In North America the term recreational vehicle and its acronym, RV, are generally used to refer to a vehicle equipped with living space and amenities found in a home. A recreational vehicle normally includes a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom and a living room. In other countries the terms caravan or camper van are more common, and the vehicles themselves vary, typically being smaller than in North America.
RVs are intended for everything from brief leisure activities such as vacations and camping, to full-time living, for which they are often parked in special trailer parks. (However, many trailer parks are reserved just for mobile homes, not to be confused with RVs and motorhomes.) RVs can also be rented in most major cities and tourist areas.
Furthermore, they are occasionally used as mobile offices for business travelers and often include customizations such as extra desk space, an upgraded electrical system, a generator, and satellite Internet.
Elkhart, Indiana, USA is known as the "RV Capital of the World" because it is home to many RV manufacturers, including Berkshire Hathaway's Forest River, Dynamax Corporation, Heartland RV, the Damon Corporation, Four Winds International, Hy-Line, Keystone, Monaco, Sun Valley, and Travel Supreme.
There are different classes of vehicles generally labeled as RVs:
Class A motorhome
Class B campervan
Class C motorhome
Park model (Vacation/Resort Cottage)
The Maryland Recreational Vehicle Dealer's Association was founded as a group of RV Dealers selling motor homes, travel trailers, and conversion vehicles.
The newest Motorhomes and Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers and tent campers in every price range will be on display, along with outdoor sporting and camping equipment.
The MRVDA also holds 2 major RV Shows each year at the Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland. The first show takes place the last 2 full weekends of Feb, with the second being held on one weekend in Sept.
Freedom, flexibility and fun: that's the RV difference.
There's taking a trip from Point A to Point B. And then there's Rving. Recreation vehicles give you more control,convenience and comfort than other forms of travel. With an RV, you can hit the road more often for longer periods, for less money.
The reasons you go Rving are the same reasons you take any vacation. To get a break from the daily routine. To be with family and friends. To rest. To relax. To see new places. To try new things.
But the difference between Rving and other types of vacations is that Rving allows you to truly achieve all those goals - and more.
With Rving, there are no flights to catch. No security hassles. No long lines or lost luggage. No hauling heavy bags in or out of costly hotel rooms. No expensive, unhealthy food. No strange bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchens.
RV owners surveyed by Harris Interactive cited escaping the routine of the everyday world, enjoying nature and resting, and relaxing and recharging their batteries as the main reasons for taking RV trips.
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