Our Fifth Wheel on old truss bridge in Arizona

Our Fifth Wheel on old truss bridge in Arizona

With consumer confidence up, fuel prices down and frustration over airline fees growing, Americans are expected to hit the road in big numbers over the next few months, rolling to such hot spots as Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

“I think we are going to see a little more of those longer trips,” said Jim Rogers, chief executive of Kampgrounds of America, a Montana-based franchise with more than 400 campgrounds throughout North America. “It’s not going to be just the weekend trips.”

Summer reservations at KOA campgrounds across the country are up 14 percent compared with the same period last year, and Rogers attributes the rise to declining fuel prices and rising confidence in the economy.

“It’s not going to be a tsunami or a tidal wave, but it will be a definite wave,” he said of the road trip trend.

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