Saturday, June 21, 2008

Despite gas prices, RV's help save travel money

"Nobody comes in and buys an RV for the fuel economy," Crestview RV Center dealer Rob Hoffman said.

Rather, Crestview staff said many of their customers find their vacation dollars go further in an RV.

"Compared against the hotels, the flights, the rental cars, the whole travel industry, this is a very inexpensive alternative to that, and it doesn't take a lot to own one," Hoffman said. "Your camp ground fee is what it would cost you to check your bag in at the airline."

Hoffman said a lot of RV shoppers buy smaller campers and pop-up tents, for close to home get-aways.

"We might not travel as far from home, but there's still lots of opportunities in the central Texas area that you can go out and enjoy them," RV Owner Dick Martin said.

Martin has been towing his vacation home since the eighties. He said pulling an RV has its advantages over staying in a hotel.
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