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RV Trends for 2019 F vehicles are an excellent way to travel in comfort and style for those who don’t truly wish to rough it. RVs come in many shapes and styles, and each year brings new trends and innovations in the industry to meet customer expectations. The RV Family Travel Atlas identified four new trends for 2019 influencing the RV industry. ty. A range of new models are now coming onto the market that are under 30 feet long, but still offer many amenities of a larger RV. FOCUS ON QUALITY Not all RVs are designed to be driven. In fact, many find the same experience in a trailer-style RV at a cheaper price. But just TOWING because you don’t have to drive COMMUNICATION the RV itself doesn’t mean there So you’ve decided on a new aren’t maintenance issues. RV, but you’ll need to tow it. BACK TO BASICS Among these are the rigs themBigger is not always necessarily According to RVFTA, figuring selves. In years past, RVFTA better. Some find larger RVs and out the right kind of vehicle to cites a flood of RVs aimed at haul your RV can be confusing trailers intimidating to drive or budget-priced consumers but and take much of the fun out of tow and the upkeep can be which also come with budgetthe experience. Thankfully, expensive, not to mention the priced craftsmanship. In communication between truck price of purchase. Like the tiny essence, you get what you pay homes movement and the small- manufacturers and RV makers for — and a cheaper rig will likehave increased to make the er camping trailers of decades ly mean more costs down the past, RV makers are responding hitch-tow capacity equation eas- road. If you’re in the market, ier on buyers. In the meantime, to travelers who desire somemake sure you invest in a quality RVFTA offers a helpful video on thing smaller and simpler, rig. It may cost more up front, emphasizing quality over quanti- their website to assist at rvfta. but you’ll be thankful later on. com. FIBERGLASS REVOLUTION For years, the RV industry has been dominated by wood and tin models. Fiberglass always offered a budget alternative, but found only niche markets. That’s changing. Upscale RV makers such as Airstream are marketing fiberglass trailers such as its Nest, which has been met with consumer praise. Because manufacturers are investing in a quality RV built from fiberglass, buyers have responded to a quality fiberglass RV that lands between the budget models and the higher-priced models made of traditional materials.