Making the Summer Memorable With MARVAC

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) -  Memorial Day is widely considered the start of summer season and what better way to celebrate than by planning a classic Michigan camping trip in an RV? With a visit to the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) website -- -- you are clicks away from arranging an amazing trip!

According to a study prepared for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association released this year, "RV vacations were more economical than the other vacations analyzed, regardless of trip duration, trip distance, or region of the country where the vacation takes place." The study was prepared by PKF Consulting USA. 

The study determined that a standard air travel vacation for a family of four is 62 percent more expensive than staying in an RV at a MARVAC member campground, creating meals together and enjoying Mother Nature's engaging entertainment.

"Camping is an activity families of all ages can enjoy and appreciate together," said Bill Sheffer, director of MARVAC. "It is also an affordable vacation for many Michiganders."

This summer, enjoy an even better deal by taking advantage of MARVAC member coupons, available at the MARVAC Facebook page, With more than 30 camping coupons with enticing offers such as first-night-free or buy-two-get-one-night-free, there is something for everyone looking to save on a vacation. There are also coupons for parts and service to ensure your RV is in good mechanical shape prior to a trip. 

More coupons and Michigan RV trip planning advice is available in MARVAC's RV & Campsite Michigan magazine. The magazine is available in an online format at, or interested vacationers can request a free printed copy at The publication offers detailed descriptions of popular camping areas, things-to-see-and-do and additional information for an informed and fun camping trip.

Not an RV owner yet? To experience the lifestyle before making a decision, visit the MARVAC website for a listing of members that rent RVs.

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. For more information, visit MARVAC's website, MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.

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All Seasons Communications
Gretchen A. Monette

Phone: 586.752.6381