The number of people buying recreation vehicles as their permanent retirement homes has increased significantly in the last decade. Despite the 2008 economic recession that hampered the camper industry, research showed the amount of RV owners who are 55 and older grew roughly 20 percent since 2005.
“Everything that you need is in the camper,” said Pam Hall, who drove 26 miles from New Milford, Pa., to shop for an RV at the 9th Annual Binghamton Camper and RV show Friday at Binghamton University.
Hall will join her husband, Millard, in retirement in the next few years. The pair plans to spend their retirement winters in an RV parked at a campsite in Tennessee.
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