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Old 06-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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My best guess would be that school may have run late in several areas of the country due to the rotten weather a lot of the country has been having. Now that school is out, you'll probably see a lot more campers on the road. I remember years ago when we wanted to take our children to Disney in Orlando that summer. Called and campgrounds were booked way in advance. We changed our plans and went the week before Memorial day and were able to get in. School didn't give excused absence, but we didn't care - grades were already great so they could take the hit!
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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....... It sure feels like the economy is pretty bad, but the RV industry and camping in general seems to be doing well.
Or wants you to THINK they are doing well.

I mentioned in another post that the FR plant in Elkhart normally builds about 10 coaches a week. They're now building only 8 coaches per week, and the line is completely shut down on Mondays.

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Old 06-28-2013, 01:25 AM   #13
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Folks, times are tough and we are VERY fortunate to have our coaches and be living as well as we are.

Between the 15th of June and today, I've run 2700+ miles across the country. Durango, CO to Elkhart, IN and back to Sturgis, SD. No, not going to the rally..... Heading to Idaho for the rest of the summer.

Years ago (as few as 5-6) the three interstates (I-70, I-80 and I-90) crossing the great plains were literally awash in motorhomes, 5-ers, and TTs this time of year.

In 2700 miles, I've seen less than 50 campers total!!!

Are we in bad shape or what?? Please.... no political comments.... It's not my intention to lay blame for this situation. OF COURSE, I have my opinions, but will keep them to myself.

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We have been traveling cross country as well. What we have noticed is more rental units especially Europeans. Since we got into southern utah it has steadily increased as we got to California. Sequoia national park and Yosemite the camp grounds were mostly filled with Europeans in rental units. We were definalty the minority. We are currently heading across Nevada toward colorado. And I have to agree not many people out in campers. The only busy campgrounds we have run into so far have only been sequoia and Yosemite. Other than that they Have been less then half occupied.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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We have been traveling cross country as well. What we have noticed is more rental units especially Europeans. Since we got into southern utah it has steadily increased as we got to California. Sequoia national park and Yosemite the camp grounds were mostly filled with Europeans in rental units. We were definalty the minority. We are currently heading across Nevada toward colorado. And I have to agree not many people out in campers. The only busy campgrounds we have run into so far have only been sequoia and Yosemite. Other than that they Have been less then half occupied.

Yep, those Europeans LOVE our American West!!

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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Man, you cant drive a mile on I-49 in Louisiana without seeing a tt, 5th wheel or motor home. I tried counting them recently for a one hour trip. Got tired and quit. Maybe rvers are all in the south now. :-)
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #16
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I think you start seeing more campers out in July and Aug, I live near I-80 and have been seeing a lot of RVs the last couple of weeks. That is inless their being delivered to camping world or other RV dealer?
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #17
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This shows shipment trends are on the rise the last few years compared to the big recession. 2008 and 2009 were the worst loses, while 2010 was a huge increase (pent up demand probably). Shipments have improved every year since 2010 also. This data does not include 2013, but the website does have month to month for the year so far, and estimates a gain of 7.5% this year.
All in all still down from highs in 1978, 2005, and 2006, but like most things in the economy, slowly rising. Now if fuel would just go down and stay down, we'd probably boom across most industries, but growth that is super fast fuels inflation (pardon the pun) and interest rates.

http://www.rvia.org/?esid=histglance.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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Today while traveling back form Joplin to St. Louis for work Via I-44....I started counting all RV's heading westbound. I stopped as traffic was picking up around St. Clair (MO Hwy 47) and was at 162. I was even a little shocked at the number. I counted everthing from Huge Class A's To Pop ups and even a few of the hard to find Truck Campers!

Seems like SE Mo is doing very well assuming that most were heading this direction.
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I've been through five states in the last few days and there are RV everywhere. I'm in a KOA camp ground in Custer SD right now and the camp is filling up for the week end.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #20
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Try the stretch of I94 in Indiana between Michigan and Illinois....Tons of trailers!! :-)
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