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What’s New for 2024: Tech, Trends and Better Travel

Published on Aug 31, 2023 by Lisa Rouse

As the RV industry continues to evolve, each model year brings forth exciting advancements and innovative features to enhance the camping and travel experience. The year 2024 is no exception, with manufacturers introducing a wide range of cutting-edge trends in recreational vehicles (RVs) to cater to the evolving needs of adventure enthusiasts. In this article, we will explore some of the notable trends and features in the new 2024 models.

Smart RV Technology

As the RV industry continues to evolve, each model year brings forth exciting advancements and innovative features to enhance the camping and travel experience. The year 2024 is no exception, with manufacturers introducing a wide range of cutting-edge trends in recreational vehicles (RVs) to cater to the evolving needs of adventure enthusiasts. In this article, we will explore some of the notable trends and features in the new 2024 models.

Eco-Friendly Designs

With increasing environmental awareness, RV manufacturers are prioritizing eco-friendly designs in the 2024 models. These RVs incorporate sustainable materials, energy-efficient appliances, and solar power systems to reduce carbon footprints. Many 2024 RVs feature advanced insulation techniques to optimize temperature control, reducing energy consumption. Additionally, water-saving technologies, such as low-flow faucets and efficient wastewater management systems, help campers conserve resources during their travels.

Compact and Versatile Floorplans

RV manufacturers are introducing compact and versatile floorplans to cater to the evolving needs of travelers. In 2024, you can expect to find RVs that maximize space utilization through innovative layouts, convertible furniture, and multipurpose storage solutions. From expandable trailers to compact motorhomes, these RVs offer flexible living spaces without compromising on comfort or functionality. Compact RVs are particularly popular among adventure seekers looking for maneuverability, ease of travel and the option of keeping their current tow-vehicle.
Amenities inside campers have changed as well.  As camping has grown in popularity over the years, you’ll find people camping over  a wider range of seasons and temperatures, making fireplaces more popular.  People are camping for longer periods of time or living full-time on the road, which means larger refrigerators have become more popular.  The manufacturers are watching these trends and making adjustments in their floorplans to accommodate them. 

Enhanced Connectivity and Entertainment

2024 RV models come equipped with enhanced connectivity options to keep campers connected while on the road. Integrated Wi-Fi routers, 5G compatibility, and improved antenna systems ensure reliable internet access. RVs are also incorporating smart entertainment systems with larger screens, immersive audio, and streaming capabilities. With these features, travelers can enjoy their favorite shows, movies, and online content during their camping adventures.  Campgrounds know the importance of being able to keep their campers connected and are trying to keep up with the demand by upgrading their Wi-fi capabilities. Even though we want to disconnect from “life” while out camping, we still want to be connected to our devices. 

Advanced Safety Features

Safety remains a top priority for RV manufacturers, and the 2024 models come with advanced safety features designed to protect occupants on the road. For motorhomes, these features may include adaptive cruise control, collision warning systems, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and rear-view cameras. Some RVs also incorporate advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to enhance overall safety and ease of navigation.

Cozy Interiors

RV interior trends change over time.  A lot of that change is driven by consumer preference.  Colors can go from muted to bright, from cool to warm or from vibrant to monochromatic.  This year you will see RV interior spaces that provide a feeling of peace, rest and refuge from the outside world.  During the pandemic, people got very attached to the outdoors and the natural world around them. This year you will see more of those elements inside; wood, stone and organic textures are prevalent.  The other elements you will be seeing are more mixed media. Black hardware against a warm wood tone adds sophistication and contrast.  You will see a lot more of a modern twist on the art-deco style in many RV interiors in 2024.

Building Better

During the pandemic, there were shortages of everything.  From sinks to fixtures to furniture.  That, combined with unparalleled demand, meant that manufacturers were slapping together units, while short-staffed and in a panic to meet demand.  Some units sat, unfinished, waiting for AC units or windows. 

 

While customers will probably never see pricing back to that of pre-pandemic levels, they will see units being built better.  While these houses on wheels will never be perfectly built, staffing, suppliers and construction have all gotten better.  For the consumer, that means better value, better camping experiences and better MEMORIES. 

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