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It wasn’t long ago that the average recreational vehicle buyer was over the age of 60. Now the average buyer has yet to have celebrated their 50th birthday, the Toldeo (Ohio) Blade reported.

“It brings a whole lot more buyers to the table,” said Dale Tea, a co-owner of Town & Country RV Center in Clyde, Ohio. “Every time you inch down another year or two you’re bringing more people to our industry, more people to the market.”

Tea was one of more than 30 exhibitors at the annual Camp and Travel Regional RV Show over the weekend.

Tony and Tina Taylor of Fremont spent part of their time at the show in one of those luxury coaches.

“This is really, really nice,” Tony Taylor said as he surveyed the inside of a 44-foot-long Winnebago Grand Tour, a big upgrade from the 18-foot travel trailer the couple has now.

“We tent camped for a long time, and it was fine, but with dogs and everything, the camper’s better,” he explained.

Helping the RV industry is the fact that younger people are more frequently looking for an active lifestyle that includes outdoor adventure, dealers said.

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