The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Recreational Vehicle, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking your RV out on the road. Go for a weekend or go for a month — it doesn’t matter because your RV is always ready for an adventure. Do you know, though, what the average number of days per year an RV is actually out on the road? Only 26, according to a 2005 University of Michigan study commissioned by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
So what happens to the RV on those remaining 339 days? It probably stays safely in storage at an outdoor RV storage facility, or perhaps it lives in a quiet corner of a homeowner’s property. Keeping the RV protected with RV Covers will ensure a longer life and more adventures on the road.
Will today’s version of the RV be around when Recreational Vehicles celebrate their bicentennial in 2110? Probably not — RV innovations go into making newer and better vehicles every year — but you can be sure that RVs will continue to thrive as one of America’s favorite ways to take a holiday.
* Photograph from the collections of Al Hesselbart and the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum.