American Family RV And RV Industry Association Explain Recent Uptick In RV Interest And Sales

May 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is already changing how people are thinking about travel and the proof can be seen in the national spike in RV sales.

American Family RV has dealerships in Salem and Chesapeake, Va.

CEO Layne Rowland said that over the last couple of months, they’ve implemented changes like wiping down the RVs before and after tours and giving shopping tours online.

April is historically a busy month for RV sales. Rowland told 10 News at one point traffic flow in the Salem dealership dropped 70-80 percent.

Then the company’s luck quickly changed.

“We can feel the uptick here in the last month. I would say whereas it was two months ago in Chesapeake and so it’s spreading. And I hear that throughout the industry that there are pockets in America where RVs are on fire.”

Check out the full article from WSLS News here.