has predicted that 2005 will be the second-best year since 1978, with retail shipments of 360,800.
anticipates that 361,200 RVs will be shipped in 2004, eclipsing the previous one-year industry high of 321,000 in 1999.
As baby boomers enter the prime RV-buying years over the next decade, the RVIA
estimates that the number of households owning an RV will reach nearly eight million by 2010, an increase of 15%.
Rising interest rates and gas prices and uncertainty over the Iraq war and the economy are the biggest factors behind the drop in RV sales, RVIA
spokesman Jim Lubinskas said.
Thus far, reports to the RVIA
indicate consumers are still willing to buy, Bryan said.
2 at the 46th RVIA
National RV Trade show in Louisville, KY.
Magellan will display its new RoadMate RV 5365T-LMB at the RVIA
Show (Booth H) this week in Louisville, Kentucky.
8 percent to 29,900 from the same month a year ago, the best October in 27 years, RVIA
Or, as Jeff Beddow, spokesman for the RVIA
, puts it: ``It sure beats sleeping in a tent.
Campground organizations are seeing a huge jump in bookings as American vacationers are deciding to stay home this summer rather than travel abroad, the RVIA
The program will be exhibited at the upcoming Digital Dealers, RVDA and RVIA
Thetford also featured Aqua-Kem's Storage Tank Deodorant for portable waste tanks at its RVIA