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Recreational vehicles bring the comforts of home on the road, making them a popular choice among vacationing retirees who have time to take the scenic route. But, according to some industry experts, that’s slowly changing.

CTV News Toronto reported that an increasing number of younger families are opting to hit the open road in an RV, according to Mark Boucher, of Canadian multilocation dealer Fraserway RV.

“What we’re seeing now is probably high 30s, early 40s,” Boucher said, adding that sales have been going up each year. “I’d say 60% or better are just writing a cheque and paying for it.”

Fans of RV vacations say the appeal is a community feel, combined with the ability to relax like they would in their own space.

“It’s the same as being at home,” RV owner Doug Leonard said.”“You can have a fire every night, stuff like that, and there are a lot of nice people in the parks.”

The growing popularity of RVs may also be linked to the lower Canadian dollar. According to a recent survey of 1,500 Canadians by the Conference Board of Canada, approximately half said they would consider traveling within the country by RV.

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