Gaylord township hopes to take advantage of the continuing high rates of RV sales during the pandemic.
Locally, there have been many local sellers, including Tony Kesselring, the owner of Northern Michigan RV, who calls the high sales rate “phenomenal.”
“The new ones are going in as fast as they come out, and luckily I’ve come across quite a few people who are getting out of camping that I’ve been able to buy their used ones from, and that’s helped out considerably,” Kesselring said.
The M-32 Development Group proposed that the RV park be built in Bagley Township. Both entities are currently working out details. Gaylord’s city manager Kim Awrey stated that they are now discussing with Bagley Township about bringing the property to Gaylord. Awrey also noted that the RV park currently in Bagley Township would require city utilities.
To bring in the property, the city must establish a millage with the township. Although not everything is finalized, Awrey said she is sure they will find a way. “I think the proposal is fair. If Bagley Township accepts it, that would be great as well.”
She believes that the park will bring a lot of value to the region and boosting tourism.
“I think it would be a great addition to our town and would bring a different type of tourist to our town and get some growth on the east side of town that we don’t have a lot out there,” she said.