With vacation plans crushed by the pandemic and many summer activities on hold, Americans are turning with zest to recreational vehicles as they look for safe ways to take a break from being locked up.
“Sales are through the roof. It’s something I haven’t seen before,” John Park, general manager at Meyers Schreck RV Sales in Apollo, said last week. “We sold more units this month than we sold in six months last year. Every dealer I’m aware of is setting a sales record this month.”
Meyers Schreck came out of lockdown April 20 when Gov. Tom Wolf opened up virtual sales. Less than four weeks later, Mr. Park swung open the doors of the Armstrong County dealership when most counties in southwestern Pennsylvania moved into the “yellow” reopening phase of the pandemic.
Five weeks ago, he had 50 used recreational vehicles on the lot. As of last week, only three were left. And half of his inventory of new RVs is gone.
RV dealers across the country are reporting brisk business as families who aren’t ready to stay in hotels or fly on planes just yet opt for RVs — a broad category that ranges from pop-up campers that can be towed to luxurious motor homes with slide-out walls, heated floors, elaborate entertainment systems and multiple bathrooms.
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