How Smartphones are Helping the RV Industry

How Smartphones are Helping the RV Industry

Recreational vehicle sales are at all time high and smartphones might have something to do with it. In the past year, dealers across the nation sold a staggering 430,000 RVs. According to the RV Industry Association, that’s an increase of 15% over the previous year. 

So why the sudden interest in RV camping? Some of it has to do with low gas prices and easy credit. But a majority of the new fondness for the recreational vehicles is technology like smartphones and 4G data. It has made driving around the country for extended periods less overwhelming. 
Now millennials, who grew up surrounded by technology are reaching RV-buying age. They are young, ready for adventure and love to travel. In fact, more than half of RV buyers are under the age of 45, per the RV Industry Association. 
Many younger buyers are attracted to the small and sleek campers, like the Alto Pop-up camper. It’s great for individuals or couples because it’s small and easy to tow, but still has the comforts of home.  Companies like Airstream are producing new camper models specifically targeting millennials. 
The new Basecamp trailer takes the classic shiny aluminum Airstream style and wraps it around a compact trailer with a nifty retro-modern interior. The product has been a success, according to Airstream’s CEO. They have a wholesale backlog out until the end of 2017. 
RVs like the Basecamp are reasonably priced, starting at under $40,000, which make them within reach of many buyers. With the recent boom in RV sales, RV campgrounds are seeing higher numbers than they have in a long time.
So grab your iPhone and hit the open road. A world of adventure awaits you. 

5 Creepy Cool Ways RV Campers Can Celebrate Halloween

Just because you’re RV camping doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year! We have some fun tips to help you turn your campsite into the scariest place to park a big rig. Let’s get started! 
1. The Creepy Cooler
You probably won’t want to store any drinks in here, but this creepy cooler is sure to get someone’s heart racing! Just put a fake skeleton in the cooler and let it’s legs hang out. Frightful, fun and easy! Plus, you can be sure no one will steal your food anytime soon. 
2. The Decorated Dash
Keeping a lot of holiday decorations in your RV isn’t always the best choice, so this tip keeps it simple. Use a few Halloween-themed items to really spice up your dashboard. You can change it out for different holidays and seasons with smaller items that are easy to store. 
3. The Perfect Pumpkin

Head to a local fall festival and pick up a nice pumpkin. Carve an RV or a cute road saying into it and place it outside your RV. We love this one because they are disposable and you can cook up the seeds for a delicious snack. 
4. The Great Gourd 
Fill an outdoor lantern with some seasonal items like small pumpkins, pinecones and squash for a simple and elegant Halloween decoration. This one will even work for Thanksgiving too with a few slight changes. The best part is that you can use what you already have and fill it with items that you won’t need to save. 

5. The Sitting Skeleton 
PVC, permanent markers and some bleach bottles are all you need to create these fun characters. Place them in a lawn chair to creep out your camping neighbors. It will be a fun project and it’s easy to store too! You can always make new heads next year.
How do you celebrate Halloween in your RV?