A person who owns ancould pay 30% more on fuel this year compared to 2021, a report said.
An RVer canup to 4,500 miles per year on average. Last year’s national average national gas price was $3. As gas prices have risen over 60 cents in the last two weeks, the national average is now over $4 per gallon.
In the past years, the high gas prices have inflicted a huge impact on the economy, particularly theindustry.
The high fueland the 2008 recession severely affected the sector. Elkhart County, even recorded the highest unemployment rate at one point.
However, according to an Elkhart Chamber of Commerce official, Elkhart’s economy holds better wages now compared to 2008. He also said that the effect of surging gas prices would not be as damaging.
“RVers are resilient, and while it may mess with the length ofthat they take, they are still RVers, and so as opposed to going 500 miles away, they may go to a state park somewhere,” said Levon Johnson, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President.
This story originally appeared on WSBT.