The recreational vehicle market was pushed to the brink. According to a report by the Las Cruces (N.M) Sun-News, some thought the huge jump in gas prices last decade would kill the industry. That didn’t happen.
Many were afraid the Great Recession would push RV sales over the cliff. Sales definitely fell, by as much as 30% in 2008 and 2009 according to figures from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But the industry held on. Now, a rally is in full swing.
In Las Cruces, Frank Granado shopped for his first recreational vehicle at United RV last week. “I’ve wanted one for a while,” he said while checking various towable models in the lot. “I finally have the finances.”
Joel Miranda with United said business this spring has been steady.
Mark Schwartz with Sunland RV said sales are “fabulous.”
“This is the best spring we’ve had in years,” he said. “Folks who are looking for a good deal on older inventory better hurry, they’re almost gone.”
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