RV sales on the rise during pandemic

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– RV sales are on the rise not only nationwide, but locally as well.

Reliable RV in Springfield dealers say the sales have spiked in the past two to three weeks more than 20-percent from this time last year and they expect it to continue.

“RV sales, in general, are up a lot of pint up demand really with everybody with the stay at home order and with people probably not wanting to fly or take cruises this allows people to take a vacation kind of in their own oasis and in their own safe spot,” said Nate Bowling, with Reliable RV.

Dealers say they are hearing a number of different stories from customers. They are ready to get out and travel with their families but still keep distant

“They want to take their kids their families out to make those memories of those vacations and this is the safest way that they know how to do that,” said Bowling.

The RV industry is seeing a 170% increase in RV sales across the country compared to last year.

The expected sales at Reliable RV this May, compared to last May, will be up about 20% and will continue.

Local campsites said they saw more RV’s and campers on Memorial Day weekend than in years past.

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