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November 30, 2017

RV industry sees ‘new golden era' ahead

  • People in their late 20s and 30s are browsing showrooms and dealer lots alongside more traditional customers — older couples looking ahead to retirement.
    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For RV manufacturers, the bumpy ride from the Great Recession has vanished from the rearview mirror as the industry projects shipments to dealers will top 500,000 units this year.

    Manufacturers and dealers meeting this week at an industry trade show in Louisville, Kentucky, are pointing to solid fundamentals including favorable fuel prices, strong consumer demand and available credit as key factors behind the unprecedented growth.

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