Not only is 2017 RV sales booming for Indiana builders, but you’ll be surprised who’s buying.
Sales are above 40,000 shipments a month according to The Elkhart Truth:
The recreation vehicle industry continues on a torrid pace in 2017, once again topping 40,000 shipments for the fourth month in-a-row.
RV shipments reached 47,416 units in June, an increase of 18.3 percent over the 40,072 units shipped in June of 2016, according to statistics from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
New data is showing younger people are in the market for an RV:
Trailers, not motor homes, make up a large part of this growth, now accounting for 87% of the units sold, the association says. Buyers are likely to be Millennials, those in their 20s or early 30s, including a lot of young couples who don’t have kids yet. Baby Boomers, by contrast, buy motor homes more as a life-altering decision, one that will occupy most if not all of their time after retirement.“The wave of new buyers … want to recreate without investing heavily,” saidSherman Goldenberg, publisher of the trade magazine RV Business. “They want to go camping on weekends, but not be so committed that it’s a lifestyle change.”