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RVs becoming homes, not just fun vehicles

(Jan. 29, 2018) -- A growing number of Americans are finding that snails may have the right idea after all by taking their home with them wherever they go. RV sales are up 17 percent in the last year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, and industry insiders maintain part of the popularity of RVs may have to do with the increasing cost of home ownership.

WASHINGTON — A growing number of Americans are finding that snails may have the right idea after all by taking their home with them wherever they go. RV sales are up 17 percent in the last year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, and industry insiders maintain part of the popularity of RVs may have to do with the increasing cost of home ownership.

Lindsay McKenzie and her husband have been living full-time in their RV since last April. They made the decision after high housing costs drove them to purchase a home far away from the amenities they wanted. “We couldn’t afford Denver,” she states. “It was way too expensive. We had student loan debt, so it was just not even an option for us to live near the city. “We ended up in the suburbs and were just not as happy out there, so we were finding ourselves not doing the things we love to do as often. ”

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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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