While participation in camping is not as common as other outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking and jogging, over 50% of North Americans stated that they took part in camping at least occasionally. In general, camping participants from North America come from a variety of backgrounds and most of them camp to relax, escape daily life and and because it is an affordable vacation option.
Recreational vehicles colloquially known as RVs, are a popular and convenient way of camping, as they provide campers with home comforts such as kitchen facilities and living areas. Demand for various types of RVs has increased year-over-year since 2009 when figures fell to just 165.7 thousand shipments. Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles were forecasted to reached 504.6 thousand in 2017.