The Effect of High-Priced Real-Estate on RV'g
This is not directly related to Airstream, but is a general observation on sky-rocketing real-estate prices and the RV weekend getaway alternative.
Principal residences/vacation homes here are very expensive. At one time, the average family could afford to purchase a holiday cabin that was a comfortable driving distance or a 45 min. ferry-ride from Vancouver. That is no longer the case.
So, the RV has now become the "weekend cabin." Families are parlaying their home equity into a RV. The RV park developers have responded and they can't build parks within a two-hour drive from Vancouver fast enough. The provincial campgrounds also fill up quickly when the weather is nice. Good luck getting into one w/o a reservation! The other day I passed a theme-park that was once known as "The Flintstones' Bedrock City." It is now being developed into a strata RV park: $30,000 for the RV and $100,000 for the lot = $130,000; considerably cheaper than the 1M cabin at Whistler or the Gulf Islands. An alternative that still builds a wealth of memories for families and their kids; swimming, weenie roasts etc.
Good news for the RV dealers here. I suspect it will become a trend in other cities with rising real-estate costs.
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