Celebrate Family Day by planning an RV trip for your family



    Historically low RV prices make RVing the perfect holiday for
    reconnecting with family

    OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Go RVing Canada is celebrating Family Day
weekend by releasing official RV price statistics. RV prices are at an eight
year low, making the perfect family vacation even more affordable for families
across the country.
    In November of 2008, the price to purchase a new RV declined for the
fourth consecutive month. The average cost to operate an RV has also
decreased. Now, more than ever, an RV holiday is a great option for families
who are looking for ways to save money and make their recreational dollars go
further.
    There is nothing more valuable to families than spending time together,
and an RV holiday provides the ideal setting. Studies have shown that families
who RV together spend more time together.
    "Family Day is a great time to sit down together and plan upcoming family
holidays," said Go RVing spokesperson Alana Fontaine. "An RV holiday is the
perfect way to reconnect with each other without breaking the bank."
    There is an RV to fit every lifestyle and budget, and historically low
prices further add to the affordability of the RV lifestyle, making an RV
purchase a realistic opportunity for even more Canadian families.
    Even in times of economic uncertainty, RVs offer economy not found in any
other vacation options. Depending on the RV model, an RV holiday can save a
family of four anywhere between 50% and 70% over the cost of other forms of
vacation travel. Including all RV ownership costs such as leasing payments,
insurance, maintenance, tires and registration, an RV trip still works out to
be more economical when compared to a traditional week's vacation for a family
of four, when you consider the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating
out at restaurants.
    "Families want to stretch their dollars in tough times, and RV vacations
are a great way to do that," said Fontaine. "The fact that prices are lower
than they have been in eight years means that RVing will appeal to an even
broader cross section of Canadians, regardless of their age or income."
    RV season is in full swing with local RV shows and exhibitions taking
place across the country. For a full listing on RV Shows and RVing across
Canada, please visit www.GoRVing.ca.

    The Go RVing coalition was formed in 1997, and consists of RV
manufacturers, RV dealers and campground operators. The coalition serves as
the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador to provide the public and media
with information about the benefits of RV travel. The coalition also seeks to
enhance consumer information and satisfaction with the RV experience.




For further information:

For further information: and to set up an interview, please contact:
Alana Fontaine, Go RVing Canada Public Relations, Cell: (613) 299-4017,
Alana@impactcanada.com; Kate Poirier, Go RVing Canada Public Relations, Cell:
(613) 889-3846, Kate@impactcanada.com

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