American media: American rV people take the car as their home, go wherever it takes
Foreign media reported on July 12 that the United States developed highway network and automobile manufacturing greatly facilitate people's travel.This has led many people to forgo the convenience of a plane or the comfort of a hotel in favor of an RV to travel across the United States.Paulette.Davis is a full-time RV.
"We knew that when we retired, this was what we were going to do," she said, according to voa's Website on July 10.Because I love traveling.There is much to see in this country.Even though I've been traveling for more than 40 years, I've only seen a fraction of it."
The retired Davis and her husband sold their real estate to avoid missing out on every sight-seeing spot on the route. They bought A used A-class trailer and tractor for $65,000 in 2010 and became full-time RV full-Timers, the report said.
"It's the cheapest way to travel," Davis said.I sleep in my own bed every night.All the things in this car house are mine.I don't have to stay in a hotel. I take my car, my bed and my home."
Rv lifestyle: Go green
This Recreational Vehicle is also known as an RV.As the name suggests, rV has both "room" and "car" two kinds of performance, is a set travel, accommodation, entertainment and leisure as one of the car.Some car owners take their families with them over a long period of time, while others sell their property and have no concerns. They return to the natural green forest from the steel reinforcement forest of the city, far from the tedious hotel booking, no worry about plane delay, and go with the wind.They are home everywhere in the moving landscape.
"Free."Pure, complete, unencumbered freedom," she said.I know a lot of people have to feel grounded, grounded.That's definitely not my life.The further I go, the more I go, the more I like it."
The couple, who are in their 70s, and their grandson left the West on May 1 and headed east to Philadelphia, New York, with plans to visit their children down south.Davis hopes to swim like this for another 10 years.For a few days, they stopped at the Skyline Ranch Resort, In Virginia, for a drive to Washington, D.C.
The 68-acre resort is one of more than 16,000 camping sites in the United States, surrounded by mountains and stunning scenery.Owners pay about $60 a night, or as little as $10 a night for members of some RV clubs.This is in stark contrast to hotel rates that often cost more than $100.Mr Roy.Summer Bunning is the resort's operations manager.
"The price is very affordable," she said.They can stay here for three or four weeks if they want to.It all depends on their needs."
During the peak tourist season from May to October each year, rV owners can set up camp, plug in water and clean up their sewage, and enjoy the relaxation of a vacation.A bite of a hamburger, a spoonful of a salad, and a variety of small restaurants to feed the hungry.A game of snooker, a stretch, and a well-equipped recreation room give gaming and fitness enthusiasts a chance to do their thing.The activity room of more than 740 square metre witnessed the love of a lot of new person and the smiling face of friend;The outdoor swimming pool full of children's fun ripples every child's laughter.Here, visitors can get lost on horseback in the shade, or can meditate fishing in the mountains and waters.The resort also offers vacation homes, cabins, rV rental and other services. The ice cream station, which is about to be completed, also brings a touch of sweet and cool to the hot summer.
"To see them happy, to see them travel, to be able to dream, to be able to do whatever they want to do and to have a good time here, that gives me a lot of satisfaction," Bunning said.
More than 50 RVS have been set up in the area so far, and some owners have been ingenious in crafting their cars and camps, Bunning said.They were parked in order and looked magnificent.
Witness the history of the RV industry
More than 9 million households in the United States now own RVS, the most in the world, the report said.Known as the "country on Wheels," mass production began as early as 1910.More than 100 years after two world wars and an economic crisis crippled it, the rV market is booming.Kevin.Richard Bloom is the general manager of media relations at the RV Industry Association.
"I describe it as a mature, well-functioning market that is still growing," he said.
There are more than 12, 000 RV-related businesses in the U.S., with total annual profits of more than $37.5 billion, Bloom said.Out of a population of more than 300 million, more than 250,000 people work in the RV industry.
The growing RV market has also spawned a corresponding lifestyle -- RV lifestyle.It has not only become one of the most popular ways of leisure travel, but also an important part of American life and culture.
"Because it does give you a chance to spend time with your family," Says Bunning."Cooking over a fire and having dinner together brings the family together again and allows people to experience the closeness of the family unit."
Lindsay.As President of the Reines RV Center, the Reines RV Center, Reines often works with customers who are eager to take a chance on this new life.
"It's a pity that in this society we so often immerse ourselves in work, pressure and competition that we forget to slow down and enjoy life," he said.We have such a beautiful country, national parks and so on, waiting for us.How lucky we are to have them all depends on how we appreciate them."
Reines RV Center is a family business founded by Reines' father in 1946.More than 600 RVS of various types have been sold at the old manassas store.
A variety of RVS
According to the report, there are roughly two types of trailers and self-propelled vehicles, but both can be equipped with at least one slide-out space, "Slide-out", to make the vehicles spacious when parked for leisure.The trailer, which requires a pickup or SUV to pull, is the best-selling type of trailer in the United States because of its small size, light weight and low starting price.Customers can buy a brand new trailer for as little as $12,000.Bloom shows us around one of them.
"It's a family-style kitchen," he said.There are two sinks, a stove, a stove over there and a microwave, and a full-size refrigerator with two doors.It's like it says on the door, pantry, big space.This is the bathroom, and the master bedroom."
By eliminating the driving area, the rV saves space for a home theater, an electronic fireplace and a relaxing area with massage chairs.
Self-propelled RVS are classified into Grade A, B and C according to their size.Class A is the largest, usually converted by bus, and prices range from $60,000 to $500,000.
The A-class diesel self-propelled vehicle, which is on the market for about $260,000, is about 12 meters long and has four slide-out Spaces.Leather sofa bed, bunk beds for the kids, TV, oven, washer and dryer.
In the United States, it is possible to drive an RV with a regular driver's license.And these seemingly heavy and bulky things are not as difficult to control as you might imagine.Nearly every RV is equipped with a variety of features to facilitate driving, such as a navigation system, a reverse camera and a turn-by-turn display, Mr. Bloom said.
"So basically what you need to pay attention to is knowing the length of your car and turning at a bigger Angle," Bloom said.But it's also an advantage of driving an RV because you're bigger than the others, so people are always trying to stay away from you."
RVS are not a luxury for the rich
RVS are not a symbol of wealth in America.According to the RV Industry Association, the majority of americans between the ages of 35 and 54 earn more than $60,000 a year, slightly above the national average.
"We emphasize that as long as an RV fits your lifestyle and fits your budget, it really has almost nothing to do with how much money you make," Bloom said.
Mr. Rines said most of the buyers were from the hard-working middle class.Like a house, buying an RV can involve financing, financing, installment payments and so on.Retired Leon.Mr. Kaman and his wife, Inglis, had just made a 10% down payment on an $80,000-plus rV.They didn't want to give up their property for a full-time RV, so they opted for grade C to meet their usual vacation needs of about two weeks.
Mr Kaman said: "We see people driving RVS and wonder what it would be like to live in them.We used to pitch our tents in the pouring rain while the people in the trailers next to us were enjoying their coffee.We always thought, "If only we could do the same."
The potential of China's RV market
American rV attitudes and ways of enjoying life are beginning to spread to China.The RV Industry Association of America has also established a China Committee and has traveled to China in recent years to discuss cooperation and remove obstacles to the development of the RV market in China.
"Some of them, such as resolving licensing issues, could get people to drive or tow their RVS on the road," he said.There are also issues of setting up standards for the camp, such as the infrastructure that should be in the camp, where the camp itself is located, etc.These are the issues we are talking to the Chinese government and business officials."
Drive an RV, stop and go, live and travel in your life.Does the fast pace of urban life make you want to experience it?