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WASHINGTON — Living on the road isn’t everyone’s dream, but for a surprising number of Americans, it has become an idyllic, affordable way to cruise into their golden years.
For Al and Greta Boldt, a nomadic retirement has brought them solace.
“One of my objectives is to always be somewhere I’d be comfortable in shorts and sandals,” says Al, 69. “It hasn’t always worked out that way, but it’s a good dream.”
According to the RV Industry Association (RVIA), a million Americans live full-time in RVs (a.k.a. recreational vehicles, which include motor homes and trailers), and the data firm Statistical Surveys reported that RV sales saw a record year in 2017. More than 10.5 million households own at least one RV, a sizable increase from 7.5 million in 2005, per the RVIA.
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