It has been a whirlwind year for the RV industry, with manufacturers riding a wave of interest that many didn’t see coming during the early COVID-19 shutdowns.
Recent reports from the RV Industry Association (RVIA) predict shipment numbers in 2021 that will break records, with a forecasted range of 523,139 to 543,572 units expected to be shipped.
That is a stunning turnaround for an industry that had seen numbers settle a bit in 2019. The park model RV industry in its own right is also seeing an increase in interest and factories across North America are running at full capacity.
To take a larger dive into the numbers, WCM Fireside Chats is bringing on Monika Geraci, senior manager of marketing strategy and operations at the RV Industry Association (RVIA); Shane Devenish, executive director of the Canadian Camping and RV Council; and Dick Grymonprez, the PMRV representative on RVIA’s board and director of park model sales for Skyline Champion.
The show is set to air on Monday, April 26 at 11 a.m. (EST)
You can watch and ask questions on WCM’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/woodallscm/ and on WCM’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6jn6QYn2__m7O2jNEY7VQ
The show’s recording is also now available as a podcast through iTunes, Spotify, Google, Pandora, and more.
The show was created by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Management magazine and administrator of WOODALLSCM.com (WCM), a publication focused on providing relevant news and information to RV park and campground owners; Brian Searl, CEO of Insider Perks, a marketing firm that is focused on serving the outdoor hospitality industry; and Cara Braeutigam, from the Canadian Camping and RV Council, in 2020 to help explore topics important to RV park and campground owners, and the outdoor hospitality industry at large.