Boomers Power Spike in RV Ownership

May 22, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

Russ and Jean Glines have picked the theme music to herald their transition from living in a 3,000-square foot country club home to full-time roadies in a 400-square-foot recreational vehicle, according to an Associated Press report. The Glines, 43-year-old mortgage brokers, are among a growing number of Baby Boomers who have pushed the number of RV owners to record levels, including some who hit the road full time while continuing to pursue their careers. “There’s two CDs by the Allman... Read more

Travel Supreme, Once Limited to Trailers, Thrives in Diesels

May 22, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

High-end fifth-wheel manufacturer Travel Supreme Inc. made an abrupt yet successful change in direction in 1999 when the company began producing diesel-pusher motorhomes. Although the the Wakarusa, Ind., company was founded in 1989 to build fifth-wheels, its chic, high-end diesel motorhomes have come to account for more than three-quarters of its annual production over the past six years. “At the time, the market was tight in really high-end fifth-wheels, and we didn’t want to build something... Read more