealers tout RVs as a way to have fun, save money.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2010
Circus RV park successfully tests Airstreams
About a year ago, when the weather was getting nice and people were starting to think about going camping, the folks at Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America - KOA Kampgrounds - came up with this crazy idea about parking some ''silver bullet'' Airstream trailers at their facilities and letting campers rent them like hotel rooms.

POSTED MARCH 19, 2010
Celebrating 100 years of the RV
Pump out those holding tanks and grease up the tracks on the slide-out, another RV season is about to begin. In fact, the Recreational Vehicle Heritage Museum in Elkhart, Ind., says this is the 100th anniversary of homes on wheels.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2010
In Elkhart, Few Signs of Recession's End
There are some signs that Elkhart might be through the worst of it. A good place to look is at an RV manufacturing plant.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2010
It's call of the wild in 'Go RVing' ads
This year's 'Go RVing' ad campaign features talking animated animals such as a bison and a rabbit, mixed in with RVs in a nature setting. Throw in an occasional talking moon and the song 'Back in the Saddle Again,' and you have it. The goal of these 'Ambassadors of Affordability' as the animals are called? To get your attention, and hopefully get you into an RV showroom.

POSTED MARCH 17, 2010
Couple is taking wheels and wags on the road
Amy and Rod Burkert hopped in their tricked-out Winnebago this weekend and set out with their two best friends in search of the country's best vacation spots - for people with pets.

POSTED MARCH 14, 2010
Data suggest consumers are consuming again
Two days into the annual Portland Metro Dealers RV Show, Curtis Trailers typically would have sold around 18 trailers. This year, amid gas woes and a recession, the Portland company doubled that figure, sending 20 out the door on the first day alone.

POSTED MARCH 12, 2010
Practical guide to planning a motorhome holiday
Kate McCann advises on how to plan a holiday in a motorhome and how to avoid the build-up of cabin fever.

POSTED MARCH 10, 2010
Americans Once Again Rolling With Their RVs
After the recession hit the RV industry hard, signs of life are returning.

POSTED MARCH 05, 2010
RV show seeks road-willing clientele
Signs of a rebound in the RV industry are strong.

POSTED MARCH 04, 2010
January RV shipments up
The sale of recreational vehicles is continuing to climb and that's a positive sign for the industry as well as the overall economy, according to seasoned observers.

POSTED MARCH 02, 2010
A Cure for Cabin Fever
After a harsh winter, many folks are looking to RV shows for a new unit to enjoy this summer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Boat and RV dealers say sales going well
Sellers of recreational vehicles, boats and four wheelers in Montana say sales have been good even with a slower economy.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2010
RV lifestyle can lead to freedom
Evanne Schmarder is only 44, but she's been living what many people consider a retiree lifestyle for a decade with her husband, Ray, 55. The couple live full time in a 31-foot recreational vehicle, combining a public relations business, RV cooking show and Ray's music career.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Show celebrates 100 years of RVing
Anyone who loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors will want to check out just how far the RV industry has come.

POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2010
The RV lifestyle goes back to the covered wagon
''Freedom drives the RV industry,'' said Woodworth. ''You can pull off to the side of the road, set the jacks and go to bed. It's a neat way to see the country.''

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Couple recall volunteer experience at 2002 Winter Olympics
Couple recalls working at 2002 Winter Olympics while touring the country in their RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2010
Camping in the cold
Janine and Bob Eaton of Whitman are among a growing number of people who enjoy winter camping almost as much as more traditional summer camping.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Roving retirees in RVs volunteer at Florida nonprofits
In the spring of 2008, they enlisted with a group called Roving Volunteers in Christ's Service - retired couples who spend three to nine months on the road each year, working for Christian-based nonprofit organizations and living out of their RVs.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Lee County RV resorts see influx of snowbirds
Snowbirds have flocked back to Southwest Florida's RV resorts, possibly more so than last winter.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2010
Utah RV sales bode well for better economy
Sportsmen's Vacation and RV Show's turnout has 'best-ever' crowd of qualified buyers

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Retirees Trade Work for Rent at Cash-Poor Parks
The life of a work-camper, volunteering in places like Falcon State Park in deep South Texas in return for free rent, is not without its bumps. But as Ms. Smith also quickly discovered, the rewards can be deep as well - like making cinnamon rolls as part of her job at the camp recreation center, where she and Mr. Smith are working as hosts through the end of March.

POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2010
RV sales revving up
Shipments of RVs from manufactures to retailers rose during the second half of the year, compared to 2008. And snowbird visitors to recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds are up across the Sunbelt.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Rebounding RV Sales May Bode Well for U.S. Economy
Recreational-vehicle dealers had cause to smile at this weekend's annual Detroit Camper and RV Show. The four-day event was packed morning to night, every day.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2010
Industry preps for anticipated RV revival
Michigan and Indiana are the epicenter of RV development. One of the first major producers, the Covered Wagon Company, was born in Detroit in the 1920s.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Dealers optimistic as Utah RV show approaches
The annual show which features motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-ups, and campers gives visitors a chance to see hundreds of recreation vehicles, talk to sales representatives and compare prices in one place.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2010
Locals Make Olympic Road Trip
Call it a check on the bucket list, a second honeymoon or any other cliche you can think up, the fact remains this is an authentic slice of the American Dream - packing up for a road trip to the Olympics.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2010
After 2 decades, couple still loving the RV life
Celebrating 20 years of full-time traveling in their motor home has Lew and Barbara Shattuck full of tales from their 'happy trails.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2010
For some fans, close to Super Bowl is good enough
The longtime New Orleans Saints fan got together with nine of his family and friends, rented a $400-a-day RV and made the 14-hour haul to Miami - just so he could park his house on wheels in a friend's driveway to watch the Super Bowl on a big-screen television.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2010
RV show attendance improves with economy (VIDEO)


POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2010
Who Dat nation takes over Florida RV park to cheer on their New Orleans Saints
Saints fans take a little bit of New Orleans to a Florida RV park. Smack in the middle of the park, the Billiot clan was boiling crawfish and gathering a crowd. More than 50 family members and friends had come to party at the black and gold Super Bowl.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2010
Annual RV convention on way to Hernando County
For a 13th year, the Hernando County Airport will play host this week to the 29th annual Southeast Area rally of the Family Motor Coach Association.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2010
Super Saints Fans Hit the Road
Some super Saints fans have turned an RV into kind of 'Miami Mobile'. Abdul D Tentmakur and Mousey are taking a little New Orleans with them including beads, pennants, you name it.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2010
Tin Can Tourists: Travelers to embrace friendship, trailers
Travelers embrace friendship, vintage trailers and a new neighborhood whenever they want.

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2010
Economy doesn't slow RV sales
Bruce Morrall, General Manager of Beilstein's Camper Sales say despite the economy both attendance and sales were up this year. In fact it's the busiest Sunday he's ever seen.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2010
RV sales rebound, dealers optimistic
'People aren't going to stop RVing,' he said. 'They might change their habits. The might find a place they like and park it there, or make shorter trips.'

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2010
2010 RV & Boat Show continues through Sunday
RV and boat dealers are hoping for improved sales in 2010, and a sometimes a good indicator can be the crowds at an early-year show.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2010
No, those aren't horse traile
For the third year, the Ocala RV Show is showcasing as many as 300 recreational trailers and coaches at the park. The recreational vehicle show - which runs through Sunday - is among the many new efforts by the nonprofit park to venture into non-equine events to make ends meet.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2010
Elkhart RV shipments on the rise
The high unemployment rate in Elkhart County is still a concern, but there is some good news for an RV industry that was hit hard by plant closings and layoffs: Shipments of RVs are up.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2010
Obama points to Elkhart County as example of stress and success
Elkhart County played a part in President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address, and it played an even bigger part in one major network's coverage of the speech.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2010
RV market in a modest rebound - and better times could continue
After two punishing years of downturn, many in the RV industry say a rebound has started.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2010
RVs begin to rebound
December shipments up 150 percent more than 2008.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2010
The cheapest ways to get to the Super Bowl
Cheap, alternative ways to travel to Miami from Indianapolis to see the Colts play in the Super Bowl.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2010
Americans' love affair with motorhomes
The latest RVs are breathtaking vehicles that express in equal parts the American family's determination to explore the wild outdoors, and their taste for doing it in comfort.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2010
WBAY Camping and RV Show offers options for campers to pamper selves
Smaller, more fuel-efficient units catching the eyes of potential buyers.

POSTED JANUARY 25, 2010
Buyers more upbeat about RV's this year
Despite coming out of an extremely tough year, local RV dealers are hopeful sales will pick up this year.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2010
Take a step into luxury in today's RVs
Two years after the Ford Model T debuted, the first recreational vehicles were built. And while creature comforts were few - a toilet was considered a luxurious touch - they offered the same thing today's recreational vehicles offer: the chance to take a bit of home with you when you hit the road.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2010
Grand Rapids RV show proves business is getting better
After three days in DeVos Place, organizers of the annual RV show in Grand Rapids say their business is getting better.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2010
Analysts: RV sales up, economic recovery ahead
This year, the Florida RV SuperShow saw a 15 percent increase in attendance, and organizers say sales of mid-sized RVs are up.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2010
Get hitched affordably
'You are crazy,' said Kelly as he drove me through the 25th annual Florida RV SuperShow at the Florida State Fairgrounds. 'There are plenty of affordable RVs out there that are the ideal fit for families.'

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2010
Ahead of the Bell: Baird says RV deliveries rising
Baird analyst says RV deliveries rising to dealers, but demand from consumers is uncertain

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2010
RV Sales Up This Year
Organizers at the North Carolina RV and Camping show say more people are buying RVs and campers this year.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2010
Grand Island RV show far from the cold, recession
At the annual Central Nebraska RV and Boat Show, the wares on display turned visitors' minds to outdoorsy, warm-weather fun such as camping, boating and tailgating.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2010
Long Beach Island Cowboys fans drive "Eagle One" RV into enemy territory (Video included)
Builder Patrick Moeller says he knew what he was doing when he loaned his recreational vehicle, dubbed ''Eagle One'' to three of his employees. He even knew they were Dallas Cowboys fans and that they planned to drive it 26 hours from Long Beach Island to the heart of Texas.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2010
Record visitation at SD state parks in 2009
South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas set records in visitation and camping use last year amid a shaky economy and higher entrance fees.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2010
RV's Going Green
Economists called it the first sign of trouble, when the sales of recreational vehicles plummeted several years ago. But there's been a shift in gears and perhaps a sign of a financial comeback, because RV sales are on the rise.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2010
Recreation on display
Miller said he and his wife like taking their vehicle to lakes and on vacations around the country. Although traveling by RV seems expensive, he said it's cheaper and more convenient than staying in hotels and constantly eating at restaurants.

