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ContributedDiane and Bruce Finch are shown at their seasonal campsite, alongside their travel trailer, in Unadilla earlier this month. Allison CollinsWanda and Bob Agans pose in front of their 40-foot fifth-wheel trailer, parked for the summer at the KOA campground in Unadilla, earlier this month. For some, wanderlust is where it’s at. Increasingly, couples and families are eschewing the trappings of home and property ownership for the ease of life on wheels. According to the RV Industry Association and a 2018 Washington Post article, more than a million Americans call an RV home full time, with that number rising steadily and including broadening demographics. And afar.com states that about 11 million households own an RV. “RVing, either full time or on weekends, appears to be picking up, especially among young couples,” the Post article states. “Half of new sales are going to Americans under 45, and purchases by people of color are rising … a change from the 20th century, when white retirees dominated campsites.” “For much of the 20th century, full-time travel was the purview of white-collar retirees — people who superimposed the vast stretch of retirement onto the open road,” an April 2020 article at afar.com echoes. “Then, in the early 2010s, coinciding with the launch of Instagram, a new nomadic lifestyle appeared: vanlife. Vanlife took old-fashioned American values — rugged individualism, a back-to-the-land yearning, the bohemian desire to exist outside the cookie-cutter, 9-to-5 life — and commodified them for social media consumption. What had been a […]