RV Industry In Las Vegas Booms As Prospective Buyers Look To Get Away

Jul 28, 2021

Las Vegas’ Findlay RV usually has about 120 recreational vehicles on its lot at any given time during the summer. These days, that same lot houses fewer than 40, according to Findlay RV general manager Reuben Figueroa. It’s a similar story at other RVs dealers across the nation.

“Business has really been heightened during the pandemic, and now as we’re heading out of the pandemic, it hasn’t changed,” Figueroa said. “A huge percentage of the public now want to own their own traveling home.”

RVs have provided nice alternatives to sitting around the house to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. The vehicles offer a controlled temporary living environment for a small number of people, and they can be taken to places away from large crowds, such as locations in or near national parks.

The National RV Dealers Association trade group expects between 570,000 and 580,000 units to be delivered to dealerships in the U.S. in 2021. That would shatter the all-time record and best last year’s total by close to 150,000 RVs.

“Everybody wanted to get outdoors and spend time with their family during the pandemic,” said Ronnie Corwin, general manager at Johnnie Walker RV, a short drive from Findlay RV along Boulder Highway. “People couldn’t go to hotels or go on cruises, so they wanted to figure out a way to still vacation and have fun. A lot of people were driven to our industry. There’s still a buzz around outdoor adventures now.”

There’s so much demand for RVs—of all shapes, sizes and costs—that it has been hard for consumers to find what they’re looking for this year. The RV Industry Association figures that close to 11 million households now own an RV of some sort.

The price of a vehicle, which depends on RV class, size and amenities, can be as low as $30,000 or as high as $300,000, according to Camper Report. RVs can usually also be rented for around $200 a day.

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