This is going to be another busy year for road trips, according to a report, with at least 600,000 RVs expected to be on the market for purchase, as per the RV Industry Association.
Camping spots at National Parks are also expected to be filled months ahead.
This growth in the RV industry was evident at the recent RV Super Show in Music City Center in Nashville held from January 21 to 23. According to a report, it’s the 17th time the event has been held at the convention center. This year, the show covered a massive area of 100,000 sq. feet.
“There’s stuff that if you just wanted to go to your closest campground and spend a weekend, or you wanted to go across the country to a National Forest you’ve never been to, and want to do something with your family… there’s things for everything,” said Jordon Nelson of BK Productions.
Bankston Motor Homes, who was present at the show, stated that the demand for recreational vehicles shot up when the pandemic began.
“Bottom line: that’s why the RV industry is booming right now,” said Eddie Sisk. “Even in the small trailer up to the big rig, everyone is wanting their own place to stay.”
“What’s going on today is they’ve improved RVs to where it’s actually a home away from home. When you get in this it’s just like being at home,” Sisk said.
The RV Industry Association survey found that 72 million Americans plan to take an RV trip this year.