If you’re headed west on Interstate 90 to see the buffalo at South Dakota’s Custer state park this summer, chances are you’ll hit some traffic. RV traffic.

KSFY TV reported that sales are booming. Nationally, Since the economic downturn in 2009, sales of towable RV’s (including folding trailers, truck campers and travel trailers) rose nearly 47 percent.

And the impact can be felt locally. Just ask Don Claussen with Leisure Travel Vans.

“What we’re saying right now is people downsizing from the big Class A, they had the big Class A Motor homes. They want to be able to get into the state parks. So many beautiful state parks out there that they can’t get into with the big bosses. ”

And while larger RV sales have increased slowly, smaller, easy to tow trailers and campers have been the focus of the major boom.

“Affordability is a huge part of it.” says Schaaps RV Traveland Co-Owner Lyle Schaap.

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