Several dealers in “Middle Georgia” are reporting sharply higher sales volumes this year, according to The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.
Mid-State RV Center in Byron, Ga., has experienced a 100% increase in motorhome sales this year, said Marvin Humphreys, sales director.
Mid-State also rents RVs but often all nine of its rental units are booked,, said Les Arent, rental coordinator. Mid-State customers have reserved rental units as far in advance as the weekend of the Coca-Cola 500 auto race in Atlanta Oct. 27, Arent added.
Meanwhile, John Bleakley Motor Homes in Unadilla, Ga., has seen its sales volume improve by 20% this year, said Don Larsen, vice president and general manager.
Both Humphreys and Larsen said low interest rates and steady gas prices are encouraging RV purchases along with a desire for more family togetherness since the events of Sept. 11.
The growing awareness that the interest on RV loans is tax deductible is providing the market with an added boost, they added.
Woody Jones Jr., owner of Interstate RV in Byron, also told the Telegraph that his sales doubled last October and November and his sales are at “near normal” levels now. Jones said his sales are 5% to 10% higher than they were a year-ago.