POSTED JANUARY 06, 2010
Tailgaters ready for championship game
For football fans the set-up is for tailgating. KVUE found Jordan Levin working outside the RV he rented - complete with lights, signs, and a motorhome stocked with libations.

POSTED JANUARY 06, 2010
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POSTED JANUARY 06, 2010
Modern explorer Brian Brawdy shares his passion at Ohio RV Supershow
Brawdy's Conestoga wagon is something billed as the 'Green RV.' He'll bring it and his advice on how to see the world while remaining green to the Ohio RV Supershow, which opens Wednesday at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2010
Poster child for recession shows signs of recovery
Despite lingering skepticism among some in Elkhart County, many believe that this poster child for the recession will one day become a symbol of recovery.

POSTED JANUARY 02, 2010
Increasing Popularity of Camping
Airstream CEO Bob Wheeler and Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers on the outlook for camping and recreational vehicles.

POSTED DECEMBER 29, 2009
Motorized campers started out 100 years ago
The recreation vehicle industry celebrates its centennial in 2010, but you can take in the sweep of RV history any time you choose with a visit to the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum & Library here at Exit 96 on the Indiana Toll Road.

POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2009
Recreational vehicle industry looking to get on the road again
Experts predict full recovery for RVs in 2010. RV experts say 2009 will be remembered as the year the industry bottomed out during this recession, and they're looking forward to the recovery in 2010.

POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2009
Signs of Revival in Heartland
Elkhart, Ind., Symbol of the Meltdown, Sees Employment Rise as RV Sales Rebound

POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2009
RV sales shift out of reverse, point economy down slow road to recovery
RV sales shift higher, hint at lengthy drive toward recovery; catching up with job creation may take more than 5 years.

POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2009
Green RVs: Budget-Friendly Group Travel
RVs can be an economical way for families to get out and see the country. But can these gas-guzzlers also be an eco-friendly way to travel?Yes they can, so here's what you need to know to have a greener RV travel experience...

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2009
Is RV Industry Headed Back From the Brink?
It's a phrase that's been repeated by local RV manufacturers and suppliers for the last few months, as sales numbers trend up. But is there proof that the RV industry is 'back,' or is that optimism all talk?

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2009
Optimism key at annual RV show
To say the RV industry has hit a 'bump in the road' might be putting it mildly. Overall sales are down as much as 70 percent over the past two years, forcing 30 percent of dealers nationwide to close their doors. Some experts say the industry is now poised for a major comeback. At the annual RV Industry Association National Trade Show, the buzz word was 'optimism.'

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2009
RV makers are asking for a faster supply chain
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Behind every recreational vehicle, there stands a chain of suppliers providing the parts and accessories that go into each unit. The demand for toilets, televisions, sofas, refrigerators and such is growing with every increase in production manufacturers are making, but suppliers can't always ramp up as easily.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2009
RV makers go 'green' at trade show-VIDEO
Enlarge Buy Caption: RV makers go `green` at trade show-VIDEO INCLUDED Even though this week's 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY is smaller than in past years, more dealers and suppliers are showcasing ''green'' RV's and components. In this video, etruth.com's Robert Borrelli shows us how a few local manufacturers are integrating green technology into their products.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2009
RV Industry Leader: It appears 'that the worst is finally over'
After a year of continually being used to illustrate the depth and pain of the recent economic recession, the RV industry gladly declared Tuesday morning that the gloomy days are over and the recovery has begun.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2009
What does 2010 hold for the RV industry?
Thoughts from the show floor at the 47th Annual RVIA National RV Trade Show

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2009
Elkhart's Heartland RV participates in National RV Trade Show
The 47th annual National RV Trade Show is underway in Louisville, Kentucky, and it's giving some hope to the struggling industry. Experts say there's good news when it comes to sales, and that's good news for the rest of the country, including Elkhart County.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009
Louisville RV show opens with sunny theme
Recreational vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and dealers got a healthy dose of optimism throughout the 2 1/2-hour early morning event.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009
RV Experts: Industry Success Indicative Of Economy
The 47th annual National RV Trade Show is in Louisville and while it's a wholesale show for manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers, it applies to consumers, too. Industry experts said there's good news when it comes to sales and that is good news for the country.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009
RV sales slow but gaining steam
An industry hit particularly hard by the credit crunch is hoping a huge event in Louisville that attracts international guests will help boost sales. The 47th Annual National RV Trade Show is at the Expo Center, where manufacturers will be selling their products to dealers.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009
RVIA Launches Centennial Observance at Show
The RV industry kicked off a year-long celebration of the RV Centennial with a moving toast to the industry's proud history and bright future at RVIA's ''Outlook 2010'' this morning (Dec. 1) in Louisville, Ky.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009
RV Company Taking Applications, Plans to Hire 100
There is more good news on the job front. Keystone RV looks to hire 100 new workers and the plan is to have those new employees start in January.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2009
Strong RV Sales Drive Thor Earnings
The RV industry has been hit hard by higher gasoline prices and tight credit, although it was the second consecutive quarter that the world's largest maker of RVs posted a dramatically higher profit on improved margins and cost cutting.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2009
RV industry still licking its wounds as it gears up for its show
As the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show opens in Louisville this week, manufacturers, suppliers and dealers will notice a much smaller event than in years past and, they will probably be saying they have seen the worst.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2009
Hitting the Road
On the Job Hunt: RV industry making a comeback after slump

POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2009
Peter Greenberg Video: Green RV-ing
RV's can be an economical way for families to get out and see the country. But can they also be an eco-friendly way to travel? Yes!

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2009
Few cancelations reported at winter RV parks
Winter bookings at recreational vehicle parks in metropolitan Phoenix are up after three years of decline, a sign it may be a good year for the industry that caters to 'snowbirds.'

POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2009
West Michigan family trades in 'high life' for 'simple life' and hits the road
The family traded their luxury home for a used recreational vehicle and hit the road for a wonderful adventure.

POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2009
At last, RVing is for the dogs
Statistics show that 50% to 75% of the nation's RVers travel with a pet, enticing some private park owners to become more sensitive to the needs of dog owners.

POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2009
Signs of life: RV sales up after 'worst year ever'
Motorhome sales are up locally and nationwide for the first time in more than a year, showing the economy is recovering from a deep recession, industry leaders say.

POSTED OCTOBER 25, 2009
Signs of a turnaround in Elkhart
Elkhart, Indiana, has been mired in recession for the past three years, but a recent rebound in jobs is providing residents with reasons to be cautiously optimistic.

POSTED OCTOBER 21, 2009
Thanksgiving Travel Options by the Numbers
Planning to travel over Thanksgiving? An RV could save you cash.

POSTED OCTOBER 21, 2009
Revolutionary Road
News of the increased demand at RV parks and campgrounds in most of the US is a welcome boost to RV manufacturers, who have been in the doldrums throughout the recession.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2009
California RV Show
This year's show will feature well-known outdoor adventure expert, environmental pioneer and 'Green RVer,' Brian Brawdy and his 'Green' Lance Camper.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2009
Green is in at Pomona show
Using an RV can reduce your carbon footprint, when compared to flying. Brian Brawdy shows off his Green RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2009
RV makers, marketers who have survived recession can't wait to move forward
The largest RV show on the West Coast has shrunk in size, but the builders of trailers, toy haulers and motor homes who remain in business parked their homes-on-wheels in Pomona, optimistic that the worst may be in their rear view mirrors.

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2009
Ethereal paintings evoke feelings of longing, loss
Artist remembers childhood summers with painting of RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2009
Financing, not demand, slows RV sales in past year
After the meltdown hit its clients hard, dealers say the industry is seeing good signs of sales coming back

POSTED OCTOBER 07, 2009
Road trip!
Cruising down the Oregon coast in a shiny Airstream

POSTED OCTOBER 06, 2009
Group of RVers travels together
A few years before a 13-year illness claimed her husband's life, Barbara Schow ran across a tiny ad in an RV magazine that would eventually change her way of life.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2009
Life on RV wheels gaining popularity
When the weather starts getting too cool for comfort, Bill and Shirley Reeves don't fret. They just hitch up their home and move to a warmer locale.

POSTED OCTOBER 05, 2009
Demand for Airstream trailers up, says company president
Dealers are ordering more trailers, which means more work for Ohio manufacturer.

