Not only did the RVIA note an all-time high for shipments of RVs in Q1 of 2021, but it looks the Americans are ready to camp! RVIA projected 56 million people plan to camp this summer and surprisingly, its not ALL about COVID.
As stated on their May 18th article, a recent survey of America’s 180 million leisure travelers found that 31% are planning on going RVing this summer, announced the President and CEO of the RV Industry Association, Craig Kirby.
“More and more Americans are ready to travel this summer and 56 million of them are planning to go RVing in an RV they rent, own, or borrow,” said Kirby. “Even with other forms of travel returning, the desire to use an RV to get outdoors and experience an active outdoor lifestyle is stronger than ever. RVing has been cemented as a mainstream travel option that is here to stay.”https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/56-million-people-plan-go-rving-summer-and-its-not-about-covid
Considering COVID seems to be all we hear about as of late, its uplifting to hear the camping industry may very well continue to reap some of the positive long-term impacts.