Single women eyeing park model/destination trailers

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAccording to an item posted by Bob Boughner on The Chatham (Ontario, Canada) Daily News Web site:

“Campground owners across North America are noticing a subtle change in the demographics of their guests who buy or rent recreation park trailers or park models,” writes Boughner.

“Single women of all ages are becoming more frequent customers.”

“The trend is very apparent at the Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine where 70-per-cent of the seasonal sites are park models.”

“‘Fourteen-per-cent of our park model customers who have seasonal sites are women camping by themselves,” says owner David Berg. ‘It’s divided 50-50 between people who have camped all their lives and their spouses have passed on while the other half are women who are single and choose to live the RV lifestyle all summer long.’”

… “The fact that single women are drawn to park model living comes as no surprise to industry officials,” according to the article.

“‘It’s a super idea that makes perfect sense,’ said William Garpow of the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association. ‘From a financial standpoint, given the constraints of a single-parent trying to raise a family, it may be one of the few alternatives for that family to get away and enjoy a break from their daily responsibilities.’”

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Skyline Park Model 

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