POSTED OCTOBER 04, 2009
Homes on wheels
Is the housing market finally starting to move? Some signs are pointing to yes.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
New Recreation Vehicles Offer Economical and Efficient Features
Today's RV manufacturers are making great strides in providing economical and efficient features for an even more affordable RV vacation.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
RV rally folks have lots of drive
Despite smaller turnout for event, participants' spirits high

POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
American Way: Explore States in Motorhome
The RV is at a different level altogether - and with it you can conquer America's wide open spaces in a way you've never dreamed possible.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
RV and Trailer Sales Up
Deer aren't the only things taking up the roads. Reports show more RV's are hitting the highways. People across America are still buying these big ticket campers, regardless of economic conditions.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
What the increase in RV sales tells us
Among all the gloomy economic indicators out there, there's one glimmer of hope: motor home and RV sales are up.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
On the road again: RV sales see an upswing
Sales of motor homes and travel trailers are seen by some economists as a leading indicator of the economy's health, because they're among the largest discretionary purchases a consumer can make.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Sector Snap: Recreational Vehicles shipments climb
Monthly wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles rose in August for the first time in nearly two years.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Aboard motor home, former Ballston Lake couple spends retirement exploring, giving aid
Couple lives full-time in RV, and loving the benefits of a year-round vacation.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
Couple helps Hostfest RVers feel at home
The RV crowd is one in which the Doerrs feel right at home. It was because of their interest in camping that Hstfest first asked them to oversee the hospitality headquarters.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
RV Centennial Already Generating Media Interest
Planning is well underway to make the industry's celebration of the RV Centennial a focal point of RVIA's public relations efforts in 2010 with a number of exciting initiatives in the works.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
Check out campers, RVs at Rock Financial show
More than 200 new recreation vehicles will be on display, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers and fifth wheel travel trailers. Special discounts will be offered at the show.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
Campers help grant children's wishes
The 11th Annual Fall Jamboree Camp-out and RV Show benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation© of Connecticut.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
RV Show Rolls into Southwest Missouri
The biggest show of its kind in Southern Missouri featured RVs for every budget.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
World's Largest RV Shows Rolls into Dauphin County


POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
RVIA Debuts New Centennial Logo
Following on the heels of an announcement last week that the RV Industry Association will lead a year-long, industry-wide celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the RV industry, RVIA has unveiled an official RV Centennial logo for use by the industry.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Elkhart's RV Rebound May Show Recession Exit on Trailer Sales
Signs of recovery for the RV industry have some feeling optimistic.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2009
Labor Day Camping
For many, the Labor Day holiday offers a last chance for summer camping.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2009
Tourists Spend Labor Day At Home Away From Home
Campers enjoyed the best of the Big Easy in style and saved money too!

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2009
CBS2 'rollin cribs': tour the Kyle Wilson RV
Kyle Wilson's brothers will travel over 13 thousand miles this football season, watching every Boise State game on the mainland. They travel in style - click the video link for an exclusive look inside.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2009
RV vacations gaining popularity
Inexpensive, green and even more popular now than ever before, camping is booming in this economy.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 04, 2009
Camping increases in popularity, in part because of recession
Now it's official. More people are camping, in tents and RVs. Why? Because more people are trying to save money by enjoying a simpler existence.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2009
Road Trips Remain Popular in Recession
Millions of Americans continue to hit the highways, seeing car travel as the best alternative in a difficult economy.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2009
RVIA Reveals Centennial Celebration Tie-Ins
As the celebration of the RV Centennial kicks off next year, there will be many opportunities for industry partners to take part in the festivities and include the RV Centennial in their marketing efforts.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 02, 2009
1910-2010: RVIA Plans to Promote 'Century of RVing'
A century ago, the popularization of the automobile, improving roads, and America's passion for exploration gave rise to mass-produced, manufactured recreation vehicles, and the RV industry was born.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2009
Jobless and homeless, blogger scores Elle job
Six months ago, Brianna Karp found herself living in an old truck and camper she inherited after the suicide of a father she barely knew. Eventually Barnes made his way to California and they shared the camper, she chasing work and he maintaining his blog.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2009
Road trippers stay on course
The idea of hitting the open road - whether in cars packed with kids or going solo to find your freedom - is largely an American phenomenon.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2009
RV parks roll out on-site dining
Don't feel like cooking or eating out while you're 'roughing it' in your RV? Let the food come to you!

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2009
Family brings message of love and service
The Loeckens' message is clear, both in their actions and on the side of their RV. Traveling all over the country, the family of six visits different communities to help those who are less fortunate.

POSTED AUGUST 27, 2009
RV Sales Making a Comeback
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association President Richard Coon on the rise in RV sales.

POSTED AUGUST 26, 2009
An Elkhart County RV rebound at hand
Demand increasing for lower-priced towables.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2009
RV park owners see shift in customers
Recreational vehicles are now a common sight all year round, but RV park owners agree that in some instances, the typical visitor has changed.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2009
'Glamping' Offers an Upscale Take on the Great Outdoors
The idea of 'roughing it' has taken on a new meaning.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2009
America's most scenic campgrounds
From Alaska to Florida, perfect spots to pitch a tent or park an RV

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2009
Home on the road: Retired couple gives up house for life on wheels
After two years in the RV, they sometimes compare the differences between stationary and mobile life, but say they have never regretted the decision.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2009
RV show draws crowd to fairgrounds
More customers are buying light-weight travel trailers that are more fuel efficient to haul. They said large RVs that most people buy to park in one location year-round also are popular.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2009
Upwardly mobile: Permanent homes or holiday treats - caravans are a chic investment
British stars such as Oscar Winner Helen Mirren and Billie Piper among fans of 'caravaning' in the UK.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2009
Road trippin' in a hybrid RV
Family saw 17 states this summer: Space Center, alligator swamps, Tut's treasures, stalactites

POSTED AUGUST 12, 2009
Camping rental offers new options for the outdoors
RV rentals offer families interested in the lifestyle a chance to try it out.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2009
Lower Gas Prices Helping Fuel an RV Comeback
Lower prices at the pump are fueling a return to RVing.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2009
Sauder Village, campsites, zoo boom in bleak times
Camping revenue is up more than 15% compared with a year ago, as well as a 16% increase in the number of nights spent camping.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2009
HOME SWEET HOME ON WHEELS
Why do we still see so many RVs on Las Vegas roadways? The answer seems to lie in a strong rental market.

POSTED AUGUST 10, 2009
Outdoor civilization
Camping at the beach is an economical way for families to enjoy summer vacation.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2009
Outdoor civilization
RV camping is economical and fun for families looking for a summer getaway.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2009
An RV looks better every vacation
Reporter has crossed over from a 'hop-in-the-car-and-go' gal to 'pack-the-RV-and-map-out-a-route' kind of traveler. It all comes with maturity.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2009
Former New York Cop Becomes Green "RV" er
How does a police officer from New York State end up traveling across the country in a green RV?

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2009
RV dealer says industry is rebuilding
Dealer says Obama visit a plus for industry.

POSTED AUGUST 05, 2009
Rocky Mountain path to Denver camp pretty, but treacherous
Denver Broncos linebacker Nick Greisen didn't know what he was in for when he, his wife Caroline, six-month-old daughter Clare and golden retriever traversed Independence Pass in a 35-foot RV.

POSTED AUGUST 03, 2009
Obama's Summer Vacation
Where should the Commander-in-Chief go for summer vacation' This writer thinks he should hop in an RV!

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2009
RVs Rolling Into Local Parks, Leaving More Than Tire Tracks Behind
With gas prices much lower this summer, RVers are bringing a much-needed economic boost to the area.

POSTED AUGUST 02, 2009
RV owners find happiness on the move
''Extended vacation'' describes the lifestyle of some owners of recreational vehicles. They travel from coast to coast and throughout the United States in their RVs, stopping when and where they want.

POSTED AUGUST 01, 2009
Couple who lived in RV plan 'grand finale'
Ron and Joyce Eyler of Orchard Lane lived in a recreational vehicle full time for six years and traveled across the country several times. The Eylers recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and are planning their ''grand finale'' to Alaska, the only state in the U.S. they have not seen.

POSTED JULY 31, 2009
Travel Tips and Ideas
NBC's Today takes a look at travel tips and ideas, see Al Roker take on the savings of an RV vacation!

POSTED JULY 31, 2009
Planning a family camping trip
Want to experience a different kind of vacation this year? How about taking the family on a camping trip? Don't own an RV? Rent one!

POSTED JULY 30, 2009
Readers and their beloved RVs
Readers share photos of their RVs and explain why they are so important.

POSTED JULY 30, 2009
Plunge in RV sales fails to dampen enthusiasm
While sales of RVs are down, analysts are optimistic for the future of the industry.

POSTED JULY 29, 2009
Vintage RVs make weekend display in Granger
Those worried about the future of the recreational vehicle business can pause for a moment to celebrate the industry's beginnings.

POSTED JULY 28, 2009
History teacher discovers America
Summer experiences will enrich classroom, instructor says

POSTED JULY 27, 2009
Camp With Your Kids (Painlessly)
Camping experts weigh in with age-appropriate activities to grab kids' attention and get them outdoors.

POSTED JULY 26, 2009
RV trip, from harrowing to hey, we did it
Sit on a Big Wheel with half of your belongings tied to the back of it, your bed sitting on your head and your kids standing on the sides clutching you around the neck.

POSTED JULY 26, 2009
Hirings could rev up Indiana's RV industry
Plans by two RV companies to hire additional workers could breathe life back into the slumping Northern Indiana RV industry, hammered by low sales and thousands of layoffs.

POSTED JULY 22, 2009
Hybrid RV goes green
Everyone is going green, and the RV business isn't far behind. In fact, this summer the first concept hybrid recreational vehicle is on a national tour, of sorts, as travel book author and RV spokesman Brad Herzog and his family are trying out the green, 350-square-foot motorhome during their annual two-month cross-country summer trek.

POSTED JULY 22, 2009
Despite economic pinch, people still want their boats and RVs
Gas prices, the economy and the weather have been a triple threat to recreational vehicle and boat sales for both businesses and residents, but people still love to enjoy the open road or their time on the water.

POSTED JULY 14, 2009
At home on wheels
With more baby boomers reaching retirement age, the recreational vehicle community predicts an increase in full-time campers, translating to more money for campgrounds.

POSTED JULY 13, 2009
Gas prices down, RV business Up
As gas prices go down, the RV business is going up. It's one bright spot in an industry that's suffered as much as any other in this economy.

POSTED JULY 13, 2009
RV Rentals Up as Economy Slumps
For many families, money is tight, but they still want to take a vacation. So instead of jetting off to Paris or going to the Hawaii, more people are opting for RVs, and rentals are up ten percent this summer.

POSTED JULY 13, 2009
Color this recreational vehicle green
Brawdy, a self-described adventurer and explorer, travels the United States in a ''green'' truck camper - a unit that he developed as a showcase for what humans can do to protect the outdoors.

POSTED JULY 11, 2009
Petrovics part of PGA RV crew
The Petrovics are among a handful of PGA Tour pros who travel the circuit in an RV motor home. And this week, Tim, who stands third heading into today's 36-hole John Deere Classic marathon, is one of two from the RV crew who find themselves on the second-round leaderboard.

POSTED JULY 11, 2009
RV rentals increase, despite poor economy
Comfort and relative affordability are two reasons why some travelers and RV renters said rentals are up this year over last year, while RV sales are down in the sluggish economy.

