RVing… Not Just For Rednecks Anymore

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July 27, 2009

Have you seen or heard any of these RV quotes by comedian Jeff Foxworthy?

— “If your RV is bigger than your house… you might be a redneck.”
— “If you’ve ever taken out a mortgage on an RV… you might be a redneck.”
— “If you own a house that is mobile, and 5 cars that are not… you might be a redneck.”

Laugh if you will, at the fun poked at us. But I’ll be the first one to tell you – RVing sure has changed! Today, there are over 8 million RV households in the U.S. (not to mention all those Canadian RVers, eh?), and RVers are becoming more and more affluent. In fact, according to the RV Industry Association (RVIA.org), the typical RV owner is age 49, married, owns a home and has an annual household income of $68,000.

RVs are not what they used to be either. If you’ve attended an RV show in the last few years, you undoubtedly enjoyed touring enormous class A’s and fifth wheels, many with granite counter tops, two bathrooms, a washing machine and dryer, and leather seats! And “trailer parks” aren’t what they used to be either. Many privately owned campgrounds are now camping resorts, featuring full amenities such as 5 star restaurants and heated pools.

rvtshirtRVIA estimates that by 2010, RVs will be owned by 8.5 million households. So here’s a tip… if you’re one of those 8.5 million households who enjoys RVing and who is NOT a redneck, you can sport it by wearing this cool t-shirt we just came across – “RV’s: Not just for rednecks anymore“, by Zazzle.

P.S. If you have seen any cool RV t-shirts, leave us a comment below telling us what they said or where they can be found! We’d love to hear about them.

Also, if you’d like to order RV.net merchandise like polo shirts, t-shirts, hats or travel mugs, you can purchase them at http://www.sportsindiana.com/rvnet/2009_RVNet_Wearables.html. They make great gifts for fellow RVers!

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  10. J. T. Cato

    I would like an RV; however, the industry is pricing itself out of existence. I am a senior citizen, single, still ambulatory, thank you. Would like to travel in an RV but can’t find a decent one in my price range (i.e., self-contained and more Main Street not Park Avenue.) They just don’t make them for 1-to-2 persons any more. Those that are offered require a sugar daddy. I prefer solitude in my old age. My dog is companion enough for me. I can come and go as I please and not have to listen to all the ramblings of a ‘significant other.’ Industry, are you listening? Offer us some affordable RV’s for one or two occupants. Gas is not going down you know.

  11. I don’t think he’s that funny. His other buddies that tour with him are funny though.

  12. Ed

    Thanks for at least using the correct format for the Foxworthy Redneck jokes and not using the often misused ” You might be a Redneck if”!!

  13. Maggie

    Coolest RVing T-shirt we have found was bought at a campground in Montana: Drawings of a couple of motorhomes, lake, mountains, trees, canoe, et al, with the words “Home Is Where You Hook Up.”

  14. Francis X. Schilling

    Well, that’s a “her” which is even funnier IMHO. I wish I would live long enough to see the tattoos of this ink-crazed generation once the skin starts sagging. Gonna be some *really* funny transformations. 😉

  15. Dave

    The t-shirt model has the Roman numeral VI tattooed on the back of his neck. Pretty funny considering the message on the front of the t-shirt.

  16. Jerry

    If this guy is trying to correct the thinking of folks, however errouneous, he might want to update his Motorhome by several decades. Looks like a blatant attempt to sell T shirts to me.