From gussied-up Airstreams to posh “glam”-pers, RVs are rollin’ in popularity. Helped by the strengthening economy, sales have surged so far in 2015 after a strong 2014, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports. The trade group says 8.5% of U.S. households now own RVs, up from 8.0% in 2005.
“What a wonderful place to be at today, having hit the bottom, to be at the top and see such a bright future for this industry,” cheered one official, Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, speaking this week at a RV industry event in Elkhart, where many of those motorhomes are built.
There’s nothing wrong with a cream-colored Winnebago, of course, but some creative people are thinking a little more “out of the box.” One Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher even chose to live in one this year. Take a voyeuristic journey through some of the hippest, fanciest, and just plain craziest motorhomes and towables out there.
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