POSTED JULY 11, 2009
Hybrid RV Soon To Be On The Market
Brad Herzog shows off the Hybrid Winnebago Adventurer in Tampa, FL.

POSTED JULY 10, 2009
RVs help Boomers take home on road
Ron Haynes' 35-foot recreational vehicle has all the conveniences of home, including a roomy bathroom, recliners, satellite television and the same brand and style of mattress he sleeps on in his Pella home.

POSTED JULY 10, 2009
Campers don't have to sacrifice the creature comforts
'RV'ing has become much more accepted. It's not just Grandma and Grandpa's playhouse anymore.'

POSTED JULY 09, 2009
Campground and RV Parks Popular in Recession
An old alternative to living on a foundation is becoming more popular these days, a 40 foot home on wheels.

POSTED JULY 08, 2009
Roughing it
Tahiti? Nope. Paris? Puh-lese. This summer, many pick the woods.

POSTED JULY 07, 2009
Home, sweet (temporary) home
Full-time RVers sport 'continuous travellers' on driver's licenses.

POSTED JULY 06, 2009
Has RV rebound begun?
...industry is beginning to breath a sigh of relief, however hesitantly. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association recently released the number of wholesale RV shipments for May, which, despite a shift in types of units shipped, matched the numbers from April at 13,300. Shipments began a turnaround in January, after dropping from a high of 31,400 units in April of 2008 to only 5,600 units in December. That turnaround has not gone unnoticed. 'We're going through a period right now...

POSTED JULY 02, 2009
Home is where you park it
Full-timers make RV living a way of life

POSTED JULY 01, 2009
The mother of all road trips
Chicago-area family hopes Route 66 is the road to riches as they compete on 'The Great American Road Trip'.

POSTED JULY 01, 2009
Campgrounds, RV parks spend green to go 'green'
From solar panels to recycling materials, campgrounds are finding ways to be environmentally friendly.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2009
Crowds of RVs take to the road again
As economy struggles, southern Delaware campgrounds enjoy a surge in bookings by those looking for inexpensive vacations

POSTED JUNE 29, 2009
EZ RV living
Ah, life in the slow lane - or even life at a standstill in a parking space for a motor home or towed camper.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2009
Let's go glamping! Glamorous camping, that is
Looking for a glamorous vacation? Try 'glamping', glamorous camping. You can even try it in an RV!

POSTED JUNE 28, 2009
RV "SAMBOREE" IN BUENA VISTA
From small trailer campers to huge motor homes, over 120 RV's are expected to converge at the Buena Vista Camp Ground this weekend for the annual New Jersey Good Sam Club 'Samboree'.

POSTED JUNE 27, 2009
Campers Drawn To Outdoor Life, Inexpensive Travel
When Sammie Gautreaux retired from her job as a schoolteacher on May 25, 2008, she and her husband, Mike, had a crazy idea. The couple, formerly of Baton Rouge, La., called their adult children and told them to pick out what they wanted to keep. Then, they sold the stuff their kids didn't want and hit the road in a 39-foot, 441 square foot Cardinal fifth-wheel towable recreation vehicle.

POSTED JUNE 25, 2009
Down economy boosts attendance at Franklin County area campsites
The poor economy is driving more people to the great outdoors as area state parks find camping is becoming the new vacation.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2009
RV Family Vacation
On board a 34-foot 'land yacht,' a family of four explores Southern California's rugged desert parks-and finds itself transformed (yes, even the sullen teenager) into a tight-knit band of happy campers.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2009
Campers get back to nature
The couple, parents of two children, said they've always liked camping.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2009
Some local campgrounds seeing noticeable rise in campers
With the economy down in the dumps, a popular vacation seems to be slowly on the rise: camping. Some campgrounds around Lake Thurmond have had a busy season so far--and some have have gotten pretty crowded.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2009
Pitch a tent for a cheap family getaway
It doesn't require a big effort to get started. Borrow from friends or rent what you need from a company like REI or Eastern Mountain Sports. If sleeping on the ground isn't your thing, try a pop-up camper. According to Kevin Broom of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, rentals start at just $35 a day. (Visit Go RVing to find a dealer near you.)

POSTED JUNE 21, 2009
Ten for the road
The trailer opened into a 16- by 6-foot tent plus they had a zip-on room that held a cot and a set of bunk-bed cots.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2009
The People's Golf Writer: Breaking camp, and thinking of fathers and sons
Golf writer Jack McCallum wraps up his blog from the US Open.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2009
Eco-Friendly RV Makes Stop in the Ozarks
The Herzog family stopped in Springfield as part of their two-month summer tour. They're driving a concept built by Winnebago and Freightliner. The RV is powered by a diesel engine and an electric motor.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2009
Couple hit the road for half the year
The Groshans' 'road warrior' phase is still pretty new to them. Aimee and Mike Groshans quit their jobs three years ago, sold their home in Chicago and hit the road in a 22-foot used RV. The RV is their home for half the year. They spend the rest of the time in a rented apartment in Tucson, where hiking and golf beckon.

POSTED JUNE 18, 2009
The People's Golf Writer meets the People's Family at the People's Open
Golf writer Jack McCallum blogs from the 2009 US Open from an RV

POSTED JUNE 18, 2009
Golf? What golf? McCallum checks in from Battle Row
Golf writer Jack McCallum blogs from the US Open in an RV.

POSTED JUNE 17, 2009
Public lands lure RVers
With more than 400 million acres of public lands offering free or reduced cost camping, RV travelers can save even more on vacation costs.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2009
Winnebago 'concept hybrid' on national tour
California residents Brad and Amy Herzog are on their 10th such media tour, promoting the RV industry - and now the ''green'' element.

POSTED JUNE 15, 2009
Even in slow economy, RV sales remain strong
Great bargains continue to make RVs a popular choice.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2009
Glimmers of hope in America's RV capital
Devastated by the recession, Elkhart, Indiana tries to stage a comeback. Things are looking up for some RV companies.

POSTED JUNE 12, 2009
Bonding on the water
Father, son to fish across the country in 50 days while traveling in an RV

POSTED JUNE 11, 2009
RV sales 'doing better'
Idaho RV Dealer says business is better than expected.

POSTED JUNE 04, 2009
Family traveling from sea to shining sea
On June 15, Dan, his wife, Becky, and the couple's two children will load up their recreational vehicle and embark on a year-long tour of the lower 48.

POSTED MAY 25, 2009
Go Camping and RV-ing to Save Green, Both Kinds
One way to get the outdoor feeling without completely leaving all ammenities behind is to go RV-ing.

POSTED MAY 25, 2009
Holiday campers kick off summer vacations
For the majority of the campers who took up residency this past weekend at Scott County Park, the campgrounds are less than a half-hour from their home - but miles and miles away from the hustle and hassles back home.

POSTED MAY 25, 2009
Happy campers gear up for Memorial Day travel
Parks bustling as Americans take to the roads

POSTED MAY 22, 2009
Camp sites await travelers
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, while many private sites have been open since April. Either way, outdoor adventurers or families looking to vacation on the cheap this weekend have plenty of options to pitch their tent or park their RV.

POSTED MAY 21, 2009
New Travel Trend: Eco-Friendly Green RVs
The good news is that the RV industry is adjusting to the demands of a more environmentally conscious public.

POSTED MAY 21, 2009
RV market expects a turnaround
Times are hard in the industry now, but things are starting to look up thanks to tax breaks and stimulus help.

POSTED MAY 21, 2009
The road is home for family traveling USA in their RV
Family is on the road in an RV searching for a new hometown after eight years overseas while mom was in the military.

POSTED MAY 18, 2009
West Michigan RV parks, campgrounds expect good tourism season
A virtually empty campground today, but reservations show a packed house come Memorial Day weekend.

POSTED MAY 17, 2009
Camping: The new economy vacation
More using tents or RVs to save vacation bucks.

POSTED MAY 12, 2009
The vacation deal you've wanted could be an RV
It's a great time to buy for those interested in the RV lifestyle.

POSTED MAY 12, 2009
Taking Your Home With You
To most people, frugal travel means getting around by foot, bike, bus and low-cost airlines. But for Randy Sturrock and Marianne Edwards, a Canadian couple in their late 50s, the RV is their preferred mode of inexpensive transportation.

POSTED APRIL 29, 2009
Affordable Family Vacations
That 'savecation' word being bandied about? RV-ing could very well be one of the best ways to achieve it.

POSTED APRIL 28, 2009
Commentary: John Madden's sweet ride
You've undoubtedly heard that John Madden has left the football broadcast booth. What you may not have heard is that he's not leaving his bus.

POSTED APRIL 26, 2009
Resort campgrounds grabbing bigger share of vacation dollars
With the slumping economy and rising unemployment putting a death grip on travel budgets, a growing number of vacationers are turning to camping-without roughing it.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2009
On the road, off the grid
Suburban man sees country in custom camper

POSTED APRIL 15, 2009
Earth-friendly recreational vehicles and accessories on the rise as consumers demand more green options
Living lightly on the planet is entering mainstream American culture as consumers demand eco-friendly products ranging from organic clothing to hybrid cars. Even recreational vehicle owners, a group of consumers not immediately associated with environmental responsibility, are jumping on the green bandwagon.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2009
RV travel expected for Baby Boomers
Despite the tough economy, Baby Boomers are expected to hit the road in recreational vehicles as part of their retirement experience.

POSTED APRIL 13, 2009
It's a long road to Augusta
Two families take a cross-country trip to the Masters in an RV.

POSTED APRIL 09, 2009
RV Drivers Take Advantage of Low Gas Prices
North Carolina campground owners say business is picking up thanks to lower prices at the pump.

POSTED APRIL 09, 2009
RV show brings out eager campers
The annual spring show in Cadillac, MI has strong sales and large crowds.

POSTED APRIL 05, 2009
Way to go
Hear that? It's the open road, calling your name. For all those ''easy riders'' who long to roam - but want a little comfort when they do - renting a recreational vehicle (or RV) is a great way to go.

POSTED MARCH 30, 2009
RV travel may be up, but RV sales are down
When Paul Stenzel and Chris Clark wanted to see the country outside their upstate New York town, they bought an RV.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2009
An SOS call for sputtering RV industry
A look at the RV industry in light of the current economic situation.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2009
Carbon footprint of RV vacation, 50% that of airline/car/hotel vacation
The Denver Examiner takes a closer look at the RVIA Carbon Footprint study.

