RV Industry president explains effort to learn RVer buyer habits

Note from RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury The following message from RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer was published in the RV Industry Association newsletter RVIA News & Insights. He addresses the changing makeup of today’s consumer and the best ways for the RV industry to connect with new buyers. Translating this, what Hugelmeyer is talking about boils down to…

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Destination trailers getting popular with RVers

By Rick Kessler RVbusiness.com Park model RVs and destination trailers are similar, although there are some key differences. Destination trailers are fully contained RVs but are generally larger – 8 1/2 feet wide – than other towable RVs and less aerodynamic since they’re not meant to be transported as frequently. However, they are designed to be pulled by consumers. Typically…

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Gorgeous RV restorations will amaze you

Gorgeous! Is this stunning or what? It’s a restored 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud trailer.   It’s just one of many old trailers, motorhomes and other vehicles restored by Timeless Travel Trailers of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Some end up as classy RVs, others as mobile food businesses, company demonstration vehicles, even mobile barber shops. “While customization of new or vintage Airstream…

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RV park trend: Luring customers without RVs

By Chuck Woodbury You see the cover of the magazine? That’s Woodall’s Campground Management, the largest publication covering the RV park industry. Notice the headline toward the bottom: “Campgrounds See Growth with ‘Unique Accommodations’ Aimed at non-RVers.” The article runs five pages. It begins: Savvy campground owners understand that those looking to enjoy the great outdoors aren’t necessarily looking to…

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Mini electric car doubles as office, living space

This article was written for RVtravel.com by our friend James Raia at the Weekly Driver, one of our favorite websites about automobiles, including news, car reviews and reports of trends about new makes and models. No other vehicle at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show attracted any more bizarre reaction than the Redspace REDS EV. It’s the automotive version of a…

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