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Bust To Boom: Elkhart's RV Industry Experiencing Record Growth Since Recession [View]
Source: The Elkhart Truth
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Summary: Obama, speaking then at Concord High School on the economic difficulties facing the county, said he was “more than confident” that Elkhart “will get to where we need to be.” Those words ring true today, as Elkhart has turned rough times into an all-out economic boom. Obama will get to see the dramatic transformation firsthand Wednesday, when he again visits Elkhart County for a public address at Concord High School and a private taping of “the PBS NewsHour” in at the Lerner Theatre. “It was the RV industry that was hit the hardest during the Great Recession,” said Kyle Hannon, president of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. “But it was the RV industry that rebounded the best.”

Obama to Find Indiana County Still Dependent On RV Industry [View]
Source: ABC News
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Summary: With recreational vehicle purchases fluctuating with the state of the economy, local officials have tried to attract non-RV businesses in recent years, including an electric car company that went bankrupt and an electric truck venture that Obama touted in a later visit. But despite the general lack of success in attracting new businesses, officials say Elkhart County is now better positioned for the next economic downturn because many of its RV suppliers have become more diversified.

RV Vacations Grow In Popularity [View]
Source: 7thSpace Interactive
Published: Monday, May 30, 2016.
Summary: Summer vacations and the family travel season are on the horizon and consumers renting RVs are booking more nights in a row, increasingly looking for more sleeping areas per unit, and fueling plans by rental agents to increase their fleet sizes and offer more services consumers ask for, including delivering towable RVs to where they will be used.

Celebs Take RV Road Trip To Campaign For Bernie Sanders [View]
Source: Breitbart News
Published: Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Summary: With California’s June 7 primary inching closer and the Democrat presidential nomination on the line, several celebrities have taken their support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the highway for a get-out-the-vote RV road trip across the Golden State.

Camping Popularity, RV Sales On The Rise (Video) [View]
Published: Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Summary: Pitching tents, cooking smores and enjoying the outdoors is one way to spend the holiday weekend. Local campgrounds say they're booked to capacity. Even more campers are rolling off the lot with the big sold sign in the window. With gas prices down and record-setting number of travelers on the roads this Memorial Day weekend, it's only fitting some of the traffic include RVs, some just rolling off the sale lot with a big sold stickers.

Summer Guide 2016: Could We RV? [View]
Source: Creative Loafing Tampa
Published: Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Summary: I’d spent the previous afternoon at the company’s sprawling 126-acre complex in Seffner, hanging out with models in and around a gigundo super-deluxe 44-foot Monaco Dynasty for the purposes of a photo shoot gently mocking the notion of “glamping.” But today my husband, Larry, and I wanted to investigate the realities of actually owning an RV — not to glamp, or even so much to camp — but for some not-so-distant future when we could use it to escape Florida summers for a while, travel northwards and even live in the thing for a long-ish period of time.

April in Glenwood: It's An RV Life For Us [View]
Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Published: Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Summary: I like the idea of being able to see the wonders of America from the road — the World’s Wonder View Tower in Genoa, Colorado, and Yellowstone Park are a couple of spots on my bucket list. Driving from coast to coast, and glamping — I think with a baby I’d have to take the RV route — sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy a summer vacation. Or could be the most epic retirement ever, since time wouldn’t be such a factor. That idea of staying a few months at a time in a fully loaded campground, wi-fi and all, to coordinate with nice weather around the U.S. is exciting to me. I like the simple approach of having everything you need right there in the camper, keeping everything compact, and being able to pick up and move to the next locale on a whim.

Caldwell Family Rents RV For Indianapolis 500 Trip [View]
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Summary: Renting an RV on online website called Outdoor Toy Share made the trip more financially viable, Spencer said. The family will end up saving because they won’t be spending money on flights, a hotel or renting a car. “We’re going to spend a couple thousand or less,” Spencer said.

Valley Life: Our Dream RV Just On Other Side Of Country [View]
Source: East Bay Times
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Summary: Like many baby boomer couples, my husband and I have always dreamed about driving across the country in a big old RV and seeing how the rest of America lives. But when we bought our 15-year-old rig five years ago, we mostly used it for weekend getaways, never going further than a quick trip to Disneyland in Anaheim.

Retirement Comes Early For These 20-Something RV-Travelers [View]
Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Summary: It’s Oct. 19, 2015. My husband and I have sold our house, rid ourselves of two-thirds of our possessions and packed up the remainder, along with our furry and feathered family (two dogs, two cats and a bird). We’ve said our tearful goodbyes to family and friends in Minnesota and set out on the road in our 1997 motorhome towing a 1988 Jeep Wrangler behind us.

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