POSTED MARCH 18, 2009
RV Industry Rolls With Sales Slump
Baby Boomers May Help Revive Industry

POSTED MARCH 14, 2009
PITCHING GREAT LOVING LIFE; BLAMES LEAGUE, UNION FOR STEROID PROBLEM
Jim Kaat continues to work on the road, in his RV.

POSTED MARCH 07, 2009
RV innovation may energize market
New RV modes energizing the market in poor economy.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2009
D.C. to Montreal via a Jayco Melbourne Class C Motorhome
Dan Carney and family enjoy a Canada getaway in an RV.

POSTED MARCH 05, 2009
Are People Ready to Buy RVs?
An estimated 30,000 people flock to Maryland State Fairgrounds to find a deal on an RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2009
Not quite running out of gas yet
RV Sales still OK in Maryland, still optimistic.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2009
Shoppers mob RV show at South Towne
The annual Utah RV Show was doing a brisk business, fueled by shoppers hungry for bargains and happy that gas prices have dropped over the past year.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2009
RV sales having strong season despite faltering economy
Attendance at a recent camper and RV show in Flint was up by nearly 25 percent over last year, giving local dealers hope for a strong sales season despite the tough economy.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2009
Taking your job-- and life -- on the road via 'workamping'
Couples live and work on the road, in their RVs, and love it.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2009
RV camping is a lot like living on a boat
First time RVer likes the experience.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2009
RV fans keep eye on fun
Large turnout for RV show in Massachusetts.

POSTED FEBRUARY 16, 2009
Charlotte hosts 19th N.C. and RV and camping show
Show attracts spectators and buyers.

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2009
Athlete you might like to know
Bowling great, an RV-driving family man, has 'dream life'

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2009
Bargains promised for boat and RV show at Cal Expo
The good news for buyers is that RV and boat sellers are offering rebates and discounts of up to 40 percent on many products. Show participants are emphasizing that and thinking positively on other levels.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2009
They have reason to be happy RVs holding their own during economic downturn
Personnel at recreational vehicle resorts and campgrounds have reason to be upbeat these days. While the recession has sunk real estate, it turns out recreational vehicles and RV resorts are a lifestyle many are not willing to give up.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2009
Elkhart, Ind., RV Dealer Weighs In On Economy
Follow the link to hear the complete story.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2009
Obama visits job-starved Elkhart, Indiana
On Monday, President Obama traveled to this depressed northern Indiana city to highlight what's at stake as his $800-billion-plus economic stimulus bill is debated in Congress.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2009
RV chiefs hoped for more specifics from Obama
RV industry executives Ron Fenech and Richard Riegel were pleased with President Barack Obama's intent and effort in his speech before 2,500 people in the Concord High School gym Monday.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2009
Some RV workers not sold on president's stimulus promises
Some people were lucky enough to get inside to see and hear President Barack Obama's speech Monday at Concord High School. Many of the nearly 1,500 in the crowd were, in some way, tied to the struggling RV industry.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2009
Campervan nomads hit desert in style
Most of the RVs have already arrived and sit in an oval formation on a desert site located about 30 minutes from Dubai. Each RV has a palm-leaf hut in front of it with a sitting area and barbecue. The site will also have a playground for children, a paintball area, and a giant inflatable tent that could hold 2,000 people for weddings or company events.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2009
No damper on campers at RV show
Local exhibitors say sales remain steady

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2009
Are sunny days ahead for RV dealers?
'We've had a tremendous spring and we're looking forward to carrying it through after this show,' Mark Petterson of Coates RV said.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2009
Luxury RVs lumber through U.S. rough patch
'People are buying now rather than putting their money in the stock market,' T.R. Fulks of Dream RV in Bradenton said Wednesday at the 28th annual Family Motor Coach Association rally at the Hernando County Airport.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2009
Rough waters for boat, RV dealers mean smooth sailing for buyers at show
Used motor homes are going for less than $10,000 and new travel trailers are priced at $12,000.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2009
RV sellers hopeful in frugal era
Coplen and other dealers said this year's show will likely turn out to have been one of their best in years.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2009
RVs return to Hernando for annual Southeast area Motor Coach Association rally
The 28th annual Southeast area Family Motor Coach Association rally began filling slots over the weekend at a 35-acre site at the Hernando County Airport, where the event runs from Wednesday through Sunday.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2009
Tailgating: Super Bowl Style
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would taste the most incredibly delicate and delicious pickled herring in a parking lot outside a pimped out RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2009
From London To Tampa, Super Bowl Tailgating Is Super Fun
DiEugenio helped convert an empty parking lot on Sligh Avenue into one of the biggest parties in town: SuperGate II. He dubbed it the Super Bowl experience for the common man, and 600 average Joes converged there.

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2009
Are you ready for some chocolate-vodka cherries?
When the Arizona Cardinals go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII tomorrow, the team with the best gridiron skills will be decided on the field. The team with the best food will be decided out in the parking lot.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2009
Super 'Gate II and Supertailgate Throwdown
At the southeast corner of Hoover Boulevard and Sligh in Tampa, around the corner from the Florida Tile Design Center, gleaming RVs are convening for several days of, as they describe it: meat, beer pong, meat, music, poker, meat and meat.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2009
Big Ben's grandparents look forward to Super Bowl
The tidy little RV is decorated with Steelers banners and other paraphernalia, of course, plus pictures of Big Ben when he was Little Ben.

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2009
Camping, Vegas style
Airstream trailers right at a Strip resort offer a hip, retro alternative to hotels

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2009
RV, camper fans hit road for Green Bay show
The event featured campers and recreational vehicles to tour and vendors touting everything fans of the

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2009
New Circus act: Vegas camp-out in an Airstream
Ten of Airstream's Flying Cloud models, which sleep up to four and retail for an average $53,000, are available at KOA's Circus Circus campground.

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2009
Join the Super Bowl fun at Super Gate 2 in Tampa
For the die hard fans that want to be in the middle of the action, you can head to Super Gate II, dubbed the ''The Super Brawl of Tailgating''.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2009
RV show pulls into town
The Beattys, from Branson, Mo., have been 'full-time RVers' for about four years, he said. They plan to stay in Victoria for about a month and then move on. 'The travel is great, and if you don't like the city, you leave,' he said, smiling. 'The biggest hassle is your mail and paying the bills.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2009
The Super Bowl of Tailgating is at Super 'Gate in Tampa
This month, top tailgaters from all over the nation will converge at Super 'Gate II in Tampa, Florida for what has been dubbed 'The Super Brawl of Tailgating.'

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2009
Camping at the Inauguration
Terry Gibbs, left, and Larry Smith of Mobile, Ala., cook out beside their rented recreational vehicle at Cherry Hill Park, an RV park and campground in College Park, Md., outside of Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. The two, along with eight other relatives from Alabama and Georgia, are staying at the park and attending Tuesday's inauguration. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
For area residents, experience was worth long lines, crowds
The Brunswick County resident and his fiancee, Linda Patton, drove an RV from Holden Beach to a campground in Maryland, took an hour-long Metro ride to the National Mall, sat far back from the Capitol in freezing temperatures and got stuck in a massive crowd trying to exit the mall after the inauguration.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
Long Islanders travel to Washington for ceremonies
For a black family from Uniondale and a white family from Greenlawn who made the pilgrimage together to Washington in an RV, Tuesday was a day to hoist little ones on their shoulders. There, the children would see - and always remember - what it looked like when America's first black president took his oath.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
Mother, son miss Obama, but trip worthwhile
Keller's 80-year-old mother, Sallie Keller of Baton Rouge, La., proved the deciding factor in the families road trip to D.C. driving an RV sporting a sign in the back window bearing the legend ''Driving Moma 2 C Obama.''

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
RVers flock to DC for Inauguration
Terry Gibbs of Mobile, Ala., cooks out beside a rented recreational vehicle at Cherry Hill Park, an RV park and campground in College Park, Md., outside of Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Gibbs, along with nine other relatives from Alabama and Georgia, rented the RV and are staying at the park and attending Tuesday's inauguration. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
RVs at the Inauguration
James Ready, left, and Robert Himberger of Baltimore walk from their recreational vehicle to the wash room at Cherry Hill Park, an RV park and campground in College Park, Md., outside of Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. The two are staying at the park with a group of friends and attending Tuesday's inauguration. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2009
A family affair : Pastor, family to attend inauguration in D.C.
After packing up his 39-foot RV and doing a quick head count, Pastor Marcus Carruthers and his family headed north Saturday to witness the fulfillment of a longtime dream during this year's 56th quadrennial presidential inauguration.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2009
Campgrounds hosting visitors
It was the family's first trip in an RV. They're among 100 to 150 people--and about 25 RVs--staying at Aquia Pines for the inauguration, said owner Everett Lovell.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2009
Journey to D.C.: An adventure of a lifetime
The cold but jubilant travelers parked their RVs of various sizes, shapes and colors at Cherry Hill Park outside Washington. At one end sat an RV with a picture of Obama emblazoned across its sides. At the other, a motor home sported a placard of Obama 'fulfilling the dream' next to an image of the Rev. Martin Luther King.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2009
Driven to Obamaville by Something 'Bigger Than Us'
Campground fills with RVers hoping to see Obama.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2009
Moorestown family's RV follows Eagles all over
In four years, Moeller has piloted Eagle One, his 38-foot RV decorated with flashing green lights, team decals, and a rocking sound system, to virtually every game in the Birds' regular seasons.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2009
Obama Brings Prosperity to RV Parks
The relatively inexpensive housing option is enlivening a usually moribund camping season at other parks near Washington, D.C., and creating a ripple effect that is putting money in the pockets of campgrounds and their employees.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2009
"Reach out and grab the rainbow": Area people to flock to inauguration of Barack Obama to share in history-making moment
Herring is taking an RV, his sons and three International Academy of Flint students to Philadelphia, Ground Zero in Manhattan and Washington for the inauguration. He produces many public access shows and he records Flint City Council meetings for the public access channel.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2009
County bracing for Inauguration visitors
Many of the visitors will be coming in RVs and some will stay in tents

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2009
'This extraordinary moment in history'
In November, they booked an RV site at Cherry Hill Park in Maryland, advertised as the closest campground to the nation's capital. They'll stay in a truck camper they bought in April.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2009
With inauguration one week away, early arrivals begin to pack D.C.
Donna Robinson is on her way to Washington from Anniston, Ala., with 15 friends and relatives packed into a rented recreational vehicle, fulfilling a promise she made to herself during the presidential campaign.

