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RV Industry Makes Comeback In Elkhart County [View]
Published: Saturday, December 31, 2016.
Summary: The recreational vehicle industry, which drives the economy of Elkhart County in northern Indiana, came back strong in 2016 and industry leaders are optimistic about next year.
What RVs Say About the American Economy [View]
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Summary: And right now, the recreational vehicle industry is doing very, very well. “We’re going gangbusters,” Wes Bogan, marketing director of RV company Thor Motor Coach, told me on a tour of the factory where the vehicles are assembled. The RV industry predicts that 2017 will be a banner year, with manufacturers shipping a record 438,000 units, up 4.4 percent from 2016.
Home Sweet RV [View]
Source: Albuquerque Journal
Published: Sunday, December 25, 2016.
Summary: The tax break may particularly come in handy for seniors. Speaking to The New York Times, Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, said an estimated 750,000 to 1 million people use RVs in retirement, and 3.6 million people ages 55 and older owned RVs in 2011. In a 2015 survey commissioned by the industry group, 74 percent of respondents said an RV would allow them to travel affordably and frequently in retirement, and 45 percent of those surveyed who owned RVs were 55 or older.
No Time For An Eye Exam? RV Clinic Brings Exams To Chicago Offices [View]
Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Summary: The latest to set its sights on the Chicago market is 2020 On-site, a Boston company that recently expanded into Chicago with a 34-foot RV tricked out to offer eye exams outside employers' offices.
Inside The Most Festive Little RV You Ever Did See [View]
Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Summary: The RV is surprisingly stylish on its own, a far cry from the kind of '80s-looking overstuffed mobile palaces we mentally picture when we hear the words "recreational vehicle." It's has a sleek, modern look that seems more like a well-designed apartment than a home on wheels
Boomers Head Out On That Highway, And Patrick Poised To Profit [View]
Source: Investor's Business Daily
Published: Friday, December 16, 2016.
Summary: As more baby boomers retire, many are hitting the road in recreational vehicles. Instead of buying vacation homes, more boomers opt to get their motor runnin', head out on the highway, look for some adventure and whatever comes their way. RVs may not be the two-wheeled excursions Steppenwolf had in mind when it recorded "Born To Be Wild," but it works for them.
Couple Plans To Visit All 50 states In RV (Video) [View]
Source: WNYT-TV, Albany, NY
Published: Friday, December 9, 2016.
Summary: A couple is doing what many people just dream of, taking a year off to visit all 50 states in an RV. They are hoping to make once-in-a-lifetime memories.
On The Road: Chinese RV Tourism In The U.S. [View]
Source: US-China Institute
Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Summary: This growing trend of Chinese travelers taking RV road trips in the U.S. signals a shift in the Chinese traveling culture towards freedom, flexibility and exploration.
Millennials Hit The Road In A Sleek New Generation of RVs [View]
Published: Monday, December 5, 2016.
Summary: This fall, one of the hottest things in outdoor gear wasn’t a new drone or motorized skateboard. The tech tastemakers—from Outside Magazine to Gear Patrol—collectively drooled over a recreational vehicle. That’s right, an “RV” —specifically the Airstream Basecamp, a $35,000 teardrop of aluminum that can be towed behind a Subaru.
Indiana Rules The Road With RVs [View]
Source: WAVE 3, Louisville,KY
Published: Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Summary: If you pass an RV on the highway, you might wonder where someone is going on vacation. But thousands of workers in Indiana don’t care. They are just happy another RV is rolling down the road. About 435,000 motor homes and towables will be ordered by dealers in 2017, according to the RV show for retailers this week in Louisville. Orders for RVs have never been higher. The Hoosier State is responsible for more than 80 percent of all RVs built in America. Manufacturing jobs are flourishing in Elkhart and other parts of Northern Indiana.