New and younger generations of campers are hitting the road in Recreation Vehicles and discovering the benefits of RV travel. Millennials, generally those born after 1980, are appreciating the fun, freedom and flexibility of RVing — something their parents and grandparents have known for years.
From weekend outings at the lake to long-term adventures, millennials are taking to RVing in greater numbers. The latest statistics indicate that about one-third of new RVers are now under 35.
More and more young families are claiming “the American outdoor way of life,” according to Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. “RV travel and camping helps them strengthen family relationships, enjoy outdoor adventures and be active.”
In general, young adults, age 21-35, are interested in outdoor activities that are highly compatible with RVing. The next installment of this 5-part series takes a look at David McKitrick, 30, of North Dakota who appreciates the freedom and flexibility of traveling in a 4-WD truck and camper.
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Photo: A growing number of young families are switching from tent camping to owning recreation vehicles because of the convenience and comfort. Julianne G. Crane