POSTED JANUARY 13, 2009
RV dealers face a rugged road An industry battered by problems tries to adjust to effects of crippling recession


POSTED JANUARY 08, 2009
Sportshow feeling economic headaches
And that's bad news for everyone in the fishing and hunting industry. 'We'll survive. The economic crisis that has crippled the housing and auto industries, sent stock prices tumbling and resulted in many layoffs has had an effect on the outdoors. Need proof? Some businesses are bucking the trend. Talk to Karen Kern, executive director of the Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2009
Family RV trip turns into school on wheels
Imagine taking three young boys, loading them into one RV, and traveling 13,000 miles of open road over the course of eight weeks. Although it sounds like the pilot to a sitcom, it was a reality for the Tison family.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2009
Children home-schooled aboard RV Reading, writing and road trips
The Newbury Park family motor-home-schooled its way through more than 30 states, traveling in a recreational vehicle to national parks, historic sites and museums.

POSTED JANUARY 05, 2009
RV sales in Florida not as bad as you might think
It helps that Florida is a year-round RV market. Even more helpful has been a drop in age of the average owner.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2008
Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle in Glendale for Cardinals game
The Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle is making a stop at University of Phoenix Stadium as it weaves its way across the country, eventually reaching its final destination in Tampa Bay for Super Bowl XLIII.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2008
RV Heaven
Kevin Kernan blogs about his trip to Louiville and receiving an award from RVIA.

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2008
For RVers, L.A. beach is a park place in the sun
'You just say hi to one person, and next thing you know you're talking to the next person,' said Doug Allen, who was smoking a cigarette outside his RV on a recent morning. 'We'll all get together and barbecue, have a few beers, have a little party.'

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2008
Get an RV that gets 20 miles per gallon
RV makers at the 46th Annual National RV Trade Show are displaying lightweight towables which can be hauled by smaller vehicles and, therefore, burn less fuel.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2008
Companies hope Hybrid RVs help them see green
Both Fleetwood Enterprises and Winnebago Industries are displaying 36-foot motor homes built on the Freightliner ecoFRED chassis. That chassis includes a front-mounted diesel engine coupled to an electric motor/generator that is tied to lithium-ion batteries.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2008
New Study Reveals RV Travel Will Increase This Holiday Season
According to a recent holiday travel survey conducted by the Good Sam Club, the world's largest RV owner's organization with more than one million member families, most RV owners plan to use their motor home during the holidays, breaking the myth that RVs are only used for summer vacation travel. RVers point to the overall sense of freedom as the most valuable component of RV travel.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2008
RV makers lighten up with new products
As American car owners switch out their gas-guzzlers for smaller vehicles, many recreational vehicle companies are creating lighter weight products that can be towed by those smaller cars.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2008
RV uses alternative energy
Brawdy loves his RV because it takes him to beautiful places, helps him meet interesting people and keeps him from having to sleep in a hotel.

POSTED DECEMBER 03, 2008
RV show opens with some heart
An early and eager crowd of hungry RV executives, dealers and manufacturers gathered for the annual pre-show breakfast at the massive Kentucky Exposition Center.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2008
RVIA and RVDA Urge Feds to Free Financing for RV Loans
RVIA, RVDA, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) are working together with the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) to present a unified message to federal officials and Congress on the critical need to make financing available for RV and other recreation product purchases.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2008
The Green RV
These modern-day RV owners are using their retooled motor homes as vehicles, literally, to promote ecological awareness as they travel.

POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2008
RV is affordable travel mode
Truly, it was a pleasurable excursion to drive a 'home' with all our possessions along for the trip.

POSTED NOVEMBER 02, 2008
Wow trumps woe at RV show in Pomona, Calif.
Manufacturers and dealers said that now is the time to show off the new goodies and that there are still sales to be had during the event, which runs through Oct. 19 at the Fairplex.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2008
Campers pack RV lots despite economy, gas prices
Despite a wheezing economy and staggering gas prices -- Alabama has the ninth-highest in the country -- campers will pack all RV lots flanking the speedway with everything from pristine motor homes to dusty tents, oak-burning campfires to space heaters and T-bone steaks to Beanie Weanies.

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2008
Family man
Tired of leaving behind his wife and children, he got the RV. Now, his work -- and his family --go with him.

POSTED OCTOBER 01, 2008
R.V.'s Go to Iowa to Meet Their Maker
For owners of recreational vehicles made by Winnebago Industries, like the Carrs and Laskos, Forest City is home - literally. As the huge blue water tower that hovers over the town reminds visitors, this is where Winnebago and Itasca motor homes are made, and have been for nearly 40 years. To buy one is to be adopted by an extended family of like-minded R.V. enthusiasts, not to mention by the company itself.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
RV sales staying strong
The Tooles may be part of a trend. Local RV dealers say sales of trailers and campers are relatively strong this year, as people opt to take shorter vacations closer to home, and in their own vehicles.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
DREAM JOB
One, I get to see America from up high in the motor home. Two, I get to eat all the foods of this country. And three, I get to talk to people from all backgrounds, whether it's economics, race, education, religion. They're all sports fans. Tailgating is like walking through 1,000 back yards with no fences.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Life may not be an endless vacation, but for those living in an RV, it comes close
While summer vacation has ended for most people, these massive recreation vehicles containing full kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms continue to line the highways, whisking their owners away on another adventure at a moment's notice.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 08, 2008
Yellowstone RV park full despite rising fuel costs
RV and campground trade associations say 2008 appears to be just as busy as previous years, though with some variations that could be attributable to fuel prices.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 08, 2008
RV Owners Cling to Lifestyle Despite Gas Prices
Running one of these vehicular behemoths is anything but light on the wallet, but a group of RV enthusiasts say the cost is worth it for a vacation on wheels.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 05, 2008
State Park Campers Say So Long to Summer
Campers pack campgrounds for last weekend of the summer.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2008
Car critic's dream: trip to Yosemite -- in an Airstream
It was an offer he couldn't refuse: the use of an Airstream for a week. Along the way, Dan Neil ponders the Zen of camping, the costs of Dr. McDreamy hipness and the future of the RV.

POSTED AUGUST 28, 2008
RV Show sees dedicated owners
He says those who can buy RV's now will be saving hundreds of dollars on manufacturers rebates. That's what salesmen are pitching to potential buyers that when the economy turns around, they'll look back and know they've gotten a good deal.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2008
Great buys offered at RV show
''Even though the market is down now, we want to see what's left. Plus, we want to support the local economy and laid-off workers so they can go back to work,'' Paul Van Dyke of Syracuse said.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2008
As Gas Prices Swell, Trailers Shrink
''I don't think the lifestyle is going away, but I think people are pursuing it in a different way. And the companies that innovate to meet consumer demand best will be the survivors.''

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2008
Dealers flock to Elkhart County Fairgrounds for Midwest RV Supershow
While high gas prices and a slowing economy have hit Elkhart County manufacturers hard recently, dealers say the RV market is still here; it's just changing.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2008
Officers, RV save three from fire
Quick thinking and a Type A parked nearby means the difference between life and death for a Wisconsin family

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2008
The RV Lifestyle on $4 a Gallon
Compared with the cost of driving a car and staying in hotels for family vacation, using an RV saves between 27% and 61%, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2008
At Home on the Road
It's the rare homeowner who has not dreamed now and then of walking away from the mortgage and the yardwork and taking to the open road.

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2008
Sure, the gas cost is horrendous, but...
''Look, gas prices are ridiculous, but we more than make up for it with the money we save by not having to stay in a motel every night, by not having to eat out three meals a day and by not having to be at the mercy of the airlines, who charge for everything these days.''

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2008
Turning a 'staycation' into a vacation
So why travel in a fuel-thirsty RV when gas is at record prices? Because it's still cheaper than flying and staying in hotels.

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2008
Man Has Green Friendly RV
A Utah man has found a way to be green on vacation.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2008
Despite costs, suburban family still prefers summer of RVing
The biggest perk of all, they say, is having control of their schedule. If they see a sign for something interesting and want to check it out, they just stop.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2008
Traveling America in RV
Despite skyrocketing gas prices, the Herzog family has taken to the roads for a 66-day, sightseeing extravaganza - in a motor home.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2008
Couple drives RV 8,341 miles across country for vacation
In their 8,341-mile trip across the country and down to the tip of Mexico, Dick Harris and Betty Comer Hill logged a lot of numbers.

POSTED AUGUST 05, 2008
High Gas Prices Can't Keep RV Owners Off the Road
Even with soaring gasoline prices, RVers have no plans to put an end to RV travel entirely.

POSTED AUGUST 05, 2008
RV Parks Stay Busy Despite Gas Prices
Gas prices having mimimal impact so far.

POSTED AUGUST 04, 2008
Despite gas prices, RVers still hit the road
'It really hasn't changed our mind-set at all,' she said of the higher fuel cost. 'Instead of going out to dinner, we spend it on gas instead.'

POSTED JULY 23, 2008
RV owners motor on despite high gas prices
'High fuel prices will never kill RVing,' said Joann Hadwick of Reno, one of the Red Mountaineers RV club members relaxing the other morning outside the group's collection of giant rigs at Smithwoods RV Park near Felton.

POSTED JULY 23, 2008
RVs: The resilient vehicle Many are staying closer to home, according to some in the industry.
Gas prices hovering near the $4 mark haven't stopped owners of recreational vehicles from vacationing, but many are traveling shorter distances and staying at one place longer, some in the industry say.

POSTED JULY 17, 2008
Gas prices don't force RV'ers to break camp
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association touts that rentals and campground bookings are up this year. The reason is that RV'ers take their housing and cooking with them, so that even with high gas prices, they save money on lodging and meals, the association says.

