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Sunday, November 1, 2015

RV Good Times

Above, The Beast at the Yellowstone Park/West Entrance KOA last June. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

With lower gas prices and retiring baby-boomers, the RV industry is seeing good times.

According to an article in iRV2:
If you think you’re seeing more RVs on the road and filling up campgrounds this year, that’s because you are. 
Low gas prices, low interest rates and low inflation have all helped boost RV sales to record highs in the second quarter of 2015. Today, more than nine million households call themselves “RVers” (or at least own one) – the highest level ever recorded and a 16% increase since 2001, says the RV Industry Association (RVIA).
In RV sales, travel trailers and Class C motorhomes are the biggest sellers. Keystone leads in sales of travel trailers, followed by Jayco and Winnebago leads in sales of Class C motorhomes, followed by Coachman. I have no doubts about that. Back last July, I posted that the RVs we saw the most on our Yellowstone trip were Winnebago and Coachman Class C motorhomes.

11,000 baby-boomers are turning 65 (full retirement age) everyday and this will be the case up to the year 2029, according to the article.

To read more, go here.

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