RVing Remains Strong As Boomer Population Rises

Despite the sluggish economy, the RV industry remains strong as America’s growing
baby-boomer population seeks opportunities to get away from it all. According to the U.S.
Census Bureau, nearly 4 million people turned 50 in 2002. That number is projected to rise
17 percent by 2010 to more than 4.6 million. “Outdoor sports enthusiasts love the freedom,
control and convenience that RV travel offers,” said David J. Humphreys, president of the
Reston, Virginia-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. “RVs complement almost
every outdoor adventure year-round — from skiing and hunting to mountain biking and
snowmobiling — making these experiences even more hassle-free and fun for every family


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