POSTED JULY 14, 2008
RV rentals ride high as alternative to costly airplane tickets
Fuel prices and sky-high airfares have made Americans think twice about summer vacations, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Many are moving from cramped seats in coach class into the driver's seats of RVs, said Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED JULY 14, 2008
RVing: 'Education disguised as entertainment'
'It's not only fun; it's also a fascinating education,' Herzog said. 'You can't help but learn about history, geography and geology when on the road. That's why I love taking my kids: It's education disguised as entertainment.'

POSTED JULY 14, 2008
The price of gas isn't slowing down the RV industry or those who love it
If you think the price of gasoline at $4 a gallon or more is the death knell for the recreational vehicle industry, you'd be dead wrong.

POSTED JULY 13, 2008
RV family visits Casper
Twelve years ago, Brad Herzog asked his wife if she wanted to buy an RV and go roadtripping. Three-hundred fourteen days and 48 states later, they stepped out of the RV.

POSTED JULY 12, 2008
Surprisingly cheapest type of vacation: RVs
Even factoring in RV ownership and fuel costs, the study reveals that RV family vacations tend to be significantly less expensive than other types of vacations.

POSTED JULY 10, 2008
RVers find easy escape to Texas parks
We've discovered that RVing is fun, easy and cheap...

POSTED JUNE 30, 2008
The Dallas Morning News Ray Sasser column As fuel costs rise, campers refuse to fold their tents
Whether they choose campgrounds close to home, spend more time per outing and make fewer trips, or decide on a more creative option, outdoors families are not allowing fuel costs to keep them home.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2008
Cozy campouts are close at hand Faced with soaring gas prices, many more people are getting their taste of the wilderness in metro area parks.
Regional parks officials are seeing an increase in use of metro area campgrounds and are attributing the hike in large part to rising fuel costs.

POSTED JUNE 25, 2008
RV maker Country Coach unveils unique balcony feature
Country Coach Corp. officials on Friday unveiled the company's new Veranda line of coaches that offer a ground-breaking feature,a balcony on the side of the RV.

POSTED JUNE 25, 2008
PRICEY GAS HASN'T PUT UP A ROADBLOCK FOR TOURING RV FAMILY
The Herzogs, the family dubbed the national 'Explore America' family by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, isn't letting fuel prices keep them from their annual summer RVing vacation. While on the road they are also charged with promoting RV travel on behalf of RVIA and GoRVing.com, in an online blog to increase RV interest and sales.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2008
Group tries to get more blacks into the woods
The National African-American RVers Association is trying to build minority participation in camping. States including Washington and California have launched programs to get minorities interested in outdoor recreation including camping, and so has the National Park Service. Walk around a campground filled with black people and it's a lot like being in a campground filled with whites.

POSTED JUNE 23, 2008
For many, fuel costs put hitch in RV plans
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, which runs about $5 per gallon, are forcing some who own recreational vehicles to change vacation plans. Many say they won't give up RV vacations, they will travel fewer miles and save money in other ways.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2008
Fuel prices put a hitch in get-along for RVers
High gas prices are only causing enthusiasts to stick closer to home or stay in one spot longer than usual, according to industry experts.Even though sales of RVs are dropping, people are still RVing. 'Rentals are up 20 percent and campground bookings are up 5 to 15 percent, depending on the region,' says Kevin Broom, spokesman for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2008
RV sales travel off course: Dealers find that if consumers are 'not buying houses on foundations, they're not going to buy them on wheels,' analyst says
RV industry typically leads into recession, and leads out too,' said Kevin Broom, spokesman of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. 'They know the industry historically comes back stronger. A lot of them are trying to ride it out.'

POSTED JUNE 09, 2008
RVs still sell, but journeys are shorter, rarer
Gas prices might be high but that isn't stopping RVers. Camp grounds report a burst of attendance despite the gas prices, crediting people sticking closer to home.

POSTED JUNE 08, 2008
RVs keeping Diamond Lake busy: Resort owners say gas prices have campers staying closer to home
'We have 270 campsites,' Smith said. 'And we're going to be nearly full this weekend.'

POSTED JUNE 05, 2008
Campers stay close to home as gas price soars
A rainy start didn't deter campers at Chadron State Park over the weekend. Camper registrations were more than 10 percent higher than during the same weekend last year.

POSTED MAY 27, 2008
There's no place like home show this weekend
Are you a homeowner, an aspiring homeowner or an outdoor enthusiast feeling plagued and limited by the poor economy blues?

POSTED MAY 27, 2008
Campers find a nearby home away from home as gas prices rise
AAA predicts 31.7 million Americans will travel by automobile, a 1 percent decrease from last year.

POSTED MAY 24, 2008
Maine's parks anticipate busy season
Crews in Maine's state parks are gearing up for what is expected to be a busy summer season as more and more families choose to vacation closer to home due to soaring gas prices.

POSTED MAY 23, 2008
Paying a lot for gas, changing a little
Ask people here and at other fill-up stops what they're doing to combat exorbitant gas prices this Memorial Day weekend and beyond, and the answer is a resounding, 'Um, not much.'

POSTED MAY 23, 2008
This year, vacationers fight fuel costs with fire
Families are staying in campgrounds to save money on vacation travel.

POSTED MAY 23, 2008
Welcome back campers!: Memorial Day weekend unofficial start to summer camping season
When people think of Memorial Day weekend, they often think barbecues, campfires and fishing at the lake -- at least that's what officials at area parks and campgrounds are hoping.

POSTED MAY 23, 2008
Campground filling up
High gas prices aren't keeping campers from visiting Wylie Park Campground this year, officials say. Cabins are booked solid and the RV sites are filling fast, said Vickie DeWalt, office manager with Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

POSTED MAY 16, 2008
RV 101: Sure, they're big, but you can do it
If you've never vacationed in a recreational vehicle, your first reaction might be 'I can't afford to rent an RV' or 'They're too large to maneuver.' Even with high gas prices, renting an RV can be an economical means of family travel. Or maybe even 'I don't want to end up like Robin Williams,' who not only had trouble driving one in the movie 'RV,' but also had a run-in with the septic tank.

POSTED MAY 15, 2008
An RV salesman promotes the upside for buyers amid rising fuel prices
RV salesman promotes savings that come with RV travel.

POSTED MAY 14, 2008
This summer, travelers won't abandon ship
Boaters and RVers don't plan to retire their gas-guzzling toys this summer

POSTED MAY 07, 2008
Sleep on the Cheap
You can consider a campground a 5 billion-star resort.

POSTED MAY 04, 2008
Record fuel prices not stopping RV trips
Despite soaring fuel prices, local recreational-vehicle enthusiasts say they'll continue to travel this spring and summer. The photos from the road trip, however, may reveal places a little closer to home.

POSTED MAY 02, 2008
Adios, amigos: Winter Texans prepare to leave after a very profitable season
This Winter Texan season is wrapping up to be one of the best ever.

POSTED APRIL 30, 2008
Joe Cahn is no ordinary tailgater - he's the king
Cahn's at home amid masses; likes eats, vibes at Talladega

POSTED APRIL 27, 2008
RVers find easy escape to Texas parks
We're proof that RVing doesn't have to be a major production of planning and prep before you hit the road.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2008
On the Road, but Just Like Home
I've always been slightly envious of people in recreational vehicles. To see families heading out on the highway, everything they need tucked away in some nook or cranny of their vehicle, ready to live life by the mile.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2008
A New View Every Day
For some on-the-go second-home owners, maintaining their weekend getaways means checking the tire pressure and maybe changing the oil. Their second homes are recreational vehicles, a category that includes almost anything on wheels that has a bed, from half-million-dollar motor homes to pop-up trailers

POSTED APRIL 11, 2008
Gas Prices Having Little Impact on RV Sales
Rising gas prices haven't deterred RV sales.

POSTED APRIL 07, 2008
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Dick Youngblood column: Owatonna firm's success with RVs shows that this housing still sells
...travel trailer, he said. That argument certainly persuaded Noble's banker, who admits he was skeptical when he was first approached. 'The demographics -- the baby boomers -- are there,' said Pat Segler, president of United Prairie Bank of Owatonna. 'And you could even argue that high gas prices are helping' the RV industry by discouraging long-distance vacation travel, he said. Noble credits not only his company's location, but also its newness: 'Everyone...

POSTED APRIL 02, 2008
Whetting the Appetite for Camping
RV Enthusiasts get excited for warmer weather during winter shows.

POSTED MARCH 29, 2008
As Economy Fizzles, Business Picks Up for RV Rental Company
Pleasant RV rental experience made this MD family converts.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2008
Summer Road Trip: How About a Rental RV?
Plan ahead and consider renting an RV as a means of enjoying your vacation.

POSTED MARCH 27, 2008
RVs Beckon Baby Boomers Despite Fuel Costs
Recreation vehicle enthusiasts from throughout the nation converged on the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., to learn, shop, and commune.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2008
Taking it to the Streets: Run Your Business from the Road
By relying on Wi-Fi connectivity at RV campgrounds and other hotspots around the country, one entrepreneurial couple from Maine has taken their Internet-based business on the road so they can enjoy everything America has to offer.

POSTED MARCH 20, 2008
RV Lovers Flock to Perry Rally Despite Soaring Gas prices
Quality of RV Lifestyle is still worth the price.

POSTED MARCH 15, 2008
RV'ers Expected in Droves at Perry Rally
Annual event expected to draaw more than 3,000 RVers to Georgia.

POSTED MARCH 13, 2008
Bartlett Parents, Driven to Educate Their Sons, Buckle up for a Cross-Country Adventure
Family resolves to take year-long RV adventure.

POSTED MARCH 09, 2008
A home on the road: Annual RV show displays the latest and greatest in travel
The luxury of traveling with a pop-up travel trailer, truck camper or motor home isn't new to the camping scene, but this summer season is bringing out the high-tech in travel.

POSTED MARCH 06, 2008
Eyre travels to Spring Training in style
Reliever and two teammates take RV from Florida to Arizona

POSTED MARCH 04, 2008
One for the road: RV show displays camping comforts
Plenty of RVs to see at North Carolina RV Sales Event

POSTED MARCH 03, 2008
The Not-So-Hard Drive
Working nomads take to RVs.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2008
Want a flat-screen TV with that RV?: Models on display at a four-day show go from simple pop-up campers costing $5,000 to an opulent $300,000 coach with leather seats and much, much more.
Trailers, campers, motor homes and more were the main attractions in Pennsylvania.

