RV Industry booming with high demands in the midst of the pandemic

NOW: RV Industry booming with high demands in the midst of the pandemic

ELKHART, Ind -- Millions are choosing to travel in their RV this holiday season instead of traveling by plane due to current state of COVID-19, which in returns keeps the industry booming.

The industry having a record-breaking year.

Breaking last years numbers, month by month by increasing their unit sales.

Most recently seeing an increase of over 15 percent sales in November of 2021 compared to November 2020 with almost fifty thousand units sold.

"Even thought they’ve had a record year this year of delivering, they haven’t been able to deliver what the demand was to bring the level of inventory up at the dealers across the country," said RV Museum President Darryl Searer.

That setback is caused by the current supply chain issues but due to the extreme demand the industry is still booming.

"I can only say this that the numbers would be a lot higher if there wasn’t a supply chain problem so even though it’s been record growth it’s still not what the potential was had there not been a supply chain problem," said Searer.

Even with the supply chain setbacks, the online education has increased causing more families to take untraditional trips while their kids work on the road.

"A lot of parents took advantage of this to buy an RV and have their kids see places like Mount Rushmore and the grand canyon and different places in the united states. So it’s been a wonderful thing for the RV industry and i think it will continue not only through 2022 but 2023 and beyond," said Searer.

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