The last three years the RV industry has seen tremendous growth coming out of the recession. Increased sales and production are expected within the coming years.
Fox 28 reported that Robert M. “Mac” Bryan, vice president of administration for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), says he expects sales to increase as consumer income goes up. “This year we think shipments will be back up to 350,000 units,” predicts Bryan. “That’s a very strong response to what had been very difficult times just five or six years ago.”
Indiana’s Elkhart County produces around 80% of all the RVs on the road and employees an estimated 40,000 people. Bryan says the growing demand will mean more jobs.
“It’s that young family finding RV’s for the first time, getting outdoors, experiencing those times with their family and that’s really what it’s all about,” says Bryan.
Local dealers are also seeing an increase in sales with families getting out and exploring the country.
Owner of Total Value RV of Indiana Hank Schrock says he’s been in the industry since 1976 and has seen the ups and downs. He’s excited about the positive turn the industry has taken.
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