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2008
RV Fans Eye Latest at Show
Her RV is a home away from home for Sandra M. Hayward.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2008
Extreme Downsizing
How moving from a 6,000-square-foot custom home to a 370-square-foot recreational vehicle helped quell one family's 'House Lust.'

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2008
RV show indulges wanderlust: Recession, gas prices no match for lure of the open road
The lure of the open road has kept the almost $15 billion RV industry seeing steady gains despite surging gas prices.

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2008
Long, Winding Road
Relaxing end to super cross-country trip.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2008
RV industry believes sales will get rolling
Recreational vehicle (RV) dealers at the 41st Minneapolis-St. Paul RV, Vacation and Camping Show running through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center remain upbeat about sales prospects this spring and summer.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2008
Five-star lodging on wheels
RV luxury offers the same amenities on the road as at home.

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2008
Champagne Wishes and Trailer Park Dreams?
Celebrities' involvement enhances the image of the RV lifestyle.

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2008
Tailgating, NASCAR-style
Tailgate cities form around Bristol Motor Speedway and other NASCAR venues each Spring

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2008
Big Blue Roadtrip Audio Slideshow
Cross-country RV roadtrip leads four Giants fans to SuperBowl XLII.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2008
Giant Journey Reaches End
Tailgaters were the real winners during the Super Bowl.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2008
Local Giants Devotee No Fairweather Fan
Spirited fan wears team loyalty on his RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2008
Rally comes to town to toast motor homes
The 64-year-old agreed with Roy: Expenses are less than some other modes of travel when you are bringing your home with you.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2008
Under I-10, campers are happy
Every year at Carnival, nearly 200 recreational vehicles set up camp underneath Interstate 10 by Fort Conde as well as at the Mobile Civic Center parking lot.

POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2008
Giant Party!
Super ending for local tailgaters.

POSTED FEBRUARY 04, 2008
Extreme Tailgating
Fans line up in their RVs to kickoff Super Bowl XLII.

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2008
Blue Skies
A detour in the RV on the road to the Super Bowl.

POSTED FEBRUARY 02, 2008
In The Giant's Grill
'Tailgate Guy' Brings NFL to Fans thanks to an RV.

POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2008
Super Bowl tailgating restrictions inspire alternative party
Superbowl fans find alternate venue for pre-game tailgating.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2008
Giant Journey
On the road with four Giant fans, RVing our way to Super Bowl XLII just outside Phoenix.

POSTED JANUARY 30, 2008
This is not your father's RV; it's rolling luxury
If your last experience with a recreational vehicle included uncomfortable, undersized beds and a bathroom the size of a phone booth, it's time to take a second look.

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2008
Bowler Williams finds new inspiration
PBA Star Walter Ray Williams is having a memorable season, touring the circuit with his wife and daughter in an RV.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2008
Previous story: RVs answer call of the open road
The RV industry association credits new products for making the vehicles more attractive to younger buyers.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2008
RV industry holds its own despite gas prices
Unlike a sport utility vehicle or pickup that sometimes is needed to drive to work, an RV is something bought for no other reason than the consumer wants it.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2008
Fuel prices don't deter RV fans
While the recreational-vehicle industry still caters to the gray-haired crowd, niche products were prominent among thousands of vehicles on display at the recent annual Recreation Vehicle Industry Association show in Louisville.

POSTED DECEMBER 25, 2007
A victory ride for Bryant Young
Retirement for NFL star, he plans to see the country in an RV.

POSTED DECEMBER 23, 2007
Fans of RVs Not Deterred by Fuel Prices
Smaller campers prove popular at Louisville industry trade show.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2007
Housing Crisis? Try Mobile McMansions
These days, increasingly, baby boomers are hitting the age that historically coincides with motor home purchasing - a vacation vehicle as nicely turned out as their Lexus or Mercedes.

POSTED DECEMBER 02, 2007
America The Beautiful: Secretary Kempthorne Champions the Great Outdoors
Luminary Government Figure Gives Keynote Address at 2007 Annual National Trade Show.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2007
Recession Signs Grow as Winnebago Leads U.S. RV Drop
Reduced RV shipments are a bellwether of potential US recession.

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2007
Go RVing Campaign Set to Kick Off for 2008
(Nov. 29, 2007) -- The 12-year campaign will feature increased traffic to the Go RVing Web site and more exposure, beginning with a TV slot to air during the Super Bowl XLII pregame show in February of next year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Low-End Rvers Look For Better Gas Usage
High fuel prices deter middle class RV buyers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Suppliers React to Green RV Movement
Fuel efficiency considerations begin to pervade manufacturer and supplier decision-making and designs.

POSTED NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Downturn in RV Sales Foreseen
Shipments slowdown expected through 2008.

POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2007
'Gotta Have It' Factor
New RV models geared toward comfort and technology

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2007
After a trip home, Brown comes back big
Philadelphia Eagles star Sheldon Brown takes time to enjoy the game off the field in his RV.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2007
Firm pursues RV dealerships: Gilbert-based Charter Equities says industry is ready for consolidation
Holding company plans to buy RV dealerships and consolidate.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
Take Your Home on the Road
If you daydream of the open road, making an RV your primary residence has proved to be a workable, adventurous, even affordable lifestyle. Here's a map to making it work.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Go 2 Guy: 12th Man in tailgate chains
Joe Cahn, who proclaims himself the commissioner of tailgating, participated in the rankings and loves Seattle but marked it down for having limited space. It doesn't matter if you're Joe Cahn or Joe Blow, you need a season parking pass to enter that lot. I spoke to Cahn as he stopped for gas in his 40-foot motor home in North Carolina on Tuesday.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
Top 10 Parks in South Florida
The park also offers a skate park, a large playground, sports equipment rentals, and a biking/jogging trail, as well as a snack bar. The park's campground includes 60 rental RV and tent sites, 48 with water and electricity, hot showers/restrooms, laundry facilities and a playground, and takes pets for a fee. Tradewinds Park Where: 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954-968-3880.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
Tailgaters Put Stadium on the Map
The folks at DirecTV and KVH Industries, manufacturer of live mobile satellite TV systems for cars and recreational vehicles, recently enlisted three tailgating experts to rank the most tailgating-friendly NFL cities. Tailgating.com's Joe Cahn, the self-proclaimed 'Commissioner of Tailgating,' along with Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell of the Ultimate Sports Road Trip, ranked 32 stadiums across the nation.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 15, 2007
Pair Gussies Up Horse Trailers into Traveling Palaces
...vehicle is handily equipped with dual power sources, making it nonreliant on other sources for some time.After much research and the tracking down of desired materials, construction of the prototype took approximately three months. All work is completed according to standards set by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.Lahner stated that a basic top-of-the-line trailer can be purchased for approximately $25,000 to $30,000. With the conversion, the price can...

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Real Life Revealed During Family's RV Vacation
We did it all the time in the RV,' he said. We did it all the time in the RV,' he said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 07, 2007
On the Road Anew
It's a whole different crowd these days pulling up stakes and climbing into RVs to see what lies ahead.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2007
Footloose in an RV: America's New Nomads
Questing adventure and plugged into the Internet, a growing number of people are selling their homes and traveling full time.

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2007
The Ritz? No, It's an RV Park
RV Parks are becoming more upscale

POSTED JULY 27, 2007
5 Days, 400 Miles, 2 Kids, and an RV
On a road trip across the Utah desert, a busy family slows down to learn about canyoneering, hiking, and one another.

POSTED JULY 09, 2007
RV Puts Family in Fastlane
RVing has become a lifestyle for a family of four

POSTED JULY 09, 2007
RV Sales Up Despite High Gas Prices
Higher gas prices not cramping style of dedicated RV vacationers.

POSTED JULY 06, 2007
For Airstreamers, It's One Big 'Silver Family'
Airstream RV's are 'hip' once again!

POSTED JULY 02, 2007
High-Tech RVs Hit the Highway
The latest models feature all the gadgets and creature comforts of home.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2007
A Shrine to Kings of the Road
Some have saunas, full baths, and double-door refrigerators. Barbour's $79,000 vehicle isn't quite in that league. An RV exhibit was one of the more popular ones at Chicago's Century of Progress World's Fair in 1933-34. Miller, chairman of RV giant Newmar Corp., was reportedly torn about entering the hall.

POSTED JUNE 26, 2007
RV fans remain pumped: High fuel prices haven't deflated enthusiasm
It's what many consider to be the all-American vacation. You load your family into a motor home or large camper, pack it with outdoor gear and some food fit for grilling, and head out on the open road.

POSTED JUNE 16, 2007
Family Promotes the RV Life While Exploring the U.S.
Their goodwill trek for the RV industry will take them north on a tour of the Pacific Northwest that will include major cities, national parks and a host of little towns in between. Since 1996, Herzog and his wife, Amy, have visited all 48 states in the continental United States and have logged more than 80,000 miles in an RV.

POSTED JUNE 13, 2007
Extreme RVs Travel Where Few Can
For a bold few, even the North Pole. With these hulking vehicles -- built as tough as tanks -- expedition travel, long a European tradition, has finally found a niche in America.

POSTED JUNE 12, 2007
In RVs, Older Americans Going Mobile
Like many inhabitants of the recreational vehicle universe, the Davises are baby boomers who like nothing better than shedding their corporate duds on a Friday afternoon to head for the hills - or at least the nearest KOA campground.</

POSTED MAY 27, 2007
Travelers Unlikely to Skip Vacations Due to Gas Prices
Travel organizations say people may plan shorter trips and find other ways to reduce costs this summer.

POSTED MAY 24, 2007
Where to Pitch Your Tent
Finding and booking a campsite or cabin in the woods is getting far easier thanks to an array of new booking and search tools on popular camping Web sites.

POSTED MAY 17, 2007
High Gas Prices Not Slowing RV Industry
Despite predictions to the contrary, higher gas prices have not dampened consumers interest in RVs.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2007
America's On The Tow: Small 'towables' and 'toy haulers' boost RV sales
Noted growth in sales of towable RVs

POSTED MARCH 06, 2007

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