On the floor of New Jersey’s Wildwood Convention Center this weekend, prospective buyers were moving in and out of recreational vehicles in hopes of finding their next RV or trailer.

But, according to a Press of Atlantic City report, instead of asking about propane tank sizes or how much a certain model can haul, attendees were playing with surround-sound speakers and watching flat screen televisions attached to the units.

Gone are your parents’ Winnebago’s from the ’70s. Instead, with trends such as “glamping” becoming more prominent, people are looking to soup up their RVs with new amenities such as iPad-activated controls and outdoor finished kitchenettes.

“The evolution has come a great distance from when these (RVs) first came out,” said Steve Minghenelli, owner of Dylans RV Center in Sewell..

Minghenelli said many vehicles can link to cell phones to operate outdoor awnings and curtains. Heated floors are more and more popular. Floorplans have grown in size to fit larger families, and include dishwashers and Wi-Fi.

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