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Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 3.34.47 PMScot Ash has fond memories of traveling with his family in a recreational vehicle, the LNP of Lancaster, Pa., reported.

“When our kids were younger, we took weeklong or weekend trips with them,” says the father of two. “It’s an economical way to travel, and we were able to expose our kids to lots of sights around the country. We were able to spend so much time with them and create lots of family memories.”

Ash, general manager of Shady Maple RV in East Earl, says RV travel offers the opportunity for couples, families and friends to spend quality time together.

“It’s a lifestyle,” he says. “Instead of traveling and going in and out of hotels, unpacking and packing up each night, you’re in your house. You’re taking your house with you.”

RV travel also allows vacationers to save money on food expenses and to enjoy the comfort of their own beds, he says, adding, “you don’t have to worry about things like hotel bedbugs.”

If you think of RV-ing as a primitive way to travel, think again.

Today’s RVs offer top-of-the-line options that allow you to bring luxury on the road.

“We have RVs with islands in the kitchen with Corian countertops. We have RVs with fireplaces,” Ash says. “We have RVs with Serta pillow-top mattresses in the bedrooms,” even washers and dryers.

Christy Hamilton, a spokeswoman for GoRVing.com, a national resource for RV travel, says luxury RVs include anything from marble baths and separate showers to entertainment centers featuring LED HDTVs, Blu-Ray/DVD players and surround sound.

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