carousel_gma_logoThe  Wednesday (July 8) edition of ABC’s Good Morning America featured a very positive segment following New Hampshire family of four, the LoPilatos, as they saved thousands of dollars on their family vacation by taking their fifth-wheel travel trailer to Disneyland this summer, according to a release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

The family’s decision to take their RV to Disneyland was “a decision that cut their costs by more than half,” GMA‘s Elizabeth Leamy reported. “Instead of $4,500 for one week, which did not include airfare for the family of four, the price became $2,000 for 12 days. Lynne LoPilatos added that taking the RV made the family vacation possible: “It’s huge, it’s huge savings.”

“RVIA’s public relations team has been actively pitching the ‘affordability’ message to media outlets across the country since the economic crisis began,” said Gary Labella, RVIA vice president and chief marketing officer. “We know that American families are looking for affordable vacation options this summer, and it’s great that national media has caught on to the idea that RVing is not only family-friendly, but also very affordable.”

The segment is available for online viewing at: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8030316.