Gulf Stream Coach Corp. reported basically twice its normal motorhome sales volume during the recently completed Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show in Harrisburg, Pa.
“We sold 35 motorhomes at Harrisburg,” said Claude Donati, national sales manager for motorhomes at Nappanee, Ind.-based Gulf Stream. “Normally, we sell 15 to 20 motorhomes at Harrisburg.”
“This isn’t fluff, these are actually completed transactions,” added Brian Shea, president of Gulf Stream’s motorhome operations.
The 35 units includes both Class A and Class C motorhomes, although Donati said it was the highline Class A’s that did “extremely well” at Harrisburg.
“This is a sign that retail customers won’t allow this (terrorist) disaster to control what they will do,” Donati added.
The consumer portion of the Harrisburg show began last Wednesday, a little more than 24 hours after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The show concluded Sunday.