Happy Campers: RVs Bring Big Bucks To Hoosier State

Apr 15, 2021

From RV sales to industry jobs to campgrounds and travel, Indiana is a mecca for people who enjoy the RV lifestyle and all that surrounds it. 

“Last year, Forest River reported it had a 400% increase in business from the year before,” said Mike Smith, co-owner of Midwest RVs in Terre Haute.

“I think the RV industry is going to see even bigger growth this year.”

Indiana RV makers cranked out a huge number of RVs in 2020. According to the RV Industry Association, that number totaled 423,628. They’re estimating that the number of new recreational vehicles in 2021 could possibly hit 502,582. 

Poised for tremendous growth heading into 2021, Smith said the RV industry and RV lifestyle have enjoyed a boom in business for the last several years.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t seem to hurt the RV industry like it did so many others, but instead, helped it to grow. According to a new survey from the RV Industry Association, 61 million Americans plan to go RVing in the next 12 months. This is up from 46 million when this question was asked in May of 2020. 

Check out the rest of the article from Tribune-Star here.

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