Live. Work. Dream.: More Americans live in RVs, but how many are doing it safely?

WASHINGTON — For a while I’ve been thinking, “Is it me, or does there seem to be more RVs than ever on the road today?” RV parks and campgrounds seem more crowded, and RVs are constantly passing us on the highway. Then, the Washington Post proved my suspicions with their recent article: “1 Million Americans Live in RVs.”

A million Americans live full-time in RVs, according to the RV Industry Association. Some have to do it because they can’t afford other options, but many do it by choice. Last year was a record for RV sales, according to the data firm Statistical Surveys. More than 10.5 million households own at least one RV, a jump from 2005 when 7.5 million households had RVs, according to RVIA.

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Rebecca Smith

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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