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CO: Lightweight campers are new RV trend

(Jan. 11, 2017) -- With gas prices remaining near historic lows, the economy on the rebound for many households, and interest rates near rock bottom, millions of Americans will be hitting the road this year in new RVs.

DENVER, Colo. — With gas prices remaining near historic lows, the economy on the rebound for many households, and interest rates near rock bottom, millions of Americans will be hitting the road this year in new RVs.

The newest trend is toward lightweight trailers that can be towed behind many cars or small SUVs, opening up RV travel to a new generation, experts say. This year, the RV industry expects to ship 383,000 trailers and 55,000 motorhomes, the eighth consecutive year of growth.

“This is so cute!” exclaimed Pat Mouw, 63, as she checked out a 2017 Airstream Basecamp trailer at the 27th Annual Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show, one of the nation’s largest.

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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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