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FL: Tampa Bay RV sales are hot thanks to millennials

(Aug. 11, 2017) -- During the summer, the hashtag ‘camping’ was in 14 million posts on Instagram as millennials are hitting the road in huge numbers.

TAMPA, Fla. — It used to be that the Recreational Vehicle lifestyle was mostly for retirees like Earl Young, a RV owner who spends time at Lazydays RV Resort.

“We worked our life and now we don’t have to punch in your time cards,” he said. “We can go and there’s no certain time to come back.”

But during the summer, the hashtag ‘camping’ was in 14 million posts on Instagram as millennials are hitting the road in huge numbers, which has contributed to a 20 percent increase in RV sales.

Read the full story from WTSP.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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