Rep. Jackie Walorski addresses Power Breakfast

At the RV Industry Power Breakfast, the politicians were touting how they work for the recreational vehicle industry.

According to a South Bend Tribune report, presidents of RV and camping organizations were upbeat about the potential untapped markets.

An official in the Department of the Interior highlighted how the industry is creating jobs and experiences for American families.

 The breakfast, just like RVs, is more popular than ever. While 260 people attended the first one, more than 900 gathered Thursday in the building that also houses the RV/MH Hall of Fame. RV Business magazine facilitates the annual event.

While workers were back at the factory making fifth-wheels and toy haulers, higher ups gathered for the event bringing together government leaders with those who work in and lead the industry. There’s reason to be upbeat these days. This industry is making and shipping units in record numbers.

March was the first month in history that the industry shipped 50,000 units to dealers, up 13.4% over 2017. Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the RV Industry Association, said that’s big, but even bigger is that the industry has shipped more than 40,000 10 of the last 12 months, only the second time that’s happened.