With RVs already in the driveways of many homes in eastern Idaho, one would think the local market is already saturated and sales at local RV dealerships would have slowed, EastIdahoNews.com reported.
But in fact, the opposite is true — RV sales are growing in eastern Idaho and local dealers say 2017 looks to be a good year.
John Hollist, a sales representative at Smith RV, said as local residents grow up taking trips in their parents’ RVs, naturally they want to buy their own RV when they have their own families. He said for many it’s about have a certain type of lifestyle.
“From here, you can go two hours in any direction and be setting up camp,” Hollist said. Many locals love taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities close by. Being in a warm RV doesn’t hurt, either.
What has changed, though, is what types of RVs people are buying. “There is a big trend toward lightweight stuff that people can pull with their SUV,” Hollist said. Anything with bunk beds always tends to sell well.
Many of their customers are local, but some come from Wyoming, Utah, Canada, Northern Idaho, and Arizona.
“We also get people who come up to work in or around Yellowstone,” he added.
The used RV market is especially hot this time of year because school is nearly out and summertime means RVing with the family.
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